Legacy Author:James A. Michnener In the year of his eightieth birthday, and the two-hundredth anniversary of our Constitution, James A. Michener contributes a short novel of impact. — Major Norman Starr, attached to the National Security Council, is told that he will shortly be called before a congressional committee. Through a tense, reflective weekend, the officer talks over ... more »the situation with his wife and a streetwise Washington lawyer-and begins to think back to the long line of Americans from whom he is descended.
One was a Supreme Court justice, another figured importantly in the unofficial nightly debates abrout drafting a new document to unify and help guide the affairs of the young United States, another was unlikely but courageous and effective suffragist. One by one, these and others parade through the officer's mind-the soldier, the Roosevelt-hater, the slave-owner....
Legacy is a novel as timely as today and as timeless as truth and justice-its biographical portraits an eloquent lesson in American history.
Here, in a powerful story that can be read in an evening and remembered for a lifetime, James A. Michener demonstrates once more why he has become one of the most widely read and respected of American writers.« less