❮BOOKS❯ ✹ Hawaii ✯ Author James A. Michener – E17streets4all.co.uk An alternate cover edition for this ISBN can be found herePulitzer Prize–winning author James A Michener brings Hawaii’s epic history vividly to life in a classic saga that has captivated readers An alternate cover edition for this ISBN can be found herePulitzer Prize–winning author James A Michener brings Hawaii’s epic history vividly to life in a classic saga that has captivated readers since its initial publication in As the volcanic Hawaiian Islands sprout from the ocean floor the land remains untouched for centuries—until little than a thousand years ago Polynesian seafarers make the perilous journey across the Pacific flourishing in this tropical paradise according to their ancient traditions Then in the early nineteenth century American missionaries arrive bringing with them a new creed and a new way of life Based on exhaustive research and told in Michener’s immersive prose Hawaii is the story of disparate peoples struggling to keep their identity live in harmony and ultimately join together.
Tales of the South Pacific which inspired the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific won the Pulitzer Prize for FictionToward the end of his life he created the Journey Prize awarded annually for the year's best short story published by an emerging Canadian writer; founded an MFA program now named the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin; and made substantial contributions to the James A Michener Art Museum in Doylestown Pennsylvania best known for its permanent collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings and a room containing Michener's own typewriter books and various memorabiliaMichener's entry in Who's Who in America says he was born on Feb But he said in his memoirs that the circumstances of his birth remained cloudy and he did not know just when he was born or who his parents were.
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