Chesapeake

A Novel

    • 4.2 • 130 Ratings
    • $14.99
    • $14.99

Publisher Description

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.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii.
 
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

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1978
June 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
1,024
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
11
MB

Customer Reviews

NoBrainerToMe ,

Chesapeake

A lot of history in a fictional format. The biggest failure for me is that I read the Watermen first and this book repeated that story in it. If that part had been taken out and infused more WW1, WW2 and other wars of the time period of this book, I would have enjoyed it much more.

8yapoah69 ,

Chesapeake

Enjoyed reading of the area my husband so enjoyed growing up in. Love reading history with a storyline in it.

KathyNYC ,

History told in a page-turning way

Great Story

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