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This Noble Land
My Vision for America
By (author): James A. Michener Introduction by: Steve Berry
9780449226117 Paperback, Trade English General Trade POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy Mar 08, 2016
$21.00 CAD
Active 5.5 x 8.3 x 0.6 in 208 pages Random House Dial Press Trade Paperback
Classic Michener nonfiction, reissued in a gorgeous new edition, featuring a new introduction by Steve Berry.

In such modern classics as Chesapeake, Centennial, Hawaii, Alaska, and Texas, James A. Michener proved time and again that his understanding of and love for his country was unparalleled. This Noble Land is Michener’s most personal statement about America, an examination of the issues that threaten to fragment and undermine the nation—racial conflict, the widening gulf between rich and poor, the decline of education, the inadequacies of our health care system—as well as a thought-provoking prescription for sustaining our “outstanding success.” First published shortly before Michener’s death, This Noble Land stands as a wake-up call for a troubled era, infused with the wisdom and passion of a lifetime.

Story Locale: USA

Publication History: RH HC (1996); Dial Press TP (1997)

JAMES A. MICHENER, one of the world’s most popular writers, was the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tales of the South Pacific, the bestselling novels The Source, Texas, Chesapeake, The Covenant, and Hawaii, and the memoir The World Is My Home. Michener served on the advisory council to NASA and the International Broadcast Board, which oversees the Voice of America. Among dozens of awards and honors, he received America’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 1977, and an award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 1983 for his commitment to art in America. Michener died in 1997 at the age of ninety.

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“A book-length essay on the often worrying, often inspiring course of America in the nine decades of Michener’s life.”The Washington Post

“Michener is more interested in fixing the problems than in fixing the blame.”The Dallas Morning News

“Michener’s are the beach books that, unlike most other beach books, leave you smarter than you were when you started reading. Each delivers the product of all that research, doled out to the reader at just the right rate. You know right away who the bad guys are—the petty ones, the stingy ones. The heroes are generous and energetic and smart and, above all, unprejudiced. The real-life villains in This Noble Land are the people Michener perceives as ‘petty, mean and vengeful.’”St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Stirring . . . an admirable effort to define what has made our country great and how to preserve what is best about it.”Kirkus Reviews

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