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5.0 out of 5 starsOn point
Reviewed in the United States on August 31, 2018
I think Michener makes very good points in this interesting book. It is just as relevant today as when it was written. Some ideas didn't turn out but most are still valid. I have the same fear of where we are headed and feel we have lost the ideals that started this grand experiment
5.0 out of 5 starsThis Noble Land review "Great Book"
Reviewed in the United States on March 31, 2014
I am currently about half way through with this book and wonder how many people have read it. This is as thought provoking a book as I have read ever. Mr. Michener has an uncanny grasp of the challenges this country is facing and a pull no punches approach to the solutions necessary to repair the damage. Together with the lifetime of experience that he amassed as well as his stellar education his draws on the history of past countries and regions to show what our outcome could be if we stand by and do nothing but deny that we have any problems. We maybe apathetic of arrogant and self satisfied but it really does not matter because either way in the end if we don't address these issues we will reap our just rewards and we will deserve everything we get. Great Book. More people should read it!
5.0 out of 5 starsI appreciate Michener's keen intellect now more than I did ...
Reviewed in the United States on December 5, 2014
I appreciate Michener's keen intellect now more than I did when I read a few of his novels 20 years ago. His non-fiction works, such as this book and his, "The World is My Home: A Memoir", have re-kindled my interest in re-visiting several of his historical novels. Real treasures! The only downside to "This Noble Land" was that we, as a nation, haven't seemed to learn from Michener's spot-on observations made when this worthy book was published 18 years ago. A valuable roadmap, still, for our present crop of diverse policy-makers.
5.0 out of 5 starsThis Noble land, is a must read by all
Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2012
Michener out does himself in this book. His nuts and bolts view of our country where is has been and where it might be going, should be read by everyone. I will not say I agree with all his points, but it sure makes you think about things and perhaps see things differently. Michener is one of my favorite authors, and this is now about my favorite of all his works.