"In a small Polish Farm Community of 1981, events occurred which electrifies this world": First Edition of Michener's Historical Novel Poland

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Item Number: 88107

New York: Random House, 1983.

First edition of Michener’s classic historical novel. Octavo, presentation binding, cartographic endpapers, top edge gilt, ribbon bound in, cartography by Jean Paul Tremblay. From the library of Howard Kaminsky. Howard Kaminsky was the former president and publisher of Warner Books, Random House and William Morrow/Avon. Kaminsky developed his reputation by publishing best-sellers by Richard Simmons, Norman Mailer, Gore Vidal, and Elmore Leonard. Perhaps his best-known deal was signing Richard Nixon to an estimated 2.5 million dollar contract to write his memoirs only six weeks after his resignation in 1974.  In near fine condition with noted provenance.

Written in episodic format, James A. Michener's classic historical novel tells the stories of many generations of three Polish families. Based on actual historic events, chapters span over seven hundred years of the country's history from the Invasion of the Tartars in 1240 to the present day.

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