* 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.
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