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In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age. In the early 1600s, young Edmund Steed is desperate to escape religious persecution in England. After joining Captain John Smith on a harrowing journey across the Atlantic, Steed makes a life for himself in the New World, establishing a remarkable dynasty that parallels the emergence of America. Through the extraordinary tale of one man’s dream, Michener tells intertwining stories of family and national heritage, introducing us along the way to Quakers, pirates, planters, slaves, abolitionists, and notorious politicians, all making their way through American history in the common pursuit of freedom.

 

Praise for Chesapeake

 

“Another of James Michener’s great mines of narrative, character and lore.”The Wall Street Journal

 

“[A] marvelous panorama of history seen in the lives of symbolic people of the ages . . . an emotionally and intellectually appealing book.”The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

“Michener’s most ambitious work of fiction in theme and scope.”The Philadelphia Inquirer

 

“Magnificently written . . . one of those rare novels that are enthusiastically passed from friend to friend.”—Associated Press

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A panoramic narrative of human and animal life on Maryland's Eastern Shore focuses on a ten-square-mile area at the mouth of the Choptank River and the families that settle there, from the early seventeenth century to the present day. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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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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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812970432
Author:
Michener, James A.
Publisher:
Dial Press
Author:
Michener, James A.
Author:
Berry, Steve
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Eastern Shore (Md. and Va.)
Subject:
Eastern Shore
Subject:
Chesapeake Bay Region
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Historical
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
64
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 MAPS; CHAPTER-OPENING ILLUS TRATIONS
Pages:
1024
Dimensions:
7.92x5.58x1.55 in. 1.42 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A panoramic narrative of human and animal life on Maryland's Eastern Shore focuses on a ten-square-mile area at the mouth of the Choptank River and the families that settle there, from the early seventeenth century to the present day. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , 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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