Tales of the South Pacific

Tales of the South Pacific

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This thrilling work invites the reader to enter the exotic world of the South Pacific and luxuriate in the endless ocean, the coconut palms, the waves breaking into spray against the reefs, the full moon rising behind the volcanoes. And yet here also are the men and women caught up in the heady drama of World War II: the young Marine who falls for a beautiful Tonkinese girl; the Navy nurse whose prejudices are challenged by a French aristocrat; and all the soldiers and sailors preparing for war against the seemingly peaceful backdrop of a tropical paradise.
Publisher: Franklin center, Pa. : Franklin Library, 1975.
Edition: Limited ed.
ISBN: 9780449206522
0449206521
9780812986358
9780895776976
0895776979
Branch Call Number: MIC
Characteristics: 413 p., [48] p. of plates : col. ill.

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THOMAS H. PEREZ
Apr 12, 2017

I just discovered James Michener and this was my first book and WOW what a fun way to learn about history and get enjoyment at the same time. Previously I read all of John Jakes books, and the Wagon West series by Dana Ross Fuller, which got me hooked on historical fiction. Glad that I found James Michener. YAY!

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miaone
Aug 12, 2012

If you thought you knew what this was about because you've read Hawai'i, think again. That's what I thought. This is so very worth reading, that I'm embarrassed I never did before now.

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