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In the years leading up to the Civil War, one enduring friendship embodies the tensions of a nation. Orry Main from South Carolina and George Hazard from Pennsylvania forge a lasting bond while training at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Together they fight in the Mexican-­American War, but their closeness is tested as their regional politics diverge. As the first rounds are fired at Fort Sumter, Orry and George find themselves on different sides of the coming struggle. In John Jakes’s unmatched style, launches a trilogy that captures the fierce passions of a country at the precipice of disaster. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

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America’s master storyteller continues his reign with, a story steeped in passion and betrayal. With the Confederate and Union armies furiously fighting, the once-­steadfast bond between the Main and Hazard families continues to be tested. From opposite sides of the conflict, they face heartache and triumph on the frontlines as they fight for the future of the nation and their loved ones. With his impeccable research and unfailing devotion to the historical record, John Jakes offers his most enthralling and enduring tale yet. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

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The last days of the Civil War bring no peace for the Main and Hazard families. As the Mains’ South smolders in the ruins of defeat, the Hazards’ North pushes blindly for relentless industrial progress. Both the nation and the families’ long-­standing bond hover on the brink of destruction. In the series’ epic conclusion, Jakes expertly blends personal conflict with historical events, crafting a haunting page-­turner about America’s constant change and unyielding hope. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

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Series : Book 4 of "Planet Of The Apes"
CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES THE TIME: 1990
THE PLACE: A gray, tightly computerized city-­state, somewhere in North America
THE INHABITANTS: Apes who serve as terrified slaves. Men who function as brutalized masters
Until the Apes revolt . . . in a battle as savage and monstrous as the bondage they'd been forced to endure for decades!

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The rousing Kent family saga continues as Philip Kent fights for his new country alongside the greatest figures of the Revolutionary War
The engrossing follow-­up to The Bastard finds Philip Kent standing as a Continental solider at the Battle of Bunker Hill. In a bold move, Kent has taken up arms for the future of his new family. Spirited and unwavering in his dedication to his adopted homeland, Kent fights in the most violent battles in America’s early history. As the Revolution rages, Kent’s story interweaves with the trials of a vivid cast of characters, both famous and unknown. The result is a tautly plotted epic novel that transports the reader into the thrilling adventure of a man’s fight for a new life.­This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

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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. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

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Charleston follows the lives, loves and shifting fortunes of the unforgettable Bell family from the American Revolution through the turbulent antebellum years to the savage defeat of the Confederacy-­and represents America's premier storyteller at his very best.

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The brilliant collection of short stories about the American West by author John Jakes, hailed by Patricia Cornwell as “the best historical novelist of our time” The Bold Frontier collects bestselling author John Jakes’s timeless stories about the untamed American West. Jakes thrillingly portrays the harsh realities of life on the frontier with tales of lawmen in the Sierra Nevada, railroad workers in Kansas, and gamblers on the steamboat River Queen. For those who already love Jakes’s epic fiction and for readers experiencing his work for the first time, The Bold Frontier is a true American classic. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

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Series : Book 1 of "Kent Family Chronicles, The" From Library JournalThe beginnings of the American Revolution provide the backdrop and action for this first part of Jakes's "Kent Family Chronicles.­" Listeners will follow the saga of Phillipe Charboneau, illegitimate son of an English nobleman. Phillipe travels from France to claim his inheritance and is denied. To escape being murdered by his half-­brother, he travels to London and then Boston, where he changes his name to Philip Kent. Along the way he meets Ben Franklin, Lord North, and Sam Adams (among other historical figures) and participates in the Boston Tea Party. This abridgment is well done, allowing one to follow the protagonist's tempestuous adventures while retaining the wealth of historic detail that makes the story so fascinating. The narration by Bruce Watson is fine; he gives each character a distinct voice with appropriate accent. The episodes are linked by music while the narration is accompanied by sound . . .

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One man’s quest for his destiny leads him to the New World and into the heart of the American Revolution
 
Meet Phillipe Charboneau: the illegitimate son and unrecognized heir of the Duke of Kentland. Upon the Duke’s death, Phillipe is denied his birthright and left to build a life of his own. Seeking all that the New World promises, he leaves London for America, shedding his past and preparing for the future by changing his name to Philip Kent. He arrives at the brink of the American Revolution, which tests his allegiances in ways he never imagined. The first volume of John Jakes’s wildly successful and highly addictive Kent Family Chronicles, The Bastard is a triumph of historical fiction.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

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