The Lawless

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N. Doubleday, 1986 - Fiction - 800 pages
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"The year is 1886, the United States is 100 years old-and the changes sweeping the nation are also engulfing the Kent family. The strong voice of Gideon Kent sounds clearly from New York's slums as he denounces the exploiters of common working men. Thus he earns the hatred of one of America's most powerful and unscrupulous industrialists. Thousands of miles away, in the frontier towns of Abilene and Deadwood, Jeremiah Kent's love affair with violence draws him ever closer to his predicted doom. Meanwhile, against the background of Paris during the turmoil of the Franco-Prussian War, Matthew Kent must confront the painful choice between the art he believes in and the woman he loves."--BOOK JACKET.

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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.

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