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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375761411, Paperback)In this magnificent historical novel, James A. Michener masterfully combines fact and fiction to present America’s richest, most expansive and diversified state. Spanning four and a half centuries, this monumental saga charts the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors, to its modern-day American character, shaped by oil and industry. A stunning achievement by a literary master, Texas is a tale of violence and conflict, patriotism and statesmanship, growth and development. Among Michener’s finely drawn cast of characters, emotional and political alliances are made and broken; loyalties are established over the course of Texas’s remarkable history, only to be betrayed by the expansion of wealth and industry. With Michener as our guide, this novel is as exciting as it is informative.
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Texas finds itself the site for many events from 1527 to the present, including the Battle of the Alamo. A richly compelling novel of a proud people eager to meet the marvelous challenge of the land, Texas is Michener's most magnificent achievement. This re-release of Michener's masterpiece ties in with the up-coming mini-series.
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