Centennial by James A. Michener

Written to commemorate the Bicentennial in 1976, James A. Michener’s magnificent saga of the West is an enthralling celebration of the frontier. Brimming with the glory of America’s past, the story of Colorado—the Centennial State—is manifested through its people: Lame Beaver, the Arapaho chieftain and warrior, and his Comanche and Pawnee enemies; Levi Zendt, fleeing with his child bride from the Amish country; the cowboy, Jim Lloyd, who falls in love with a wealthy and cultured Englishwoman, Charlotte Seccombe. In Centennial, trappers, traders, homesteaders, gold seekers, ranchers, and hunters are brought together in the dramatic conflicts that shape the destiny of the legendary West—and the entire country. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Alaska. Praise for Centennial “A hell of a book . . . While he fascinates and engrosses, Michener also educates.”—Los Angeles Times “An engrossing book . . . imaginative and intricate . . . teeming with people and giving a marvelous sense of the land.”—The Plain Dealer “Michener is America’s best writer, and he proves it once again in Centennial. . . . If you’re a Michener fan, this book is a must. And if you’re not a Michener fan, Centennial will make you one.”—The Pittsburgh Press “An absorbing work . . . Michener is a superb storyteller.”—BusinessWeek

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The 1058th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 74th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Centennial (Spanish Edition) Paperback 4822535 $1,002.00 1980
Centennial: A Novel Paperback 21022 $13.74 $9.95 2007
Centennial Paperback 5489733 $0.01
Centennial (Hardcover) Paperback 2145750 $2.99 $2.99
Centennial Paperback 1963293 $15.99 $0.01
Centennial Mass Market Paperback 57498 $4.25 $0.01 1987
Centennial Hardcover 122585 $15.95 $0.01 1974
Centennial Paperback 2875049 $0.01
Centennial: A Novel Kindle Edition 16803 $8.54 2014
About Centennial: Some Notes on the Novel Hardcover 2135841 $79.98 $2.99 1974
Centennial Paperback 3116817 $0.01