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"A book about oil and water, rangers and outlaws, Anglos and Hispanics, frontier and settlement, money and power...James Michener is something rare and valuable: an honorable craftsman doing honorable work....He manages to make history vivid and palatable to the reader." THE BOSTON GLOBE Texas. A land of sprawling diversity and unparalleled richness; a dazzling chapter in the history of our nation, a place like no other on earth. Through the remarkable lives of four families, this epic saga spans four centuries and two continents and charts the dramatic formation of several great dynasties from the age of the conquistadors to the present day. A richly compelling novel of a proud people eager to meet the challenge of the land, TEXAS is James Michener's most magnificent achievement.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1985
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780394541549
Branch Call Number: FIC Miche 05
Characteristics: xviii, 1096 p. :,map


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Nov 15, 2017

The movie based on this great book, starring Charlton Heston, was horrible, and maybe should have been called "The Alamo." Whites act like Texas was "Theirs As Ordained By God" the instant they set foot on it, and that the Mexicans were invaders, even though it was part of Mexico. At the time of the Alamo battle, most of them had been there less than a generation, yet they acted like, and still act like, that it was the land that their distant ancestors died for.
When will whites give up this Unamerican "Above All Others" delusions about themselves, and stop thinking that "All Others" should worship the color of their skin?

Sep 29, 2012

Michener was one of our greatest writers, revealing history in a way no textbook could.


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FavouriteFiction Oct 14, 2009

This historical drama follows four families through four centuries and two continents.

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