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Centennial (1974)

by James A. Michener

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Fiction. Literature. Thriller. Historical Fiction. HTML:Written to commemorate the Bicentennial in 1976, James A. Michener’s magnificent saga of the West is an enthralling celebration of the frontier. Brimming with the glory of America’s past, the story of Colorado—the Centennial State—is manifested through its people: Lame Beaver, the Arapaho chieftain and warrior, and his Comanche and Pawnee enemies; Levi Zendt, fleeing with his child bride from the Amish country; the cowboy, Jim Lloyd, who falls in love with a wealthy and cultured Englishwoman, Charlotte Seccombe. In Centennial, trappers, traders, homesteaders, gold seekers, ranchers, and hunters are brought together in the dramatic conflicts that shape the destiny of the legendary West—and the entire country.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii.
 
Praise for Centennial
 
“A hell of a book . . . While he fascinates and engrosses, Michener also educates.”Los Angeles Times
 
“An engrossing book . . . imaginative and intricate . . . teeming with people and giving a marvelous sense of the land.”The Plain Dealer
 
“Michener is America’s best writer, and he proves it once again in Centennial. . . . If you’re a Michener fan, this book is a must. And if you’re not a Michener fan, Centennial will make you one.”The Pittsburgh Press
 
“An absorbing work . . . Michener is a superb storyteller.”BusinessWeek.
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Historical Fiction
  BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
This is the book that started my love affair with history, and made me pursue a degree in history. My 8th grade Social Studies teacher made us read this while she was lecturing about the westward expansion. ( )
  Colleen.Greene | Dec 17, 2023 |
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  archivomorero | Dec 15, 2022 |
Good storytelling and researched, as always by Michener. ( )
  MGADMJK | Aug 27, 2021 |
A pretty complete portrait of this area of the world. Starting with the geology through dinosaurs, the Indians to the ranchers and the onset of the white man no aspect is left out. Not for the faint of heart took about a month to listen to it, but worth it. ( )
  charlie68 | Jul 15, 2020 |
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Voor drie voortreffelijke journalisten in Colorado
Floyd Merril van Greeley, die me de rivieren heeft laten zien;
Otto Unfug van Sterling, die me veel over het vee heeft geleerd; Clyde Stanley van Keota, die me naar de prairie heeft geleid.
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To Three distinguished Colorado newspapermen:
Floyd Merrill of Greeley, who showed me the rivers;
Otto Unfug of Sterling, who taught me about cattle;
Clyde Staley of Keota, who introduced me to the prairie.
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Only another writer, someone who had worked his heart out on a good book which sold three thousand copies, could appreciate the thrill that overcame me one April morning in 1973 when Dean Rivers of our small college in Georgia appeared at my classroom door.
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Fiction. Literature. Thriller. Historical Fiction. HTML:Written to commemorate the Bicentennial in 1976, James A. Michener’s magnificent saga of the West is an enthralling celebration of the frontier. Brimming with the glory of America’s past, the story of Colorado—the Centennial State—is manifested through its people: Lame Beaver, the Arapaho chieftain and warrior, and his Comanche and Pawnee enemies; Levi Zendt, fleeing with his child bride from the Amish country; the cowboy, Jim Lloyd, who falls in love with a wealthy and cultured Englishwoman, Charlotte Seccombe. In Centennial, trappers, traders, homesteaders, gold seekers, ranchers, and hunters are brought together in the dramatic conflicts that shape the destiny of the legendary West—and the entire country.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii.
 
Praise for Centennial
 
“A hell of a book . . . While he fascinates and engrosses, Michener also educates.”Los Angeles Times
 
“An engrossing book . . . imaginative and intricate . . . teeming with people and giving a marvelous sense of the land.”The Plain Dealer
 
“Michener is America’s best writer, and he proves it once again in Centennial. . . . If you’re a Michener fan, this book is a must. And if you’re not a Michener fan, Centennial will make you one.”The Pittsburgh Press
 
“An absorbing work . . . Michener is a superb storyteller.”BusinessWeek.

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