The Source

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Fawcett Crest, 1983 - Fiction - 1088 pages
"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 [fictional] site of Tell Makor, Michener vividly re-creates life in an ancient city and traces the profound history of the Jewish people--from the persecution of the early Hebrews, the rise of Christianity, and the Crusades to the founding of Israel and the modern conflict in the Middle East, An epic tale of love, strength, and faith, The Source is a richly written saga that encompasses the history of Western civilization and the great religious and cultural ideas that have shaped our world."--Back cover of paperback reprint.

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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

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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. 


The Tell
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King of the Jews
The Law
A Day in the Life of a Desert Rider
The Fires of Ma Coeur 693
The Saintly Men of Safed
Twilight of an Empire
Rebbe Itzik and the Sabra 919
The Tell

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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 World Is My Home. Michener served on the advisory council to NASA and the International Broadcast Board, which oversees the Voice of America. Among dozens of awards and honors, he received America's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 1977, and an award from the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 1983 for his commitment to art in America. Michener died in 1997 at the age of ninety.

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