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.

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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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!

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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Awesome!  One of his best - and Michener is great!  James Michener's epic American novel Centennial

Awesome! One of his best - and Michener is great! James Michener's epic American novel Centennial

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James A. Michener Art Museum

James A. Michener Art Museum

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

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 ...

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)

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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Chesapeake by James Michener - A wonderful historical fiction novel.  I would expect nothing less from the author of Centennial!!

Chesapeake by James Michener - A wonderful historical fiction novel. I would expect nothing less from the author of Centennial!!

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