Authors > James A. Michener

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Tales of the South Pacific

This thrilling work invites the reader to enter the exotic world of the South Pacific and luxuriate in the endless ocean, the coconut palms, the waves breaking into spray. And yet here also are the men and women caught up in the heady drama of World War II: the young Marine who falls for a beautiful Tonkinese girl; the Navy nurse whose prejudices are challenged by a French aristocrat; and all the soldiers and sailors preparing for war against the seemingly peaceful backdrop of a tropical paradise.

Year: 1947     Genre: WWII: Pacific Theater

The Bridges at Toko-Ri

Young and innocent, they arrive in a place they have barely ever heard of, on a ship massive enough to carry planes and helicopters. Trained as professionals, they prepare for the rituals of war that countless men before them have endured, and face the same fears. They are American fighter pilots. Together they face an enemy they do not understand, knowing their only hope for survival is to win.

Year: 1953     Genre: Korean War


As the volcanic Hawaiian Islands sprout from the ocean floor, the land remains untouched for centuries--until, little more than a thousand years ago, Polynesian seafarers make the perilous journey across the Pacific, flourishing in this tropical paradise according to their ancient traditions. Then, in the early nineteenth century, American missionaries arrive, bringing with them a new creed and a new way of life.

Year: 1959     Genre: Historical


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. 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.

Year: 1974     Genre: Gold RushHistoricalWesterns

Feb 03, 1907 -- Oct 16, 1997

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Series, Characters

-- -- 1947Tales of the South Pacific WWII: Pacific Theater
-- -- 1950Return to Paradise AdventureShort Stories
-- -- 1953The Bridges at Toko-Ri Korean War
-- -- 1957The Bridge at Andau 
-- -- 1959Hawaii Historical
-- -- 1965The Source Historical
-- -- 1971The Drifters 
-- -- 1974Centennial Gold RushHistoricalWesterns
-- -- 1982Space Technological Thriller
-- -- 1983Poland Historical
-- -- 1985Texas HistoricalWesterns
-- -- 1988Alaska HistoricalWesterns
-- -- 1989Journey Gold Rush
-- -- 1992Mexico Historical