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Chesapeake

A Novel

by James A. Michener Author · Steve Berry Author of introduction, etc.

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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.
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii.

Praise for Chesapeake

"Another of James Michener's great mines of narrative, character and lore."The Wall Street Journal

"[A] marvelous panorama of history seen in the lives of symbolic people of the ages . . . An emotionally and intellectually appealing book."The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Michener's most ambitious work of fiction in theme and scope."The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Magnificently written . . . one of those rare novels that is enthusiastically passed from friend to friend."—Associated Press

Publication Details

Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:
The Dial Press
Publication Date:
2013

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James A. Michener (Author)

James A. Michener was one of the world's most popular writers, the author of more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Pulitzer Prize--winning Tales of the South Pacific, the bestselling novels The Source, Hawaii, Alaska, Ches...

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