Tales of the South Pacific

Tales of the South Pacific

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Tales of the South Pacific is the iconic, Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece that inspired a Broadway classic and launched the career of James A. Michener, one of America's most beloved storytellers. This thrilling work invites the reader to enter the exotic world of the South Pacific and luxuriate in the endless ocean, the coconut palms, the waves breaking into spray against the reefs, the full moon rising behind the volcanoes. And yet here also are the men and women caught up in the heady drama of World War II- the young Marine who falls for a beautiful Tonkinese girl; the Navy nurse whose prejudices are challenged by a French aristocrat; and all the soldiers and sailors preparing for war against the seemingly peaceful backdrop of a tropical paradise.
Publisher: New York : Dial Press Trade Paperbacks, 2014.
Edition: Dial Press Trade paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©1974
ISBN: 9780812986358
0812986350
Branch Call Number: MIC
Characteristics: xii, 359 pages

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THOMAS H. PEREZ
Apr 12, 2017

I just discovered James Michener and this was my first book and WOW what a fun way to learn about history and get enjoyment at the same time. Previously I read all of John Jakes books, and the Wagon West series by Dana Ross Fuller, which got me hooked on historical fiction. Glad that I found James Michener. YAY!

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miaone
Aug 12, 2012

If you thought you knew what this was about because you've read Hawai'i, think again. That's what I thought. This is so very worth reading, that I'm embarrassed I never did before now.

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