Centennial Author:James Michener An enthralling celebration of our country--a stunning panorama of the west, brimming with the glory and greatness of the American past. — This is the story of the land and its people--of Lame Beaver, the Arapaho chieftain and warrior, and his Commanche and Pawnee enemies; of Levi Zendt, fleeing with his child bride from the Amish country back in ... more »Pennsylvania; and of the cowboy Jim Lloyd, who falls in love with the wealthy and cultured Englishwoman, Charlotte Seccombe. It is the story of trappers, traders, homesteaders, gold seekers, rancers, hunters--all caught up in the dramatic events and violent conflicts that shaped the destiny of our legendary West.« less
I read this book years ago, and it was the classic page turner. Huge in its temporal sweep, from prehistoric time to modern day, it is the story of the land that eventually became Centennial, Colorado. Romance, murder, ambition, and memorable characters--this book has it all.