The Furies

Author: John Jakes
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453255931
Size: 58.63 MB
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The Kents’ saga expands as its first heroine takes center stage in the relentless struggle to build the family dynasty Opening twenty-two years after the events of The Seekers, John Jakes’s fourth Kent Family novel spans the blood-soaked era of America’s relentless expansion into the West. Amanda Kent, daughter of Gilbert Kent and Harriet Lebow, is one of the few women to escape the massacre at the Battle of the Alamo. Uncommonly brazen and focused, Amanda seeks to make a new life for herself by restoring the Kent family name. Her efforts to build a dynasty take her to northern California, just in time for the Gold Rush. Her passion and determination during these frenzied years make The Furies an exhilarating page-turner. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

The Titans

Author: John Jakes
Publisher: Signet Book
ISBN: 9780451213471
Size: 73.69 MB
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As the American nation is torn apart by the devastation and bloodshed of the Civil War, the Kent dynasty is divided by hatred, greed, and opposing loyalties.

The Furies

Author: Janet Hobhouse
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590170854
Size: 38.28 MB
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"An exhilarating, fiercely honest, ultimately devastating book, The Furies confronts the claims of family and the lure of desire, the difficulties of independence, and the approach of death"--Publisher's description.

The Seekers

Author: John Jakes
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453255923
Size: 33.51 MB
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Abraham Kent leaves Boston to find his destiny on America’s frontier in this saga by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of North and South. Continuing the saga of the Kent family, John Jakes turns his masterful eye to the settlement of the untamed American West. Abraham Kent, the son of Philip Kent and Anne Ware, fought valiantly on the frontier, only to return home to Boston and a life he doesn’t want. Determined not to live in his father’s shadow, Abraham and his young bride join the wave of pioneers carving out farms in the turbulent, dangerous West. But life on the nation’s frontier soon becomes more than their fledgling family can endure. Furthering his reign as the living master of American historical fiction, Jakes unfurls the epic of The Seekers. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

The Rebels

Author: John Jakes
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453255915
Size: 20.97 MB
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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.

The Bastard

Author: John Jakes
Publisher: Jove
ISBN:
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The first volume in The Kent Family Chronicles introduces a stunning new historical figure to excite the imaginings of future generations: Philipe Charboneau - the illegitimate son of an English nobleman flees Europe & as Philip Kent, joins the turbulent adventure that was the beginning of the American Experience. This is a vibrant novel of romance & adventure set against the rich fabric of our heritage, & the colorful tumult of events that gave rise to a fledgling nation.

Homeland

Author: John Jakes
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453256024
Size: 39.23 MB
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From the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of North and South: The first in a saga about a German immigrant and his family’s rise in 20th-century America. The tide of the twentieth century is rising upon the world, and on its crest rides the Crown family. Young Pauli Kroner, freshly arrived in America from the streets of Berlin, makes his way to the mansion of his millionaire uncle in Chicago, looking to fulfill his dreams. His uncle, Joe Crown, is a self-made brewery tycoon who rules his domain with an iron hand—especially when it comes to his own family of defiantly rebellious children and a wife yearning for her own liberation. In this new world, Pauli will rise as his own man and find his destiny in the early days of motion pictures. Surrounded by relations close and distant, proud and vengeful, each struggling to find themselves at the dawn of a new era, he will witness and experience the violence of the Pullman Strike, and find love in the arms of a woman who can never be his as he follows the march of history, intertwined with such figures as the audacious Theodore Roosevelt, the ruthless Thomas Edison, the fading western icon Buffalo Bill, and many more. Named a New York Times Notable Book, Homeland is a “first-rate historical . . . chock-full of fascinating period detail, [Jakes’s] captivating story brings to life the sounds, smells and tastes of turn-of-the-century America in a manner comparable to Michener’s Hawaii and Doctorow’s Ragtime” (Publishers Weekly). This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

The Americans

Author: John Jakes
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453255974
Size: 14.78 MB
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The definitive volume in Jakes’s bestselling series finds the Kent family reaching to finally embrace its legacy—and its future In the final installment of the Kent Family Chronicles, the remaining Kents seek to fulfill Philip Kent’s original American dream. As Gideon Kent’s health deteriorates, he fears for the future of his family. Their dynasty, now in ruins, stands as a tarnished symbol of all the Kents have lost in the unstable years of war and expansion. It falls to young Will to bring the family together—a task of epic scope. Only expert storyteller John Jakes could craft such a gripping finale to this beloved family saga, bringing the Kents’ drama—and the nineteenth century in America—to its riveting conclusion. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

The Lawless

Author: John Jakes
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453255966
Size: 21.87 MB
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The Civil War is over, but the Kent family’s good fortune is suddenly threatened in this novel by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of North and South. The penultimate volume in John Jakes’s stirring Kent Family Chronicles finds America booming in its postwar prosperity. With this newly secured peace comes an opportunity for the Kent family to reconcile and to thrive, both personally and financially. Gideon Kent takes up his father’s vow to reunite the family, but when he brings his father’s widow back into the fold, the repercussions seem insurmountable. Against the backdrop of a recovering nation, the Kents face dramatic challenges and unexpected rifts that could leave the family shattered for years to come. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.