This book covers the changing environment, politics, peoples, religion, and
economy of a small town in Colorado. These changes take place over several
hundred years as it follows the lives of several key players: A Native
American Chief, his daughter, trappers, farmers, pioneers, Cattle barons,
robber barons, businessmen, and, finally, politicians.... Poland
To say James Michener writes with a “formula” is probably an understatemet;
regardless, his historical novels are all completely absorbing. In “Poland,” Michener
uses his famed “timeline” formula to give us an exciting history of Poland and its peoples.
Michener covers eight important periods of their history. In so doing, he manages to
work in heroic deeds, tragic occurrences, and everyday deeds. Often called “the doormat
of Europe,” Polan... Recessional
A disgraced doctor, Andy Zorn, pulls up stacks and moves to a Florida retirement home called the Palms. Before arriving, he sees a lovely young woman who was struck by an automobile on an icy highway. Without his license, he feared helping her. His final decision to do something led to love and agony at the Palms. Then an aged undercover lawyer, whose obsession is uncovering scandals in nursing homes, decides to destroy all that Zorn believes in. Courage... The Bridges at Toko-Ri
The Bridges at Toko-Ri
James A. Michener
G.K. Hall & Co., 1953, 130 PP
The planes and ships of U.S. Navy Task Force 77 have a mission and that is to destroy the bridges at Toko-Ri in North Korea thereby slowing the flow of men and material to the communist forces in the south. But the bridges are located in a narrow valley between steep mountains and the air route in and out of the valley is heavily fortified.
At the height of the Vietnam War, young men had to make decisions too complicated for them know the repercussions of their actions. Should they evade the draft, or take their chances of avoiding the war by becoming professional students? The protagonist makes his decision to make a run for it. His heart's broken, but so is his future if he's drafted into the Army. He travels around the world, and along with six runaway drifters join in an orgy of dreams,... The Novel
Lukas Yoder struggles to become the novelist he envisions himself to be. He's superstitious and down to earth. After four misses, his fifth novel is a hit. He and his editor have faith in each other. When a corporate takeover transpires, Yoder jumps ship with his editor. The editor struggles to get Yoder's last novel published, and that of her husband. A critic enters the scene who has his own agenda, and challenges the works of Lukas Yoder. A tragedy st...