The Covenant by James A. Michener

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Set in South Africa, beginning 15,000 years ago and ending with the Boer War, this is a novel about people caught up in the march of world history. It is a story of adventure and heroism, love and loyalty, and cruelty and betrayal.

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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 March 18, 2014 by The Dial Press. 1201 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, War, Crime. Fiction

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Is this 900-page South Africa saga much more spotty and ill-shaped than Chesapeake and Centennial—or does it just seem so because we can't automatically fill in the gaps of history ourselves this time?

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