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Charleston
Charleston
Author: John Jakes
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ISBN-13: 9780451207333
ISBN-10: 0451207335
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 704
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 57 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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I thought this book was written quite well.
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Excellent book! I really enjoyed reading this book.
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Loved it. Wasn't long enough. Jakes did some in depth research. Love how he combines historical people with his fiction.
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Had a little problem getting into this book, but then it moved along. Ending was weak. But a good read for those of us that can only relate to history through a novel.
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From the New York Times bestselling author who "makes history come alive" comes a novel that spans decades and generations....
from the American Revolution through the downfall of the Confederacy...In John Jake's most ambitious work yet...
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My only complaint about this book is that I wish Jakes had written in as a series. There are so many interesting characters that could have been explored in more depth. Overall though, the story pulls you in and makes you see how life must have been like during the tumultuous years in SC.
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I love John Jakes. I have read every book he has written. He is the best and most accurate history author and his books are always wonderful. This is the second time I have read "Charleston". I loved it! Genny
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Another one of John Jakes wonderful books.He never fails me.
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Excellent read depicting the old South and the struggles in Charleston during its fall. This book also has a great deal of factual information about the events leading up to the Civil War.
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I really enjoyed this book. It had been awhile since I'd read any John Jakes. I'm looking forward to reading Savannah.
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Historical ficton by one of the masters. The Bell family is the center of this saga that begins with the American Revolution and goes through America's antebellum period. Great storytelling!
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"Captivating...A review can't adequately describe the sweeping scope of Charleston and the many characters that Jakes weaves together to tell his tale. The book is a great read and a wonderful escape."--The Chattanooga Times. (front page)
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Great read, I couldn't put it down! I love this author and series.
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"A family intrigue that stretches across sweeping historical events...agreat read." - The Charleston Post and Courier
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Ecellent historical fiction about a charming city during its formative years.
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For historical fiction, few do it better than John Jakes. This book covers the Bell family, from the American Revolution years through the Civil War.
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"A family intrigue that stretches across sweeping historical events ...a great read "
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John Jakes has a way to make you feel that you are right there in the civil war era.
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Charleston follows the lives, loves and shifting fortunes of the unforgettable Bell family, from the American Revolution through the turbulent antebellum years to the savage defeat of the Confederacy. Jakes paints a powerful portrait of the Charleston aristocracy who zealously guard their wealth and privilege -- while harboring dark famly secrets that threaten to destroy them all. Peopled by a sprawling cast of memorable characters -- patriots and cowards, aristocrats and abolitionists, slaves and freedmen, heroic men and courageous women -- Charleston represents America's premier storyteller at his very best.
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History of the beautiful city of
Charleston through the experiences of 3 families.
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I actually haven't read this book but here is the back cover description:

Charleston follows the lives, loves, and shifting fortunes of the unforgettable Bell family, from the American Revolution through the turbulent antebellum years to the savage defeat of the Confederacy. Jakes paints a powerful portrait of the Charleston aristocracy who zealously guard their wealth and privilege - while harboring dark family secrets that threaten to destroy them all. Peopled by a sprawling cast of memorable characters - patroits and cowards, aristocrats and abolitionists, slaves and freedman, heroic men and courageous women - Charleston represents America's premier storyteller at his very best.