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"A book about oil and water, rangers and outlaws, Anglos and Hispanics, frontier and settlement, money and power...James Michener is something rare and valuable: an honorable craftsman doing honorable work....He manages to make history vivid and palatable to the reader." THE BOSTON GLOBE Texas. A land of sprawling diversity and unparalleled richness; a dazzling chapter in the history of our nation, a place like no other on earth. Through the remarkable lives of four families, this epic saga spans four centuries and two continents and charts the dramatic formation of several great dynasties from the age of the conquistadors to the present day. A richly compelling novel of a proud people eager to meet the challenge of the land, TEXAS is James Michener's most magnificent achievement.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1985
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780394541549
Branch Call Number: FIC Miche 05
Characteristics: xviii, 1096 p. :,map


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Dec 11, 2020

Exceptional portrayal of four centuries of history. Characters in this novel well developed. Hated for this to end

Dec 03, 2020

Two of the three copies of Michener's Texas are only copies of half of the book. Bar code 31978094554896 is volume 1. 615 pages. The two volumes were originally at Beech Grove Public library and are a two volume book club edition published by Random House. The third copy supposedly at Central Library is apparently missing at this time.
A great book by the way. I read it many year ago an now reading again. Best to read the two volume set in order.

Sep 29, 2012

Michener was one of our greatest writers, revealing history in a way no textbook could.


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FavouriteFiction Oct 14, 2009

This historical drama follows four families through four centuries and two continents.

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