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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"From the Paperback edition."
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.
"From the Paperback edition."
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.
"From the Paperback edition."
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.
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.
"From the Paperback edition."
"Michener's most ambitious work of fiction in theme and scope."
"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
"A grand epic."
"From the Paperback edition."
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.
"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.
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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