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

Overview
Works: 1,362 works in 4,569 publications in 24 languages and 159,611 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Western stories  Biography  Drama  Film adaptations  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Conceptor, Dedicatee, Speaker, Composer, Narrator, Commentator, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3525.I19, 813.54
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Hawaii by James A Michener ( Book )
148 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 5,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hawaii's prehistory and history appears through the eyes of its natives, missionaries and Asians who came to influence it
Texas by James A Michener ( Book )
87 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 5,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Texas finds itself the site for many events from 1527 to the present, including the Battle of the Alamo
Poland by James A Michener ( Book )
59 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 5,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poland's history from the thirteenth century to modern times overshadows a 1981 dispute between Janko Buk, the leader of a group of militant farmers, and Szymon Bukowski, the communist Minister of Agriculture
The source : a novel by James A Michener ( Book )
109 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An archaeological excavation of Tell Makor launches a journey into the history and culture of the Jews that includes the early Hebrews, the impact of Christianity, the Spanish Inquisition, and the modern Middle East conflict
Centennial by James A Michener ( Book )
69 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Product Description: A stunning panorama of the West, CENTENNIAL is an enthralling celebration of our country, brimming with the glory and the greatness of the American past that only bestselling author James Michener could bring to stunning life. From the Native Americans, the migrating white men and women, the cowboys, and the foreigners, it is a story of trappers, traders, homesteaders, gold seekers, ranchers, and hunters--all caught up in the dramatic events and violent conflicts that shaped the destiny of our legendary West
Chesapeake by James A Michener ( Book )
55 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 4,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The four-hundred-year saga of America's Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the present. The central scene of Michener's historical novel is that section of Maryland's Eastern shore, hardly more than 10 miles square. To this point come the founders of families that will dominate the story. A panoramic narrative of human and animal life on Maryland's Eastern Shore focuses on a ten-square-mile area at the mouth of the Choptank River and the families that settle there, from 1583 to the present
Alaska by James A Michener ( Book )
75 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 4,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The high points in the story of Alaska since the American acquisition are brought vividly to life through more than 100 characters, real and fictional. Another told-from-the-beginning-of-time Michener saga, this one featuring Alaska. The book begins a billion years ago. Its first characters are the mastadon and the woolly mammoth, followed by such other settlers as the Eskimos, Athapaskans, and Russians. Vignettes of characters as varied as the Danish navigator Vitus Bering, who explored Alaska for Russia's Peter the Great, and Kendra Scott, the young Colorado teacher who taught the Eskimo children during the recent Prudhoe Bay oil boom, illustrate the colorful history of this vast and exploited land. Early on the book is vintage Michener, but the momentum encounters an Arctic chill midway. Final sections are trite, uneven, and overloaded with stereotypes. Too cumbersome to be called fiction, but Michener fans will demand it anyway
Tales of the South Pacific by James A Michener ( Book )
133 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of tales is set against the background of the South Pacific, the endless ocean, the coral specks called islands, the coconut palms, the reefs, the jungle and the full moon rising against the jungle. The tales are told by a young naval officer whose duties on an Admiral's staff take him up and down the islands
Mexico by James A Michener ( Book )
39 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of an American journalist who travels to Mexico to report on the upcoming duel between two great matadors, but who is ultimately swept up in the dramatic story of his Mexican ancestors. From the brutality and brilliance of the ancients, to the iron fist of the invading Spaniards, to the modern-day Mexicans battling through dust and bloodshed to build a nation upon the ashes of revolution, James Michener weaves it all into an epic human story that ranks with the best of his beloved, bestselling novels
The covenant by James A Michener ( Book )
45 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A historical novel covering over 15,000 years of history in South Africa, which focuses on three principal families who settled in the region throughout the centuries
Space by James A Michener ( Book )
44 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Engineer Stanley Mott, astronomy student John Pope, naval hero Norman Grant, and rocket engineer Dieter Kolff serve as principals in the forty-year history of America's space program and share the complex drama with numerous others
Journey by James A Michener ( Book )
51 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five men brave the frozen Canadian wilderness during the Klondike gold rush of 1897, risking everything to fulfill their dreams
Legacy by James A Michener ( Book )
42 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As Major Norman Starr is about to appear before a congressional committee to publicly account for his covert actions, he recalls the heritage of his ancestors and the role they played in the true glory of America. Bestselling author James Michener has painted a timeless family portrait and an eloquent lesson in American history. "Michener is a master storyteller." MILWAUKEE JOURNAL
Caribbean by James A Michener ( Book )
34 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fictional account of the history of the Caribbean area includes the racial, political, and economic struggles from the arrival of Columbus and Spanish control to present day problems
Caravans : a novel by James A Michener ( Book )
81 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the years immediately following World War II, a young American woman, married and living in Afghanistan against her parents' wishes, suddenly and mysteriously disappears. Michener's magnificent novel combines historical fact with a gripping adventure of romance, danger, and intrigue as it follows the story of the military man who is assigned the task of finding and returning the young woman to her distraught family. Caravans captures the tension of the postwar period, the sweep of Afghanistan's remarkable history, the allure of the past, and the inescapable pull of the future.--From publisher description
Iberia : Spanish travels and reflections by James A Michener ( Book )
45 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since his first glimpse of it in 1932, Mr. Michener has returned to Spain many times, often for long visits, and his extensive travel and deep study there have given him abundantly the knowledge and insight on which to base this monumental book that he has for so long wanted to write
The bridges at Toko-ri by James A Michener ( Book )
89 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young and innocent, they came to a place they had barely heard of, prepared for war. They were American fighter pilots, assigned to bomb a group of heavily defended bridges during the Korean War. Trained but frightened, facing an enemy they couldn't understand, and waging a war they had to win
The novel by James A Michener ( Book )
28 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writer Lucas Yoder, editor Shirley Marmelstein, critic and would-be author Karl Streibert, and reader Jane Garland, who treasures the written word, play key roles in a study of the people who create, publish, critique, and enjoy books
The drifters : a novel by James A Michener ( Book )
33 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 3,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eight wanderers, spanning three generations, find themselves thrown together in the Spanish resort town Torremolinos
Sayonara by James A Michener ( Book )
166 editions published between 1000 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 2,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This tale of love and war set during the Korean War tells the story of Major Lloyd Gruver. The son of an army general stationed in Japan, dating a general's daughter, Gruver was happy with his life. He didn't understand the soldiers who fell in love with Japanese girls. Then he met Hana-ogi
 
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Alternative Names
James A. Michener
Michener, James.
Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-1997
Michener, James Albert.
Michener, James Albert, 1907-
Michener, James Albert, 1907-1997
Michʻinŏ, Jeimsŭ
Michʻinŏ, Jeimsŭ, 1907-1997
Миченер, Джеймс
Миченер, Джеймс, 1907-1997
ミッチェナー, ジェイムズ・A
ミッチェナー, ジェームズ
ミッチェナー, ジェームズ・A
ミッチェナー, ジェームズ・エイ
ミッチナー, J. A
Languages
English (1,284)
German (85)
French (33)
Spanish (24)
Portuguese (9)
Italian (9)
Japanese (8)
Polish (6)
Dutch (6)
Finnish (5)
Swedish (4)
Croatian (3)
Hebrew (2)
Norwegian (2)
Indonesian (1)
Czech (1)
Yiddish (1)
Persian (1)
Greek, Modern (1)
Korean (1)
Hungarian (1)
Romanian (1)
Turkish (1)
Sinhalese (1)
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