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Fawcett Crest, 1987 - Fiction - 1038 pages
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Written as a tribute to America's bicentennial celebration. Centennial is an epic novel of the history, land, and people of Colorado. Centered around the fictional town of Centennial, the story contains an extensive cast of characters including Native Americans, French fur trappers, English noblemen, and American cowboys, all caught up in the dramatic events and violent conflicts that shaped the destiny of the legendary West.

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User Review  - peggy.s - LibraryThing

I read this book for the first time when it came out. I loved it then - and still do. I found that it did a great job of telling Colorado history - it just took everything that happened all over the ... Read full review

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

By this point, I knew that Michener was a very predictable producer. But I thought his take on the West, north of Texas would have at least one good gunfight in it. And it did. But I think this was the last of JAM that I read. Might turn over a few pages if I met it again. Read full review

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About the author (1987)

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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