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ISBN: 0552110213
Author: John Jakes
Language: English
Publisher: Corgi (March 1979)
Pages: 640
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 454
Size Fb2: 1101 kb
Size ePub: 1989 kb
Size Djvu: 1494 kb
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The Kent Family Chronicles (also known as The American Bicentennial Series) is a series of eight novels by John Jakes written to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the United States.

The Kent Family Chronicles (also known as The American Bicentennial Series) is a series of eight novels by John Jakes written to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the United States. The books became best sellers, with no novel in the series selling fewer than . million copies. With The Rebels, The Seekers, and The Furies, Jakes became the first author to have three books on the New York Times bestseller list in a single year, 1975.

The Seekers is a historical novel written by John Jakes and originally published in 1975. It is book three in a series known as the Kent Family Chronicles or the American Bicentennial Series. The novel mixes fictional characters with historical events and figures, as it narrates the story of the United States of America from 1794 through 1814. In 1979, the novel was made into a television film by Operation Prime Time and premiered on HBO on July 8, 1979, The Seekers.

The Kent Family Chronicles (Book Three). For my daughter Ellen. TOWARD THE END OF this, the third novel of The Kent Family Chronicles, you’ll encounter an amoral character named Elphinstone, attorney for the wicked Hamilton Stovall. When the novel went before the camera as a miniseries at Universal Studios, I visited the set for a few days.

John jakes series: The Kent Family Chronicles. 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.

The Kent Family Chronicles continue as Abraham Kent seeks to build a . .This novel details the lives of Philip’s sons and their children, particularly in regards to their westward movement as the country expands.

John Jakes is the bestselling author of Charleston, the Kent Family Chronicles, the North and South trilogy, On Secret Service, California Gold, Homeland, and American Dreams. Descended from a soldier of the Virginia Continental Line who fought in the American Revolution, Jakes is one of today’s most distinguished authors of historical fiction. Series: Kent Family Chronicles (Book 3).

Continuing the saga of the Kent family, John Jakes turns his masterful eye to the settlement of the untamed American . Furthering his reign as the living master of American historical fiction, Jakes unfurls the epic of The Seekers.

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, fought valiantly on the frontier, only to return home to Boston and a life he doesn’t want. Determined not to live in his father’s shadow, Abraham and his young bride join the wave of pioneers carving out farms in the turbulent, dangerous West. Historical Fiction Sagas.

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The Kent Family chronicles. by. Jakes, John, 1932-. New York : Avenel Books : Distributed by Crown Publishers. Kent family (Fictitious characters), Historical fiction, American, Domestic fiction, American. urn:acs6:ke:pdf:e0f-4bf70ab2d032 urn:acs6:ke:epub:ad5-384b1b7edafd urn:oclc:record:1035918437. University of Alberta Libraries.

The Seekers is the 3rd Volume of the John Jakes series the Kent Family Chronicles. In this book, they further introduce Phillip Kent's three children, and further his grandchildren. As in all Jakes' books you are traveling with the family through important events in history. To fully understand this book you have to have first read the first and second books of the Kent Family Chronicles. As always he introduces the characters fantastically

Comments:

Not-the-Same
Why haven't I found this author before? I missed out. I am now compelled to read the whole series.
This novel, about Boston's prestigious Kent family, was not only historically accurate but insightful, and imaginative as well. There are several strong lead characters as this novel begins right after the Revolution, and ends in about 1814. Each of these strong characters are believable, as along with their strength comes the fear that their own often deep flaws will be their downfall.
Jared's father fought the Battle of Fallen Timbers before returning to Boston where he was expected to take over his fathers printing house. Instead, he and his new wife rebelled. Willing to give up wealth and comfort, they voyage to land along the Ohio River. What they soon discovered was the amount of work and money it took to survive.
Jared fears he will become like his father. Time and again he proves his strength, wit, and endurance...still, he is haunted by those fears.
Amanda, Jared's little cousin, thinks Jared hung the moon. She is sweet, smart, and knows nothing but a comfortable life.
What will happen to these two youngsters when the challenges they face become astronomical? Read to find out.
Goltigor
This book grabs you and never lets you go. This timeless classic teaches you American history in a personal way through good people and villains you will never forget. The details remind you that regardless of what horrors you hear on the nightly TV news, we really don't have it so bad compared to people living in the 1800s. As I've said before, all 8 books in this John Jakes' series should be required reading in every American history class in high school in this country. Though first published almost 40 years ago, the characters still embody familiar hopes, dreams, and goals... And are so mesmerizing, you feel as if you know them.
By Nancy Anne
sergant
The Kent family continue their struggles in the new country and seem destined to always find the most difficult situations.
I like it that the author doesn't always make life easy as he winds his characters through actual events. It does seem that at times though he includes actual characters along side his fictional ones more for the sake of drama than of the story of the main characters. But that is way historical fiction is.
mym Ђудęm ęгσ НuK
I've loved all the Jakes Kent books so far especially in the aspect of his presenting people who's lives change drastically through their lifetime. This book had some of that but I'm just not that into war scenes or military battles. The Alamo and Civil War battles seemed to drag on for someone like me who would rather get on with the story. Of course for those who enjoy the military I think you'd give this a 4-5 star rating. I also wish he had gone a little more into the politics of all the other issues besides slavery that caused the civil war. He touched on it a little but I'd rather have read that than about a battlefield. Altogether though it was a decent saga.
hardy
In this third installment of the Kent Family Chronicles, a lot of family ground is covered. We see the end of the life of the patriarch, Phillip Kent, the lives of sons Gilbert and Abraham, Abraham's son Jared, and Gilbert's daughter Amanda. Nobody does as Phillip wants (although Gilbert comes close), but they each try to find their niche in the world of early America and each seems to be drawn away from success.Seems the west is the magnet that pulls on the Kents.
Mmsa
I have read all the way half way through the Lawless. The poor Kents' Lesser people would have blown their brains out. Constant physical and mental hardships about everything tend to make one depressed. The historical parts are enlightening and have indeed made me aware of many facets of the history of this country. I like the introduction of real historical characters into lives of the Kents. However,I hope somewhere along the way there is redemption for all of the physical and mental hardships that this family has endured.
Oreavi
All of his books are fabulous. You get history and don't even know it.
This series is so excellent it is the 2nd time I reading it. I read it back in the 80s and loved it. John Jakes is a wonderful writer and makes you feel as if you are there as you read about all the experiences. I would highly recommend this series to anyone who is a history buff - in fact, it will make you into a history buff!

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