1. The Americans

    Book 8 in The Kent Family Chronicles

    John Jakes

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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.
  2. Pub Date
    07/10/2012
    Publisher
    Open Road Integrated Media
    ISBN13
    9781453255971
    Format
    Ebook

Editorial Reviews

  • “[Jakes’s] craftsmanship nears artistry.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch “A superb storyteller, [Jakes] brings a robust excitement to history.” —The Columbus Dispatch

About the author

John Jakes

John Jakes (b. 1932), the author of more than a dozen novels, is regarded as one of today’s most distinguished writers of historical fiction. His work includes the highly acclaimed Kent Family Chronicles series and the North and South Trilogy. Jakes’s commitment to historical accuracy and evocative storytelling earned him the title of “the godfather of historical novelists” from the Los Angeles Times and led to a streak of sixteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers. Jakes has received several awards for his work and is a member of the Authors Guild and the PEN American Center. He and his wife, Rachel, live on the west coast of Florida.