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In this magnificent historical novel, James A. Michener masterfully combines fact and fiction to present Americas richest, most expansive and diversified state. Spanning four and a half centuries, this monumental saga charts the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors, to its modern-day American character, shaped by oil and industry. A stunning achievement by a literary master, Texas is a tale of violence and conflict, patriotism and statesmanship, growth and development. Among Micheners finely drawn cast of characters, emotional and political alliances are made and broken; loyalties are established over the course of Texass remarkable history, only to be betrayed by the expansion of wealth and industry. With Michener as our guide, this novel is as exciting as it is informative.

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In this magnificent historical novel, Michener masterfully combines fact and fiction to present the richest, most expansive, and most diversified state. Spanning four-and-a-half centuries, this monumental novel charts the epic history of the state of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its modern-day American character, shaped by oil and industry.

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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 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.

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harold williams, August 19, 2007 (view all comments by harold williams)
Learn about the history of Texas from the 1500s until the late 1900s through fascinating stories about individuals and their families. Although this book is over 800 pages long, it doesn't seem like it because Michener tells stories about so many generations of people-Spanish, Mexican, Native American Indian, and American. If you liked the TV series "Centennial" (about the history of Colorado), then you'll love this book, too. Michener spent a lot of time researching the history of Texas, but then he made that history come alive through the eyes of real people.
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ISBN:
9780375761416
Author:
Michener, James A.
Publisher:
Dial Press
Author:
Michener, James A.
Author:
James Michener
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Texas
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Historical
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
78
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
1120
Dimensions:
8 x 5.14 x 1.56 in 1.625 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In this magnificent historical novel, Michener masterfully combines fact and fiction to present the richest, most expansive, and most diversified state. Spanning four-and-a-half centuries, this monumental novel charts the epic history of the state of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its modern-day American character, shaped by oil and industry.
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