James A. Michener: A Biography - John P. HayesW. H. Allen, 1984, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Price Clipped. A nice copy.
Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “This is the first biography of the best-known storyteller in the world today. Everyone knows the name — and hardly anyone knows the man. Michener didn’t begin writing until he was forty, but with Tales of the South Pacific, his first book, he hit the jackpot. Each succeeding bestseller has made him a millionaire many times over-but he remains a careful spender. And, despite fame and wealth and a Pulitzer Prize, he remains insecure about his talent. Looking for immortality as a writer, he works every day as though his life depended on it. Here is Michener’s life story, from his humble beginnings as the son of a poor widow in Pennsylvania. Childhood scarred him, but it also provided his drive to succeed. After a stint of teaching at a Quaker school and a brief trial as a book editor, he joined the Navy and was sent to the South Pacific. It was there, on New Caledonia, that a single dramatic incident made him decide to be a novelist.”