Book 5 in The Kent Family ChroniclesThe members of the Kent family’s most dynamic generation face internal clashes as the Civil War ignites
In the hellish years of the Civil War, the Kent family faces its greatest trials yet. Louis, the devious son of the late Amanda Kent, is in control of the dynasty—and of its seemingly inevitable collapse. His cousin Jephtha Kent, meanwhile, backs the abolitionist cause, while his sons remain devoted Southerners. As the country fractures around the Kents, John Jakes introduces characters that include some of the most famous Americans of this defining era. Spanning the full breadth of the Civil War—from the brutal frontlines in the South to the political tangle in Washington—The Titans chronicles two struggles for identity: the country’s and the Kents’. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.
- Pub Date
- Open Road Integrated Media
- Historical Fiction
“It has been said before, but it can’t be said enough—John Jakes makes history come alive, makes it stir your blood and excite your senses.” —Nelson DeMille “Jakes has few peers . . . What [he] can do that history books can’t is draw the reader into the mid-1800s, letting us feel the emotions of the participants and helping us to understand on a personal level what led Americans to the bloodiest conflict this nation has ever faced.” —Detroit Free Press
About the author
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.