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It was the whip-end of an era-when innocence died and money lust was-'enthroned. The new generation of Kents was locked in a feverish race for wealth-even as Europe's millions poured across the seas, to change the face of our nation and reap its forgotten promise among the pushcarts of Mulberry Street, the c hardnosed docks of Boston, the steaming Barbary Coast. Gideon Kent, his health failing, fears for the future of his lost dynasty. His actress-daughter, Eleanor, learns what it is to love an alien in the land of the free. Con-man Carter drifts cross-country in search of a lazy fortune. It falls to young Will, broken by his mother's madness, to redeem Philip Kent's American dream.
Phillipe Charboneau-THE BASTARD. Illegitimate son of an English nobleman, Phillipe flees Europe and, as Philip Kent, joins the turbulent adventure that was the beginning of the American Experience. Through his struggles, his passions, his loves, and his courage, we share the wondrous adventure which became our America! And Phillipe found himself plunged into a maelstrom of events-including a blazing battlefield struggle that would bring him face to face with his hated half-brother, Roger ... a tempestuous romance with the daughter of an American revolutionary . . . and a series of exhilarating encounters with a little band of radicals and patriots who authored one of the most revered documents of all time: The U.S. Constitution!
Collection of frontier and western stories, spanning John Jakes's writing career.
Thirty years after the gold Rush, men and women of adventurous spirit discovered the true gold of California. hidden in her hills and streams, in black oil and golden citrus ...
Here are a brave new generation of Kents, moving across American history's colorful canvas from its wild west days to the birth of its gilded age, and-poised unknowingly on the brink of their country's greatest turmoil-building a glorious, but fated, dynasty. Without blood there is no remission of sin The words of the Reverend Jephtha Kent were to be prophecy. Unknowingly his cousin Amanda moved in their shadow, propelled by the driving ambition that would bring her to acts of rage and desperation, until the house of Kent was finally avenged. The raging siege of the Alamo . . . the crude gold rush towns where men were barbaric and women used ... a mighty clipper ship and the romance it promised ... a southern household of Protestant respectability, divided . . . Boston's Beacon Street and the hope it carried . . . New York's glittering high society . . . the voice of abolition thundering to be heard . . . These were the scenes the Kents would come to know -Jared searching for gold, Jephtha for piety, Amanda for vengeance, Louis for a bright new future. This land of greed and hope, of violence and valor, of love-and even murder, was the America of THE FURIES.
A monumental American novel about one man's rise from life as a penniless immigrant to the head of a family empire. In the tradition of great writers like Charles Dickens and John Steinbeck, John Jakes crafts a sweeping family drama. In late-nineteenth-century Chicago, the tragedies and triumphs of the Crowns illustrate the power of the American Dream. As immigrants to America, their turbulent story spans a decade marked by the vicious Pullman Strike, the birth of motion pictures, and the Spanish-American War. Against this backdrop of technological change, industrial-scale greed, and political corruption, the Crowns emerge a true dynasty and one of Jakes's most fascinating families.
7th volume in the Kent family saga.
Book Two of the Civil War North and South trilogy. It is the sequel to North and South and prequel to Heaven and Hell. The other two books are already on Bookshare so this book completes the trilogy.
John Jakes, the acclaimed author of the #1 New York Times bestselling North and South Trilogy, returns to the Civil War with On Secret Service--the story of two couples, divided by war and allegiance, who discover that love doesn't take sides. A Rebel sympathizer whose affection for a former Pinkerton detective turned Union agent cannot save him from the horrors of a Richmond prison. A Confederate officer sacrifices his rank to save an actress taken captive while posing as a Union soldier. Overshadowing them all is an actor's outspoken hatred of Abraham Lincoln--and a date with destiny that would shock a nation and change the course of history.
Philip Kent was to learn that the cost of freedom was to be the highest price he'd ever paid. At his wife Anne's insistent urging, he became deeply embroiled in the struggle for independence-and history would record that those valiant men and women who fought so bravely, sacrificed beyond human endurance for a cause that would change the course of the world. Inspired by leaders of awesome commitment, yet plagued by human frailty, Philip Kent etched his destiny against the stunning drama of the rebellion that carved out "The Free and Independent States of America" The miracle of an untrained, ill-equipped renegade army winning decisive battles against England's finest soldiers ... the birth of Philip Kent's heir on the eve of the birth of a nation . . . the nerve shattering horror of the battlefield ... the intellectual turmoil of a congress drafting its most daring declaration ... and the sustaining love of a woman devoted equally to her husband and the nation's new cause presents a rich panorama of the people and events that are a part of the American Experience.
They found a land that was eager to accommodate their most wilful mistakes, their undented weaknesses, their uninhibited attacks upon a destiny that must conquer and reject before it can make its chosen nation great. The Boston of publishers and political squabblers . . . the society of George Washington as President and Thomas Jefferson as the sage of Monticello . . . the duty and sacrifice of war that becomes in only a few years the trials and terrors of the settlers, the pioneers of a West on the move . . . the homesteads oppressed by Indians . . . the crude opportunists from Tennessee to Ohio . . . drink, excess and disease . . . and new life, new hope, waving its pennant aboard the Constitution off Boston and from the home of Old Hickory in the South . . . Beleagured gentry-soldiers of fortune- women in love and with children-the Seekers find them all, stars in a panoramic sky that, quite literally, knows no charted nor settled horizon. THE SEEKERS-THIRD IN THE EXCITING SERIES OF AMERICAN BICENTENNIAL NOVELS!
Relates the experiences of the Texas woman who, along with her baby, survived the 1836 massacre at the Alamo.
"We cannot separate. We cannot remove our respective sections from each other ..." Abraham Lincoln's words were to resound in the house of Kent, where young Louis Kent, heir to an American dynasty, and his bride Julia were full of dreams and aspirations; and Jephtha Kent, now journalist for the Northern family newspaper Union, would see his three sons turn violently against him and take up the Southern cause. As the nation struggled, so would the Kents. ... Gideon, the soldier, torn between his consuming desire to serve the new Confederacy and his love for a woman who preaches peace ... Jephtha, whose one-time wife has married a fanatical Southerner, turned his own sons against him, and seemingly involved herself in a plot to destroy him ... Louis, for whom the war is not a matter of freedom or slavery, union or disunion, but an opportunity to build a new, richer Kent empire by extracting ruthless profit from the agony of both sides ... Michael Boyle, family "friend," who finds himself thrust into the heart of the war between the states and the war between the Kents ... and looming over all, the titanic, tragic figure of Lincoln, Lee, and Davis, locked in a combat that will forever determine the course of the nation. With all the color and sweep of American history itself, THE TITANS continues The Kent Family Chronicles- a mighty saga of heroism and dedication, patriotism and valor, shining spirit and abiding faith. Here is the story of our nation-and an amazing family living in the turbulent times that began the American Experience.
When embittered young Confederate Jeremiah Kent loses a final fierce battle, one of the heart, he strikes out on a desperate trail. Moving west, he encounters Michael Boyle, long-time friend of the northern Kents. Their fateful meeting, and an unexpected act of renunciation, will have lasting implications for the Kent dynasty. ... Meanwhile, in the North, opportunist Louis Kent connives to expand his fortune in the multi-million dollar "Erie War" while his cousin, Gideon, driven by the cause of the railroad workers, vows to destroy Louis's dream-empire. ... Jeremiah, moving toward a lone and deadly destiny in the lawless West ... Michael, seeking peace on a new frontier ... Louis, embroiled in one of the epoch's most disreputable money wars ... Gideon, bent on conquering injustice. Children of a blazing new era in American history, the Kents wage their own monumental battles. In this explosive epic tale, they are THE WARRIORS!
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