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The Watermen - Selections from Chesapeake (Paperback): James A. Michener The Watermen - Selections from Chesapeake (Paperback)
James A. Michener; Illustrated by John Moll; Introduction by Steve Berry
R367 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R25 (7%) Out of stock
The Source (Paperback, New edition): James A. Michener The Source (Paperback, New edition)
James A. Michener
R471 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R82 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In his signature style of grand storytelling, James Michener sweeps us back through time to the Holy Land, thousands of years ago. By exploring the lives and discoveries of modern archaeologists excavating the site of Tell Makor, Michener vividly re-creates life in and around an ancient city during critical periods of its existence, and traces the profound history of the Jews, including that of the early Hebrews and their persecution, the impact of Christianity on the Jewish world, the Crusades, and the Spanish Inquisition. Michener weaves his epic tale of love, strength, and faith until at last he arrives at the founding of Israel and the modern conflict in the Middle East. The Source is not only a compelling history of the Holy Land and its people but a richly written saga that encompasses the development of Western civilization and the great religious and cultural ideas that have shaped our world.

Classic Stories of World War II (Paperback): John Steinbeck, James A. Michener, Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Mailer, J.G. Ballard Classic Stories of World War II (Paperback)
John Steinbeck, James A. Michener, Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Mailer, J.G. Ballard
R383 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R69 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hawaii (Paperback, New Ed): James A. Michener Hawaii (Paperback, New Ed)
James A. Michener
R471 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R82 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Hawaii, Pulitzer Prize–winning author James Michener weaves the classic saga that brought Hawaii’s epic history vividly alive to the American public on its initial publication in 1959, and continues to mesmerize even today.

The volcanic processes by which the Hawaiian Islands grew from the ocean floor were inconceivably slow, and the land remained untouched by man for countless centuries until, little more than a thousand years ago, Polynesian seafarers made the perilous journey across the Pacific and discovered their new home. They lived and flourished in this tropical paradise according to their ancient traditions and beliefs until, in the early nineteenth century, American missionaries arrived, bringing a new creed and a new way of life to a Stone Age society. The impact of the missionaries had only begun to be absorbed when other national groups, with equally different customs, began to migrate in great numbers to the islands. The story of modern Hawaii, and of this novel, is one of how disparate peoples, struggling to keep their identity yet live with one another in harmony, ultimately joined together to build America’s strong and vital fiftieth state.

Centennial (Paperback): James A. Michener Centennial (Paperback)
James A. Michener
R502 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R87 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Michener is America's best writer, and he proves it once again in CENTENNIAL. THE PITTSBURGH PRESS 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. From the Paperback edition.

Islam - The Misunderstood Religion (Paperback): James A. Michener Islam - The Misunderstood Religion (Paperback)
James A. Michener 1
R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Alaska (Paperback): James A. Michener Alaska (Paperback)
James A. Michener
R442 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R76 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us across Alaska’s fierce terrain, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling technological present, as his characters struggle for survival. The exciting high points of Alaska’s story, from its brutal prehistory, through the nineteenth century and the American acquisition, to its modern status as America’s thriving forty-ninth state, are brought vividly to life in this remarkable novel: the gold rush; the tremendous growth and exploitation of the salmon industry; the discovery of oil and its social and economic consequences; the difficult construction of the Alcan Highway, which made possible the defense of the territory in World War II. A spellbinding portrait of a human community struggling to establish its place in the world, Alaska traces a bold and majestic history of the enduring spirit of a land and its people.

The Covenant (Paperback): James A. Michener The Covenant (Paperback)
James A. Michener; Introduction by Steve Berry
R340 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R73 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

James A. Michener's masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness. From the Java-born Van Doorn family tree springs two great branches: one nurtures lush vineyards, the other settles the interior to become the first Trekboers and Afrikaners. The Nxumalos, inhabitants of a peaceful village unchanged for centuries, unite warrior tribes into the powerful Zulu nation. And the wealthy Saltwoods are missionaries and settlers who join the masses to influence the wars and politics that ravage a nation. Rivalries and passions spill across the land of "The Covenant, " a story of courage and heroism, love and loyalty, and cruelty and betrayal, as generations fight to forge a new world.
Praise for "The Covenant"
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"A prodigious endeavor . . . Nowhere else could an American reader unfamiliar with South Africa get so full an understanding of its problems in so engaging a form."--"The New York Times Book Review"

"From the Paperback edition."

Iberia (Paperback): James A. Michener Iberia (Paperback)
James A. Michener; Introduction by Steve Berry; Photographs by Robert Vavra
R496 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R88 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Spain is an immemorial land like no other, one that James A. Michener, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and celebrated citizen of the world, came to love as his own. "Iberia "is Michener's enduring nonfiction tribute to his cherished second home. In the fresh and vivid prose that is his trademark, he not only reveals the celebrated history of bullfighters and warrior kings, painters and processions, cathedrals and olive orchards, he also shares the intimate, often hidden country he came to know, where the congeniality of living souls is thrust against the dark weight of history. Wild, contradictory, passionately beautiful, this is Spain as experienced by a master writer.
Praise for "Iberia"
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"From the glories of the Prado to the loneliest stone villages, here is Spain, castle of old dreams and new realities."--"The New York Times"
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"Massive, beautiful . . . unquestionably some of the best writing on Spain and] the best that Mr. Michener has ever done on any subject."--"The Wall Street Journal"
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"A dazzling panorama . . . one of the richest and most satisfying books about Spain in living memory."--"Saturday Review"
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"Kaleidoscopic . . . This book will make you fall in love with Spain."--"The Houston Post"

"From the Paperback edition."

Poland (Paperback): James A. Michener Poland (Paperback)
James A. Michener; Introduction by Steve Berry
R486 R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this sweeping novel, James A. Michener chronicles eight tumultuous centuries as three Polish families live out their destinies. The Counts Lubonski, the petty nobles Bukowksi, and the peasants Buk are at some times fiercely united, at others tragically divided. With an inspiring tradition of resistance to brutal invaders, from the barbarians to the Nazis, and a heritage of pride that burns through eras of romantic passion and courageous solidarity, their common story reaches a breathtaking culmination in the historic showdown between the ruthless Communists and rebellious farmers of the modern age. Like the heroic land that is its subject, "Poland "teems with vivid events, unforgettable characters, and the unfolding drama of an entire nation.
Praise for "Poland"
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"Engrossing . . . a page-turner in the grand Michener tradition."--"The Washington Post"
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"A Michener epic is far more than a bedtime reader, it's an experience. "Poland "is a monumental effort, a magnificent guide to a better understanding of the country's tribulations."--"Chicago Tribune"
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"Stunning . . . an unmatched overview of Polish history . . . The families themselves come very much alive, and through them, Poland itself."--"USA Today"
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"A titanic documentary novel."--"The Wall Street Journal"

"From the Paperback edition."

Journey (Paperback): James A. Michener Journey (Paperback)
James A. Michener; Introduction by Steve Berry
R367 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R71 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Floating World (Paperback, Reprinted Edition): James A. Michener The Floating World (Paperback, Reprinted Edition)
James A. Michener
R890 Discovery Miles 8 900 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Floating World by novelist James A. Michener is a classic work on the Japanese print of the Edo period (1615-1868). Mr. Michener shows how the Japanese printmakers, cut off from revivifying contacts with the art of the rest of the world and hampered by their own governmental restrictions, were able to keep their art vital for two centuries through their vigor and determination. For this new edition, Howard A. Link updates the scholarship and expands on many theoretical aspects introduced in Michener's study.

Mexico (Paperback): James A. Michener Mexico (Paperback)
James A. Michener; Introduction by Steve Berry
R403 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R72 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Pulitzer Prize-winning author James A. Michener, whose novels hurtle from the far reaches of history to the dark corners of the world, paints an intoxicating portrait of a land whose past and present are as turbulent, fascinating, and colorful as any other on Earth. When an American journalist travels to report on the upcoming duel between two great matadors, he is ultimately swept up in the dramatic story of his own Mexican ancestry--from the brilliance and brutality of the ancients, to the iron fist of the invading Spaniards, to modern Mexico, fighting through dust and bloodshed to build a nation upon the ashes of revolution. Architectural splendors, frenzied bullfights, horrific human sacrifice: Michener weaves them all into an epic human story that ranks with the best of his beloved bestselling novels.
Praise for "Mexico"
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"Michener the storyteller at his finest . . . There are splendid and authentic scenes in the "plaza de toros "that are as dramatic as any written by Ernest Hemingway or Barnaby Conrad."--"The New York Times Book Review"
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"Astounding . . . fast-moving, intriguing . . . Michener is back in huge, familiar form with "Mexico.""--Los Angeles "Daily News"
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"An enthralling story . . . Michener artfully combines the history of Mexico with the art of bullfighting, teaching the reader about both and telling a grand story at the same time."--"St. Louis Post-Dispatch"
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"A novel of epic proportions, abounding in visual and historical detail."--"Richmond Times-Dispatch"

"From the Paperback edition."

Chesapeake (Paperback, New edition): James A. Michener Chesapeake (Paperback, New edition)
James A. Michener
R499 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R87 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Michener's most ambitious work of fiction in theme and scope."
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
"Brilliantly written."
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Once again James A. Michener brings history to life with this 400-year saga of America's great bay and its Eastern Shore. Following Edmund Steed and his remarkable family, who parallel the settling and forming of the nation, CHESAPEAKE sweeps readers from the unspoiled world of the Native Americans to the voyages of Captain John Smith, the Revolutionary War, and right up to modern times.


From the Paperback edition.

Hawaii (Paperback): James A. Michener Hawaii (Paperback)
James A. Michener; Introduction by Sam Sloan
R896 Discovery Miles 8 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Years of Infamy - The Untold Story of America's Concentration Camps (Paperback, "Updated Ed., 1st University of Washington... Years of Infamy - The Untold Story of America's Concentration Camps (Paperback, "Updated Ed., 1st University of Washington Press E)
Michi Nishiura Weglyn; Introduction by James A. Michener
R593 R527 Discovery Miles 5 270 Save R66 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"A truly excellent and moving book . . . The story of the concentration camps for Japanese has often been told, but usually with an emphasis on the silver lining. . . . Michi Weglyn concentrates instead on the other side of the picture. Years of Infamy is hard hitting but fair and balanced. It is a terrible story of administrative callousness and bungling, untold damage to the human soul, confusion, and terror."-Edwin O. Reischauer, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan

Presidential Lottery The Reckless Gamble in our Electoral System (Paperback): James A. Michener Presidential Lottery The Reckless Gamble in our Electoral System (Paperback)
James A. Michener; Introduction by Sam Sloan
R534 Discovery Miles 5 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Space (Paperback): James A. Michener Space (Paperback)
James A. Michener; Introduction by Steve Berry
R470 R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Save R75 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Caribbean (Paperback, 2005 Random House Trade Paperbacks ed): James A. Michener Caribbean (Paperback, 2005 Random House Trade Paperbacks ed)
James A. Michener; Introduction by Steve Berry
R482 R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"A grand epic."
THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER
Master storyteller James A. Michener sweeps us off to the Caribbean, with a magnificent novel that captures the eternal allure of that glittering string of islands and their tumultuous history. Beginning in 1310 and continuing through Columbus's arrival and the bloody slave revolt of Haiti to the rise of Castro, CARIBBEAN carries us through 700 dramatic years in a tale teeming with revolution and romance, slavery and superstition, heartfelt characters and thunderous destinies.
A Dual Main Slection of the Book-of-the-Month Club

"From the Paperback edition."

Der Islam - Eine Missverstandene Religion (German, Paperback): James A. Michener Der Islam - Eine Missverstandene Religion (German, Paperback)
James A. Michener
R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Bridges at Toko-Ri (Paperback): James A. Michener The Bridges at Toko-Ri (Paperback)
James A. Michener
R522 Discovery Miles 5 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Return to Paradise (Paperback): James A. Michener Return to Paradise (Paperback)
James A. Michener; Introduction by Sam Sloan
R828 Discovery Miles 8 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Tales of the South Pacific (Paperback): James A. Michener, Sam Sloan Tales of the South Pacific (Paperback)
James A. Michener, Sam Sloan
R724 Discovery Miles 7 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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 lagoons, the jungles, and the full moon rising against the volcanoes.The tales are told by a young naval officer whose duties on an admiral's staff take him up and down the islands. He meets many people, both service men and the original inhabitants, and hears their stories - the remittance man who lived among the Japanese and, radioed their movements until one fatal and dramatic morning; Bloody Mary, the Tonkinese woman who introduced her daughter to a young Marine lieutenant; Emile de Becque, the French planter who fell in love with an American nurse; Tony Fry, the individualist who fought a very personal war in his own very effective way; Lieutenant Bill Harbison, who lived like a hero but turned out to be a louse; and the young enlisted man from Ohio who was going to pieces on one of the islands until a Sea Bee gave him a reason for living.Because Mr. Michener was there, he is able to reproduce exactly the mood and atmosphere of the early critical days of the Pacific War. Because, in addition, he has a lively imagination and inventive power, he has turned this raw material into stories that will be eagerly read for their dramatization of the greatest adventure of our generation.

Matecumbe (Paperback): James A. Michener Matecumbe (Paperback)
James A. Michener 1
R485 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R72 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"In "Matecumbe, " written at the height of his career, Michener returned to the shorter form of his earlier novels to explore tangled human relationships. "Matecumbe" is a counterpoint to his epic novels and should serve to remind readers of Michener's extensive talents."--Stephen J. May, author of "Michener: A Writer's Journey" Pulitzer Prize-winning author James A. Michener was in his sixties when he began traveling frequently to the Florida Keys. One result of those visits was the novel "Matecumbe, " named after two of the islands that comprise the town of Islamorada, located approximately half way between Miami and Key West. Never before published, "Matecumbe" features many of the hallmarks of Michener's best work, including detailed descriptions of place. However, the plot is much more intimate than that found in most of his large-scale, epic historical novels. Focusing on the parallel lives of a woman and her mother, both divorced, Michener spent his creative energy on character development and allegorical storytelling. Random House, his publisher, wasn't pleased, and wanted the mega-best-selling author to concentrate on producing "heavyweight" books like "Hawaii" and "Centennial. Matecumbe" seemed too much in the vein of his earlier romance novel, "Sayonara." So it sat in a drawer until, eventually, Michener gifted it--including the copyright--to Joe Avenick, his friend and former ghostwriter. Avenick played a key role in the research and writing of "Sports in America" and "Chesapeake, " and introduced Michener to Melissa (Missy) DeMaio, who soon became the primary reason for Michener's increasingly frequent visits to the Keys. Biographers and critics have long agreed that Michener's personality and his characters were both affected by his relationship with DeMaio. As perhaps his most encompassing autobiographical novel, and the one written in the midst of these changes, "Matecumbe" provides what may be tantalizing glimpses into Michener's life. The publication of "Matecumbe, " in the centennial year of the author's birth, will be a boon for fans who have longed for more Michener in the ten years since his death. James A. Michener (1907-1997) wrote nearly forty books in his lifetime, including such classics as "Hawaii" (1959), "Centennial" (1974), "Space" (1982), "Texas" (1985), and "Alaska" (1988), among others. He received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1948 for "Tales of the South Pacific, " which was the basis for the Broadway musical and Academy Award-winning movie "South Pacific, " and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. His novels have sold in excess of seventy-five million copies worldwide.

White Wall of Spain - The Mysteries of Andalusian Culture (Paperback, 1st. paperbound ed): Allen Josephs White Wall of Spain - The Mysteries of Andalusian Culture (Paperback, 1st. paperbound ed)
Allen Josephs; Foreword by James A. Michener
R583 Discovery Miles 5 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From the ancient Phoenicians through Maimonides to Pablo Picasso's retrospective exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in 1980, this study spans more than three thousand years of Spain's Andalusian civilization. Allen Josephs focuses on the cultural distinctions that have set Andalucia apart throughout recorded history: its Oriental origins, its ancient commerce and industry, its religious practices, and its varied artistic expression of those practices through music, dance, and the drama of toreo. Josephs interweaves the writings of poets, historians, and archaeologists from Strabo and Polybius to Adolf Shulten, Richard Ford, Jose Ortega y Gasset, and Federico Garcia Lorca to illuminate the pervasive influence of this ancient culture on all Hispanic peoples.

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