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James A. Michener, 1907 - 1997 James Albert Michener was born on February 3, 1907 in Doylestown, Pa. He earned an A.B. from Swarthmore College, an A.M. from Colorado State College of Education, and an M.A. from Harvard University. He taught for many years and was an editor for Macmillan Publishing Company. His first book, "Tales of the South Pacific," derived from Michener's service in the Pacific in World War II, won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was the basis for the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical South Pacific, which won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Michener completed close to 40 novels. Some other epic works include "Hawaii," "Centennial," "Space," and "Caribbean." He also wrote a significant amount of nonfiction including his autobiography "The World Is My Home." Among his many other honors, James Michener received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. He was married to Patti Koon in 1935; they divorced in 1948. He married Vange Nord in 1948 (divorced 1955) and Mari Yoriko Sabusawa in 1955 (deceased 1994). He died in 1997 in Austin, Texas. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Tales of the South Pacific 1,698 copies, 31 reviews
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The Novel (Author) 834 copies, 17 reviews
Legacy 764 copies, 9 reviews
Journey 721 copies, 18 reviews
The Bridges at Toko-ri (Author) 645 copies, 10 reviews
Sayonara 553 copies, 10 reviews
The Bridge at Andau 496 copies, 6 reviews
Recessional 475 copies, 5 reviews
The World Is My Home: A Memoir 464 copies, 2 reviews
Return to Paradise 456 copies, 7 reviews
The Eagle and the Raven 337 copies, 3 reviews
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Sports in America 145 copies, 1 review
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Report of the County Chairman 41 copies, 2 reviews
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A Century of Sonnets 16 copies, 1 review
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The Dangerous Summer (Introduction, some editions) 616 copies, 7 reviews
With Fire and Sword (Foreword, some editions) 433 copies, 7 reviews
South Pacific [1958 film] (Original book) 167 copies, 2 reviews
Reading for Pleasure (Contributor) 47 copies
Range of Philosophy (Contributor) 47 copies
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Best South Sea Stories (Contributor) 26 copies
Animals Tame and Wild (some editions) 19 copies
Sayonara [1957 film] (Original story) 19 copies, 1 review
A Treasury of Sea Stories (Contributor) 18 copies
Dynasty [1976 film] (Original book) 7 copies
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