Tales of the South Pacific

Tales of the South Pacific

Book - 1984
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Enter the exotic world of the South Pacific, meet the men and women caught up in the drama of a big war. The young Marine who falls madly in love with a beautiful Tonkinese girl. Nurse Nellie and her French planter, Emile De Becque. The soldiers, sailors, and nurses playing at war and waiting for love in a tropic paradise.
Publisher: New York : Fawcett, 1984, c1947
ISBN: 9780449206522
Characteristics: 384 p. ; 18 cm

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mikey69
Jan 16, 2020

These stories, for which Michener won a Pulitzer, inspired a Broadway musical and gained him millions of readers worldwide. Set against the backdrop of a Polynesian paradise, these are the often funny and poignant tales about the men and women - enlistees and natives alike - during World War II, living life to the fullest in anticipation of the arrival of war.

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THOMAS H. PEREZ
Apr 12, 2017

I just discovered James Michener and this was my first book and WOW what a fun way to learn about history and get enjoyment at the same time. Previously I read all of John Jakes books, and the Wagon West series by Dana Ross Fuller, which got me hooked on historical fiction. Glad that I found James Michener. YAY!

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miaone
Aug 12, 2012

If you thought you knew what this was about because you've read Hawai'i, think again. That's what I thought. This is so very worth reading, that I'm embarrassed I never did before now.

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mikey69
Jan 16, 2020

Michener's TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC (Bantam, .95) portrays the men and women - enlistees and natives alike - during World War II, living life to the fullest in anticipation of war. Set in the South Pacific, the stories are rich in local character, funny, and often poignant. Don't wait for the musical; read the book.

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Jan 16, 2020

Don't wait for the musical; read the book.
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