Chesapeake

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Fawcett Crest, Apr 1, 1986 - Fiction - 1024 pages
23 Reviews
"Michener's most ambitious work of fiction in theme and scope."
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
"Brilliantly written."
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Once again James A. Michener brings history to life with this 400-year saga of America's great bay and its Eastern Shore. Following Edmund Steed and his remarkable family, who parallel the settling and forming of the nation, CHESAPEAKE sweeps readers from the unspoiled world of the Native Americans to the voyages of Captain John Smith, the Revolutionary War, and right up to modern times.
 

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User Review  - Kate Kelly - Goodreads

My second Michener didn't disappoint. His books, though long, aren't hard to read and the interwoven plots and stories keep things interesting. I liked the in depth look at the 17th, 18th, and first ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sandra - Goodreads

This was the first Michener novel I read, most likely because my mother was reading it and I picked up the books she was reading while she was doing other things. Sometimes they were VERY eye-opening ... Read full review

Contents

1583
1
1608
49
The Island
64
1636
137
1661
188
The Cliff
212
1701
271
1773
365
Widows Walk
534
1832
565
The SlaveBreaker
599
1837
641
1886
741
1938
822
Ordeal by Fire
836
1976
921

1811
468
1822
517
1978
995
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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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