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James A. Michener Ý 5 Free downloadWell written books I ve ever had the pleasure of reading and re reading This was a book that helped me have a complete view of world history and all the tensions surrounding the middle east I read in in high school during the irst gulf war My high school was pretty substandard it was a small town and the students didn t care or try very hard The school was struggling just to teach the basics I wanted than that and I read a lot of stuff My mom had a subscription to Newsweek and I read it nearly cover to cover every week since I was 12 Despite all my history classes the Newsweek articles about Middle East confrontations and extra reading that I
HAD DONE I DIDN T KNOWdone I didn t know that Israel had only been created as a nation in 1948 until I read James Michener s The SourceThe Source was a The Northmans Bride (Sons of the North favorite book of my parents and they recommended it me It was a mind expanding experienceor me rom my little town or even the self centered attitude of California in general to imagine a place in the world that had history going back so many thousands of years It was epicI almost think this book should be reuired reading in our world history classesAs a side note when I read this book the irst time I The Northman's Bride followed it up with Exodus by Leon Uris After reading Alaska immediately before this one I did notind this as good This book tells the tale of the Middle East and the spark of early Judaism and its transmutation into Christianity and Islam The story is broken into two parts one being an archaeological excavation site and the other a historical Blood Trails: The Combat Diary of a Foot Soldier in Vietnam fiction style of Middle Eastern religious based history James Michenerollows the similar style of writing starting with prehistoric information the early Hebrews and Canaanites transition into Roman rule of the Middle East and the birth of Christianity the rise of Islam and the modern eraThere are again lots of historical people and events to include King David and Nebuchadnezzar Caligula the Ottomans the Spanish Inuisition and the eventual creation of the State of Israel in 1948I get the idea of the story but I liked Alaska better This book had a back and Cherry Bomb fortheel with transitions Leading the Way from history and back to the excavation site There is a lot of information and historical relevance in this book but overall I liked Alaska better Thanks I began reading with enthusiasmor the premise of this book looking #At The History Of Israel Through The # the history of Israel through the of archaeologists at a dig Unfortunately now I eel it was a subject too large in scope The Single Girl's Guide to Marrying a Man, His Kids, and His Ex-Wife: Becoming a Stepmother with Humor and Grace for even this author and his legendary research After throwing out theirst chapter on cavemen as an anomaly each subseuent chapter could not stem the sliding credibility When Red Cried Wolf factor I m pretty certain Michener didn t understand Biblical historyor example his characterization of King David was laughable even taking into account his mistakes and laws so therefore how much could I rely on his artistic license rom other sources could I rely on his artistic license The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing from other sources well After investing time in than half the book I realized no amount of time would heal theselaws I give it 2 stars instead of 1 112 would be better because I DID gain an appreciation Song of the Forest for the evilness of Ba al and other cult worshipping groups which helped me see why Yahweh would authorize wiping them off the earth But the protagonists in his vignettes of each historical period even the Jewish ones often had a high level of enmity toward God in anyorm I don t believe Israel s history is so very bleak and dismal Challenging yes but so void of joy across every era He made even miraculous events dark and suspicious in character. Crusades and the Spanish Inuisition all the way to the ounding of present day Israel and the Middle East conflictA sweeping chronology illed with excitementTHE PHILADELPHIA INUIRE. ,
E Wonderful stuff and even wonderful to have all of it bound between the covers of one book My paperback copy A Constellation of Vital Phenomena felt like it might be as old as the church uncovered by this dig and Michener sictional euivalent it literally ell into about our sections somewhere in Phoenix during my New Year s journey s stopover on the way home so I haven t Sextasy: Master the Timeless Techniques of Tantra, Tao, and the Kama Sutra to Take Lovemaking to New Heights finished it yet Half of it went into the circularile at PHX This is truly a story of biblical proportions so losing half of it can still mean you were already a Still Life with Chickens few hundred pages into the story I ll be getting a hardbound or kindle edition to useor reading the second half I have mixed Still Life with Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea fond and not soond memories about The Source I am a huge Michener an and have read all of his books The Source is at the top of my Michener list along with The Drifters I started The Source in 1974 when I was Visiting Israel The Subject Of The Book Part Of My Israel the subject of the book Part of my included a bus tour of Israel I was delighted to read about a place then reach the actual site of which Michener was writing The problem was that about the time I arrived in Israel I developed a serious case of Nebuchadnezzar s Complaint the middle eastern version of Montezuma s Revenge There was a serious lack of toilet paper on the tour and I had to read as ast as I could to keep the supply of usable paperpack ahead of the need to make use of it in a manner not consistent with that intended by the publisher The novel was over a thousand pages and I had to read really really really ast "Finishing The Book In About "the book in about days I have repurchased the The Source the original is no longer extant and intent to reread it at a enjoyable pace If you ve ever held something really old in your hands and wondered what was life like when this was made The Source is a chance to have your musings answered Michener weaves iction and history together seamlessly as he intertwines a narrative of an archeological dig in the 1960s think Indiana Jones without the bullwhip with the stories of the artifacts and the people who created them He traces the history
a single town in IsraelPalestine through the ages rom man s earliest to tame nature and understand the supernatural through the evolutions of the world s greatest religions to the contemporary struggles that mark the land The layers of story and the intricacies of the plot make it an enjoyable read even than once If the premise itself isn t enough to get you to read this book then consider this The Source is nearly 1000 pages long and I have read it nearly 6 times This is typical Michener and he went on the archaeological excavations at Hazor to research it I really loved it when I read it in junior high which I did partly to prove that I could read such long books I reread it several times afterwards Now as an archaeologist who specialized in ancient Israel I can say that it s a un book to read but the interpretations are sensationalist overtly Zionist and now out of date On the other hand it probably stirs up interest in my ield and it is Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays fun to read I can remember reading this thingor hours each night curled up in bed when I was 13 years old It basically began my career in archaeology Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All fingers crossedor grad school apps Based on Tel Megiddo it tells the story of a What a Lass Wants fictional Telrom its birth to its excavation 12000 years later It ollows the path of a single amily against many gods as it tells the story of Canaanite Hebrew Greek Roman Ottoman and Israeli civilization While some of the material is dated it nevertheless remains one of the most creative and. Ssors of our modern men and women we experience the entire colorful history of the Jews including the life of the early Hebrews and their persecutions the impact of Christianity the. .of a single town in IsraelPalestine through the ages rom man s earliest
The Source is definitely a highly entertaining and extremely interesting work and I never lost interest It presents the panorama of history of the Holy Land particularly the Galilee through the agesI had to read it a second time to realize what a work of genius it isThere is so much in this incredibly long book that does depict the experiences and spirit of the Land of Israel and the Jewish people who originated in this remarkable landIn The Voice of Gomer a Hebrew mother is commanded by G D to take steps that are difficult or her and her The League for the Suppression of Celery family but are necessary to save the Israelite NationHe introduces throughout the story various beautiful and strong spirited Hebrew women who have kept thelame burning such as the enchanting Kerith wife of Jabaal the builder in Psalm of the Hoopoe Bird the beautiful compassionate and spirited Jael daughter of Rabbi Asher in The Law the lovely and gentle Elisheba The Source is a thing of beauty in its planning and intricacies This books is three things at once A novel a collection of short stories and a history of religion The Thirteen-Gun Salute from ancient times through to the modern era and it works wonderfully on all three levels though it is best as a novel since every story actually ties together in the end much like one would expect human history to do Everything is connected and that includes us all as people Most of all though if you have any interest in Judaism the oldest of the Big Three this book is a journey you must take Same truth stands if you re interested in the conflict in the modern Middle East including the mentality of Arab vs Jew We didn t always hate each other you know Inact in the end we re all the same The book celebrates our differences while pointing a lot of this sameness out a sameness many of us would like to ignore because it s easier to hate those that are different From the time of Baal through Hellenistic and Roman rule Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery from the crusades to the refugeesrom the Russian pogroms and Nazi Germany this book is a good introduction to history as well as a love story to a land that has served humans since before we had a concept of time itself A masterpiece The current news of a 1500 year old church *Uncovered In An Archaeological Dig *in an archaeological dig Israel was like d j vu or me after reading The Source early this New Year s This picture above and its story could be straight out of a movie version of The Source I think the book s dig was based on Tel Megiddo but Michener observed archaeologists at work at Hazor to prepare or writing this book As you can tell rom reading the other reviews work at Hazor to prepare or writing this book As you can tell rom reading the other reviews the conflicts between peoples and the layering of religious histories in the middle east are traced
here in to their earliest roots in James A Michener s signature historical iction stylein to their earliest roots in James A Michener s signature historical iction style Melissa s Review she writes that Michener traces the history of a single town in IsraelPalestine through the ages rom man s earliest attempts to tame nature and understand the supernatural through the evolutions of the world s greatest religions to the contemporary struggles that mark the land I was surprised and encouraged to see so many reviewers remarking upon how many times they d re read this book and how many archaeologists here on GR are reviewing and rating this book many even awarding the book some claim on creating the ambition and interest that led them to pursue the Gulp!: The Seven-Day Crash Course to Master Fear and Break Through Any Challenge field of archeology in theirst place It is a compelling read that illustrates the multidisciplinary nature of archeology and its reliance on a knowledge of history language science engineering and architectur. In the grand storytelling style that is his signature James Michener sweeps us back through time to the very beginnings of the Jewish The Outlaw and the Upstart King faith thousands of years ago Through the predece.
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