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James A. Michener

James A. (Albert) Michener , born around 1907, won the Pulitzer Prize for his first fiction, Tales of the South Pacific. The bestselling book was adapted into the popular musical and film, South Pacific. Michener's numerous bestselling novels also included The Source, Centennial, Texas, Hawaii, and Chesapeake. He also successfully wrote non-fiction, including travel stories and a memoir. Michener grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and graduated summa cum laude from Swarthmore College. Following graduation, he traveled in Europe, and taught English at several private high schools. Michener returned to school at Colorado State Teachers College (now known as the University of Northern Colorado) to earn a master's degree. He taught there and at Harvard before working as an editor. Michener served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, traveling throughout the South Pacific Ocean on numerous missions. His experiences in the Pacific inspired Tales of the South Pacific. Though he tried a career in politics, Michener found greatest success in writing. During his lifetime, he sold an estimated seventy-five million books worldwide. His novel Hawaii was adapted into a film, and Centennial became a hit twelve-part mini-series. Michener also wrote screenplays, including Sayonara and The Bridges of Toko-Ri. Michener donated much of his earnings, sharing over $100 million with numerous beneficiaries. He died in 1997.

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Tales of the South Pacific

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The Covenant

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Caravans: A Novel of Afghanistan

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The Drifters

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Journey 0449218473 Book Cover

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The Bridge at Andau

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Recessional

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The Eagle and the Raven

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The Bridges at Toko-Ri

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Return to Paradise 0449206505 Book Cover

Return to Paradise

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The World Is My Home: A Memoir 0679401342 Book Cover

The World Is My Home: A Memoir

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The Novel 0449221431 Book Cover

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Kent State: What Happened and Why 0394471997 Book Cover

Kent State: What Happened and Why

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Creatures of the Kingdom 0679413677 Book Cover

Creatures of the Kingdom

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Alaska/Hawaii

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The Fires of Spring 0449206491 Book Cover

The Fires of Spring

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Legacy 0394564324 Book Cover

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This Noble Land 0449226115 Book Cover

This Noble Land

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