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Chesapeake a novel /

In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America's Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age. In the early 1600s, young Edmund Steed is desperate to escape religious persecution in England. After joining Captain John Smith on a harrowing journey across the Atlantic, Steed makes a life for himself in the New World, establishing a remarkable dynasty that parallels the emergence of America. Through the extraordinary tale of one man's dream, Michener tells intertwining stories of family and national heritage, introducing us along the way to Quakers, pirates, planters, slaves, abolitionists, and notorious politicians, all making their way through American history in the common pursuit of freedom. Praise for Chesapeake "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 is enthusiastically passed from friend to friend."'Associated Press From the Paperback edition.

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  • "Escaping religious persecution in England in 1611, Edmund Steed flees his native England to find freedom in the New World by joining Captain Smith's brave journey to Virginia. Steed produces a remarkable family, whose life parallels the settling and forming of the nation. And their lives, in turn, touch on so many others. Bestseller. 1979, c1978."
  • "A novel concerned with the history of the Chesapeake Bay area, following the lives of fictional Indians and white settlers and their descendants."
  • "In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America's Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age. In the early 1600s, young Edmund Steed is desperate to escape religious persecution in England. After joining Captain John Smith on a harrowing journey across the Atlantic, Steed makes a life for himself in the New World, establishing a remarkable dynasty that parallels the emergence of America. Through the extraordinary tale of one man's dream, Michener tells intertwining stories of family and national heritage, introducing us along the way to Quakers, pirates, planters, slaves, abolitionists, and notorious politicians, all making their way through American history in the common pursuit of freedom. Praise for Chesapeake "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 is enthusiastically passed from friend to friend."'Associated Press From the Paperback edition."@en
  • "The four-hundred-year saga of America's Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the present. The central scene of Michener's historical novel is that section of Maryland's Eastern shore, hardly more than 10 miles square. To this point come the founders of families that will dominate the story. A panoramic narrative of human and animal life on Maryland's Eastern Shore focuses on a ten-square-mile area at the mouth of the Choptank River and the families that settle there, from 1583 to the present."@en
  • "The four-hundred-year saga of America's Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the present. The central scene of Michener's historical novel is that section of Maryland's Eastern shore, hardly more than 10 miles square. To this point come the founders of families that will dominate the story. A panoramic narrative of human and animal life on Maryland's Eastern Shore focuses on a ten-square-mile area at the mouth of the Choptank River and the families that settle there, from 1583 to the present."
  • "A panoramic narrative of human and animal life on Maryland's Eastern Shore focuses on a ten-square-mile area at the mouth of the Choptank River and the families that settle there, from 1583 to the present."
  • "A panoramic narrative of human and animal life on Maryland's Eastern Shore focuses on a ten-square-mile area at the mouth of the Choptank River and the families that settle there, from 1583 to the present."@en
  • "A panoramic narrative of human and animal life on Maryland's Eastern Shore, focuses on a ten-square-mile area at the mouth of the Choptank River and the families that settle there, from 1583 to the present."
  • "Escaping religious persecution in England in 1611, Edmund Steel flees his native England to find freedom in the New World by joining Captain Smith's brave journey to Virginia. Steed produces a remarkable family, who lives parallel the settling and forming of the nation. And their lives in turn touch on so many others: Edwards Paxmore, his Quaker family, and abolitionist wife; the slave Cudjo and his wife Eden, who achieve freedom and become major figures in their community; pirates, planters, and famous politicians, all struggling through the Revolutionary War, the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, and the fascination weave of history as it was lived by Americans."@en
  • "Chronicles four centuries of life on Maryland's Eastern Shore through the interwoven stories of three families and the Indians, Blacks, and Irish immigrants with whom they interact."@en
  • "Abridged."

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  • "History."@en
  • "History."
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  • "Electronic books."
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  • "Fiction."
  • "Fiction."@en
  • "Powieść historyczna amerykańska"
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  • "Fiction"
  • "Historical fiction."
  • "Historical fiction."@en
  • "History"@en
  • "History"
  • "Historical fiction"@en

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  • "Chesapeake a novel /"
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  • "Chesapeake /"
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  • "Chesapeake : a novel /"@en
  • "Chesapeake : a novel /"
  • "Chesapeake : roman /"
  • "Chesapeake."
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