July 09, 2002
5.4 X 8.2 X 1.6 inches | 1.55 pounds
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About the Author
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 Home. Michener served on the advisory council to NASA and the International Broadcast Board, which oversees the Voice of America. Among dozens of awards and honors, he received America's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 1977, and an award from the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 1983 for his commitment to art in America. Michener died in 1997 at the age of ninety.
"Wonderful . . . [a] mammoth epic of the islands."--The Baltimore Sun "One novel you must not miss! A tremendous work from every point of view--thrilling, exciting, lusty, vivid, stupendous."--Chicago Tribune "From Michener's devotion to the islands, he has written a monumental chronicle of Hawaii, an extraordinary and fascinating novel."--Saturday Review "Memorable . . . a superb biography of a people."--Houston Chronicle