America

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Universe Publishing, Jan 1, 1996 - Travel - 192 pages
This book is a joyous celebration! Its sparkling photographs remind us of the extraordinary land our nation occupies, and a review of them shows us how fortunate we are to live where we do.

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Contents

OUR AMERICA
17
SHORELINES
106
ROADWAYS
130
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Jake Rajs's commercial assignments have taken him to exotic locations around the world and have led to publication in Life, Esquire, Omni, Travel and Leisure, GEO, Camera 35, and Reader's Digest, among other magazines. Named Reader's Digest's "Best American Photographer," his previous Rizzoli titles include These United States, America, Manhattan: An Island in Focus, Cherry Blossoms, and Atlantic.

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 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.

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