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American Dreams

John Jakes

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

* The sequel to HOMELAND

* From the author of the epic NORTH AND SOUTH - bestselling book and major television tie-in

John Jakes continues the fascinating story of the Crown family dynasty in Chicago. Moving from 1906 to 1917, AMERICAN DREAMS brings to life a brash young nation taking its place on an international stage as the children of the German immigrant Crown family prepare themselves for the excitement of a new century.
As Fritzi Crown becomes a comedy film star, her younger brother Carl seeks greater thrills in flying planes and their cousin Paul finds his destiny filming the destruction wrought by World War I to show Americans back home.
From the early carefree days of a new century to the stark realities of the first world war, AMERICAN DREAMS goes through a decade of change with the men and women who coloured a nation's future.
As he has in his previous bestsellers, John Jakes combines deep historical research with a powerful story peopled by characters both vivid and memorable. AMERICAN DREAMS once again brings Jakes' legions of readers the drama and passion that are his hallmarks.

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Praise for American Dreams

  • Rich historical detail...a sparkling family saga - PEOPLE

  • Jake s' strength is in his knack for splicing in historical celebrities and details. Jakes knows his reader s' expectations and fulfills them - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

  • Realistic detail and period colour galore. - KIRKUS REVIEWS

  • AMERICAN DREAMS is a wonderful example of the art of straightforward story-telling: engrossing, entertaining and hugely readable. - YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

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