WorldCat Identities

Jakes, John 1932-

Works: 1,010 works in 2,925 publications in 12 languages and 73,160 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Epic fiction  War stories  Western fiction  Biographical fiction  Christmas stories  Christmas fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Author of introduction, Lyricist, Other, Creator, Librettist
Classifications: PS3560.A37, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Jakes
North and South by John Jakes( Book )

61 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 4,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of two families during twenty turbulent, troubled years that culminate in the shattering Civil War
Heaven and Hell by John Jakes( Book )

52 editions published between 1985 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 3,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continues the saga of two American families, the Mains of South Carolina and the Hazards of Pennsylvania, in the aftermath of the Civil War
Love and war by John Jakes( Book )

81 editions published between 1019 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 3,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the adventures of two unforgettable families--the Hazards of Pennsylvania and the Mains of South Carolina--in a land ripped apart by the Civil War
California gold : a novel by John Jakes( Book )

67 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the lure and legends of California from 1886 to 1921 when the area was transformed from a frontier into a modern state
Charleston : a novel by John Jakes( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the "New York Times" bestselling author who "makes history come brilliantly alive" ("The Washington Post Book World") comes a novel that spans decades and generations--from the American Revolution through the downfall of the Confederacy--in Jakes's most ambitious work yet
On secret service : a novel by John Jakes( Book )

40 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 2,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two couples learn that love does not take sides when Lon Price, a secret agent with the Union army, falls for Rebel sympathizer Margaret Miller, and Confederate Major Fred Dasher becomes enchanted with actress Hanna Siegel, a young woman masquerading as a Union soldier
The gods of Newport : a novel by John Jakes( Book )

41 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 2,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to secure entry into the elite social circles of late nineteenth-century Rhode Island, Sam Driver enlists the help of a pair of social gadflies but finds his efforts complicated by his daughter's romance with an impoverished young Irishman
Homeland by John Jakes( Book )

38 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Crowns of Chicago are fictional immigrants from Berlin whose lives are woven here with the lives of such as Eugene Debs, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, Clara Barton, Jane Addams, Black Jack Pershing, and Buffalo Bill
The furies by John Jakes( Book )

64 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly widowed, Amanda Kent, a brave young woman raised by the Teton Sioux, after witnessing the horrors of war at the Alamo, is indentured to a Mexican officer and longs to return home to Boston and restore her family's legacy
American dreams by John Jakes( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and Hungarian and held by 2,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The continuing saga of the Crowns of Chicago, a family founded by a German immigrant who became a beer baron. The protagonists are an actress in Hollywood, a filmmaker documenting World War I and a college dropout who races cars for Henry Ford. By the author of Homeland
The bastard by John Jakes( Book )

72 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Philip Kent. The illegitimate son of a British nobleman who was denied his heritage, he embraces the ideals of the fledgling nation of America-and takes up arms against his father's homeland
Savannah, or, A gift for Mr. Lincoln : a novel by John Jakes( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 2,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Sherman's army marches from Atlanta to the sea in 1864, the city of Savannah lies directly in its path, threatening the livelihood of widow Sara Lester and her twelve-year-old daughter Hattie, who struggle to save the family plantation
The seekers by John Jakes( Book )

51 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of the colonies' fight for independence begins a new and glorious battle to build the new nation. When Abraham Kent falls in love with his step-sister he sets in motion a ate that will drive a generation westward -- until Amanda: a girl-child with the heart of a woman, seeks the new frontier that is this land's greatest opportunity--and most awesome dread. The struggles of an emerging new nation are woven into this epic of pioneers settling the West, crass opportunists, and the confrontation of two heirs to the Kent Family's dynasty
The rebels by John Jakes( Book )

63 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The passionate chronicle of Philip Kent, patriot soldier, and the colorful array of men and women--both famous and unknown--whose destiny propelled them into the epic struggle for American independence
The titans by John Jakes( Book )

58 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kent Family chronicles sees the family almost falling to greed and self-interest as the nation is split by the Civil War
The warriors by John Jakes( Book )

39 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 6
The lawless by John Jakes( Book )

37 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Post-Civil War prosperity has transformed the nation as well and the Kents." --
The Americans by John Jakes( Book )

45 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concluding volume of the eight volume saga of the Kent family as America enters the Age of Industrialization and the dawning of the 20th century and patriarch Gideon Kent struggles with family members seemingly losing sight of the family values that have been the core of the family since pre-Revolutionary War days
Susanna of the Alamo : a true story by John Jakes( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the experiences of the Texas woman who, along with her baby, survived the 1836 massacre at the Alamo
A century of great Western stories by John Jakes( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents western stories by both legendary and contemporary authors of the genre, such as Zane Grey, Louis L'Amour, Loren Estleman, Marcia Muller, and Bill Pronzini
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North and South
Heaven and HellLove and warCalifornia gold : a novelCharleston : a novelOn secret service : a novelThe gods of Newport : a novelHomelandThe furies
Alternative Names
Džeikss, Džons 1932-

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Scotland, Jay 1932-

Джейкс А. У. 1932-

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Пейн А. 1932-

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Эрд У. 1932-

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