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James A. Michener, a biography

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Michener, James A. 1907-, Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biog
Statementby John P. Hayes.
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LC ClassificationsPS3525.I19 Z69 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 276 p., [4] p. of plates :
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Open LibraryOL3173309M
ISBN 100672527820
LC Control Number83015575

John P. Hayes' new biography of James A. Michener is like many of Michener's books: simple, direct and well-researched.

-- Dallas Times Herald Readers discover an ambivalent person in this engrossing biography. -- Publishers Weekly The author (Hayes) spins a good yarn about the very interesting life of a very complex manCited by: 1.

James A. Michener, the world's best selling story teller, didn't begin writing until he but with Tales of the South Pacific, his first book, he hit the jackpot. Each succeeding bestseller made him a millionaire many times over/5. James a Michener Biography - James Albert Michener (February 3, - Octo ) was an American author of more than 40 books, most of which were fictional, lengthy family sagas covering the lives of many generations in particular geographic locales and incorporating solid history.

- James a Michener Biography and List of Works - James a Michener Books. James A. (Albert) Michener, born aroundwon the Pulitzer Prize for his first fiction, Tales of the South bestselling book was adapted into the popular musical and film, South Pacific. Michener's numerous bestselling novels also included The Source, Centennial, Texas, Hawaii, and.

James Michener, in full James Albert Michener, (born February 3, ?, New York City, New York?, U.S.—died OctoAustin, Texas), American novelist and short-story writer who, perhaps more than any other single author, made foreign environments accessible to Americans through fiction.

Best known for his novels, he wrote epic and detailed works classified as fictional. Michener died in of kidney failure at the age of James A. Michener became a published author in with the short story collection Tales of the South Pacific.

His first novel was The Fires of Spring, which was published in Below is a list of James A. Michener’s books. Not much is known of James Albert Michener’s early life and his childhood except for the fact that he was raised by an adoptive mother, Mabel Michener as a Quaker in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

He is reported to have been born on February 3, James Albert Michener (/ˈmɪtʃnər/; February 3, - Octo ) was an American author of more than 40 books, the majority of which were fictional, lengthy family sagas covering the lives of many generations in particular geographic locales and incorporating solid history.

James Albert Michener or simply James A. Michener, as he is popularly known as, is a well known novelist, philanthropist and story writer from Pennsylvania, United States.

James was born on February 3, in New York, United States. He is most famous. Book Club Edition. hardcover, book club edition,octavo, signed and inscribed by Michener on a front endpaper "New Hope To Carl Larkin of New Egypt, New Jersey, Aloha & Shalom James A.

Michener", photographs by Robert Vavra, pages, text, b&w photos, color map on endpapers, index, very good condition in a very good dust jacket. James A. Michener, a biography. [John Phillip Hayes] -- The full life story of James Michener, written with his cooperation. Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: John Phillip Hayes.

Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number. Chesapeake is a novel by James A. Michener, published by Random House in The story deals with several families living in the Chesapeake Bay area around Virginia and Maryland.

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He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor. His books topped the New York Times best-seller list. Michener was at the peak of his career, when he took the ideas and words. Explore books by James A. Michener with our selection at Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £ James A.

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$ Texas by James A. Michener. James Michener Biography - James A. Michener was a prominent nineteenth century writer, who had penned over forty books in his lifetime. His works involve family sagas focusing on. Michener is modest about his ability to turn out this kind of book, which is a series of reflections on where we are and where we are likely to go as we approach the American bicentennial.

And with good reason. For what he has produced is a banal restatement of the problems confronting America: urban congestion; racial tension; educational crises; proper use of communications media. James A. Michener was born on February 3,in New York, New York.

He was the foster son of Mabel Haddock Michener and was raised in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. On JJames Michener married Patti Koon. The couple divorced in On September 2,he married Vange Nord, and the couple divorced in “A master storyteller Michener, by any standards, is a phenomenon.

Space is one of his best books.”— The Wall Street Journal Already a renowned chronicler of the epic events of world history, James A.

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Michener tackles the most ambitious subject of his career: space, the last great frontier. James A Michener. Universally revered novelist James A. Michener was forty before he decided on writing as a career.

Prior to that, he had been an outstanding academic, an editor, and a U.S. Navy lieutenant commander in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio An illustration of a " floppy disk.

James A. Michener, a biography by Hayes, John Phillip, Publication date Topics Michener, James A. (James Pages: James A.

Michener was born on February 3, in New York City, New York, USA as James Albert Michener. He is known for his work on Adventures in Paradise (), Return to Paradise () and South Pacific (). He was married to Mari Michener, Vange Nord and Patti died on Octo in Austin, Texas, USA.

James A. Michener -- the complete book list in order (37 books). Browse author series lists, sequels, pseudonyms, synopses, book covers, ratings and awards.

Is anywhere on earth safe from Michener's roving eye. His latest conquest, the Caribbean Sea and its two dozen major islands, presents a typical clash of cultures—native Caribbean, Spanish, French, British, Rastaferian, American (or norteamericano, as one character admonishes)—that go on clashing for pages.

The generational approach of Michener's earliest books doesn't work. 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.

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James A. Michener was one of the world’s most popular writers, the author of more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Tales of the South Pacific, the bestselling novels The Source, Hawaii, Alaska, Chesapeake, Centennial, Texas, Caribbean, and Caravans, and the memoir The World Is My er served on the advisory council to NASA and the.

James A. Michener was one of the world’s most popular writers, the author of more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Tales of the South Pacific, the bestselling novels The Source, Hawaii, Alaska, Chesapeake, Centennial, Texas, Caribbean, and Caravans, and the memoir The World Is My er served on the advisory council to NASA Brand: Random House Publishing Group.February 3, – Octo James Albert Michener (3 February – 16 October ) 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 .James A.

Michener On this date inwriter James Albert Michener was born in New York City. An orphan, he spent his first few years at the Bucks County Poorhouse in Doylestown, Pa, until adopted by Edwin and Mabel Michener.