James A. Michener

1907 - 1997

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James Albert Michener ( or ; February 3, 1907 – October 16, 1997) was an American writer. He wrote more than 40 books, most of which were long, fictional family sagas covering the lives of many generations in particular geographic locales and incorporating detailed history. Many of his works were bestsellers and were chosen by the Book of the Month Club; he was known for the meticulous research that went into his books.Michener's books include Tales of the South Pacific, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1948; Hawaii; The Drifters; Centennial; The Source; The Fires of Spring; Chesapeake; Caribbean; Caravans; Alaska; Texas; Space; Poland; and The Bridges at Toko-ri. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James A. Michener has received more than 1,300,193 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). James A. Michener is the 3,019th most popular writer (up from 3,112th in 2019), the 3,895th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,897th in 2019) and the 350th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, James A. Michener ranks 3,019 out of 5,794Before him are Sogyal Rinpoche, Aurora Mardiganian, Manès Sperber, Henry Kuttner, Willem Frederik Hermans, and Josef Jungmann. After him are Xiao Hong, Walter Map, Claude Farrère, Jorge Isaacs, Esaias Tegnér, and Theodore Bibliander.

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Among people born in 1907, James A. Michener ranks 152Before him are Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia, Miguel Torga, Roman Rudenko, Gene Autry, Frederick Copleston, and Ramon Magsaysay. After him are Ethel Smith, Raymond Braine, Marcel Bezençon, James M. Gavin, Parvin E'tesami, and Helmut Walcha. Among people deceased in 1997, James A. Michener ranks 124Before him are Dick van Dijk, Anatoli Boukreev, Harold Robbins, Brian Keith, K. Shivaram Karanth, and Josef Pieper. After him are Joan Coromines, Saw Maung, Edmond Leburton, David Doyle, Diosdado Macapagal, and Anatoliy Banishevskiy.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James A. Michener ranks 3,895 out of 15,968Before him are Julia Gardiner Tyler (1820), Roy Buchanan (1939), Henry Kuttner (1915), Timothy Hutton (1960), Margaret Hamilton (1902), and Lee Haney (1959). After him are Frank Morgan (1890), Kathleen Freeman (1919), Carolyn S. Shoemaker (1929), Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829), Joanna Cassidy (1945), and James Nachtwey (1948).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, James A. Michener ranks 350Before him are Wallace Stevens (1879), Steve Berry (1955), Eric Carle (1929), John Perkins (1945), Vince Gilligan (1967), and Henry Kuttner (1915). After him are Gregory Benford (1941), Ron Kovic (1946), R. A. Salvatore (1959), Laura Bridgman (1829), Charles Fort (1874), and James Rollins (1961).