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by James A. Michener

As Major Norman Starr is about to appear before a congressional committee to publicly account for his covert actions, he recalls the heritage of his ancestors and the role they played in the true glory of America. Bestselling author James Michener has painted a timeless family portrait and an eloquent lesson in American history."Michener is a master storyteller."MILWAUKEE JOURNALFrom the Paperback edition.
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ISBN: 0394565266
ISBN13: 978-0394565262
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: James A. Michener
Language: English
Publisher: Random House; 1st ed edition (August 12, 1987)
Pages: 176 pages
ePUB size: 1425 kb
FB2 size: 1543 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 520
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Although I have found many of Michener's novels to be entertaining and historically correct, this little book has made the greatest impression. In my estlmation, it should be in every middle school in the country. Written by one of our foremost authors, it should be a must for students from sixth grade up. We need to remind our young people how important and relevant our Constitution and Bill of Rights are today, or we may lose even more freedoms. Easy to read and understand.
I love history and this book explains very easily a great chapter in the history of humankind. I read it long time ago, then I lend it and lost it (nobody returns a book, hahahaha!) and now I recovered it and read it again. Thanks
I like everything Michener...will keep reading until I get them all...
The book arrived new as stated but with water stains, although still acceptable.

Shipping was extremely slow. Seller did not correspond or reply to inquiries.
Typical Michener. Absorbing, informative, interesting. I love this author. Never been bored reading Michener.
I have read many books by Michener over the years and this was certainly not among his best works. It felt contrived and manufactured and not really believable at all. The back story concerning a :"present day" individual who was being investigated for his role in the Iran-Contra affair was also very irritating - especially since that part of the story was left unresolved. In fact, it seemed to imply that since the individual was a member of a family with a long historical tradition that he couldn't possibly be guilty even while everything that was said about that part of the story made it clear that he probably deserved to be in prison for multiple felonies.

Beyond that, the author's style in this book heavily deviated from many of his past works. It was if he was in a hurry to get the book done and really didn't care that his prose style was stilted and awkward as he tried to weave between the past and the "present".

So I didn't like it very much. But it was just one book and I have other's by this author on my shelf that I will be reading in coming months that I know will be better than this one.
I really liked this book. Tied together so much of our great history in the U.S.