One year after my first Michener novel, Recessional, I experienced my second. James Michener is the master of the historical novel and Poland one of his finest at the time of it’s publication.
Not until I finished Kantor’s Andersonville did I learn about the award winning movie titled Andersonville. Not bad, an Emmy and a Pulitzer! But, further research indicates that the rights to a motion picture were indeed sold to Hollywood, but the film Andersonville is not the same property as the novel Andersonville, though the historically real Jim L. Ransom, whose diary the film is based upon, is also a character in the novel.
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