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Open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Buy a cheap copy of california gold book by john jakes. Langlois western american literature university of. California historical fiction view list as printable pdf santa cruz. He is the creator of the legendary eightvolume kent family chronicles, the main and hazard families of the north and south trilogy, and the crowns of chicago, germanamericans whose stories interweave the history of the twentieth century in homeland and its sequel, american dreams. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Jan 01, 1989 ive never been a big fan of california but i am a fan of john jakes. This book is written as a stand alone historical novel in the best john jakes tradition. California gold by john jakes and a great selection of related books. In march 1973, jakes commenced work on the kent family chronicles, a multivolume set portraying american history through the lives of a fictional family. Editions of california gold by john jakes goodreads. In the case of this book i think that it would have been better if he had made it into two or three books and put in much more detail or cut it down to about 500 pages and took out a bunch of the fluff.

John william jakes born march 31, 1932 is an american writer, best known for american historical fiction. Her efforts to build a dynasty take her to northern california, just in time for the gold rush. Following that, he worked in the advertising while writing on the side and in 1971, moved to fulltime. It traces the life of james macklin chance on his journey from the coal regions of pennsylvania to the relative utopian paradise of california in the post gold rush era of the 1870s to the early twentieth century. If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author. His career began upon graduation, selling stories to pulp magazines. He was very fond of writing stories since the college days and used to sell a few to pulp magazines. John jakes, the author of the kent family chronicles, the. He worked for fifteen years at various creative posts in. I liked the detail on the characters and the story woven through kept my attention. Generally i like long books because i love to read. California gold by john jakes overdrive rakuten overdrive. An exlibrary book and may have standard library stamps andor stickers.

His work includes the highly acclaimed kent family chronicles series and the north and south trilogy. John jakes continues the fascinating story of the crown family dynasty in chicago. That is one of the reasons that i choose john jakes books. Love and war by john jakes hardcover 1984 book club edition. California gold john jakes author shawn compton narrator 2020 legends and lies dale l. Dec 18, 2015 the furies by john jakes in doc, epub, fb2 download ebook. Written by john jakes, audiobook narrated by shawn compton. John jakes is currently considered a single author. California gold by john jakes hb dj hardback book good condition 5 out of 5 stars 7 product ratings 7 product ratings california gold by john jakes hb dj hardback book good condition. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read american dreams. John jakes is the bestselling author of charleston, the eightvolume kent family chronicles, the north and south trilogy, california gold, and others. Below is a list of john jakes books in order of when they were originally published.

This particular edition is in a mass market paperback format. John jakes is an american author of historical fiction including historical romance and western fiction as well as science fiction and fantasy. Get this book free when you sign up for a 30day trial. This ebook features an illustrated biography of john jakes including. James macklin chase was a poor pennsylvanian who dreamed of. Ive never been a big fan of california but i am a fan of john jakes. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. His civil war trilogy, north and south, has sold millions of copies worldwide. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of its content suppliers and protected by us and international laws. In these timeless stories of the untamed american west, john jakes thrillingly portrays the harsh realities of life on the frontier with tales of lawmen in the sierra nevada, railroad workers in kansas, and gamblers on the steamboat.

In september of that year anne gave birth to her first child, whom they. John jakes is a noted american writer who was born in 1932 in chicago, illinois. It was published by signet and has a total of 768 pages in the book. This sweeping epic is a dynamite tribute to the sheer pluck of one man. It is entertaining and contains facts that are interesting and informative. Digital rights management drm the publisher has supplied this book in encrypted form, which means that you need to install free software in order to unlock and read it. The title of this book is california gold and it was written by john jakes. He has received a number of awards and accolades for his achievements as a writer, most notably a cooper medal from the thomas cooper library and a career achievement award from the south carolina humanities association. Her passion and determination during these frenzied years make the furies an exhilarating pageturner. Digital rights management drm the publisher has supplied this book in encrypted form, which means that you need to.

Signin to download and listen to this audiobook today. Original title isbn 9781453256015 published on 198911. California gold by john jakes and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. California gold by john jakes hb dj hardback book good condition. His writings mostly include the american historical fiction and family saga. Now, some thirty years after its peak, gold fever still entices adventurous easterners like james macklin chance, a poor pennsylvanian. John jakes debut as a published novelist came in 1952 with the western novel the texans ride north.

At the height of californias gold rush, men left everything behind for the chance at striking it rich. James macklin chase was a poor pennsylvanian who dreamed of making it rich in california. California gold by john jakes meet your next favorite book. The bestselling author of north and south returns with a new firstrate historical series that begins in 1890s berlin, where young pauli kroner ekes out a living as a kitchen helper in a posh hotel. John jakes explores the lure and legends of california from 1886 to 1921 when the area was transformed from a frontier into a modern state.

Browse john jakess bestselling audiobooks and newest titles. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. He worked for fifteen years at various creative posts in advertising before deciding to write fulltime. But at the turn of the century, the money to be made was in oil, citrus.

He takes history such as the great earthquake and weaves fictional and real characters to make a very readable novel. Later works include north and south 1982, california gold 1989, homeland 1993, and american dreams. Book is like new with small name written on first page. John jakes is behind some of the most beloved american family sagas. John jakes is the acknowledged contemporary master of the family saga. California gold by john jakes is a great piece of historical fiction. Mar 31, 2017 open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. This thrilling story of the california gold rush is not about the fortyniners, the prospectors who came. Mar 31, 2017 author of california saga french text, california gold o m, fortunes of brak, the lawless the kent family chronicles, the seekers, heaven and hell, a century of great western storiesan anthology of western fiction, the rebels the kent family chronicles volume 2. Book 2 john jakes author 2012 heaven and hell north and south trilogy series book 3 john jakes author 2012 the rebels kent family series book 2 john jakes. John jakes is the bestselling author of the kent family chronicles, the north and south trilogy, and the crown family saga. Now, some thirty years after its peak, gold fever still entices adventurous easterners like james macklin chance, a poor. Brak the barbarian, the sorceress, the mark of the demons three volumes by john jakes and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.

Walker author john jakes author of introduction, etc. I found this book to be somewhat less exciting than most of the other john jakes books that i have read. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. 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. I always enjoy john jakes books starting with the bastard back in the 70s. 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. He is the creator of the legendary eightvolume kent family chronicles, the main and hazard families of the north and south trilogy, and the crowns of chicago, germanamericans whose stories interweave the history of the twentieth century in homeland and its sequel. John jakes is regarded as one of todays most distinguished writers of historical fiction.

One major event, the marriage of philip and anne ware, took place in the interim. Author of california saga french text, california goldo m, fortunes of brak, the lawless the kent family chronicles, the seekers, heaven and hell, a century of great western storiesan anthology of western fiction, the rebels the kent family chronicles volume 2. He is also the author of the kent family chronicles. I have also read north and south by jakes and i like his style. The notes at the end of the book were fascinating and john jakes indicated there are not that many written histories on california which is a shame. In john jakess unmatched style, north and south launches a trilogy that captures the fierce passions of a country at the precipice of disaster.

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