American Dreams

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Penguin, Jul 1, 1999 - Fiction - 560 pages
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From America's master storyteller and writer of historical fiction comes the epicstory of the Crown family--first introduced in the New York Times bestsellerHomeland. As the second generation comes of age, the Crowns strive to find theirplace in a turbulent America which stands at the dawn of a new century. From thespeedways of Detroit to the unbridled glamour of a young Hollywood, to the daringheights of early aviation--theirs is a story of passion and adventure, glory, andambition, with all the wonder, promise, and splendor of...American Dreams.
 

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John Jakes is a master at combining fiction with history. His knowledge of the history of the Civil War is astounding. He weaves spell binding fictional stories into his history making for I cant put this book down. I am slowly collecting all his books! Read full review

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The task of learning American history is never more pleasant than when it is presented in a Jakes novel. American Dreams continues the saga of the Crown family of Chicago, who first appeared in ... Read full review

Contents

In the Subway
Further Westward
PART FOUR CALIFORNIA
Welcome to Los Angeles
Wrong Turn
Liberty Rising
Fritzi and Carl
Mickey Finn

Courage from Carl
Obligatory Scene
Eastbound
PART TWO STRIVING
Adrift in New York
Fritzi and OhOh
Smashup
Pauls Anchor
Three Witches and Four Actresses
Grosse Pointe Games
Bad Omens
Confessions
Reunions
Model
Jinxed?
Tess
Jesse and Carl
Rehearsal for a Tragedy
Tragedy
Closed
Paul and Harry
Boom Times
Speed King of the World
A Desperate Call
Savagery
Separation
Postcard from Indianapolis
PART THREE PICTURES
Ilsa to the Rescue
Biograph
Westward
Blanket Company
Our Heroine
Onward If Not Exactly Upward
New York Music
Sammy
Signs of Success
Threats
Attack
B B Decides
A Toast to
No Laughing Matter
Inferno
Carl Mows the Grass
Decision
PART FIVE NIGHTMARE
Loyal
Flying Circus
Viva Villa
English Edgar
Inceville
Mercenaries
The Day Things Slipped
Crash Landing
Fritzi and
That Sunday
PART SIX BATTLEFIELDS
In Belgium
Troubled House
Taking Sides
Truth or Nothing
Fritzi and Her Three
Revelations
Detroit Again
MillionDollar Carpet
End of the Party
UBoat
Winter of Discontent
Air
Torpedoed
Marching
Troubled Nation
Kelly Gives Orders
Heat of the Moment
Bombs
Casualties
In the Trenches
The
The Unfinished Song
Afterword
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

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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