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Ballantine Books, Apr 1, 1986 - Fiction - 1024 pages
3 Reviews
"Michener's most ambitious work of fiction in theme and scope."
"Brilliantly written."
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  - byrd lady - Borders

michener did a fantastic job of taking us through the separation from england right through the revolution.following the adventures of the steed family through so many different adventures was riveting.once you pick this book up you won't want to put it down. Read full review


User Review  - Xan the Man - Borders

Like Centennial, I read this book for an English class. I liked it just as much as Covenant and Centennial. It is much like the other two books in style, but is set in the Chesapeake are on the ... Read full review

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About the author (1986)

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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