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James A. Michener was an American author of more than 40 titles, the majority of which were sweeping sagas, covering the lives of many generations in particular geographic locales and incorporating historical facts into the stories. Michener was known for the meticulous research behind his work.

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Top 10 Best Selling Books of the 1950s

Such a good book that many people mistakenly go to Hawaii and ask to see Abner Hale's grave--but he's a fictional character!

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Alaska by James A. MIchener First Edition Published 1988

Alaska by James A. MIchener First Edition by youresogoodlooking

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james a michener photos | The-Novel-by-James-A-Michener "There are no insoluble problems, only time consuming ones." A James A. Michener Quote.

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james a michener photos | James A. Michener, with scarf around his neck, straw hat in hand and ...

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Historical drama & story telling author James A. Michener could fill a personal library w/his works alone. Chesapeake, Centential, Poland, Mexico, Hawaii, Tales of the South Pacific, Caravans, Space, The Bridge at Andau, etc. If I had to choose a favorite: 'The Source' because it looks at humanity & religion. Author photo. Courtesy of the NYPL Digital Gallery (image use requires permission from the New York Public Library)

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