Paperback Õ The Source eBook Ü

Paperback  Õ The Source eBook Ü In the grand storytelling style that is his signature, James Michener sweeps us back through time to the very beginnings of the Jewish faith, thousands of years ago Through the predecessors of four 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 Crusades, and the Spanish Inquisition, all the way to the founding of present day Israel and the Middle East conflict A sweeping chronology filled with excitement THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

10 thoughts on “The Source

  1. Lee Drake Lee Drake says:

    I can remember reading this thing for hours each night curled up in bed when I was 13 years old It basically began my career in archaeology fingers crossed for grad school apps Based on Tel Megiddo, it tells the story of a fictional Tel from its birth to its excavation 12,000 years later It follows the path of a single family against many gods as it tells the story of Can

  2. Michael Michael says:

    I have mixed fond and not so fond memories about The Source I am a huge Michener fan 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 visit included a bus tour of Israel I was delighted to read about a place, then reach the actual s

  3. Gary Gary says:

    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 is.There is so much in this incredibly long book, that does depict the experiences and spirit of the Land of

  4. Amy Amy says:

    This was a book that helped me have acomplete view of world history and all the tensions surrounding the middle east I read in in high school during the first 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 wantedthan that and I read a lot of stuff My mom h

  5. Melissa Melissa says:

    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 fiction 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 c

  6. Jamie Sigal Jamie Sigal says:

    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 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

  7. Brett C Brett C says:

    After reading Alaska immediately before this one, I did not find 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 fiction style of Middle Eastern religious based history James Michener

  8. Abby Abby says:

    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 fun book to read, but the interpretations are sensation

  9. Natalie Natalie says:

    The current news of a 1,500 year old church uncovered in an archaeological dig in Israel was like d j vu for 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 for writing this boo

  10. Lisa Reising Lisa Reising says:

    I began reading with enthusiasm for the premise of this book looking at the history of Israel through the eyes of archaeologists at a dig Unfortunately, now I feel it was a subject too large in scope for even this author and his legendary research After throwing out the first chapter on cavemen as an anomaly, each subsequent chapter could not stem the sliding credibility factor I

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