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Author: James A. Michener Narrator: Larry McKeever Publisher: Random House Audio Audio Length: Release Date: August 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781101922217

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All of James A. Michener's storytelling and reportorial skills are brought to the fore in this stunning and heartbreaking examination of the events that led to the 1970 shootings at Kent State, which shook the country to the roots and had a profound impact on the anti-war movement.

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  • “A dramatic and, inevitably, a heart-breaking book. It bristles with dramatic incident and anecdote…It is an excellent job of reporting and bringing into human terms an enormously complicated event that will be discussed and analyzed for decades.”

    - San Francisco Chronicle
  • “Kent State is a superbly written work, meticulous in its detail, objective in approach, heart-breaking in its impact…No brief review can suggest Michener’s scope or the power of his understated but unflinching presentation of the facts of the tragedy and its aftermath.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Kent State is a masterpiece about one of the dramatic historical events of our time. It surpasses anything published on the subject until now.”

    - Cleveland Press

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About the Author

James A. Michener (1907–1997) was one of the world’s most popular writers. He authored more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Tales of the South Pacific, the bestselling novels The Source, Hawaii, Alaska, Chesapeake, Centennial, Texas, Caribbean, and Caravans, and the memoir The World Is My Home. Michener served on the advisory council to NASA and the International Broadcast Board, which oversees the Voice of America. Among dozens of awards and honors, he received America’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 1977, and an award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 1983 for his commitment to art in America.

About the Narrator

Larry McKeever has narrated a number of audiobooks, including several by James A. Michener and Isaac Asimov.