Most of them were novels, but there were other books as well - on sports, on politics, on travel, on geography, and on social analysis and, with all of that, michener never liked to be called an author he always said the term author suggested somebody who was living on his dignity on some lofty plateau he said a man. Buy the source by james a michener from amazon's fiction books store everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction synopsis in his signature style of grand storytelling, james michener sweeps us back through time to the very beginnings of the jewish faith, thousands of years ago. Buy summary & study guide the source a novel by james a michener: read 2 kindle store reviews - amazoncom. The trouble stemmed, i suppose, from his choice of a book on which to hang his observations jean-paul sartre's symposium le conflit israélo-arabe is a work in which the jewish half of the contributors wrote within the tradition of western polemic, defending their side with vigor but at the same time acknowledging error. Michener's major books include tales of the south pacific (for which he won the pulitzer prize for fiction in 1948), hawaii, the drifters, centennial, the source, the fires of spring, chesapeake, caribbean, caravans, alaska, texas, and poland his nonfiction works include his 1968 iberia about his travels in spain and. The source by james a michener, 9780375760389, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. I recently finished reading an amazing book about israel and jewish history, written over 20 years before i was born the source, by james a michener, is a thick tome spinning an intricate web of fictional stories spread out through the realistic history of a fictional tel called makor (hebrew for 'source') near. Review fascinating a wonderful rampage through history--the new york times james michener is something rare and valuable: an honorable craftsman doing honorable work he manages to make history vivid--the boston globe magnificent a superlative piece of writing both in scope and technique.
James a michener, author of the source, on librarything reporting vietnam: american journalism 1969-1975 (part two) (contributor) 211 copies, 1 review on the firing line: the public life of our public figures (contributor) 87 copies, 1 review south pacific [1958 film] (original book) 86 copies who's writing this. Read a free sample or buy the source by james a michener & steve berry you can read this book with ibooks on your iphone, ipad, ipod touch, or mac. When archaeologists begin uncovering relics in tell makor, they are also uncovering the lives of countless people who went before them slowly the archaeologists dig deeper and deeper past one find after another, backwards in history at each point, every amazing find comes alive with the possibilities of what lives and.
A prodigious author of prodigiously long novels (hawaii, centennial, the source) michener's covenant is yet another blockbuster -- a near 900-page novel on south africa that encompasses all of south african history and spans a period of 500 years it is this vast narrative sweep of almost epic. How to research a historical novel - examples from the work of james a michener i'm working parker and pfukani's high school text (history of southern africa) is a splendid modern summary, almost good enough for college freshmen devoutly one particular interest in the hendrina, lake chrissie, vaal source area. 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. James a michener biography - james albert michener (february 3, 1907 - james a michener biography and list of works - james a michener books.
Published in 1965 review this endless diorama of gods, graves and a scholar begins at the archaeological site of an american, cullinan, at makor (in old hebrew- the source) michener universally revered novelist james a michener (1907-1997) was forty before he decided on writing as a career prior to that, he had. This essay examines the structure of james michener's novel the source (1965) along with its incorporation of elements of various archaeological sites into the focal element of tell makor, the mound of the the germinal theme in the novel is tell makor, a name that derives from makor (maqor), the.
The source a novel by michener, james and a great selection of similar used, new and collectible books available now at abebookscom. Irrespective of the usual concerns a novelist faces, michener had to conduct an immense amount of research, sifting through thousands of years of conflict, mythology i greatly appreciated your summary of the book, which i found while searching for a christian version of michener's book, the source. One day he decided, enough is enough all the michener's are avid readers all the books he mentions were the same books grandmother michener had in her library she taught school in ohio and colorado i am like james, chosen by a michener to join the family there are fewer michener's of america. The source: a novel ebook: james a michener, steve berry: amazonca: kindle store review “fascinating a wonderful rampage through history”—the new york times “james michener is something rare and valuable: an honorable craftsman doing honorable work he manages to make history vivid”—the.
Overview the source: a novel by james a michener 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.
The source is a great starting point for christian readers to learn about israel in 1963, michener's visit to the holy land inspired him to write the novel “the source” the story takes the events still happened in a crusader castle, and he did outline the whole book, but there is also something more. Listen to source: a novel audiobook by james a michener stream and download the source: a novel unabridged audiobook summary: in the grand storytelling style that is his signature, james michener sweeps us back through time to the very beginnings of the jewish faith, thousands of years ago through the. About 2,000 years ago at a village in judaea, one of the smaller of the provinces that made up the mighty roman empire ” so begins “millennium”, or might have done, had james michener decided to seize the moment and write a history of the past 20 centuries in the form of a popular novel of, say.