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The Covenant

Michener, James A.

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ISBN 10: 0394505050 / ISBN 13: 9780394505053
Published by Random House, 1980
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one of 500 numbered copies signed by Michener. spine is a little rubbed and sunfaded else a nearly fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 59890

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Title: The Covenant

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardbound

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First.

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A fast-paced saga weaves fact and fiction in a journey through fifteen thousand years of South African history, focusing on Willem van Doorn and ten generations of his descendants as they live through the region's endless racial conflicts

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Adventurers, scoundrels and missionaries. The best and worst of two continents carve an empire out of the vast wilderness that is to become South Africa. For hundreds of years, their rivalries and passions spill across the land. From the first Afrikaners to the powerful Zulu nation, and the missionaries who lived with both--all of them will influence and take part in the wars and politics that will change a nation forever.
THE COVENANT: generations of people who forge a new world in a story of adventure and heroism, love and loyalty, cruelty and betrayal.

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