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The Americans

Author: John Jakes
Publisher: New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The definitive volume in Jakes & rsquo;s bestselling series finds the Kent family reaching to finally embrace its legacy & mdash;and its future In the final installment of the Kent Family Chronicles, the remaining Kents seek to fulfill Philip Kent & rsquo;s original American dream. As Gideon Kent & rsquo;s health deteriorates, he fears for the future of his family. Their dynasty, now in ruins, stands as a tarnished  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Jakes
ISBN: 9781453255971 1453255974 1306604583 9781306604581
OCLC Number: 806952942
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Introduction: ... And the Curtain Falls; The Kent Family; Prologue Lost; Book One: The Chains of the Past; Chapter I. At the Red Cod; Chapter II. Brawl; Chapter III. Caught; Chapter IV. Hearst; Chapter V. At Home on Beacon Street; Chapter VI. Midnight Visitor; Chapter VII. Defiance; Chapter VIII. Eben's Fate; Chapter IX. The Greek Woman; Chapter X. Campaign Year; Chapter XI. The Secret Door; Chapter XII. A Father's Fear; Chapter XIII. Reprisal; Chapter XIV. A Violent Lesson; Chapter XV. A Detective Calls; Chapter XVI. The Note; Chapter XVII. The Promise. Chapter XVIII. Carter's ChoiceBook Two: The Journey of Will Kent; Chapter I. Unhappy Homecoming; Chapter II. Eleanor and Leo; Chapter III. Welcome to the Bad Lands; Chapter IV. A Tilt with Mr. Maunders; Chapter V. "Hasten Forward Quickly There!"; Chapter VI. The Horse Corral; Chapter VII. Ambition; Chapter VIII. Night Thunder; Chapter IX. The Victim; Chapter X. Old Doc Death; Chapter XI. A Plan for the Future; Chapter XII. Maunders Again; Chapter XIII. What Gideon Said; Chapter XIV. A Successful Man; Chapter XV. Journey's End; Book Three: The Upward Path; Chapter I. In Galveston. Chapter II. Behind BarsChapter III. Jo; Chapter IV. The Students; Chapter V. Trouble at Madam Melba's; Chapter VI. Marcus; Chapter VII. The Pennels; Chapter VIII. The Lioness; Chapter IX. A Doctor's Duty; Chapter X. Laura's Victory; Chapter XI. Castle Garden; Chapter XII. Birth; Chapter XIII. "The Wretched Refuse of Your Teeming Shore"; Chapter XIV. The Only Hope; Book Four: The Waters Roar; Chapter I. The Troupers; Chapter II. The Other Cheek; Chapter III. A Dream in the Rain; Chapter IV. Attack; Chapter V. Stranded; Chapter VI. Adrift; Chapter VII. Danger on a Dark Street. Chapter VIII. The WeaponChapter IX. The Blind Boss; Chapter X. Steam Beer; Chapter XI. Puncher Martin; Chapter XII. The Deluge; Chapter XIII. Flood Tide; Chapter XIV. Fire in the Water; Chapter XV. Confession; Chapter XVI. "Not Known to Be Found"; Book Five: The Marble Cottage; Chapter I. Summer of '89; Chapter II. Quarrel; Chapter III. Newport; Chapter IV. The Shacker; Chapter V. Maison du Soleil; Chapter VI. Whispers; Chapter VII. Love and Honor; Chapter VIII. Accusation; Chapter IX. Summons; Chapter X. Parting; Book Six: The Education of Will Kent; Chapter I. The Bend. Chapter II. Unexpected HelpChapter III. "One Notch Above Hell"; Chapter IV. Warning; Chapter V. The Policeman; Chapter VI. Stale Beer; Chapter VII. The Tenement; Chapter VIII. Jo's Confession; Chapter IX. The Raid; Chapter X. Ultimatum; Chapter XI. Questions; Chapter XII. What Pennel Said; Chapter XIII. Carnage; Chapter XIV. Under the Knife; Chapter XV. Laura's Confession; Chapter XVI. Reunion; Chapter XVII. Someone Waiting; Chapter XVIII. The Secret; Chapter XIX. The Broken Promise; Epilogue ... And Make a Mark; A Biography of John Jakes; Copyright.
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The definitive volume in Jakes & rsquo;s bestselling series finds the Kent family reaching to finally embrace its legacy & mdash;and its future In the final installment of the Kent Family Chronicles, the remaining Kents seek to fulfill Philip Kent & rsquo;s original American dream. As Gideon Kent & rsquo;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 & mdash;a task of epic scope. Only expert storyteller John Jakes could craft such a gripping finale to this beloved family saga, bringing the Kents & rsquo; drama & mdash;and the nineteenth century in America & mdash;to its riveting conclusion. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author & rsquo;s personal collection.

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