The Bastard Author:John Jakes Note: Dustjacket missing. The following taken from Amazon.com... — From Library Journal — The beginnings of the American Revolution provide the backdrop and action for this first part of Jakes's "Kent Family Chronicles." Readers will follow the saga of Phillipe Charboneau, illegitimate son of an English nobleman. Phillipe travels from France to cl... more »aim his inheritance and is denied. To escape being murdered by his half-brother, he travels to London and then Boston, where he changes his name to Philip Kent. Along the way he meets Ben Franklin, Lord North, and Sam Adams (among other historical figures) and participates in the Boston Tea Party.
Jakes's bent for historical accuracy is unmatched in commercial fiction. -- San Francisco Chronicle
John Jakes is the godfather of historical novelists. -- Los Angeles Times
Perhaps no author has made popularized American history more his own province than John Jakes. -- Jacksonville Times-Union« less