Book Reviews of American Dreams

American Dreams
American Dreams
Author: John Jakes
ISBN-13: 9780613163170
ISBN-10: 0613163176
Publication Date: 10/1999
Reading Level: Young Adult

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Publisher: Bt Bound
Book Type: Library Binding
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A continuation of The Crown family, focuses on Carl, Fritzi, and Paul. Story takes place in the early 1900's. Another great book by John Jakes!
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As usual, John Jakes brings a whole family alive in the historical fiction sequal to "Homeland", the story of the Crown family.
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this is the second volume of the Crown family saga. It covers the period of early motion pictures to the development of Hollywood picture making. It is well written and interesting.
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I enjoyed this family saga surrounding the Crown Family. It takes place in the early 1900s and has a lot of fascinating historical info regarding WWI, Henry Ford, Ford Motor Co, and silent/talking movies. A very good read!!
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I really enjoyed this book! I had never read anything by John Jakes and was a huge skeptic because of the number of books that he has written that have been turned in mini-series. But as fate would have it i was stuck at my mom's one day, finished the book i was reading and went a hunting. Took me a couple of pages to get into it but I really did get into this story about a corner turning time in the united states. It was all about Ford and the creation of the assembly line and creating uniform parts, about the beginnings of the file industry and how it grew from the cheesy black and whites with the actresses having horrible reputations to becoming a respected medium. I never read the first book of the series but I truely enjoyed this one.
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Excellent John Jakes epic.
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The Crowns strive to find their place in a turbulent America, which stands at the dawn of a new century. From the speedways of Detroit to the unbridled glamour of a young Hollywood, to the daring heights of early aviation-theirs is a story of passion and adventure, glory, and ambition, with all the wonder and splendor of AMERCAN DREAMS.
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