Michener Booklist James A. He is unhappy to be in this unpublicized and unwanted war as a civilian pilot. His superior officer is Admiral Tarrant, who although a gruff tyrant to many has taken to treating Brubaker like a surrogate son; his own two boys were killed in WWII. After ditching his plane in the ocean Mike Forney, a diminutive Irishman from Chicago and a simple minded Kentuckian named Nestor Gamidge go to rescue him.
Plot summary[ edit ] Chapter I: Joe[ edit ] In the first chapter, Joe is introduced as a disenfranchised twenty-year-old youth who is enrolled at the University of California during the Vietnam War.
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After Joe realizes that with his grades he is going to get drafted, he hitchhikes to Yale Universitywhere he gets the name of a professor who may be able to get him across the border into Canada.
After being referred to a woman in Boston named Gretchen, she helps him get into Canada, and he eventually goes to TorremolinosSpain. While looking for a job and a place to stay, he takes over the ownership of a bar called The Alamo, and a man named Jean-Victor finds him a place to stay in Torremolinos.
Once in Torremolinos, she loves it and finds a job as a waitress in a bar called The Alamo. Here, a man named Jean-Victor finds her a place to stay, where another newcomer to Torremolinos, Joe, is already staying.
Monica[ edit ] Of the main characters in the book, Monica goes through trials and tribulations as she transitions from living as royalty in a foreign country to being forced out and finally finding her way to Torremolinos to join the rest of the cast in the book.
She is introduced as living with her father in the Republic of Vwarda, where Monica becomes rebellious and begins to cause a stir in Vwarda's Royal Family. She is forced out of the country and runs away with an airline pilot to Torremolinos, where she can live on her monthly allowance from her grandmother.
She meets a man named Jean-Victor, who finds her a place to live with a woman from Norway and a man from the United States. Cato[ edit ] The fourth character of the book is Cato; he is introduced as the son of the Reverend Claypool Jackson, a local minister in the area trying to salvage his community through his church.
Cato Jackson is a sophomore at University of Pennsylvaniawhom the narrator meets at a drugstore where he stumbles upon a shooting of a local drugstore owner. Fairbanks, he and Cato talk all night and the next day, after Cato's girlfriend is stabbed and killed.
Cato then runs off to Torremolinos, where he finds shelter in an apartment with a few other runaways of his own age. Yigal[ edit ] In the fifth chapter of the book, the character Yigal is introduced as the son of a dean at a college in HaifaIsrael. He is struggling to identify with either his parents and their life in Israel, or with his grandfather and his American life in Detroit, Michigan in the United States, and his other grandfather in England.
He is shuffled between Israel and America throughout his youth, and even fights and becomes a hero in the Six-Day Warbefore finally enrolling in Technion University in Haifa.
After a few months he moves back to England with his other grandfather and begins to engage in a lot of reading and in conversations with his grandfather. Eventually his grandfather suggests that he needs to spend some time away, and he suggests the south of Spain, and Torremolinos, as a place to go.
Gretchen[ edit ] Gretchen is introduced as a very intelligent girl from Boston who, at the age of 19, has already completed her bachelor's degree, and is working for senator Eugene McCarthy 's presidential campaign.
After campaigning across the United States for McCarthy's nomination in Chicago at the Democratic Convention, during the riots she and the people she is with are falsely arrested.
During the process she is sexually assaulted, but the policemen who did it deny it, and nothing is ever done about it. Someone suggests Torremolinos, so she buys a yellow pop-top van and begins to live out of it in Torremolinos.
Torremolinos[ edit ] At the beginning of the chapter seven, the whole set of characters are all in Torremolinos, and everyone is getting settled in with their various living conditions. Cato and Monica begin a relationship, and some of the characters begin to experiment with drugs such as LSD ; they continue to smoke large amounts of marijuana and drink regularly.
During this time, they go to Paxton Fell's house, a man whom a few of the characters were referenced to see in case of an emergency.James Michener as a child.
(Virginia Trumbull) As an infant, James A. Michener was adopted by a widow in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. He was born in New York City in , but over the course of a long life, he was never able to learn who his birth parents were. What do the X's mean?
The X's just indicate the ones I either have not watched or I have watched but have no review or a puny review. It's just a way to keep me from buying two copies of the same movie. The mission is clear and straight: to destroy completely the vital Korean bridges at Toko-Ri in order to frustrate enemy actions The film is a competent work and meritorious tribute to the heroism of the Jet-Bomber pilots (William Holden and Charles McGraw) and the extreme courage of the helicopter rescue service (Mickey Rooney and Earl Holliman).
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