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James A. Michener

James A. MichenerAKA James Albert Michener

Born: 3-Feb-1907
Birthplace: Doylestown, PA
Died: 16-Oct-1997
Location of death: Austin, TX
Cause of death: Kidney failure
Remains: Buried, Austin Memorial Park, Austin, TX

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: South Pacific

Military service: US Navy (WWII. Lt. Commander, naval historian in the South Pacific)

A foundling, discovered as a baby in Doylestown, PA.

Mother: Mabel Michener (adoptive)
Wife: Mari Yoriko Sabusawa (m. 1954, d. 1994)

    University: Doylestown High School
    University: Swarthmore College (1929)

    Academy of Achievement (1971)
    Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1948 for Tales of the South Pacific
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 10-Jan-1977
    Adopted
    Heart Attack
    Heart Bypass Operation quintuple
    Hip Replacement Surgery
    Cholecystectomy

Author of books:
Tales of the South Pacific (1947, novel)
The Fires of Spring (1949, memoir)
Hawaii (1959, novel)
The Source (1965, novel)
Iberia: Spanish Travels and Reflections (1968, travelogue)
The Drifters (1971, novel)
Centennial (1974, novel)
Chesapeake (1978, novel)
The Covenant (1980, novel)
Space (1982, novel)
Texas (1985, novel)
The World Is My Home (1992, memoir)
A Century of Sonnets (1997)


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