James A. Michener

1 Hawaii

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  1959-11-12
Description :  Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener brings Hawaii’s epic history vividly to life in a classic saga that has captivated readers since its initial publication in 1959. As the volcanic Hawaiian Islands sprout from the ocean floor, the land remains untouched for centuries—until, little more than a thousand years ago, Polynesian seafarers make the perilous journey across the Pacific, flourishing in this tropical paradise according to their ancient traditions. Then, in the early nineteenth century, American missionaries arrive, bringing with them a new creed and a new way of life. Based on exhaustive research and told in Michener’s immersive prose, <i>Hawaii </i>is the story of disparate peoples struggling to keep their identity, live in harmony, and, ultimately, join together.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Centennial.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Hawaii</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Wonderful . . . [a] mammoth epic of the islands.”<b>—<i>The Baltimore Sun</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “One novel you must not miss! A tremendous work from every point of view—thrilling, exciting, lusty, vivid, stupendous.”<b>—<i>Chicago Tribune</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “From Michener’s devotion to the islands, he has written a monumental chronicle of Hawaii, an extraordinary and fascinating novel.”<b>—<i>Saturday Review</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Memorable . . . a superb biography of a people.”<b>—<i>Houston Chronicle</i></b>

2 Alaska

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  1988-05-12
Description :  In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present. As his characters struggle for survival, Michener weaves together the exciting high points of Alaska’s story: its brutal origins; the American acquisition; the gold rush; the tremendous growth and exploitation of the salmon industry; the arduous construction of the Alcan Highway, undertaken to defend the territory during World War II. A spellbinding portrait of a human community fighting to establish its place in the world, <i>Alaska </i>traces a bold and majestic saga of the enduring spirit of a land and its people.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Alaska</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Few will escape the allure of the land and people [Michener] describes. . . . <i>Alaska </i>takes the reader on a journey through one of the bleakest, richest, most foreboding, and highly inviting territories in our Republic, if not the world. . . . The characters that Michener creates are bigger than life.”<b>—<i>Los Angeles Times Book Review</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Always the master of exhaustive historical research, Michener tracks the settling of Alaska [in] vividly detailed scenes and well-developed characters.”<b>—<i>Boston Herald</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Michener is still, sentence for sentence, writing’s fastest attention grabber.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b>

3 The Source

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  1965-04-12
Description :  In his signature style of grand storytelling, James A. Michener transports us back thousands of years to the Holy Land. Through the discoveries of modern archaeologists excavating the site of Tell Makor, Michener vividly re-creates life in an ancient city and traces the profound history of the Jewish people—from the persecution of the early Hebrews, the rise of Christianity, and the Crusades to the founding of Israel and the modern conflict in the Middle East. An epic tale of love, strength, and faith, <i>The Source </i>is a richly written saga that encompasses the history of Western civilization and the great religious and cultural ideas that have shaped our world.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Source</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Fascinating . . . stunning . . . [a] wonderful rampage through history . . . Biblical history, as seen through the eyes of a professor who is puzzled, appalled, delighted, enriched and impoverished by the spectacle of a land where all men are archeologists.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A sweeping [novel] filled with excitement—pagan ritual, the clash of armies, ancient and modern: the evolving drama of man’s faith.”<b>—<i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Magnificent . . . a superlative piece of writing both in scope and technique . . . one of the great books of this generation.”<b>—<i>San Francisco Call Bulletin</i></b>

4 Centennial

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1974-07-12
Description :  Written to commemorate the Bicentennial in 1976, James A. Michener’s magnificent saga of the West<i> </i>is an enthralling celebration of the frontier. Brimming with the glory of America’s past, the story of Colorado—the Centennial State—is manifested through its people: Lame Beaver, the Arapaho chieftain and warrior, and his Comanche and Pawnee enemies; Levi Zendt, fleeing with his child bride from the Amish country; the cowboy, Jim Lloyd, who falls in love with a wealthy and cultured Englishwoman, Charlotte Seccombe. In <i>Centennial,</i> trappers, traders, homesteaders, gold seekers, ranchers, and hunters are brought together in the dramatic conflicts that shape the destiny of the legendary West—and the entire country.<br /><br />BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Centennial</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A hell of a book . . . While he fascinates and engrosses, Michener also educates.”<b>—<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “An engrossing book . . . imaginative and intricate . . . teeming with people and giving a marvelous sense of the land.”<b>—<i>The Plain Dealer</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Michener is America’s best writer, and he proves it once again in <i>Centennial</i>. . . . If you’re a Michener fan, this book is a must. And if you’re not a Michener fan, <i>Centennial </i>will make you one.”<b>—<i>The Pittsburgh Press</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “An absorbing work . . . Michener is a superb storyteller.”<b>—<i>BusinessWeek</i></b>

5 Chesapeake

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  1978-06-12
Description :  In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age. In the early 1600s, young Edmund Steed is desperate to escape religious persecution in England. After joining Captain John Smith on a harrowing journey across the Atlantic, Steed makes a life for himself in the New World, establishing a remarkable dynasty that parallels the emergence of America. Through the extraordinary tale of one man’s dream, Michener tells intertwining stories of family and national heritage, introducing us along the way to Quakers, pirates, planters, slaves, abolitionists, and notorious politicians, all making their way through American history in the common pursuit of freedom.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Chesapeake</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Another of James Michener’s great mines of narrative, character and lore.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “[A] marvelous panorama of history seen in the lives of symbolic people of the ages . . . An emotionally and intellectually appealing book.”<b>—<i>The Atlanta Journal-Constitution</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Michener’s most ambitious work of fiction in theme and scope.”<b>—<i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Magnificently written . . . one of those rare novels that is enthusiastically passed from friend to friend.”<b>—Associated Press</b>

6 Caravans

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1963-07-12
Description :  First published in 1963, James A. Michener’s gripping chronicle of the social and political landscape of Afghanistan is more relevant now than ever. Combining fact with riveting adventure and intrigue, Michener follows a military man tasked, in the years after World War II, with a dangerous assignment: finding and returning a young American woman living in Afghanistan to her distraught family after she suddenly and mysteriously disappears. A timeless tale of love and emotional drama set against the backdrop of one of the most important countries in the world today, <i>Caravans </i>captures the tension of the postwar period, the sweep of Afghanistan’s remarkable history, and the inescapable allure of the past.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's<i> Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Caravans</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Brilliant . . . an extraordinary novel . . . The old nomadic trails across the mountains spring into existence.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Romantic and adventurous . . . [Michener] has a wonderful empathy for the wild and free and an understanding of the reasons behind the kind of cruelty that goes with it.”<b>—<i>Newsday</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Michener has done for Afghanistan what . . . his first [book] did for the South Pacific.”<b>—<i>The New York Herald Tribune</i></b>

7 Texas

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  1985-09-12
Description :  Spanning four and a half centuries, James A. Michener’s monumental saga chronicles the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its current reputation as one of America’s most affluent, diverse, and provocative states. Among his finely drawn cast of characters, emotional and political alliances are made and broken, as the loyalties established over the course of each turbulent age inevitably collapse under the weight of wealth and industry. With Michener as our guide, <i>Texas </i>is a tale of patriotism and statesmanship, growth and development, violence and betrayal—a stunning achievement by a literary master.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Texas</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Fascinating.”<b>—<i>Time</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A book about oil and water, rangers and outlaws, frontier and settlement, money and power . . . [James A. Michener] manages to make history vivid.”<b>—<i>The Boston Globe</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A sweeping panorama . . . [Michener] grapples earnestly with the Texas character in a way that Texas’s own writers often don’t.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post Book World</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Vast, sprawling, and eclectic in population and geography, the state has just the sort of larger-than-life history that lends itself to Mr. Michener’s taste for multigenerational epics.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b>

8 Iberia

Author : James A. Michener, Steve Berry & Robert Vavra
Genre :  Europe  Books  Travel & Adventure  Essays & Memoirs 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  1983-01-12
Description :  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. <i>Iberia </i>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.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Iberia</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “From the glories of the Prado to the loneliest stone villages, here is Spain, castle of old dreams and new realities.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Massive, beautiful . . . unquestionably some of the best writing on Spain [and] the best that Mr. Michener has ever done on any subject.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “A dazzling panorama . . . one of the richest and most satisfying books about Spain in living memory.”<b>—<i>Saturday Review</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Kaleidoscopic . . . This book will make you fall in love with Spain.”<b>—<i>The Houston Post</i></b>

9 Caribbean

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  1989-10-24
Description :  In this acclaimed classic novel, James A. Michener sweeps readers off to the Caribbean, bringing to life the eternal allure and tumultuous history of this glittering string of islands. From the 1310 conquest of the Arawaks by cannibals to the decline of the Mayan empire, from Columbus’s arrival to buccaneer Henry Morgan’s notorious reign, from the bloody slave revolt on Haiti to the rise of Cuba’s Fidel Castro, <i>Caribbean </i>packs seven hundred dramatic years into a tale teeming with revolution and romance, authentic characters and thunderous destinies. Through absorbing, magnificent prose, Michener captures the essence of the islands in all of their awe-inspiring scope and wonder.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Caribbean</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Michener is a master.”<b>—<i>Boston Herald</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A grand epic . . . [James A. Michener] sympathizes with the struggles of the region’s most oppressed, and succeeds in presenting the Caribbean in its rich diversity.”<b>—<i>The Plain Dealer</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Remarkable and praiseworthy . . . utterly engaging.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post Book World</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Even American tourists familiar with some of the serene islands will find themselves enlightened. . . . In <i>Caribbean, </i>there appears to be a strong aura of truth behind the storytelling.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b>

10 Poland

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1983-08-12
Description :  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, <i>Poland </i>teems with vivid events, unforgettable characters, and the unfolding drama of an entire nation.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Centennial.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Poland</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Engrossing . . . a page-turner in the grand Michener tradition.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “A Michener epic is far more than a bedtime reader, it’s an experience. <i>Poland </i>is a monumental effort, a magnificent guide to a better understanding of the country’s tribulations.”<b>—<i>Chicago Tribune</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Stunning . . . an unmatched overview of Polish history . . . The families themselves come very much alive, and through them, Poland itself.”<b>—<i>USA Today</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “A titanic documentary novel.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b>

11 The Covenant

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1980-09-12
Description :  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 <i>The Covenant,</i> a story of courage and heroism, love and loyalty, and cruelty and betrayal, as generations fight to forge a new world.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Covenant</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “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.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b>

12 The Bridge at Andau

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  1957-03-12
Description :  <i>The Bridge at Andau </i>is James A. Michener at his most gripping. His classic nonfiction account of a doomed uprising is as searing and unforgettable as any of his bestselling novels. For five brief, glorious days in the autumn of 1956, the Hungarian revolution gave its people a glimpse at a different kind of future—until, at four o’clock in the morning on a Sunday in November, the citizens of Budapest awoke to the shattering sound of Russian tanks ravaging their streets. The revolution was over. But freedom beckoned in the form of a small footbridge at Andau, on the Austrian border. By an accident of history it became, for a few harrowing weeks, one of the most important crossings in the world, as the soul of a nation fled across its unsteady planks.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Bridge at Andau</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Precise, vivid . . . immeasurably stirring.”<b>—<i>The Atlantic Monthly</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Dramatic, chilling, enraging.”<b>—<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Superb.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Highly recommended reading.”<b>—<i>Library Journal</i></b>

13 Return to Paradise

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  1951-04-12
Description :  James A. Michener, the master of historical fiction, revisits the scenes of his first great work, <i>Tales of the South Pacific,</i> the Pulitzer Prize winner that brought him international acclaim. In this sequel collection, Michener once again evokes the magic of the extraordinary isles in the Pacific—from Fiji and Gaudalcanal to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea—through stories that burst with adventure, charm, and local color. For Michener’s many fans around the globe, <i>Return to Paradise </i>is a precious second look at a land of enchantment by one of the most gifted storytellers of the twentieth century.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Return to Paradise</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “A brilliant book and a worthy successor to <i>Tales of the South Pacific</i>.”<b>—<i>The Atlanta Constitution</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “This is a book that should be read by everyone. . . . All who have seen the South Pacific will find on every page the odors of frangipani, copra, blood, and beer.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “There’s drama and pathos and adventure and humanity . . . and a very high degree of excellence. Michener can write.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b>

14 Mexico

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1992-10-19
Description :  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.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Mexico</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Michener the storyteller at his finest . . . There are splendid and authentic scenes in the <i>plaza de toros </i>that are as dramatic as any written by Ernest Hemingway or Barnaby Conrad.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Astounding . . . fast-moving, intriguing . . . Michener is back in huge, familiar form with <i>Mexico</i>.”<b>—Los Angeles <i>Daily News</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “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.”<b>—<i>St. Louis Post-Dispatch</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “A novel of epic proportions, abounding in visual and historical detail.”<b>—<i>Richmond Times-Dispatch</i></b>

15 Space

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  1982-08-12
Description :  Already a renowned chronicler of the epic events of world history, James A. Michener tackles the most ambitious subject of his career: space, the last great frontier. This astounding novel brings to life the dreams and daring of countless men and women—people like Stanley Mott, the engineer whose irrepressible drive for knowledge places him at the center of the American exploration effort; Norman Grant, the war hero and U.S. senator who takes his personal battle not only to a nation, but to the heavens; Dieter Kolff, a German rocket scientist who once worked for the Nazis; Randy Claggett, the astronaut who meets his destiny on a mission to the far side of the moon; and Cynthia Rhee, the reporter whose determined crusade brings their story to a breathless world.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Space</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “A master storyteller . . . Michener, by any standards, is a phenomenon. <i>Space </i>is one of his best books.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “A novel of very high adventure . . . a sympathetic, historically sound treatment of an important human endeavor that someday could be the stuff of myth, told here with gripping effect.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “<i>Space </i>is everything that Michener fans have come to expect. Without question, the space program’s dramatic dimensions provide the stuff of great fiction.”<b>—<i>BusinessWeek</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Michener is eloquent in describing the actual flights into space, as well as the blazing, apocalyptic re-entry of the shuttle into earth’s atmosphere.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b>

16 The Drifters

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  1971-04-12
Description :  In this triumphant bestseller, renowned novelist James A. Michener unfolds a powerful and poignant drama of disenchanted youth during the Vietnam era. Against exotic backdrops including Spain, Morocco, and Mozambique, he weaves together the heady dreams, shocking tribulations, and heartwarming bonds of six young runaways cast adrift in the world—as well as the hedonistic pursuit of drugs and pleasure that collapses all around them. With the sure touch of a master, Michener pulls us into the private world of these unforgettable characters, exposing their innermost desires with remarkable candor and infinite compassion.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Drifters</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “A blockbuster of a book . . . full of surprise, drama, and fascination.”<b>—Philadelphia <i>Bulletin</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Rings with authentic detail and clearly descriptive sights and smells . . . <i>The Drifters </i>is to the generation gap what <i>The Source </i>was to Israel.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “[<i>The Drifters</i>] conveys a sense of a new time, a new generation.”<b>—<i>Chicago Sun-Times</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Michener has slid open a window on the world of the dropout and has spared no effort to make the reader aware of this new world.”<b>—<i>The Salt Lake Tribune</i></b>

17 The Bridges at Toko-Ri

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  1984-09-12
Description :  In one of his beloved early bestsellers, Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener crafts a tale of the American men who fought the Korean War, detailing their exploits in the air as well as their lives on the ground. Young and innocent, they arrive in a place they have barely ever heard of, on a ship massive enough to carry planes and helicopters. Trained as professionals, they prepare for the rituals of war that countless men before them have endured, and face the same fears. They are American fighter pilots. Together they face an enemy they do not understand, knowing their only hope for survival is to win.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Bridges at Toko-Ri</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “A vivid and moving story, as well as an exciting one . . . The humanity of the people is deeply felt.”<b>—<i>Chicago Tribune</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “The Banshees screaming over Korea, the perilous landings on an aircraft carrier deck ‘bouncing around like a derelict rowboat,’ a helicopter rescue from the freezing waters . . . all are stirringly rendered.”<b>—<i>The Denver Post</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Michener’s best . . . a story of action, ideas, and civilization’s responsibilities.”<b>—<i>Saturday Review</i></b>

18 Journey

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1989-07-08
Description :  One of the premier novelists of the twentieth century, James A. Michener captures a frenzied time when sane men and women risked their very lives in a forbidding Arctic land to win a dazzling and elusive prize: Yukon gold. In 1897, gold fever sweeps the world. The promise of untold riches lures thousands of dreamers from all walks of life on a perilous trek toward fortune, failure—or death. <i>Journey </i>is an immersive account of the adventures of four English aristocrats and their Irish servant as they haul across cruel Canadian terrain toward the Klondike gold fields. Vivid and sweeping, featuring Michener’s probing insights into the follies and grandeur of the human spirit, this<i> </i>is the kind of novel only he could write.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Journey</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Stunning . . . Michener at his best.”<b>—<i>Houston Chronicle</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Michener brings sharply into focus the hardships encountered by those who dreamed of striking it rich.”<b>—Associated Press</b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Michener has amassed a peerless reputation as the heralded dean of the historical tome. . . . <i>Journey </i>is a book that envelops the reader in an atmosphere of hazardous escapades.”<b>—<i>Richmond Times-Dispatch</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Remarkable . . . superb literature.”<b>—<i>The Pittsburgh Press</i></b>

19 Sayonara

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1954-01-12
Description :  From a great master of historical fiction comes a brilliant tale of love amid war. James A. Michener combines powerful storytelling with deep sensitivity in this novel of a U.S. Army man who, against all odds, falls for a fascinating Japanese woman. Stationed in the exotic Far East, Major Lloyd Gruver considers himself lucky. The son of a general, dating the daughter of another powerful military family, he can look forward to a bright future. And he just can’t understand guys like Private Joe Kelly, who throw away their lives in the States by marrying local girls. But then Lloyd meets Hana-ogi. After that, nothing matters anymore . . . nothing but her.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for James A. Michener</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “A master storyteller . . . Michener, by any standards, is a phenomenon.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Sentence for sentence, writing’s fastest attention grabber.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Michener has become an institution in America, ranking somewhere between Disneyland and the Library of Congress. You learn a lot from him.”<b>—<i>Chicago Tribune</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “While he fascinates and engrosses, Michener also educates.”<b>—<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b>

20 Matecumbe

Author : James A. Michener
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2007-09-09
Description :  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 <i>Matecumbe,</i> named after two of the islands that comprise the town of Islamorada, located approximately half way between Miami and Key West.<br /><br />Never before published, <i>Matecumbe</i> 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 <i>Hawaii</i> and <i>Centennial. Matecumbe</i> seemed too much in the vein of his earlier romance novel, <i>Sayonara.</i> 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 <i>Sports in America</i> and <i>Chesapeake,</i> and introduced Michener to Melissa (Missy) DeMaio, who soon became the primary reason for Michener's increasingly frequent visits to the Keys.<br /><br />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, <i>Matecumbe</i> provides what may be tantalizing glimpses into Michener's life.

21 Recessional

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1994-09-27
Description :  In this remarkable novel, Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener draws on his unparalleled gift for storytelling, his deep understanding of American society, and his own life experiences to illuminate the challenges of aging and the folly of youth. As the new director of a Florida retirement home known as the Palms, Andy Zorn suffers no shortage of loving support from his “elders,” a group of five passionate, outspoken residents. Still, Andy’s shortcomings tear him apart. But when he meets an extraordinary young woman who has been forced to rebuild her life after suffering crippling injuries, he finds himself falling in love. And with a few gentle jabs from his more mature friends, he discovers a wonderful new purpose in life.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Recessional</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The best moments in the novel occur when the characters disclose what’s in their hearts and minds with rueful, snappy humor.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Michener hooks you with wonderfully humorous scenes. These are then interwoven between the moments of pain and heartache brought about by life choices we all must make.”<b>—<i>Tulsa World</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Engaging . . . One will be drawn into the novelist’s world. . . . The lush natural setting provides James Michener plenty to show and tell.”<b>—<i>The Washington Times</i></b>

22 The Fires of Spring

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1966-06-12
Description :  An intimate early novel from James A. Michener, now remembered as the beloved master of the historical epic, <i>The Fires of Spring </i>unfolds with the bittersweet drama of a boy’s perilous journey into manhood. David Harper is an orphan, seemingly doomed to loneliness and poverty. As an adolescent con artist and petty thief, David spends his days grifting at an amusement park, the place where he first learns about women and the mysteries of love. Soon he discovers that his longing to embrace the world is stronger than the harsh realities that constrain him. Featuring autobiographical touches from Michener’s own life story, <i>The Fires of Spring </i>is more than a novel: It’s a rich slice of American life, brimming with wisdom, longing, and compassion.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Fires of Spring</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “A warm-hearted, readable story, crammed with lively incident and remarkable characters.”<b>—<i>The Atlantic</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Heartfelt . . . immensely readable . . . Michener is a born writer.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Michener is a gifted storyteller.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Brilliantly done.”<b>—<i>Library Journal</i></b>

23 The Novel

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1991-04-03
Description :  In this riveting, ambitious novel from James A. Michener, the renowned chronicler of epic history turns his extraordinary imagination to a world he knew better than anyone: the world of books. Lukas Yoder, a novelist who has enjoyed a long, successful career, has finished what he believes to be his final work. Then a tragedy strikes in his community, and he becomes obsessed with writing about it. Meanwhile, Yoder’s editor fights to preserve her integrity—and her author—as her firm becomes the target of a corporate takeover; a local critic who teaches literature struggles with his ambitions and with his feelings about Yoder’s success; and a devoted reader holds the key to solving the mystery that haunts Yoder’s hometown.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Novel</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Michener explores some of the deepest issues raised by narrative literature.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A good, old-fashioned, sink-your-teeth-into-it story . . . <i>The Novel</i> lets us see an unfamiliar side of the author, at the same time portraying the delicate, complex relationship among editors, agents and writers.”<b>—<i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Michener loves literature, and his information about some of his favorite reading is almost as alluring as his explanation of how to handle a manuscript.”<b>—Associated Press</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “So absorbing you simply will not want [it] to end.”<b>—Charleston <i>News &amp; Courier</i></b>

24 Legacy

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1987-07-12
Description :  In this sweeping novel inspired by the Iran-Contra affair, master storyteller James A. Michener conjures the triumphs and tragedies of one family and their dynamic role in the history of the United States and its founding document. Over a tense weekend of reflection, Major Norman Starr of the National Security Council prepares to appear before a congressional committee to publicly account for his covert actions. Hoping to learn something from his proud, troubled heritage, Starr looks for guidance in the lives of his ancestors: all-Americans who weren’t always right. From a framer of the Constitution to a slave owner, from a Supreme Court justice to a courageous suffragist, each recalls an important legacy that Starr must somehow reconcile with his own perilous dilemma.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Legacy</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Michener has left his own legacy. . . . [He] is an educator, not just in history but in ethics, and like any good educator, he’s not afraid to confront a complex world.”<b>—Edward Rutherfurd, <i>Chicago Tribune</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Michener tells interesting stories about the Constitution, even if they are fiction. He brings the document alive. . . . Each tale is told with the Michener flair.”<b>—United Press International</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “An impressive amount of historical drama . . . Captivating historical vignettes [are] woven skillfully within Starr’s talks with his loving wife and loyal attorney.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “A revealing book . . . about the forging of the Constitution and the crises that shaped it.”<b>—Associated Press</b>

25 Presidential Lottery

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Politics & Current Events 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1969-03-12
Description :  In this eye-opening nonfiction account, world-renowned author James A. Michener details the reckless gamble U.S. voters make every four years: trusting the electoral college. In 1968, Michener served as a presidential elector in Pennsylvania. What he witnessed that fall disturbed him so much that he felt compelled to expose the very real potential in this system for a grave injustice with history-altering consequences. Incorporating the wide-ranging insight and universal compassion of Michener’s bestselling novels, <i>Presidential Lottery </i>is essential reading for every American concerned about the ever-growing rift between the people and the political process.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Presidential Lottery</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Clear, concise, and sensible . . . a thoughtful book on how Americans choose their President.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “An urgent appeal.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b>

26 Miracle in Seville

Author : James A. Michener, Steve Berry & John Fulton
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1995-10-10
Description :  James A. Michener, the Pulitzer Prize–winning master of the historical saga, returns to his beloved Spain with this magical novel of Seville at Easter time, a season of splendid pageantry, thrilling bullfights, deep piety—and the possibility of miracles. An American sports journalist has come to the city to report on efforts by the rancher Don Cayetano Mota to revive his once-proud line of bulls. Not only does Mota pray to the Virgin Mary, but he takes on herculean acts of devotion during the solemn celebrations of Holy Week. With treacherous enemies waiting in the ring, Mota’s struggle taps deeply into life’s mysteries, shaking the newspaperman’s skepticism and opening his eyes to the wonder of faith. Featuring illustrations by the American bullfighter John Fulton, <i>Miracle in Seville </i>is Michener at his most dazzling.<br /><br /><b> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener’s<i> Hawaii.</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Miracle in Seville</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Eloquent . . . a vintage demonstration of Michener storytelling . . . What emerges most strongly is the real admiration and awe that lovers of bullfighting feel for the toro bravo.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Compelling . . . told with an understanding of and appreciation for a culture where matadors are artists and miracles are possible.”<b>—<i>Chicago Tribune</i></b>

27 This Noble Land

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Politics & Current Events  Books  Travel & Adventure  United States 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1996-10-08
Description :  In such modern classics as <i>Chesapeake, Centennial, Hawaii, Alaska, </i>and <i>Texas, </i>James A. Michener proved time and again that his understanding of and love for his country was unparalleled. <i>This Noble Land </i>is Michener’s most personal statement about America, an examination of the issues that threaten to fragment and undermine the nation—racial conflict, the widening gulf between rich and poor, the decline of education, the inadequacies of our health care system—as well as a thought-provoking prescription for sustaining our “outstanding success.”&#xa0;Infused with the wisdom and passion of a lifetime, <i>This Noble Land</i> stands as a wake-up call for a troubled era.<br /><br /> <b>BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>This Noble Land</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “A book-length essay on the often worrying, often inspiring course of America in the nine decades of Michener’s life.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Michener is more interested in fixing the problems than in fixing the blame.”<b>—<i>The Dallas Morning News</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Michener’s are the beach books that, unlike most other beach books, leave you smarter than you were when you started reading. Each delivers the product of all that research, doled out to the reader at just the right rate. You know right away who the bad guys are—the petty ones, the stingy ones. The heroes are generous and energetic and smart and, above all, unprejudiced. The real-life villains in <i>This Noble Land</i> are the people Michener perceives as ‘petty, mean and vengeful.’”<b>—<i>St. Louis Post-Dispatch</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Stirring . . . an admirable effort to define what has made our country great and how to preserve what is best about it.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b>

28 The Watermen

Author : James A. Michener, John Moll & Steve Berry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  1979-06-12
Description :  Showcasing the evocative artwork created by John Moll for this special edition, James A. Michener’s <i>The Watermen </i>is a unique tribute to the adventurous seafarers of the Chesapeake Bay. Excerpted from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author’s classic <i>Chesapeake, </i>this enthralling novel has a unity and a spirit all its own, telling the story of the bay and its wildlife, but especially of the watermen, from their favorite pastimes to their rivalries in hunting, oystering, racing, and fighting. Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly conceived, <i>The Watermen </i>is a narrative and visual feast from one of America’s favorite storytellers.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Chesapeake</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Another of James Michener’s great mines of narrative, character and lore.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “[A] marvelous panorama of history seen in the lives of symbolic people of the ages . . . an emotionally and intellectually appealing book.”<b>—<i>The Atlanta Journal-Constitution</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Michener’s most ambitious work of fiction in theme and scope.”<b>—<i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Magnificently written . . . one of those rare novels that is enthusiastically passed from friend to friend.”<b>—Associated Press</b>

29 James A. Michener's Writer's Handbook

Author : James A. Michener
Genre :  Writing  Books  Reference  Professional & Technical  Education  Language Arts & Disciplines 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1992-08-25
Description :  Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener has written about everything from the pristine islands of the South Pacific and the endless wilds of Africa to Spanish bullfighters, American revolutionaries, and pirates of the Caribbean. Now Michener turns to his favorite and most personal subject: the written word. Reproducing pages from his own handwritten rough drafts and working manuscripts, Michener walks the reader through a step-by-step guide to the entire process of writing, editing, revising, and publishing. Addressing challenges specific to both fiction and nonfiction, all the while providing thoughtful and useful solutions, <i>James A. Michener’s Writer’s Handbook </i>is an invaluable resource for book lovers, editors, and, of course, writers—aspiring and accomplished alike.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for James A. Michener</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “A master storyteller . . . Michener, by any standards, is a phenomenon.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Sentence for sentence, writing’s fastest attention grabber.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Michener has become an institution in America, ranking somewhere between Disneyland and the Library of Congress. You learn a lot from him.”<b>—<i>Chicago Tribune</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “While he fascinates and engrosses, Michener also educates.”<b>—<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

30 Sports in America

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Sports & Outdoors  Books  History 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1976-05-12
Description :  Originally published in 1976, James A. Michener’s explosive, spectacular <i>Sports in America</i> is a prescient examination of the crisis in American sports that is still unfolding to this day. Pro basketball players are banned for narcotics use, while a Major League pitcher is arrested for smuggling drugs across the Mexican border. The NFL’s “injury report” grows longer every Sunday. Corruption and recruiting violations plague collegiate sports as the “winning is everything” mentality trickles down to the Little League level. With his lifelong enthusiasm for sports in evidence, the incomparable Michener tackles this subject thoroughly and leaves us amazed and appalled by what we’ve learned, yet still loving the games we grew up on.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Sports in America</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “A comprehensive, controversial examination of sports as a major force in American life.”<b>—<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Michener’s life was saved by sports twice. In return, he has issued a long, lovingly critical, prodigiously researched account of the passions and politics of America at organized play. Rich in anecdote, source material and his own shrewd commentary.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Like just about everything James Michener has produced, <i>Sports in America </i>is a thoughtful, well-written document that’s thoroughly researched. . . . For anyone interested in how the ball bounces in the U.S. of A., the answers are all here.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Encyclopedic . . . amusing and sometimes alarming.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post</i></b>

31 Creatures of the Kingdom

Author : James A. Michener & Karen Jacobsen
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1993-10-12
Description :  In sixteen wonderful stories, Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener burrows deep into the secret lives of animals and the hidden world of nature. Here he sheds light on nature’s most awesome and beguiling handiwork, from the sublime shaping and reshaping of earth’s lands and seas to a ridiculous armadillo’s assault on a bit of Texas real estate that paid off handsomely. Handpicked from Michener’s most popular books, these mini-masterpieces are imbued with the music of the spheres and the heartbeat of creation.<br /><br /> <b>Praise for <i>Creatures of the Kingdom</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “[<i>Creatures of the Kingdom </i>contains] the dramatic elements of a life—the wonder of birth, rites of passage, lots of conflict, much of it physical and bloody, and death. . . . As characters in a James Michener novel, a beaver can know loneliness, a buffalo can bide his time, a salmon can feel encouraged, and a woolly mammoth can ‘luxuriate’ in the ecological rewards of a plains fire.”<b>—<i>Boston Sunday Herald</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Dramatic . . . enthralling . . . expertly crafted . . . Michener treats each of these creatures with fundamental respect, and in many cases, admiration and awe, if not outright love.”<b>—<i>The Virginian-Pilot</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Anyone who has read a James Michener novel knows that it’s a learning experience as well as an adventure.”<b>—<i>The Sacramento Bee</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Delightful . . . nature writing at its most fluid and involving.”<b>—<i>Booklist</i></b>

32 Report of the County Chairman

Author : James A. Michener & Steve Berry
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Politics & Current Events 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-04-15
Description :  James A. Michener, the acclaimed author of sweeping historical blockbusters, chronicles his personal involvement in one of the most dramatic elections of the twentieth century: the presidential race between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. A relative newcomer to politics, Michener served as the Democratic chairman in his native Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in a rural battleground precinct where the major controversies of the day—notably Kennedy’s Catholicism—brought cultural divides to the forefront. First published shortly after the&#xa0;1960&#xa0;election, <i>Report of the County Chairman </i>remains an intimate, gripping account of the power of grassroots political involvement.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Report of the County Chairman</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “A candid account of the Kennedy/Nixon campaign.”<b>—<i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Fascinating . . . The personalities are vividly and vigorously sketched—the workers, the volunteers, the hatchet men, the pros and . . . key figures on the barnstorming tour.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Instructive . . . Anti-Catholicism was not just a Southern problem. In Pennsylvania, accounts of increasing anti-Catholicism were widespread. No one documented this sentiment more clearly than famed Pennsylvania novelist James Michener.”<b>—<i>The</i> <i>Morning Call</i> (Allentown, Pennsylvania)</b>

33 Rascals in Paradise

Author : James A. Michener, A. Grove Day & Steve Berry
Genre :  Specialty Travel  Books  Travel & Adventure  Science & Nature  Nature  History 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  1957-06-12
Description :  In a thrilling collection of nonfiction adventure stories, James A. Michener returns to the most dazzling place on Earth: the islands that inspired <i>Tales of the South Pacific</i>. Co-written with A. Grove Day, <i>Rascals in Paradise </i>offers portraits of ten scandalous men and women, some infamous and some overlooked, including Sam Comstock, a mutinous sailor whose delusions of grandeur became a nightmare; Will Mariner, a golden-haired youth who used his charm to win over his captors; and William Bligh, the notorious HMS <i>Bounty </i>captain who may not have been the monster history remembers him as. From lifelong buccaneers to lapsed noblemen, in Michener and Day’s capable hands these rogues become the stuff of legend.<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Rascals in Paradise</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “The best book about those far-scattered islands that has appeared in a long time . . . a portfolio of rare and ruthless personalities that is calculated to make the curliest hair stand straight on end.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “[Combines] research and scholarship (A. Grove Day was a professor at the University of Hawaii) with a gift for spinning a yarn and depicting character (Michener, journalist and novelist, needs no introduction).”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b>

34 The World Is My Home

Author : James A. Michener
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  1992-01-15
Description :  Literary legend James A. Michener was “a Renaissance man, adventurous, inquisitive, unpretentious and unassuming, with an encyclopedic mind and a generous heart” (<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>). In this exceptional memoir, the man himself tells the story of his remarkable life and describes the people, events, and ideas that shaped it. Moving backward and forward across time, he writes about the many strands of his experience: his passion for travel; his lifelong infatuation with literature, music, and painting; his adventures in politics; and the hard work, headaches, and rewards of the writing life. Here at last is the real James Michener: plainspoken, wise, and enormously sympathetic, a man who could truly say, “The world is my home.”<br /><br /> BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's <i>Hawaii.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>The World Is My Home</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Michener’s own life makes one of his most engaging tales—a classic American success story.”<b>—<i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “The Michener saga is as full of twists as any of his monumental works. . . . His output, his political interests, his patriotic service, his diligence, and the breadth of his readership are matched only by the great nineteenth-century writers whose works he devoured as he grew up—Dickens, Balzac, Mark Twain.”<b>—<i>Chicago Tribune</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “There are splendid yarns about [Michener’s] wartime doings in the South Pacific. There are hilarious cautionary tales about his service on government commissions. There are wonderful inside stories from the publishing business. And always there is Michener himself—analyzing his own character, assessing himself as a writer, chronicling his intellectual life, giving advice to young writers.”<b>—<i>The Plain Dealer</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A sweepingly interesting life . . . Whether he’s having an epiphany over a campout in New Guinea with head-hunting cannibals or getting politically charged by the melodrama of great opera, James A. Michener’s world is a place and a time worth reading about.”<b>—<i>The Christian Science Monitor</i></b>

35 La source

Author : James A. Michener
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2013-02-21
Description :  La Source n’est pas seulement l’histoire passionnante de la Terre Sainte et de son peuple, mais aussi une saga qui retrace le développement des civilisations occidentales et des grands concepts religieux et culturels qui ont façonné le monde.<br /><br />« Ceci est un roman. Le roi David et Abisag la Sulamite, Hérode le Grand, le général Petrone, Vespasien et Titus, Flavius Josèphe et Maïmonidès ont vécu. Acre, Zefat et Tibériade sont toujours debout en Galilée. Les descriptions que nous en donnons sont exactes : mais Makor (la source en hébreu), son site, son histoire et ses fouilles sont purement imaginaires » (note de l’auteur). <br /><br />En 1964, grâce au financement d’un multimillionnaire américain, quatre archéologues entreprennent des fouilles sur le site de Makor en Israël. Ils mettent au jour des vestiges témoignant d’une présence humaine millénaire sur cette terre. Ces chercheurs sont les héros contemporains du roman, qui en compte bien davantage. En effet, à chacune de leurs découvertes, Michener nous entraîne à la suite des générations d’hommes et des femmes de Makor, depuis la préhistoire jusqu’à la création de l’État d’Israël, en 1948. Makor, ou « la source » en hébreu. Les fouilles nous rapprochent toujours plus de cette source d’origine et chaque strate du site mise au jour amène l’évocation des temps forts de l’histoire d’Israël : la vie des premiers Hébreux, l’émergence d’un sens de Dieu et l’apparition du monothéisme, la conquête de Canaan, la lutte contre les envahisseurs au temps du roi David, l'occupation romaine, l’avènement du christianisme, les croisades, l'arrivée des Arabes, la fondation de l’État juif…<br /> James A. Michener a conçu cette saga titanesque d’après ses minutieuses recherches sur le terrain. De cette somme considérable de connaissances, il tire un récit vivant, extrêmement réaliste et précis. Servi par une écriture poignante et exaltante, La Source est un roman haletant qui retrace dans un doux vertige un pan fondateur de l’histoire mondiale.

36 La baia

Author : James A. Michener
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2016-07-07
Description :  Il grande romanzo della storia americana. È il 1608 quando Edmund Steed mette piede per la prima volta nel Nuovo Mondo. Cattolico, onesto, laborioso, dopo anni di durissimo lavoro diventerà il capostipite di una delle dinastie di imprenditori più in vista del Paese. Le sue strade si incroceranno con quelle dei Paxmore, famiglia di quaccheri simbolo della coscienza puritana d’America. E con la discendenza dei Turlock, uomini coraggiosi e pronti a tutto, emblema della voracità dello spirito statunitense. Attraverso la storia secolare di queste tre famiglie, Michener affronta i grandi temi della storia americana, generazione dopo generazione. Dal coraggio dei primi coloni che si insediarono sulle coste del Maryland, allo scandalo del Watergate, passando per la dichiarazione d’indipendenza e la guerra di secessione. Una storia epica e appassionante che ci porta alla scoperta delle radici storiche e culturali degli Stati Uniti d’America. Un romanzo celebre e ambiziosissimo, un’opera fondamentale per conoscere e capire il Paese più potente del mondo. <b>«Una grandiosa miniera di storie, personaggi e tradizioni». <i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b>

37 Die Brücken von Toko-Ri

Author : James A. Michener
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2017-05-26
Description :  Das Schicksal ruft friedliche Bürger von der Arbeit in der Fabrik oder im Büro und aus dem Kreis der Familie in die unerbittlichen Kämpfe des koreanischen Krieges. Sie werden dort nicht zu begeisterten Soldaten, die das Glück des Alltagslebens vergessen, sondern zu Männern, die wissen, daß sie eine harte Pflicht erfüllen müssen. Die Tragik der Anonymität, in die die unbekannten Helden an den Fronten der großen Weltgegensätze geraten, ihr Aufbäumen gegen die Vergeßlichkeit der Umwelt, ihre Ängste, ihr Lebenswille und ihr einsames Ende bleiben unvergeßlich. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)



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