Book Review of Charleston

Author: John Jakes
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback

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.