I was born to a woman I never knew and raised by another who took in orphans. I do not know my background, my lineage, my biological or cultural heritage. But when I meet someone new, I treat them with respect.... For after all, they could be my people.
- James Michener, bestselling author of more than 40 books. His long historical fictions cover many generations in specific geographic locations, such as his books: "Hawaii," "Alaska," "Texas" and "Poland." (1907-1997)