The Americans Author:John Jakes The Kent Family Chronicles - Volume VIII — 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... more » its forgotten promise among the pushcarts of Mulberry Street, the hard-nosed 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 an alien in the land of the free. Con-man Carter drifts ross-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