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Spanning four and a half centuries, James A. Michener's monumental saga chronicles the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its current reputation as one of America's most affluent, diverse, and provocative states. Among his finely drawn cast of characters, emotional and political alliances are made and broken, as the loyalties established over the course of each turbulent age inevitably collapse under the weight of wealth and industry. With Michener as our guide, Texas is a tale of patriotism and statesmanship, growth and development, violence and betrayal--a stunning achievement by a literary master.

Praise for Texas

"Fascinating." -- Time

"A book about oil and water, rangers and outlaws, frontier and settlement, money and power . . . [James A. Michener] manages to make history vivid." -- The Boston Globe

"A sweeping panorama . . . [Michener] grapples earnestly with the Texas character in a way that Texas's own writers often don't." -- The Washington Post Book World

"Vast, sprawling, and eclectic in population and geography, the state has just the sort of larger-than-life history that lends itself to Mr. Michener's taste for multigenerational epics." -- The New York Times
Publisher: New York : Dial Press Trade Paperbacks, [2014]
Edition: Dial Press Trade Paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©1985
ISBN: 9780375761416
Branch Call Number: FIC Miche
Characteristics: xvii, 1,429 pages : maps ; 21 cm


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Nov 15, 2017

The movie based on this great book, starring Charlton Heston, was horrible, and maybe should have been called "The Alamo." Whites act like Texas was "Theirs As Ordained By God" the instant they set foot on it, and that the Mexicans were invaders, even though it was part of Mexico. At the time of the Alamo battle, most of them had been there less than a generation, yet they acted like, and still act like, that it was the land that their distant ancestors died for.
When will whites give up this Unamerican "Above All Others" delusions about themselves, and stop thinking that "All Others" should worship the color of their skin?

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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