Written to commemorate the Bicentennial in 1976, James A. Michener s magnificent saga of the West" "is an enthralling celebration of the frontier. Brimming with the glory of America s past, the story of Colorado the Centennial State is manifested through its people: Lame Beaver, the Arapaho chieftain and warrior, and his Comanche and Pawnee enemies; Levi Zendt, fleeing with his child bride from the Amish country; the cowboy, Jim Lloyd, who falls in love with a wealthy and cultured Englishwoman, Charlotte Seccombe. In "Centennial, " trappers, traders, homesteaders, gold seekers, ranchers, and hunters are brought together in the dramatic conflicts that shape the destiny of the legendary West and the entire country.
Praise for "Centennial"
A hell of a book . . . While he fascinates and engrosses, Michener also educates. "Los Angeles Times"
An engrossing book . . . imaginative and intricate . . . teeming with people and giving a marvelous sense of the land. "The Plain Dealer"
Michener is America s best writer, and he proves it once again in "Centennial." . . . If you re a Michener fan, this book is a must. And if you re not a Michener fan, "Centennial "will make you one. "The Pittsburgh Press"
An absorbing work . . . Michener is a superb storyteller. "BusinessWeek""
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