The Americans Author:John Jakes "A NATION ADRIFT-AND THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO GAVE IT HOPE" — "It was the whip-end of an era- when innocence died and money lust was enthroned. The new generation of Kents was locked in a feverish race for wealth- even as Europe's millions poured across the seas, to change the face of our nation and reap its forgotten promise among the pushcarts of... more » Mulberry Street, the hardnosed docks of Boston, the steaming Barbary Coast.
Gideon Kent, his health failing, fears for the future of his lost dynasty. His actress-daughter, Eleanor, learns what it is to love in an alien land of the free. Con-man Carter drifts cross-country in search of a lazy fortune. It falls to young Will, broken by his mother's madness, to redeem Philip Kent's American dream."« less