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North and South Part History, Part Novel, This Book Chronicles Two Great American Dynasties Over Three Generations Though Brought Together In A Friendship That Neither Jealousy Nor Violence Could Shatter, The Hazards And The Mains Are Torn Apart By The Storm Of Events That Has Divided The Nation

About the Author: John Jakes

John William Jakes, the author ofthan 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.Also writes under pseudonyms Jay Scotland, Alan Payne, Rachel Ann Payne, Robert Hart Davis, Darius John Granger, John Lee Gray Has ghost written as William Ard.

10 thoughts on “North and South

  1. says:

    I really enjoyed this book and already purchased the other two in the trilogy Historical novels seem to be my favorite all time reads even though I write thrillers That s not to say I don t read extensively in mystery thriller because I do It might be that historical novels have a broader canvas and lea

  2. says:

    Find all of my reviews at being trolled three times yesterday for not only reading things wrong, but also for wasting my Goodreads space and apparently everyone s time creating picturebooks full of stupid and uninformative reviews that apparently belong on a place I ve never heard of before called Buzzfeed whic

  3. says:

    A shell whined in over the highroad to Churubusco The Mexican gunners in the convent of San Mateo had found the range Sword in his left hand, pistol in his right, Orry Main crouched in the marshy cornfield beside the road He cringed as he awaited the explosion of the shell The concussion nearly knocked him over To his

  4. says:

    Someone at work was about to take the North South Trilogy to the library, but offered them to me instead I took these three massive tomes, which I remembered dimly from the 1980s along with the TV miniseries adaptation with muted thanks No, I ll never turn down a book, but I expected some poorly written, overblown mess somethi

  5. says:

    Too much of a soap opera read for me I was under the impression that this was a pretty decent story that was tightly connected with the events of the Civil War as the backdrop What I realized pretty quickly was that the story is the main focus and the Civil War part is just there for convenience That s fine if the story is a compellin

  6. says:

    As good now as it was when I last re read it about 20 years ago The characters are vivid, the action broad, and the emotions reflective of the thorny period of history in which the story is set There are good people and bad and some really bad , scenes that are both funny and tragic, and it s all a marvelous soap opera Americanus No wonder th

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    Description Part history, part novel, this book chronicles two great American dynasties over three generations Though brought together in a friendship that neither jealousy nor violence could shatter, the Hazards and the Mains are torn apart by the storm of events that has divided the nation. The mini series.01 North and South summer 1842 summer 1844

  8. says:

    John Jakes chooses to base the first book in the trilogy during some of the most trying years of US history, the lead up to the Civil War Jakes tells the story of two families, the Hazards and Mains, as they progress through these trying times, beginning in the early 1840s Meeting at West Point, George Hazard of Pennsylvania and Orry Main of South Carolina s

  9. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here During the first twenty years or so following his graduation from college, John Jakes spent that period writing many short stories and novels that featured science fiction, fantasy, westerns and the occasional historical fiction Then he achieved literary success in the 1970s with the pub

  10. says:

    John Jakes never ceases to amaze me I really enjoyed The Kent Family Chronicles so I just had to pick up North and South, and once again I didn t come back disappointed North and South is the intro to the Civil War Trilogy, with Jakes telling the story of 2 families, the Main Family of South Carolina, and the Hazards of Pennsylvania Orry Main and George Hazard befriend each

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