The Covenant

The Covenant

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Random House, Inc.
James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness. From the Java-born Van Doorn family tree springs two great branches: one nurtures lush vineyards, the other settles the interior to become the first Trekboers and Afrikaners. The Nxumalos, inhabitants of a peaceful village unchanged for centuries, unite warrior tribes into the powerful Zulu nation. And the wealthy Saltwoods are missionaries and settlers who join the masses to influence the wars and politics that ravage a nation. Rivalries and passions spill across the land ofThe Covenant, a story of courage and heroism, love and loyalty, and cruelty and betrayal, as generations fight to forge a new world.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii.

Praise for The Covenant

“A prodigious endeavor . . . Nowhere else could an American reader unfamiliar with South Africa get so full an understanding of its problems in so engaging a form.”The New York Times Book Review

Baker & Taylor
A fast-paced saga weaves fact and fiction in a journey through fifteen thousand years of South African history, focusing on Willem van Doorn and ten generations of his descendants as they live through the region's endless racial conflicts

Publisher: New York : Random House, [1980]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1980
ISBN: 9780394505053
0394505050
Branch Call Number: FIC Michener, J 1980
Characteristics: xi, 873 pages ; 24 cm

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gracindaisy Jan 05, 2013

A complete history of South Africa, starting with early man, the Dutch East India Company, frontier Dutch settlements which set the scene for apartheid.

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