Space by James A. Michener

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Space. It is the object of dreams and daring of countless men and women who have made it the last, great frontier of human endeavor. James Michener has brought the human touch to that exciting exploration by bringing to life six men and women. Their dedication to the space experience defines its complexities and fascination as no other writer can.

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James A. Michener (1907-1997) wrote nearly forty books in his lifetime, including such classics as Hawaii (1959), Centennial (1974), Space (1982), Texas (1985), and Alaska (1988), among others. He received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1948 for Tales of the South Pacific and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. His novels have sold in excess of seventy-five million copies worldwide.
Published January 1, 1982 by Secker & Warburg. 622 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Science & Math, History, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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America's space program, from WW II roots to the 1980s, is the subject of Michener's new mega-faction—so those readers who relished the dynasty/historical-romance aspects of his multi-century epics (Chesapeake, The Covenant, etc.) are likely to be disappointed by the smaller scope and quiet...

Sep 30 2011 | Read Full Review of Space

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But Space is readable, even in its prodigious length, and if that's the first test of a novel, then Michener has once again made the grade.

Jun 27 2010 | Read Full Review of Space


The best parts are those that hold closest to the truth or at least our memory of it: Garner as an ideal American man, Brown's portrait of emerging feminism and space as a symbol of innocence and ingenuity amid the turmoil of the '60s.

Apr 15 1985 | Read Full Review of Space

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