CHARLESTON by JOHN JAKES
With more than 50 million copies in print, John Jakes is
one of the preeminent novelists of American historical
fiction. Now, the bestselling author who "makes history
come brilliantly alive" (Washington Post Book World)
brings us a stunning multigenerational saga of two nation-
shaping wars...as seen through the eyes of a powerful
South Carolina dynasty.
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. Jakes paints a powerful
portrait of the Charleston aristocracy who zealously
guarded their wealth and privilegewhile harboring
dark family secrets that threatened to destroy them all.
Peopled by a sprawling cast of memorable
characterspatriots and cowards, aristocrats and
abolitionists, slaves and freedmen, heroic men and
courageous womenCharleston represents America's
premier storyteller at his very best.
First time in paperbackJakes's acclaimed saga of a
South Carolina dynasty from the American Revolution
through the Civil War.
"A family intrigue that stretches across sweeping
historical events...a great read." The
Charleston Post and Courier
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