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Michener, James A. (James Albert) 1907-1997

Works: 1,110 works in 4,721 publications in 30 languages and 159,264 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Western stories  Biography  Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Conceptor, Dedicatee, Speaker, Interviewee, Commentator, Composer, Compiler, Narrator
Classifications: PS3525.I19, 813.54
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Hawaii by James A Michener( Book )

188 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 5,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawaii's prehistory and history appears through the eyes of its natives, missionaries and Asians who came to influence it
Centennial by James A Michener( Book )

143 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 5,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Product Description: A stunning panorama of the West, CENTENNIAL is an enthralling celebration of our country, brimming with the glory and the greatness of the American past that only bestselling author James Michener could bring to stunning life. From the Native Americans, the migrating white men and women, the cowboys, and the foreigners, it is a story of trappers, traders, homesteaders, gold seekers, ranchers, and hunters--all caught up in the dramatic events and violent conflicts that shaped the destiny of our legendary West
Texas by James A Michener( Book )

89 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 5,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texas finds itself the site for many events from 1527 to the present, including the Battle of the Alamo. A richly compelling novel of a proud people eager to meet the marvelous challenge of the land, Texas is Michener's most magnificent achievement. This re-release of Michener's masterpiece ties in with the up-coming mini-series
Poland by James A Michener( Book )

75 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 5,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poland's history from the thirteenth century to modern times overshadows a 1981 dispute between Janko Buk, the leader of a group of militant farmers, and Szymon Bukowski, the communist Minister of Agriculture
The source : a novel by James A Michener( Book )

129 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 5,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An archaeological excavation of Tell Makor launches a journey into the history and culture of the Jews that includes the early Hebrews, the impact of Christianity, the Spanish Inquisition, and the modern Middle East conflict
Tales of the South Pacific by James A Michener( Book )

171 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 4,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of tales is set against the background of the South Pacific, the endless ocean, the coral specks called islands, the coconut palms, the reefs, the jungle and the full moon rising against the jungle. The tales are told by a young naval officer whose duties on an Admiral's staff take him up and down the islands
Chesapeake by James A Michener( Book )

70 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 4,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four-hundred-year saga of America's Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the present. The central scene of Michener's historical novel is that section of Maryland's Eastern shore, hardly more than 10 miles square. To this point come the founders of families that will dominate the story. A panoramic narrative of human and animal life on Maryland's Eastern Shore focuses on a ten-square-mile area at the mouth of the Choptank River and the families that settle there, from 1583 to the present
Alaska by James A Michener( Book )

88 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 4,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The high points in the story of Alaska since the American acquisition are brought vividly to life through more than 100 characters, real and fictional. Another told-from-the-beginning-of-time Michener saga, this one featuring Alaska. The book begins a billion years ago. Its first characters are the mastadon and the woolly mammoth, followed by such other settlers as the Eskimos, Athapaskans, and Russians. Vignettes of characters as varied as the Danish navigator Vitus Bering, who explored Alaska for Russia's Peter the Great, and Kendra Scott, the young Colorado teacher who taught the Eskimo children during the recent Prudhoe Bay oil boom, illustrate the colorful history of this vast and exploited land. Early on the book is vintage Michener, but the momentum encounters an Arctic chill midway. Final sections are trite, uneven, and overloaded with stereotypes. Too cumbersome to be called fiction, but Michener fans will demand it anyway
The covenant by James A Michener( Book )

75 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 4,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical novel covering over 15,000 years of history in South Africa and which focuses on three principal families who settled in the region throughout the centuries. The family of Nxumalo; the van Doorns, a Dutch family; and the Saltwoods of England
Mexico by James A Michener( Book )

60 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 4,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an American journalist who travels to Mexico to report on the upcoming duel between two great matadors, but who is ultimately swept up in the dramatic story of his Mexican ancestors. From the brutality and brilliance of the ancients, to the iron fist of the invading Spaniards, to the modern-day Mexicans battling through dust and bloodshed to build a nation upon the ashes of revolution, James Michener weaves it all into an epic human story that ranks with the best of his beloved, bestselling novels
Space by James A Michener( Book )

75 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 4,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engineer Stanley Mott, astronomy student John Pope, naval hero Norman Grant, and rocket engineer Dieter Kolff serve as principals in the forty-year history of America's space program
Legacy by James A Michener( Book )

55 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Major Norman Starr is about to appear before a congressional committee to publicly account for his covert actions, he recalls the heritage of his ancestors and the role they played in the true glory of America. Bestselling author James Michener has painted a timeless family portrait and an eloquent lesson in American history. "Michener is a master storyteller." MILWAUKEE JOURNAL
Journey by James A Michener( Book )

68 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five men brave the frozen Canadian wilderness during the Klondike gold rush of 1897, risking everything to fulfill their dreams
Caribbean by James A Michener( Book )

58 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 4,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional account of the history of the Caribbean area includes the racial, political, and economic struggles from the arrival of Columbus and Spanish control to present day problems
Caravans : a novel by James A Michener( Book )

123 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 4,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the years immediately following World War II, a young American woman, married and living in Afghanistan against her parents' wishes, suddenly and mysteriously disappears. Michener's magnificent novel combines historical fact with a gripping adventure of romance, danger, and intrigue as it follows the story of the military man who is assigned the task of finding and returning the young woman to her distraught family
Iberia : Spanish travels and reflections by James A Michener( Book )

78 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since his first glimpse of it in 1932, Mr. Michener has returned to Spain many times, often for long visits, and his extensive travel and deep study there have given him abundantly the knowledge and insight on which to base this monumental book that he has for so long wanted to write
The bridges at Toko-ri by James A Michener( Book )

123 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 3,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young and innocent, they came to a place they had barely heard of, prepared for war. They were American fighter pilots, assigned to bomb a group of heavily defended bridges during the Korean War. Trained but frightened, facing an enemy they couldn't understand, and waging a war they had to win
The novel by James A Michener( Book )

47 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 3,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writer Lucas Yoder, editor Shirley Marmelstein, critic and would-be author Karl Streibert, and reader Jane Garland, who treasures the written word, play key roles in a study of the people who create, publish, critique, and enjoy books
The drifters : a novel by James A Michener( Book )

66 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight wanderers, spanning three generations, find themselves thrown together in the Spanish resort town Torremolinos
Sayonara by James A Michener( Book )

197 editions published between 1000 and 2014 in 23 languages and held by 3,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tale of love and war set during the Korean War tells the story of Major Lloyd Gruver. The son of an army general stationed in Japan, dating a general's daughter, Gruver was happy with his life. He didn't understand the soldiers who fell in love with Japanese girls. Then he met Hana-ogi
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Alternative Names
James A. Michener

Michener, James.

Michener, James A.

Michener, James A. 1907-1997

Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-1997

Michener, James Albert

Michener, James Albert 1907-

Michener, James Albert 1907-1997

Michʻinŏ, Jeimsŭ

Michʻinŏ, Jeimsŭ 1907-1997

Миченер, Джеймс

Миченер, Джеймс 1907-1997

מיצ'נר, ג'יימס אלברט

מיצ'נר, ג'מס אלברט 1907-1997

ミッチェナー, ジェイムズ・A

ミッチェナー, ジェームズ

ミッチェナー, ジェームズ・A

ミッチェナー, ジェームズ・エイ

ミッチナー, J. A

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