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James A. Michener

American author

1907   -   1997

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Swarthmore College, University of Northern Colorado, University of St Andrews
occupation: writer, military officer, novelist, screenwriter, autobiographer
award received: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Presidential Medal of Freedom, St. Louis Literary Award, Common Wealth Award of Distinguished Service, Distinguished Americans series, Golden Plate Award

James Albert Michener (; February 3, 1907 – October 16, 1997) was an American author of more than 40 books, most of which were fictional, lengthy family sagas covering the lives of many generations in particular geographic locales and incorporating solid history. Michener had numerous bestsellers and works selected for Book of the Month Club, and was 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, Space, 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 eponymous feature films in 1958 and 2001, adding to his financial success. He also wrote an analysis of the United States' Electoral College system in a book which condemned it, entitled Presidential Lottery: The Reckless Gamble in Our Electoral System. It was published in 1969, and republished in 2014 and 2016.
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works

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Texas

novel by James A. Michener

author: James A. Michener

1985

Caribbean

novel by James A. Michener

author: James A. Michener

1989

Alaska

novel by James A. Michener

author: James A. Michener

1988

Caravans

novel by James A. Michener

author: James A. Michener

1963

Centennial

novel by James A. Michener

author: James A. Michener

1974

Hawaii

novel by James A. Michener

author: James A. Michener

1959

Legacy

1987 novel by James A. Michener

author: James A. Michener

1987

Literary Reflections

book by James A. Michener

author: James A. Michener

1993

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