Texas: A Novel

Texas: A Novel

Spanning four and a half centuries, James A. Michener’s monumental saga chronicles the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its current reputation as one of America’s most affluent, diverse, and provocative states. Among his finely drawn cast of characters, emotional and political alliances are made and broken, as the loyalties established over the course of each turbulent age inevitably collapse under the weight of wealth and industry. With Michener as our guide, Texas is a tale of patriotism and statesmanship, growth and development, violence and betrayal—a stunning achievement by a literary master. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii.   Praise for Texas   “Fascinating.”—Time   “A book about oil and water, rangers and outlaws, frontier and settlement, money and power . . . [James A. Michener] manages to make history vivid.”—The Boston Globe   “A sweeping panorama . . . [Michener] grapples earnestly with the Texas character in a way that Texas’s own writers often don’t.”—The Washington Post Book World   “Vast, sprawling, and eclectic in population and geography, the state has just the sort of larger-than-life history that lends itself to Mr. Michener’s taste for m...

  • ASIN: B00FO60AYG

The Eagle and the Raven

The Eagle and the Raven

Recounts the period in Texas history when renegade Sam Houston emigrated to the Mexican state of Tejas and helped lead the 1836 revolution against Mexican president Santa Anna

  • Brand: State House Pr
  • ASIN: 0938349570

Texas, Vol 2

Texas, Vol 2

Texas, Vol 2 [Hardcover] James Michener (Author)

  • ASIN: B000QYKPS2

Commodore Perry's Minstrel Show (James A. Michener Fiction Series)

Commodore Perry's Minstrel Show (James A. Michener Fiction Series)

In 1854, Commodore Matthew Perry steamed into Edo Bay and "opened" Japan to trade with America. As entertainment for the treaty-signing ceremony, Perry brought a white-men-in-black-face minstrel show—and thereby confirmed the widely whispered Japanese belief that trade with the American "barbarians" could only lead to cultural ruin. Yet the pawns in this clash of cultures—the minstrels, Ace Bledsoe and Ned Clark, and the Japanese interpreter, Manjiro Okubo—are just slightly more curious than cautious. Within the minstrels Manjiro sensed "the subtleties of spirit that reside in all good men." When Ace and Ned are unwittingly made part of a Japanese plot to undermine the American presence, Manjiro helps them escape into the countryside. Pursued by samurai, torn between treachery and loyalty, Manjiro and the minstrels (along with family, friends, and lovers) make their way across Japan, fleeing a showdown with the samurai that gradually becomes inevitable.Commodore Perry's Minstrel Show is the long-awaited prequel—more than a decade in the making—to Richard Wiley's PEN/Faulkner Award-winning novel, Soldiers in Hiding. A sword-swinging page-turner infused with a heady mix of Japanese etiquette, American ideals, and Machiavellian philosophy, Wiley's latest novel sparkles as ...

  • ASIN: 029271470X

Texas (Spanish Edition)

Texas (Spanish Edition)

A saga that spans four and a half centuries, from the first Spanish exploration of Texas to its emergence as one of the most powerful states, with a cast of real-life and fictional characters whose lives are interwoven with the history of Texas

  • Brand: Brand: Plaza Janes Editories Sa
  • ASIN: 8401321840

The Journey Home (James A. Michener)

The Journey Home (James A. Michener)

Shortlisted, Finalist, ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards, Fiction Category, 2008Young Francis Hanrahan dreams desperately of a life different from that of his country-born, suburban-living parents. On his first day at his first job Francis makes his first real friend. Shay, a would-be older brother, introduces "Hano" to Dublin's appealingly seedy after-hours bars and drug-fueled parties. They are joined by Cait, a troubled teenager who spends her days in a stupor. But the noir thrills of underground Dublin cannot conceal the unemployment, corruption, and violence strangling the city. The Plunkett brothers, masters of "the subtle everyday corruption on which a dynasty was built" will use the friends—with tragic results.Torn between his friends, his family, and his own ideals, Hano ultimately falls victim to these powerful forces and commits a heinous crime. He flees through the countryside with Cait, wondering, as he narrates the events that set him on this path, if there is a home at the end of it.Controversial for its gritty portrait of Dublin in the 1980s, The Journey Home is Dermot Bolger's unflinching look at the personal cost of social progress, and those, innocent or not, lost during the journey.

  • ASIN: 0292718063

Talking with Michener

Talking with Michener

James Michener's vast work has intrigued millions of readers. Popularizing history, he wrote extensively about travel and covered broad areas of America in books such as Centennial, Texas, Hawaii, Alaska, and Chesapeake. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his first book, Tales of the South Pacific, which he wrote at the age of forty, and his books were made into television mini-series, movies, and musicals. In conversations that took place between 1980 and October 1997, days before his death, Michener met with Lawrence Grobel at Michener's homes in Florida, Maine, and Texas, as well as in New York and Los Angeles. The two discussed topics of both a personal and professional nature and touched on subjects Michener avoided in his own memoir. The product of these revealing discussions is Talking with Michener, the first full-length book of in-depth interviews with the famed writer. In the thirteen chapters of the book, Michener explores sex, love, pornography, politics abortion, AIDS, plagiarism, sports, the current state of publishing, and the status of the artist in society. To Grobel, he reveals many personal milestones and struggles--his dialysis; the death of his wife Mari; his service in the war; his travels to the Antarctica and to Pearl Harbor on the 50th anniversary of the bombi...

  • Brand: Brand: University Press of Mississippi
  • ASIN: 1578061393

Texas: Special Limited Edition 2 Vol Set Signed By James Michener & Charles Shaw

Texas: Special Limited Edition 2 Vol Set Signed By James Michener & Charles Shaw

  • ASIN: 0292780729

THE SOURCE (UNABRIDGED- 44 CDs)

THE SOURCE (UNABRIDGED- 44 CDs)

In his signature style of grand storytelling, James A. Michener transports us back thousands of years to the Holy Land. Through the discoveries of modern archaeologists excavating the site of Tell Makor, Michener vividly re-creates life in an ancient city and traces the profound history of the Jewish people—from the persecution of the early Hebrews, the rise of Christianity, and the Crusades to the founding of Israel and the modern conflict in the Middle East. An epic tale of love, strength, and faith, The Source is a richly written saga that encompasses the history of Western civilization and the great religious and cultural ideas that have shaped our world.   Praise for The Source   “Fascinating . . . stunning . . . [a] wonderful rampage through history . . . Biblical history, as seen through the eyes of a professor who is puzzled, appalled, delighted, enriched and impoverished by the spectacle of a land where all men are archeologists.”—The New York Times   “A sweeping [novel] filled with excitement—pagan ritual, the clash of armies, ancient and modern: the evolving drama of man’s faith.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer   “Magnificent . . . a superlative piece of writing both in scope and technique . . . one of the great books of this generation.”—San Fra...

  • ASIN: 1415903948

The James Michener Value Collection: Alaska, Texas, and Chesapeake

The James Michener Value Collection: Alaska, Texas, and Chesapeake

AlaskaRead by Peter GravesIn the grand tradition he has made his own. Michener gives us the dramatic saga–from prehistoric times to the present–of an awesome and challenging land and the people who came to inhabit it.ChesapeakeRead by George GrizzardSet amid the natural and historic riches of the Chesapeake, Michener’s magnificent story brings to life–through almost four centuries–our land, our history, our people.TexasRead by Peter GravesThe mega-besteller that details the birth, the rise, the entire history of the place called Texas–the past and the present joined in an extraordinary epic story of violence and heroism, devotion and betrayal, sacrifice and patriotism.“Colorful, informative and historically accurate!” ------Los Angeles Times Book Review

  • ASIN: 0375418911
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