. Tales of the south pacific marks the beginning of Michener’s long exploration of what happens when cultures connect, or fail to. Los angeles times “few writers changed the face of American fiction as profoundly as did James Michener. San francisco ChronicleFrom the Paperback edition. Michener and tales of the south pacific “Truly one of the most remarkable books to come out of World War II.
Tales of the South Pacific #ad - Ever since james michener wrote tales of the South Pacific, the dreamers among us have been searching for our own Bali Ha’i. The washington Post “Atmospheric. Tales of the south pacific is the iconic, Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece that inspired a Broadway classic and launched the career of James A.
And yet here also are the men and women caught up in the heady drama of World War II: the young Marine who falls for a beautiful Tonkinese girl; the Navy nurse whose prejudices are challenged by a French aristocrat; and all the soldiers and sailors preparing for war against the seemingly peaceful backdrop of a tropical paradise.
HawaiiRandom House #ad - As the volcanic hawaiian islands sprout from the ocean floor, little more than a thousand years ago, Polynesian seafarers make the perilous journey across the Pacific, the land remains untouched for centuries—until, flourishing in this tropical paradise according to their ancient traditions. A superb biography of a people.
Houston Chronicle Dial Press. Then, american missionaries arrive, in the early nineteenth century, bringing with them a new creed and a new way of life. Based on exhaustive research and told in Michener’s immersive prose, Hawaii is the story of disparate peoples struggling to keep their identity, and, ultimately, live in harmony, join together.
Hawaii #ad - Michener brings hawaii’s epic history vividly to life in a classic saga that has captivated readers since its initial publication in 1959. Pulitzer prize–winning author James A. A mammoth epic of the islands. The baltimore sun “one novel you must not miss! A tremendous work from every point of view—thrilling, lusty, exciting, vivid, stupendous.
Chicago tribune “from michener’s devotion to the islands, he has written a monumental chronicle of Hawaii, an extraordinary and fascinating novel. Saturday review “Memorable.
Return to Paradise: StoriesDial Press Trade Paperback #ad - And a very high degree of excellence. Praise for return to paradise “A brilliant book and a worthy successor to Tales of the South Pacific. The atlanta constitution “This is a book that should be read by everyone. Michener, tales of the south pacific, revisits the scenes of his first great work, the master of historical fiction, the Pulitzer Prize winner that brought him international acclaim.
For michener’s many fans around the globe, Return to Paradise is a precious second look at a land of enchantment by one of the most gifted storytellers of the twentieth century. Michener can write. Kirkus Reviews Dial Press. In this sequel collection, charm, michener once again evokes the magic of the extraordinary isles in the Pacific—from Fiji and Guadalcanal to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea—through stories that burst with adventure, and local color.
Return to Paradise: Stories #ad - . James A. All who have seen the south Pacific will find on every page the odors of frangipani, copra, blood, and beer.
Chesapeake: A NovelDial Press Trade Paperback #ad - One of those rare novels that are enthusiastically passed from friend to friend. Associated PressFrom the Paperback edition. In the early 1600s, young Edmund Steed is desperate to escape religious persecution in England. An emotionally and intellectually appealing book. The atlanta journal-constitution “Michener’s most ambitious work of fiction in theme and scope.
The philadelphia Inquirer “Magnificently written. Dial Press. 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. 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.
Chesapeake: A Novel #ad - Praise for chesapeake “Another of James Michener’s great mines of narrative, character and lore. The wall street journal “A marvelous panorama of history seen in the lives of symbolic people of the ages. In this classic novel, James A. Through the extraordinary tale of one man’s dream, michener tells intertwining stories of family and national heritage, slaves, introducing us along the way to Quakers, pirates, abolitionists, and notorious politicians, planters, all making their way through American history in the common pursuit of freedom.
New York by Gas-Light and Other Urban SketchesUniversity of California Press #ad - Dial Press. This is an important reintroduction to a significant but neglected work, a prologue to the urban realism that would flourish later in the fiction of Stephen Crane, the painting of George Bellows, and the journalism of Jacob Riis. Foster, poet, social commentator, reporter for Horace Greeley's influential New York Tribune, and man about town.
Dial Press. Foster drew on his daily and nightly rambles through the city's streets and among the characters of the urban demi-monde to produce a sensationalized but extraordinarily revealing portrait of New York at the moment it was emerging as a major metropolis. Reprinted here with sketches from two of Foster's other books, literature, New York by Gas-Light will be welcomed by students of urban social history, popular culture, and journalism.
New York by Gas-Light and Other Urban Sketches #ad - Editor Stuart M. Blumin has provided a penetrating introductory essay that sets Foster's life and work in the contexts of the growing city, the development of the mass-distribution publishing industry, the evolving literary genre of urban sensationalism, and the wider culture of Victorian America. First published in 1850, the scenes of drunkenness and beastly debauch, the orgies of pauperism, and all the sad realities that go to make up the lower stratum―the underground story―of life in New York!" The author of this lively and fascinating little book, the haunts of theft and murder, New York by Gas-Light explores the seamy side of the newly emerging metropolis: "the festivities of prostitution, which both attracted and offended large numbers of readers in Victorian America, was George G.
Caribbean: A NovelDial Press Trade Paperback #ad - Utterly engaging. The washington post book world “Even American tourists familiar with some of the serene islands will find themselves enlightened. Dial Press. James A. Michener sweeps readers off to the Caribbean, bringing to life the eternal allure and tumultuous history of this glittering string of islands.
. In caribbean, there appears to be a strong aura of truth behind the storytelling. The new york Times Dial Press. Michener sympathizes with the struggles of the region’s most oppressed, and succeeds in presenting the Caribbean in its rich diversity. The plain dealer “Remarkable and praiseworthy. Dial press Trade Paperback.
Caribbean: A Novel #ad - . Praise for caribbean “Michener is a master. Boston herald “A grand epic. In this acclaimed classic novel, James A. Through absorbing, magnificent prose, Michener captures the essence of the islands in all of their awe-inspiring scope and wonder.
Alaska: A NovelDial Press Trade Paperback #ad - Dial press Trade Paperback. 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.
The characters that Michener creates are bigger than life. Los angeles times book review “always the master of exhaustive historical research, Michener tracks the settling of Alaska in vividly detailed scenes and well-developed characters. Boston herald “michener is still, sentence for sentence, writing’s fastest attention grabber.
Alaska: A Novel #ad - The new york Times Dial Press. Alaska takes the reader on a journey through one of the bleakest, and highly inviting territories in our Republic, most foreboding, richest, if not the world. Praise for alaska “Few will escape the allure of the land and people Michener describes. Dial Press. A spellbinding portrait of a human community fighting to establish its place in the world, Alaska traces a bold and majestic saga of the enduring spirit of a land and its people.
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.
Centennial: A NovelRandom House #ad - Praise for centennial “A hell of a book. Dial press Trade Paperback. Teeming with people and giving a marvelous sense of the land. The plain dealer “michener is America’s best writer, and he proves it once again in Centennial. Dial Press. And if you’re not a Michener fan, Centennial will make you one.
The pittsburgh press “An absorbing work. If you’re a michener fan, this book is a must. Michener is a superb storyteller. BusinessWeek Dial Press. Brimming with the glory of america’s past, the arapaho chieftain and warrior, who falls in love with a wealthy and cultured Englishwoman, and his Comanche and Pawnee enemies; Levi Zendt, fleeing with his child bride from the Amish country; the cowboy, Jim Lloyd, the story of Colorado—the Centennial State—is manifested through its people: Lame Beaver, Charlotte Seccombe.
Centennial: A Novel #ad - . Michener’s magnificent saga of the West is an enthralling celebration of the frontier. Dial Press. Random House Trade. Imaginative and intricate.
The Source: A NovelDial Press Trade Paperback #ad - For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. One of the great books of this generation. San francisco Call Bulletin Dial Press. Dial Press. Michener transports us back thousands of years to the Holy Land. Praise for the Source “Fascinating. A wonderful rampage through history. Random House Trade.
Dial Press. Dial press Trade Paperback. An epic tale of love, strength, and faith, The Source is a richly written saga that encompasses the history of Western civilization and the great religious and cultural ideas that have shaped our world. Stunning. Through the discoveries of modern archaeologists excavating the site of tell Makor, the rise of Christianity, 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, and the Crusades to the founding of Israel and the modern conflict in the Middle East.
The Source: A Novel #ad - A superlative piece of writing both in scope and technique. 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed!
Poland: A NovelDial Press Trade Paperback #ad - Michener chronicles eight tumultuous centuries as three Polish families live out their destinies. 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed! Like the heroic land that is its subject, unforgettable characters, Poland teems with vivid events, and the unfolding drama of an entire nation. Praise for poland “Engrossing.
. With an inspiring tradition of resistance to brutal invaders, and a heritage of pride that burns through eras of romantic passion and courageous solidarity, from the barbarians to the Nazis, their common story reaches a breathtaking culmination in the historic showdown between the ruthless Communists and rebellious farmers of the modern age.
Poland: A Novel #ad - . A page-turner in the grand Michener tradition. The washington post “a michener epic is far more than a bedtime reader, it’s an experience. The families themselves come very much alive, and through them, Poland itself. Usa today “A titanic documentary novel. The wall street Journal Dial Press. For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time.
Texas: A NovelDial Press Trade Paperback #ad - Michener grapples earnestly with the Texas character in a way that Texas’s own writers often don’t. The washington post book world “vast, sprawling, and eclectic in population and geography, the state has just the sort of larger-than-life history that lends itself to Mr. Praise for texas “Fascinating.
Time “a book about oil and water, rangers and outlaws, frontier and settlement, money and power . With michener as our guide, growth and development, Texas is a tale of patriotism and statesmanship, violence and betrayal—a stunning achievement by a literary master. For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time.
Texas: A Novel #ad - . Michener manages to make history vivid. The boston globe “A sweeping panorama. James A. Dial Press. 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed! 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.
Spanning four and a half centuries, James A. Random House Trade.