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“Another of James Michener’s great mines of narrative, character and lore.”—The Wall Street Journal
“[A] marvelous panorama of history seen in the lives of symbolic people of the ages . . . an emotionally and intellectually appealing book.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Michener’s most ambitious work of fiction in theme and scope.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Magnificently written . . . one of those rare novels that are enthusiastically passed from friend to friend.”—Associated Press --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
George Grizzard's distinguished career includes Broadway performances in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and California Suite. His film work includes Advise and Consent and Comes a Horseman. His many television appearances include his portrayal of John Adams in PBS's The Adams Chronicles and The Oldest Living Graduate, for which he won an Emmy Award. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
What a treasure chest of history! 400 years of vibrant characters, marvelous stories, important history revealed in a tremendously enjoyable and readable fashion. Read morePublished on Nov. 30 2003 by A. J Smith
People from the western shore sneer and ignore me if I say I'm from the Eastern Shore. I'm not really from there--just spent a number of years there. Doesn't matter. Read morePublished on Jan. 28 2003 by ED Detetcheverrie
I'm a Michener fan, but this is the best of the best in my humble opinion.
As I write this, I'm waiting for a confirmation of my reservation to spend a long weekend in... Read more
First off, let me say this was the first Michener book that I ever read. I'm in the 10th grade, and we were given a long list of books to choose from, only a few of which were... Read morePublished on Dec 20 2002 by B. Tucek
I read James Michener's CHESAPEAKE for the first time while I lay in a hospital bed recovering from my first total hip replacement. Read morePublished on May 5 2002 by Beverly J. Scott
This is the first book by Michener that I have read. Having lived in Maryland for 6 years now I was interested in the history of the Chesapeake so I chose his book to better... Read morePublished on March 11 2002
I've lived in Virginia Beach for 5 years and love the area for it's diversity. However, I've only just begun to truly appreciate this area by reading James Michener's Chesapeake. Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2002