Michener, James - Prose & Criticism
Texas
Texas
Paperback      ISBN: 0375761411
Spanning four centuries that encompass the formation of several great dynasties, an epic saga chronicles the development of the fortune-seeking Rusks, the wheeler-dealer Quimpers, the cotton empire of the Cobbs, and clan of the Garzas. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
The Watermen: Selections from Chesapeake
The Watermen
Selections from Chesapeake
Paperback      ISBN: 0812986849
In a tribute to the seafaring men of the Chesapeake Bay, narratives of local hunting, oystering, racing, and fighting are presented with evocative illustrations of the watermen at work and play

The World Is My Home: A Memoir
The World Is My Home
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 0812978137
James A. Michener was “a Renaissance man, adventurous, inquisitive, energetic, unpretentious and unassuming, with an encyclopedic mind and a generous heart” (The New York Times Book Review). Now, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of this literary legend’s birth, here is the story of his remarkable life, told by the man himself. In this exceptional memoir, James Michener describes the people, events, and ideas that have shaped his life. Moving backward and forward across time, he writes about the many strands of his experience: his passion for travel; his lifelong infatuation with literature, music, and painting; his liberal credo and his adventures in politics; and the hard work, headaches, and rewards of the writing life. Here at last is the real James Michener, plainspoken, wise, and enormously sympathetic, a man who can truly say, “The world is my home.” “A sweepingly interesting life . . . Whether he’s having an epiphany over a campout in New Guinea with head-hunting cannibals or getting politically charged by the melodrama of great opera, James A. Michener’s world is a place and a time worth reading about.” –The Christian Science Monitor “There are splendid yarns about his wartime doings in the South Pacific. There are hilarious cautionary tales about his service on government commissions. There are wonderful inside stories from the publishing business. And always there is Michener himself–analyzing his own character, assessing himself as a writer, chronicling his intellectual life, giving advice to young writers.” –Cleveland Plain Dealer “Michener’s own life makes one of his most engaging tales–a classic American success story.” –Entertainment Weekly