With a New Introduction by the Author
“The godfather of historical novelists” (Los Angeles Times), John Jakes seamlessly blends fact and fiction in his bestselling novels, capturing the pivotal moments in America’s past that forged the country’s future. The Americans concludes the eight-volume saga of the Kent family as the nation enters a new era of prosperity—at the cost of the principles on which it was founded.
Gideon Kent has lost faith in his homeland. American values have been supplanted by the accumulation of wealth and status. The country needs leadership—leadership that the Kents have inspired since Philip Kent first set foot on American soil prior to the Revolutionary War. Now, with Gideon’s health failing, it falls to one of his three children to uphold the Kent legacy…Eleanor, a free- spirited actress with no interest in politics…Carter, defiant in the face of authority, yet obsessed with asserting his own…and Will, torn between a desire to help his fellow man and finding acceptance among America’s elite…
(The Kent Family Chronicles Volume VIII)