Centennial

Centennial

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"Michener is America's best writer, and he proves it once again in CENTENNIAL." THE PITTSBURGH PRESS A stunning panorama of the West, CENTENNIAL is an enthralling celebration of our country, brimming with the glory and the greatness of the American past that only bestselling author James Michener could bring to stunning life. From the Native Americans, the migrating white men and women, the cowboys, and the foreigners, it is a story of trappers, traders, homesteaders, gold seekers, ranchers, and hunters--all caught up in the dramatic events and violent conflicts that shaped the destiny of our legendary West.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [1974]
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780394479705
039447970X
9780394493459
0394493451
Branch Call Number: PZ3.M583 Ce
Characteristics: x, 909 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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Written to celebrate the Bicentennial in 1976, Michener's saga of the West tells the story of the American frontier through the history of Colorado, the Centennial State. Also available as an eBook and Audiobook.


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Mar 02, 2018

900 page historical novel that changes the names of the major characters/places in history so you have to figure out for yourself who/what the hell this is all about. And the book is a musical also with people bursting into song all through the novel which interrupts the flow (like a Pynchon novel). And the final chapter turns into a maudlin love story? This book could have been much better and didn't need to be so long. Some elaborations go too far. It's a good book I read as more of a challenge to prove people in this day and age still read long novels. Old people have for years acted superior for reading Michener. Big Whoop. I'm interested in past events of the world therefore I am(stupid). This novel took me three weeks to finish. Plodding, relentless, boring, and when it's all over you wonder if you comprehended anything or could have been more thorough. A bit like life.

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