The Source

The Source

A Novel

Book - 2014
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In his signature style of grand storytelling, James A. Michener transports us back thousands of years to the Holy Land. Through the discoveries of modern archaeologists excavating the site of Tell Makor, Michener vividly re-creates life in an ancient city and traces the profound history of the Jewish people--from the persecution of the early Hebrews, the rise of Christianity, and the Crusades to the founding of Israel and the modern conflict in the Middle East. An epic tale of love, strength, and faith, The Source is a richly written saga that encompasses the history of Western civilization and the great religious and cultural ideas that have shaped our world.

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"Fascinating . . . stunning . . . [a] wonderful rampage through history . . . Biblical history, as seen through the eyes of a professor who is puzzled, appalled, delighted, enriched and impoverished by the spectacle of a land where all men are archeologists." -- The New York Times

"A sweeping [novel] filled with excitement--pagan ritual, the clash of armies, ancient and modern: the evolving drama of man's faith." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Magnificent . . . a superlative piece of writing both in scope and technique . . . one of the great books of this generation." -- San Francisco Call Bulletin
Publisher: New York : Dial Press, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©1965
ISBN: 9780375760389
0375760385
Branch Call Number: MIC
Characteristics: xiv, 1,080 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm

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WhidbeyIslander
Aug 10, 2017

A superlative story and long! But it's one I have read more than once over the years, and still find enjoyable. And it's one of the few Michener books I have actually been able to finish.

JCLDianeH Jun 09, 2015

The Source is one of my all-time favorite books. I love how the author can turn a small item, long hidden in the earth, into a fascinating story. We are taken on a journey through ancient history, with each period in time illuminated by the lives of a few individuals.

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