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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.

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North and South (The North and South Trilogy Book 1)
by John Jakes
The first volume of John Jakes’s acclaimed and sweeping saga about a friendship threatened by the divisions of the Civil War 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...
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The Bastard (The Kent Family Chronicles Book 1)
by John Jakes
The first volume in the addictive saga of the American Revolution by the #1 New York Times –bestselling author of the North and South trilogy.     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...
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Categories: All Romance
The Rebels (The Kent Family Chronicles Book 2)
by John Jakes
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...
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The Warriors (The Kent Family Chronicles Book 6)
by John Jakes
This addictive John Jakes adventure blends the Kents’ ruthless push for an empire with murderous betrayal and the Civil War’s life-altering culmination With the Civil War reaching its gory climax, the divided Kent family is pushed to the edge of complete destruction. With the advent of the transcontinental Union Pacific...
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The Lawless (The Kent Family Chronicles Book 7)
by John Jakes
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...
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Love and War: Part Two of the Epic "North and South" Trilogy (The North and South Trilogy Book 2)
by John Jakes
The Main and Hazard families clash on and off the Civil War’s battlefields as they grapple with the violent realities of a divided nation America’s master storyteller continues his reign with Love and War , a story steeped in passion and betrayal. With the Confederate and Union armies furiously fighting, the once-steadfast...
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The Furies (The Kent Family Chronicles Book 4)
by John Jakes
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...
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Categories: All Westerns; Contemporary Fiction
The Titans (The Kent Family Chronicles Book 5)
by John Jakes
The 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...
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The Seekers (The Kent Family Chronicles Book 3)
by John Jakes
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...
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Categories: All Romance
The North and South Trilogy: North and South, Love and War, and Heaven and Hell
by John Jakes
Two families are united—and torn apart—by the Civil War in these three dramatic novels by the #1 New York Times –bestselling master of the historical epic.   In North and South, the first volume of John Jakes’s acclaimed and sweeping saga, a friendship is threatened by the divisions of the Civil War. In the years...
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Heaven and Hell: Part Three of the Epic "North and South" Trilogy (The North and South Trilogy Book 3)
by John Jakes
The searing conclusion to the North and South Trilogy brings the battle between the Mains and Hazards—and Confederate and Union armies—to a brilliantly satisfying end 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...
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California Gold: A Novel
by John Jakes
One man’s ambitious journey into the heart of California’s gold country becomes a pursuit for limitless wealth in the face of devastating ruin At the height of California’s Gold Rush, men left everything behind for the chance at striking it rich. Now, some thirty years after its peak, gold fever still entices adventurous...
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Categories: All Westerns; Contemporary Fiction
The Americans (The Kent Family Chronicles Book 8)
by John Jakes
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...
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Homeland (The Crown Family Saga Book 1)
by John Jakes
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...
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American Dreams (The Crown Family Saga Book 2)
by John Jakes
From America's master storyteller and writer of historical fiction comes the epicstory of the Crown family--first introduced in the New York Times bestseller Homeland . As the second generation comes of age, the Crowns strive to find theirplace in a turbulent America which stands at the dawn of a new century. From thespeedways of...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; Literary Fiction
Charleston
by John Jakes
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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Savannah: Or a Gift for Mr. Lincoln
by John Jakes
Georgia 1864: Sherman's army marches inexorably from Atlanta to the sea. In its path: the charming old city of Savannah, where the Lester ladies-attractive widow Sara and her feisty twelve-year-old daughter Hattie-struggle to save the family rice plantation. When Sherman offers the conquered city to President Lincoln as "a Christmas...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction
The Bold Frontier
by John Jakes
Stories of the American West by the #1 New York Times –bestselling author of North and South , “the best historical novelist of our time” (Patricia Cornwell).   The Bold Frontier collects bestselling author John Jakes’s timeless stories about the untamed American West. Jakes thrillingly portrays the harsh realities of...
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On Wheels * Six-Gun Planet: Two Novels of the Future
by John Jakes
Two visions of the world gone mad, from master storyteller John Jakes In On Wheels , the United States has become so overpopulated that a tenth of its people have no home. Instead, they spend their lives on the highway. With all of the dangers of the road, dropping below forty miles per hour would mean certain death—even for men...
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On Secret Service
by John Jakes
An Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild® John Jakes, the acclaimed author of the #1 New York Times bestselling North and South Trilogy , returns to the Civil War with On Secret Service —the story of two couples, divided by war and allegiance, who discover that love doesn’t take sides. A Rebel sympathizer’s affection for a...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction
The Gods of Newport
by John Jakes
In the late nineteenth century, Newport, Rhode Island-with its giant marble mansions, lavish dinner parties, and vicious social climbing- is a summer playground of the very rich. Into this rarefied world comes infamous railroad mogul and robber baron Sam Driver. He wants his beautiful daughter to have the best Newport has to offer-even...
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Brak the Barbarian * Mark of the Demons
by John Jakes
Braving the ice marshes, Brak seeks his fortune in fabled Khurdisan Of all the northern barbarians, none is more fearsome than Brak. Cast out by his tribe for daring to question their war-gods, he leaves the frozen north with plunder on his mind. Somewhere in the south, the legends say, lies Khurdisan—a golden land of sunshine...
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North and South: By Elizabeth Gaskell & Illustrated (An Audiobook Free!)
by Elizabeth Gaskell
How is this book unique? Free Audiobook Illustrations included Unabridged North and South is a social novel by English writer Elizabeth Gaskell. Along with Wives and Daughters (1865) and Cranford (1853), it is one of her best known novels and has been adapted for television twice, in 1975 and 2004. The latter version renewed...
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Categories: Action and Adventure; Contemporary Fiction
Planet of the Apes Omnibus 2
by John Jakes
The second omnibus to reissue classic  Planet of the Apes  stories, which includes  Conquest of the Planet of the Apes ,  Battle for the Planet of the Apes , and  Planet of the Apes
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Categories: All Science Fiction
The Kent Family Chronicles: Volumes One Through Three
by John Jakes
The first three novels in a sweeping American epic from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author who “makes history come alive” (Nelson DeMille). This multigenerational saga follows the Kent family and their pursuit of a foothold and future in the expanding United States. From the family’s initial journey traveling to America’s...
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Categories: All Romance
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