James A. Michener:

The Beginning Teacher and His Textbooks.

by Gay L. Dybwad and Joy V. Bliss

James A. Michener
  • Authorized Biography: High School to WWII.
  • Extensive Quotes About the Period by Michener.
  • Based on 18 Textbooks He Used and Annotated During His First Teaching Job.
  • Michener Contributes the Foreword and Seven Essays About Selected Textbooks and Experiences as a High School Teacher.
  • Comments by His Former Students.
  • 800 Copy Limited Edition.
  • 104 Pages With Over 100 Illustrations and Document Reproductions.
  • 8 x 11 inches.
  • Hardcover.
ISBN 0-9631612-1-0 $29.95
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"How did Michener benefit from his years at The Hill? 'The critical facts about those two years in my life were that I was on duty 24 hours a day for six and a half days per week, and I just had a lot of spare time. I used that spare time to give myself an education in literature and music. I bought all the Red Seal records that were available in the city of Pottstown, [PA]-maybe 500 of them-for fifty cents apiece, because it was the end of the Red Seal record business. I had an education in music that few people had.' Those 'two years were used by me to get my own education squared away. …I read voraciously! I read everything in print. … When I got on my own, I really studied. Those two years were invaluable to me.'"

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