By James A. Michener
In his signature variety of grand storytelling, James Michener sweeps us again via time to the Holy Land, millions of years in the past. through exploring the lives and discoveries of recent archaeologists excavating the location of inform Makor, Michener vividly re-creates lifestyles in and round an old urban in the course of serious classes of its life, and strains the profound historical past of the Jews, together with that of the early Hebrews and their persecution, the influence of Christianity at the Jewish international, the Crusades, and the Spanish Inquisition. Michener weaves his epic story of affection, energy, and religion until eventually finally he arrives on the founding of Israel and the trendy clash within the center East. The Source is not just a compelling historical past of the Holy Land and its humans yet a richly written saga that encompasses the improvement of Western civilization and the nice spiritual and cultural rules that experience formed our international.
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And George G. Harrap & Company Ltd. Brief excerpts from The Later Ego by James Agate, edited by Jacques Barzun. Copyright 1951 by Crown Publishers Inc. J. B. Lippincott Company and George Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd. Brief excerpts from Edward VIII by Frances Donaldson. Copyright © 1974, 1975 by Frances Donaldson. Little, Brown and Company in association with The Atlantic Monthly Press and George Allen & Unwin Ltd. Poem entitled ‘To Edith’ reprinted from The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell 1872–1914.
I came down one morning, very glum, a bear, and I looked at the automobile and it hit me: a slamming door? All that happened in the end was that the tramp approached the girl, and as he did so an automobile braked against the sidewalk. Its occupant walked rapidly to the park railings beside the girl. The tramp bought a flower and tendered his last dollar bill. While he was waiting for his change, and she was feeling for it, the smart steps retreated to the car, she heard the door slam and the purr of a luxurious engine.
Not from the interviewer’s ill-will, but because a ‘profile’ of anybody’s character has to be so selective of obvious traits and passing impressions as to create not so much a false image as a synthetic original. It is, indeed, with such slick confections that politicians and movie and television stars have to come to terms. I have tried to bear these things in mind. But Begbie is right. Famous men and women, by the act of putting themselves on display, whether as politicians, actors, writers, painters, musicians, restaurateurs or whatever, invite public appraisal.