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“Another of James Michener’s great mines of narrative, character and lore.”The Wall Street Journal
 
“[A] marvelous panorama of history seen in the lives of symbolic people of the ages . . . an emotionally and intellectually appealing book.”
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“Michener’s most ambitious work of fiction in theme and scope.”
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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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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dial Press Trade Paperback; Reprint edition (September 9, 2003)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 1024 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0812970438
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0812970432
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.7 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 1.84 x 8.2 inches
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James Albert Michener (/ˈmɪtʃnər/; February 3, 1907 - October 16, 1997) was an American author of more than 40 books, the majority of which were fictional, lengthy family sagas covering the lives of many generations in particular geographic locales and incorporating solid history. Michener was known for the popularity of his works; he had numerous bestsellers and works selected for Book of the Month Club. He was also known for his meticulous research behind the books.

Michener's novels include Tales of the South Pacific for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1948, Hawaii, The Drifters, Centennial, The Source, The Fires of Spring, Chesapeake, Caribbean, Caravans, Alaska, Texas and Poland. His non-fiction works include Iberia, about his travels in Spain and Portugal; his memoir titled The World Is My Home, and Sports in America. Return to Paradise combines fictional short stories with Michener's factual descriptions of the Pacific areas where they take place.

His first book was adapted as the popular Broadway musical South Pacific by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, and later as a film by the same name, adding to his financial success.

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