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James A Michener


(James Albert Michener)
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James Albert Michener (February 3, 1907 - October 16, 1997) was an American author of more than 40 titles, the majority of which are novels of sweeping sagas, covering the lives of many generations in a particular geographic locale and incorporating historical facts into the story as well. Michener was known for the meticulous research behind his work. Because his books tend to be fairly long, it is sometimes said that "Michener tends to write by the pound."
 

Genres: Historical
 
Novels
   The Fires of Spring (1949)
   The Bridges at Toko Ri (1953)
   Sayonara (1954)
   Hawaii (1959)
   Report of the County Chairman (1961)
   Caravans (1963)
   The Source (1965)
   Quality of Life (1971)
   The Drifters (1971)
   Centennial (1974)
   Chesapeake (1978)
   The Covenant (1980)
   Space (1982)
   Poland (1983)
   Texas (1984)
   Legacy (1987)
   Alaska (1988)
   Journey (1988)
   Caribbean (1989)
   The Eagle and the Raven (1990)
   The Novel (1991)
   Mexico (1992)
   Recessional (1994)
   Miracle in Seville (1995)
   Matecumbe (2007)
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Collections
   Tales of the South Pacific (1948)
   Return to Paradise (1950)
   Rascals in Paradise (1957)
   The Watermen (1979)
   Great World War II Stories (1989) (with others)
   Creatures of the Kingdom (1993)
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James A Michener recommends
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Figures in a Landscape (1969)
Barry England
"A brilliant and moving novel."
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The Whole Truth (1967)
Robert Daley
"A fine novel of young love and the preoccupation of ambition."

Anthologies containing stories by James A Michener
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On Glorious Wings (2003)
The Best Flying Stories of the Century
edited by
Stephen Coonts

Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1948) : Tales of the South Pacific


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