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Tales of the South Pacific
Tales of the South Pacific
Author: James A. Michener
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. — Winner of the 1948 Pu...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780895776976
ISBN-10: 0895776979
Publication Date: 1/1995
Pages: 359
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Reader's Digest Association
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette
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This series of war-time stories won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948. Several formed the basis for the Rogers and Hammerstein hit musical South Pacific. Amid the war and the horseplay, theyre all here: the middle-aged French planter and the Navy nurse, the Lieutenant and the native girl, Bloody Mary, Bali Hai.
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A great story. This book has aged well since it was written.
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Interesting collection of tales from WWII South Pacific arena. Offers an insider view of military exploits during that time with a focus on personal relationships.


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