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Fawcett Crest, Jul 12, 1988 - Fiction - 288 pages
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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."

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User Review  - Jen Selinsky - Goodreads

Major Norman Starr prepares, as he is informed, that he must appear before Congress to explain his covert actions. Norman then recalls his ancestors, who played a major part in contributing to the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Adam K. - Goodreads

I really like Michener, but his shorter works tend to leave me unsatisfied. This one is just preachy and boring, and to give the full impact of the lesson it's trying to teach, it includes the full Constitution at the end, as if you couldn't find it everywhere else. Read full review

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About the author (1988)

Universally revered novelist James A. Michener was forty before he decided on writing as a career. Prior to that, he had been an outstanding academic, an editor, and a U.S. Navy lieutenant commander in the Pacific Theater during World War II. His first book, Tales of the South Pacific, won a Pulitzer Prize and became the basis of the award-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. In the course of the next forty years Mr. Michener wrote such monumental bestsellers as Sayonara, The Bridges at Toko-Ri, Hawaii, The Source, Chesapeake, Centennial, Texas, Alaska, Caribbean, and Mexico.
Decorated with America's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Mr. Michener served on the Advisory Council to NASA, held honorary doctorates in five fields from thirty leading universities, and received an award from the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities for his continuing commitment to art in America. James A. Michener died on October 16, 1997.

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