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 predecessors of four modern men and women, we experience the entire colorful history of the Jews, including the life of the early Hebrews and their persecutions, the impact of Christianity, the Crusades, and the Spanish Inquisition, all the way to the founding of present-day Israel and the Middle-East conflict.
"A sweeping chronology filled with excitement."
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
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I am an avid reader and my subjects include materials from most all genres. I read 75 to 150 books every year often more. This is absolutely the most incredible book I have ever read! It is a walk ... Read full review
This is a great writer! Michener is possibly the best historical fiction writer I've read. He has a unique style where he focuses on a place and the events that shaped the area. His dialog is a bit stiff, but easy to ignore, because no other writer is able to turn a region into a point of focus like Michener.
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