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James A. Michener (1907–1997)

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James A. Michener, 1907 - 1997 James Albert Michener was born on February 3, 1907 in Doylestown, Pa. He earned an A.B. from Swarthmore College, an A.M. from Colorado State College of Education, and an M.A. from Harvard University. He taught for many years and was an editor for Macmillan Publishing näytä lisää Company. His first book, "Tales of the South Pacific," derived from Michener's service in the Pacific in World War II, won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was the basis for the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical South Pacific, which won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Michener completed close to 40 novels. Some other epic works include "Hawaii," "Centennial," "Space," and "Caribbean." He also wrote a significant amount of nonfiction including his autobiography "The World Is My Home." Among his many other honors, James Michener received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. He was married to Patti Koon in 1935; they divorced in 1948. He married Vange Nord in 1948 (divorced 1955) and Mari Yoriko Sabusawa in 1955 (deceased 1994). He died in 1997 in Austin, Texas. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

The Source (1965) 4,015 kappaletta, 61 arvostelua
Hawaii (1959) 3,775 kappaletta, 57 arvostelua
Chesapeake (1978) 3,114 kappaletta, 33 arvostelua
Centennial (1974) 3,026 kappaletta, 43 arvostelua
Poland (1993) 2,394 kappaletta, 24 arvostelua
Texas (1985) 2,375 kappaletta, 15 arvostelua
Alaska (1988) 2,316 kappaletta, 33 arvostelua
Space (1982) 2,287 kappaletta, 17 arvostelua
The Covenant (1980) 2,047 kappaletta, 21 arvostelua
Tales of the South Pacific (1946) 1,866 kappaletta, 33 arvostelua
Caribbean (1989) 1,857 kappaletta, 19 arvostelua
Mexico (1992) 1,561 kappaletta, 11 arvostelua
Caravans (1963) 1,400 kappaletta, 22 arvostelua
Kohtauspaikka Torremolinos (1971) 1,212 kappaletta, 22 arvostelua
Iberia (1968) 1,116 kappaletta, 20 arvostelua
The Novel (1991) — Tekijä — 912 kappaletta, 17 arvostelua
Legacy (1987) 841 kappaletta, 10 arvostelua
Journey (1989) 814 kappaletta, 21 arvostelua
The Bridges at Toko-ri (1953) — Tekijä — 713 kappaletta, 12 arvostelua
SAYONARA (1954) 600 kappaletta, 11 arvostelua
The Bridge at Andau (1957) 553 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Recessional (1994) 531 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
The World Is My Home: A Memoir (1992) 513 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Return to Paradise (1951) 511 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Alaska [abridged] (1988) 392 kappaletta
The Eagle and the Raven (1990) 365 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Fires of Spring (1949) — Tekijä — 342 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Rascals in Paradise (1957) 259 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Kent State: What Happened and Why (1971) 244 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Covenant, Volume 1 of 2 (1980) 171 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Covenant, Volume 2 of 2 (1980) 168 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Miracle in Seville (1995) 157 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Sports in America (1976) 157 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
This Noble Land: My Vision for America (1996) 136 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Texas, Volume 1 of 2 (1985) 112 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
My Lost Mexico (1992) 111 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Floating World: The Story of Japanese Prints (1954) 100 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Quality of Life (1970) 100 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Voice of Asia (1951) 99 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Japanese Prints from the Early Masters to the Modern (1959) 80 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Texas, Volume 2 of 2 (1985) 79 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Literary Reflections (1993) 70 kappaletta
The Watermen: Selections from Chesapeake (1978) 61 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Alaska / Hawaii (1988) 54 kappaletta
A Michener Miscellany, 1950-1970 (1973) 53 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Report of the County Chairman (1961) 50 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Six Days in Havana (1989) 47 kappaletta
Centennial, Volume 1 of 2 (1979) 45 kappaletta
Firstfruits: A Harvest of 25 Years of Israeli Writing (1965) — Toimittaja; Johdanto — 44 kappaletta
Selected Writings (1957) 34 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Matecumbe: The Lost Florida Novel (2007) 29 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Space, Volume 1 of 2 (1982) 26 kappaletta
The Bridges at Toko-Ri / Caravans / Sayonara / The Source (1976) — Tekijä — 21 kappaletta
Space, Volume 2 of 2 (1982) 20 kappaletta
A Century of Sonnets (1997) 17 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Hawaii, Volume 1 of 2 (1959) 8 kappaletta
Alaska, Volume 1 of 2 (1988) 8 kappaletta
Legacy / Recessional (1998) 8 kappaletta
Centennial, Volume 2 of 2 (1988) 7 kappaletta
Alaska, Volume 2 of 2 (1988) 7 kappaletta
Mexico, Volume 1 of 2 (1995) 7 kappaletta
Mexico, Volume 2 of 2 (1995) 7 kappaletta
Caribbean, Volume 2 of 2 (1992) 7 kappaletta
Caribbean, Volume 2 of 5 (1993) 6 kappaletta
Poland, Volume 1 of 3 (1987) 6 kappaletta
Hawaii, Volume 2 of 2 (1959) 6 kappaletta
Caribbean, Volume 1 of 5 (1993) 6 kappaletta
Poland, Volume 3 of 3 (1987) 5 kappaletta
Poland, Volume 2 of 3 (1987) 5 kappaletta
The Source, Volume 2 of 2 (1965) 5 kappaletta
William Penn (1994) 5 kappaletta
The Source, Volume 1 of 2 (1965) 4 kappaletta
[no title] 3 kappaletta
Facing East 3 kappaletta
Poland, Volume 1 of 2 (1983) 3 kappaletta
The Source, Volume 3 of 3 (1965) 2 kappaletta
Texas (1988) 2 kappaletta
Chesapeake, Volume 2 of 2 (1978) 2 kappaletta
Polen 2 kappaletta
Hawaii, Volume 3 of 3 2 kappaletta
Poland, Volume 2 of 2 (1993) 2 kappaletta
Mot Rymden I 2 kappaletta
On Sport (1976) 2 kappaletta
Mot Rymden II 2 kappaletta
The Novel / Texas 2 kappaletta
Caribbean, Volume 4 of 5 (1990) 2 kappaletta
Caribbean, Volume 5 of 5 (1990) 2 kappaletta
Frihetens Sjö I 2 kappaletta
Frihetens Sjö II 2 kappaletta
Dynasty 1 kappale
Caravans 1973 1 kappale
The Source, Volume 3 of 4 (1989) 1 kappale
Legado de honra 1 kappale
Chesapeake [abridged audio] (1986) 1 kappale
Alaska, Volume 4 of 4 (1991) 1 kappale
Alaska, Volume 3 of 4 (1991) 1 kappale
Centennial [abridged] (1993) 1 kappale
Colorado 1 kappale
America 1 kappale
Alaska, Volume 2 of 4 (1991) 1 kappale
Our Heroine — Tekijä; Kertoja — 1 kappale
The Source, Volume 2 of 4 (1989) 1 kappale
The Source, Volume 4 of 4 (1989) 1 kappale
Alaska / Chesapeake / Texas (2001) 1 kappale
Carovane 1 kappale

Associated Works

Vaarallinen kesä (1960) — Johdanto, eräät painokset681 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
With Fire and Sword (1884) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset479 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1969-1975, Volume 2 (1998) — Avustaja — 270 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Conversations with Capote (1985) — Esipuhe — 235 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
South Pacific [1958 film] (1958) — Original book — 206 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Fodor's Hawaii (1986) — Johdanto, eräät painokset180 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Delilah (1941) — Johdanto — 167 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
On the Firing Line: The Public Life of Our Public Figures (1989) — Avustaja — 113 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
A Hawaiian Reader (1959) — Johdanto — 106 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
All We Did Was Fly to the Moon (History-alive series) (1985) — Esipuhe — 105 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Hokusai Sketchbooks: Selections from the Manga (1958) — Toimittaja — 98 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Thunder Gods: The Kamikaze Pilots Tell Their Story (1989) — Johdanto — 66 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Modern Japanese Prints: An Art Reborn (1956) — Johdanto — 64 kappaletta
James A. Michener's USA The People and the Land (1981) — Esipuhe — 59 kappaletta
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Avustaja — 52 kappaletta
Centennial [1978-1979 TV miniseries] (1978) — Original book — 47 kappaletta
South Pacific: Original 1949 Broadway Cast Recording (1949) — Original story — 46 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1989 v02 (1989) 33 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
How to Use the Power of the Printed Word (1985) — Tekijä — 30 kappaletta
Great World War II Stories: 50th Anniversary Collection (1989) — Avustaja — 30 kappaletta
Best South Sea Stories (1964) — Avustaja — 28 kappaletta
Pulitzer Prize Reader (1961) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta
Young Frederick Douglass: The Maryland Years (1980) — Esipuhe — 27 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Hawaii [1966 film] (1966) — Original story — 25 kappaletta
South Pacific [2001 TV movie] (2001) — Original story — 25 kappaletta
Animal Stories: Tame and Wild (1979) — Avustaja — 23 kappaletta
Sayonara [1957 film] (1957) — Original story — 22 kappaletta
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1975 v01 (1975) 21 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
A Treasury of Sea Stories (1948) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
The Undiscovered Zane Grey Fishing Stories (1983) — Johdanto — 20 kappaletta
The Constitution of the United States of America (1902) — Esipuhe — 17 kappaletta
Rogues of the South Seas (1700) — Esipuhe — 17 kappaletta
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1953 v04 (1953) — Avustaja — 16 kappaletta
James A. Michener's Texas [1994 film] (1994) — Original book — 15 kappaletta
Platte River Road Narratives (1988) — Esipuhe — 14 kappaletta
American in disguise (1971) — Esipuhe — 13 kappaletta
Why Man Explores (1976) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
American Men at Arms (1964) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Reader's Digest Today's Best Nonfiction 21 1992 (1992) — Tekijä — 10 kappaletta
Dynasty [1976 film] (1976) — Original book — 8 kappaletta
The Arts in Renewal (1951) 7 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Aggie Grey: A Samoan Saga (1988) — Esipuhe — 6 kappaletta
The Journey Prize Anthology 1 (1989) — Esipuhe — 5 kappaletta
The Graphic Work of Philip Evergood (1966) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Kishi and Japan: The Search for the Sun (1960) — Esipuhe — 4 kappaletta
The Hawaii Cookbook & Backyard Luau (1967) — Johdanto — 4 kappaletta
Gems from the Reader's Digest — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Edwin Pope Collection (1988) — Johdanto — 4 kappaletta
The New Roger Caras Treasury of Great Horse Stories (1999) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Until They Sail [1957 film] (1957) — Original story — 3 kappaletta
Something is missing (1955) — Jälkisanat — 2 kappaletta
Reader's Digest Auswahlbücher 1976-5 (1976) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Passport to World Band Radio 1989 (1988) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Tropenmond und Wüstensonne (1986) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Karhu@77: A Personal Tribute (2004) — Esipuhe — 1 kappale

Merkitty avainsanalla

Yleistieto

Virallinen nimi
Michener, James Albert
Hautapaikka
Austin Memorial Park, Austin, Texas, USA
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
USA
Syntymäpaikka
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA
Kuolinpaikka
Austin, Texas, USA
Kuolinsyy
kidney failure
Asuinpaikat
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA
Austin, Texas, USA
Koulutus
Swarthmore College
University of Northern Colorado
Ammatit
Schrijver
Suhteet
Uys, Errol Lincoln (assistent bij boek Het Verbond)
Organisaatiot
United States Navy (WWII)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Presidential Medal of Freedom(1977)
Honorary portrait image on a United States postage stamp(2008)
Pulitizer Prize(Fiction ∙ 1948)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
James A. Michener
- De wereld is mijn thuis
- Historische romans op basis van gedegen onderzoek
- Bewogen leven

James A. Michener (1907-1997) had geen makkelijke jeugd: hij verloor al zeer jong zijn ouders en kende als kind veel armoede. In de Tweede Wereldoorlog was hij onder meer piloot en beleefde enkele crashes. Over deze tijd schreef hij onder meer in Tales of the South Pacific (1947), zijn debuutroman die meteen bekroond werd met de Pulitzer Prize.

Het zijn meestal lijvige werken, maar de romans van Michener zijn nog altijd zeer de moeite waard. Hij schreef tientallen (overwegend) historische romans. Zijn verhalen gaan letterlijk de hele wereld over: de onderwerpen die hij behandelt betreffen vaak de geschiedenis van een bepaald land. Michener was zelf ook een fervent reiziger: zo heeft hij de meeste landen ter wereld wel bezocht.

Research
Het werk van Michener wordt gekenmerkt door grondige research en gedegen kennis van het onderwerp waarover hij schrijft. Meestal werkte hij jarenlang aan een boek.

Jäseniä

Keskustelut

Michener 'read alikes", Book Recommendations Requests (toukokuu 2022)
What Are You Reading The Week of 31 January 2015?, What Are You Reading Now? (heinäkuu 2015)

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There is an intimacy to James Michener's Iberia. The way he lovingly describes Spain from every angle and walk of life is a work of art and the photography, even though it is in black and white, is just gorgeous. Religion, art, history, bullfighting, theater, politics, architecture, education, transportation, tourism, ecology, labor, society, food, weather, dancing, fashion, family. I don't think there is a single subject that Michener doesn't touch upon. Michener is proud to call Iberia: Spanish Travels and Reflections the "book of a tourist". Indeed, he has experience as a world traveler. He spent time in Pakistan and the Soviet Union, to name a couple of places, so he developed a keen understanding of foreign cultures. This is demonstrated thoroughly in the pages of Iberia. Be forewarned! The information is extremely dated so it is hard to discern current fact from history. Is the cab situation as bad as it was in the 1960s? Michener's now and then comparisons were humorous considering how old Iberia has become. Here are a few more examples: Madrid used to be dark, but at the time Iberia was written, new streetlights lined the roads. What about now? Fashion prices used to be low. There were few elevators, but there were more newspapers. The drink of choice used to be wine. Now in the 1960s, people drink beer. Indeed, the 1960s seems fashionable, especially when remembering what a good year 1594 was...… (lisätietoja)
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SeriousGrace | 19 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 1, 2024 |
Volume two of Michener’s history of Texas begins in the mid-1800s, when the Indians were still raiding ranches and torturing captives and continues through to the modern day. It explores the establishment of the Texas forts, which allowed soldiers to protect the sparse population and bring much-needed relief from this threat. Next, Michener documents the discovery of oil and the rise of the wealthy oil company executives. Immigration problems at the southern border, which still exist today, are also addressed. Mostly, I found Michener’s novels to relate the deep pride and arrogance felt by the first settlers of this wild, complex state, one of the largest in the USA.… (lisätietoja)
 
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PaulaGalvan | Jun 26, 2024 |
Another popular history book, in fiction form, by the great James A. Michener. This one about the fascinating history of South Africa the only (aside from Rhodesia) nation created by Europeans in sub-Saharan Africa. I have only finished volume one - which guides the reader from the Dutch discovery and development of this southern most aspect of the continent through the kingship of the truly mental Shaka of what became the Zulu empire, which was north of the European colony. Emphasis is on the relationship of the Bushmen and the Hottentots with the Whiteman. The residents of that partof Africa were stone age people (hunter/gatherers) who, because of their tiny population and total lack of intellectual progress, were quickly overcome by the Hollanders and later the English. The early years, when the colonists were strictly ruled by the Dutch East India Company, were harshly and strictly regulated with all money and goods mandatorily paid over to the Company. Ultimately, the Boers escaped repression by moving into the vast unpopulated territories to the north - where they gradually came into contact and conflict with the Negro tribes which were expanding southward under the leadership of Shaka and then Dingane. It is important to note that the Negro tribes were not native to South Africa - it was the Bushmen (Khoi-Khoi and Khoi-San) and the Hottentots who were the original inhabitants of South Africa - both the Europeans and the Bantus were late (much later) arrivals to that area of the world.… (lisätietoja)
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BayanX | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 24, 2024 |
Japanese prints, landscapes, figures, early to modern
 
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