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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 58 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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"A family intrigue that stretches across sweeping historical events...agreat read." - The Charleston Post and Courier
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I thought this book was written quite well.
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"A family intrigue that stretches across sweeping historical events ...a great read "
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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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Ecellent historical fiction about a charming city during its formative years.
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Great read, I couldn't put it down! I love this author and series.
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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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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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Excellent book! I really enjoyed reading this book.
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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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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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History of the beautiful city of
Charleston through the experiences of 3 families.
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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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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.