The Americans

The AmericansGood finish to a very long tale Doesn t fulfill the promise of taking the Kent family right on up to 1976 but that s okay Enough of the Kents and time for something else Enjoyed this series but man it is a commitment.Thanks to the author for keeping it going as long as he did. Well I finished the 8 volume set of the Kent Family Chronicles This takes the Kent family up to 1897 The book deals with Carter, Eleanor and Will A little disappointed because it was pretty predictable.I enjoyed Will s summer with a young Theodore Roosevelt and the Johnstown flood Eleanor went through.I would love to see Jakes update the Kent family but I doubt he will do that though. Best EPub, The Americans By John Jakes This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book The Americans, Essay By John Jakes Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You Reading historical fiction should be fun The Americans by John JakesJohn Jakes certainly was This is the eighth and possibly last volume of the Kent Family Chronicles Like a patchwork blanket, Jakes sews facts and people in very neatly to his Kent family epic The children of Gideon and Matthew Kent migrate homeward and make their marks in an increasingly great and influential country From the sleazy and squalid world of politics and the increasingly acceptable of the stage to the battlefields of Mexico, The Americans brings the Kent heirs to the brink of the Twentieth Century Will Kent comes of age and loses the timorous, shy and frightened legacy left by his mother He grew as surly and stout as the nation that recovered from a devastating war and expanded its borders and influence worldwide This book is just as filled with love, war and many trivial tidbits of history as we have become accustomed to in this series of a nation s birth and growth to greatness A virtual cornucopia of little known or remembered people such as Ina Coolbirth and events the Johnstown flood are used to increase the scope of the work Ina Coolbirth was California s first poet laureate and the Johnstown flood 1889 rates fourth in deaths by natural disaster behind Galveston, Texas hurricane on September 18,1900 8000 , San Francisco, California earthquake 1906 3400 , The Great Okeechobee, Florida hurricane September 16 17 2500 The Johnstown flood claimed 2209 lives In these pages history really comes alive and speaks to all that read it John Jakes stated in his afterword that he needed a break from the Kent dynasty and after eight volumes I can well imagine but has never stated that he wouldn t take it up again in the future I, for one, would applaud this undertaking as history has proved that the Twentieth Century witnessed the transition of the United States from an isolationist position to a world power. To all good stories there must be an end and this book is it These were excellent tales fiction but could have been real stories of real Americans Tragedy, comedy, love, hate, courage and cowardice all displayed by the frailties of human lives Thank you, John Jakes, for a satisfying and enjoyable set of books It took me forever to read the last installment in this series not because I didn t enjoy it, but because I didn t want it to end. I believe this is the conclusion of the Kent Family Chronicles The tale of America from its pre revolutionary roots to the turn of the 20th century The entire series is well worth the time invested Jakes tells the story of our country through the eyes of an fictional family, history comes alive. Fantastic end to a fantastic series I rarely feel this way, but I didn t want it to be over I d love for there to be books taking the Kents all the way through the 20th century, but that won t be happening. The last of the Kent chronicles series LOVED THEM ALL Actually of all the Kent Family Chronicle books, this was took me the longest to read, however it was one the of the best I absolutely love the story and is so very well written Kudos to the author for a job well done.

Jay Scotland,

➿ The Americans Free ➶ Author John Jakes –
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 794 pages
  • The Americans
  • John Jakes
  • English
  • 24 September 2019
  • 9780451214904

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