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Author photo. Attending 50th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec.7, 1991 (DoD photo by JO1 Robert Wilson, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, DN-SC-92-05368)

Attending 50th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec.7, 1991 (DoD photo by JO1 Robert Wilson, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, DN-SC-92-05368)

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James A. Michener
- De wereld is mijn thuis
- Historische romans op basis van gedegen onderzoek
- Bewogen leven

James A. Michener (1907-1997) had geen makkelijke jeugd: hij verloor al zeer jong zijn ouders en kende als kind veel armoede. In de Tweede Wereldoorlog was hij onder meer piloot en beleefde enkele crashes. Over deze tijd schreef hij onder meer in Tales of the South Pacific (1947), zijn debuutroman die meteen bekroond werd met de Pulitzer Prize.

Het zijn meestal lijvige werken, maar de romans van Michener zijn nog altijd zeer de moeite waard. Hij schreef tientallen (overwegend) historische romans. Zijn verhalen gaan letterlijk de hele wereld over: de onderwerpen die hij behandelt betreffen vaak de geschiedenis van een bepaald land. Michener was zelf ook een fervent reiziger: zo heeft hij de meeste landen ter wereld wel bezocht.

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Het werk van Michener wordt gekenmerkt door grondige research en gedegen kennis van het onderwerp waarover hij schrijft. Meestal werkte hij jarenlang aan een boek.
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