The Source

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Fawcett Crest, 1983 - Fiction - 1088 pages
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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."

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I love Michener's research and writing. - Goodreads
Lots of brutal visuals in this one. - Goodreads
A great insight into a great land's history. - Goodreads
Good read and very educational. - Goodreads
This is epic in storytelling and epic in its size. - Goodreads
For me, it was hard to read too much of it at one time. - Goodreads
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Dramatic, with movielike scenes. There's romance, intrigue, drama, action, bloodshed, name it, and it's probably there! Bravo Michener!

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User Review  - Teresa Kennedy - Goodreads

I loved this book at first and couldn't put it down.... until the story got to the crusades. I felt like the character development started to peter out in the future generations. I may try picking it up again to see if I feel differently Read full review


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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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