Dynasty of Death Author:Taylor Caldwell "Taylor Caldwell's Most Famous Novel." "Ernest Barbour, munitions maker, wanted two things - power to control destinies, and the woman who was his brother's wife. He wantedd them no matter how terrible the price". "Caldwell's mightiest novel is about a man who climbed the mountaintop and agreed to the devil's bargain. Ernest Barbour, son of ... more »a servant, lord of a vast armaments empire, founder of a family dynasty rent by violence, greed, corrupt passions, and an infamous legacy of destruction..." "Set in the mid-nineteenth century, the magnificent epic of the Barbour-Bouchard tribe spans three generatios of power-lusting men, the women they loved and destroyed." The New Yor Herald Tribune wrote, "Powerful and impressive...A significant and stirring work of literature". Book of the Month Club News: "The searing epic of three generations cursed by a bloodstained fortune. Very powerful".« less
Don't have time to do this book justice but want to let you know that you will really enjoy it, there's no doubt of that! Taylor Caldwell's books are so much better than most, even the glut of superficial bestsellers we all know so well. She writes with a depth of feeling and consumate knowledge of man to a degree one rarely finds elsewhere. All of her books are remarkable, real treats! This book was published years ago and the pages are yellow but not brittle and the binding is tight and strong. There is no writing or underlining. The covers show some wear but are not bad.