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Caribbean

Michener, James A.

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ISBN 10: 0394565614 / ISBN 13: 9780394565613
Published by Random House, New York, 1989
Condition: Fair Hardcover
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Third printing. Signed by the author on a "The Campaign for Swarthmore 1985-1990 / James A. Michener '29" bookplate: "James A. Michener." Bound in orange cloth-covered boards with a floral design (here partially rubbed off) and a gold-lettered spine. Book is unmarked but otherwise flawed--spine is loose and slanted; hinge separating at the bottom inside front board; boards bumped, edgeworn, soiled. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $22.95); some edgewear. Brodart protected. Bookseller Inventory # 004012

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Title: Caribbean

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fair

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

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"A grand epic."
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Master storyteller James A. Michener sweeps us off to the Caribbean,with a magnificent novel that captures the eternal allure of that glittering string of islands and their tumultuous history. Beginning in 1310 and continuing through Columbus's arrival and the bloody slave revolt of Haiti to the rise of Castro, CARIBBEAN carries us through 700 dramatic years in a tale teeming with revolution and romance, slavery and superstition, heartfelt characters and thunderous destinies.
A Dual Main Slection of the Book-of-the-Month Club
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James A. Michener was one of the world’s most popular writers, the author of more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Tales of the South Pacific, the bestselling novels The Source, Hawaii, Alaska, Chesapeake, Centennial, Texas, Caribbean, and Caravans, and the memoir The World Is My Home. Michener served on the advisory council to NASA and the International Broadcast Board, which oversees the Voice of America. Among dozens of awards and honors, he received America’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 1977, and an award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 1983 for his commitment to art in America. Michener died in 1997 at the age of ninety.

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