James A. Michener

James A. Michener

by A. Grove Day

Hardcover(2d ed)


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ISBN-13: 9780805771848
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 06/28/1977
Series: Twayne's United States Author Series
Edition description: 2d ed
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.68(w) x 8.35(h) x 0.79(d)

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James A. Michener 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
gmillar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Michener is one of my favorites and, when I found that A. Grove Day had published a biography about him, I had to have one. Dr. Day collaborated with Michener on the collection of biographical essays on some of the more violent and colorful reprobates in Pacific Region history. It was called "Rascals in Paradise" and I enjoyed it some twenty years ago.This book is stylistically simple but some of the syntax used was a bit awkward. Some passages I needed to read more than once to get the gist of what Dr. Day was saying. It seemed to improve as I got on towards the back of the book but that may be because I got used to the style and usage.Dr. Day discusses each of the major publications up to "Sports In America" and interlaces some anecdotal info on Michener's life as he prepared for and wrote each of the books addressed. I would have liked a bit more discussions on the four books he published on Japanese print making but, in all, I enjoyed more reading about one of my "main men".