WorldCat Identities

Jakes, John 1932-

Works: 831 works in 2,379 publications in 11 languages and 77,408 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  War fiction  War stories  Biographical fiction  Christmas stories  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, zxx, Librettist, Creator, Lyricist
Classifications: PS3560.A37, 813.54
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Most widely held works about John Jakes
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North and South by John Jakes( Book )

72 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,248 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 )

56 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,713 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 )

64 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,418 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
On secret service : a novel by John Jakes( Book )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 3,106 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
Charleston : a novel by John Jakes( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,083 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
California gold : a novel by John Jakes( Book )

57 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,001 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
The gods of Newport : a novel by John Jakes( Book )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 2,738 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
American dreams by John Jakes( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and Hungarian and held by 2,717 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
Homeland by John Jakes( Book )

37 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,670 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 seekers by John Jakes( Book )

38 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of the colonies' fight for independence ushers in a fresh and even more glorious struggle to build the new nation. It is an epoch ripe with the energy of a country in its springtime. Two young heirs to a family dynasty turn their eyes west -- the frontier beckons. It took a special breed to give up the comfortable life along our eastern seaboard. Who knew what lay beyond? But when Abraham Kent fell in love with his beautiful stepsister, he knew that leaving was the only course open to him
The furies by John Jakes( Book )

45 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,251 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
Savannah, or, A gift for Mr. Lincoln : a novel by John Jakes( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 2,220 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 Americans by John Jakes( Book )

47 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,862 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 )

20 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 1,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the experiences of the Texas woman who, along with her baby, survived the 1836 massacre at the Alamo
The bastard by John Jakes( Book )

46 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,284 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
A century of great Western stories by John Jakes( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,239 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
The rebels by John Jakes( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and Spanish and held by 1,180 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
Savannah by John Jakes( Recording )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherman's army marches from Atlanta to the sea, with Savannah in its path. The Lester ladies--attractive widowed Sara and her feisty twelve-year-old daughter Hattie--struggle to save the family rice plantation. Hattie and the general find themselves on a collision course that will astonish both of them when Sherman offers the city to Lincoln as "a Christmas gift."
The Lawless by John Jakes( Book )

32 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-Civil War prosperity has transformed the nation as well and the Kents
Papers by John Jakes( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection consists of typescripts of the American Bicentennial Series (also known as the Kent Family Chronicals) and undergraduate English Seminar Papers
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Alternative Names
Džeikss, Džons 1932-

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Jakes, John William.

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Payne, Alan.

Scotland, Jay.

Scotland, Jay 1932-

Джон Джейкс

ג'יקס, ג'ון

ジェイクス, ジョン


Heaven and HellLove and warOn secret service : a novelCharleston : a novelCalifornia gold : a novelThe gods of Newport : a novelAmerican dreamsHomeland