James A. Michener
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"1948: "Pulitzer Prize for Fiction"1977: "Presidential Medal of Freedom"2008: "Honorary portrait image on a United States postage stamp

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"James Albert Michener" (; February 3, 1907 – October 16, 1997) was an American author of more than 40 books, the majority of which were fictional, lengthy family sagas covering the lives of many generations in particular geographic locales and incorporating solid history. Michener was known for the popularity of his works; he had numerous bestsellers and works selected for Book-of-the-Month club. He was also known for his meticulous research behind the books.

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