- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 880 pages
- Publisher: Random House USA Inc
- Publication Date: 09/09/2003
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780812970432
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Review by NativeRoses
An epic adventure that begins with Native Americans (The Delawares) and continues through pre-revolutionary America, through the Civil War, Industrial Revolution, and into modern times. Good character studies throughout. I particularly enjoyed the fascinating accounts of early boat building.
Review by LibrarysCat
This book was one of my favorites by Michener. Beginning with the native American people in the Delaware area and continuing through the history of the area was very interesting. I also enjoyed the animal perspective!
Review by dagwood
I read this while in mid-teens and it remains a favorite to this day! Michener really knows how to draw a reader into the time period and make them feel like they're part of the story. Very vivid, very life-like.
Review by jakjonsun
The most rewarding part of reading Michener -- and in particular Chesapeake -- are the final chapters. This is where the author beautifully reminds us of all layers of history that had been covered. We discover again the heroism of Eden Cater through her memoirs. We hear again of the piratical exploits of the Turlocks through the Turlock Real Estate marketing campaign. This is where the essence of history is captured: through its remembrance. And we recall all those moments which we were witnessed to and now can see from a modern perspective.Chesapeake is a great book. It covers all the various strains of society through four or five families, each evolving through the challenges and opportunities life, along the Choptank, had to offer.