Chesapeake

Chesapeake

eBook - 2007
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In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America's Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age. In the early 1600s, young Edmund Steed is desperate to escape religious persecution in England. After joining Captain John Smith on a harrowing journey across the Atlantic, Steed makes a life for himself in the New World, establishing a remarkable dynasty that parallels the emergence of America. Through the extraordinary tale of one man's dream, Michener tells intertwining stories of family and national heritage, introducing us along the way to Quakers, pirates, planters, slaves, abolitionists, and notorious politicians, all making their way through American history in the common pursuit of freedom. Praise for Chesapeake "Another of James Michener's great mines of narrative, character and lore."--The Wall Street Journal "[A] marvelous...
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2007
Branch Call Number: E-Book
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Aug 14, 2017

This book is a prime example of Michener's gift for story-telling and his supremacy at so doing; compared to him, our best writers today, James Patterson and John Grisham are ingenues.

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