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In his signature style of grand storytelling, James Michener sweeps us back through time to the very beginnings of the Jewish faith, thousands of years ago. Through the lineage of four modern men and women, we trace the colourful history of the Jews, including the life of the early Hebrews and their persecution, the impact of Christianity on the Jewish world, the Crusades, and the Spanish inquisition. Michener weaves his epic tale of love, strength, and faith until he at last arrives at the founding of present-day Israel and the modern Middle East conflict.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780375760389
ISBN-10: 0375760385
Format: Paperback
(201mm x 133mm x 32mm)
Pages: 908
Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - James A. Michener

Random House published James A Michener's first novel, THE FIRES OF SPRING in 1949, the same year the author was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC. Prior to becoming a writer, Michener had been an outstanding academic, and editor and a US Navy lieutenant commander in the Pacific theatre during WW2. He is the author of international bestsellers such as Centennial, Caribbean, Texas, Alaska and Mexico. He died in 1997.

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