Legacy (Michener novel)

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First edition
AuthorJames Michener
CountryUnited States
GenreHistorical novel
PublisherRandom House
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardback)

Legacy (1987) is a novel by American author James A. Michener. Set during the Iran–Contra affair of the 1980s, the story follows Major Norman Starr, who is called to testify in front of a congressional committee to account for his involvement in covert military actions. The novel is interspersed with historical "flashbacks" as Major Starr reflects on his ancestors and their own roles in American history.


  1. The Starrs
  2. Jared Starr: 1726–1787 Jahayver
  3. Simon Starr: 1759–1809
  4. Justice Edmund Starr: 1780–1847
  5. General Hugh Starr: 1833–1921
  6. Emily Starr: 1858–1932
  7. Richard Starr: 1890–1954
  8. Rachel Denham Starr: 1928–
  9. Norman Starr: 1951–
  10. The Constitution of the United States