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  • ISBN 0316907057
  • ISBN13 978-0316907057
  • Language English
  • Author John JAKES
  • Publisher Doubleday; Book Club (BCE/BOMC) edition (1993)
  • Pages 916
  • Formats doc mobi azw lrf
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Contemporary
  • Size ePub 1395 kb
  • Size Fb2 1437 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 405

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The Crown Family Saga 1890 -1900. Dedicated to my grandfather. A Biography of John Jakes. For he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land. Exodus 2. And homeless near a thousand homes I stood.

The Crown Family Saga 1890 -1900. d. Terre Haute, Indiana, 1936. There is a photo of him in old age, handsome still with his white imperial, seated in dappled sunlight. with a small boy on his knee. All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. LEO TOLSTOY. GERMAN 1: I have a relative in America. GERMAN 2: Everybody has a relative in America.

In Homeland, Jakes has created an enthralling new dynasty - the Crowns of Chicago - contending with the awesome forces of history

In Homeland, Jakes has created an enthralling new dynasty - the Crowns of Chicago - contending with the awesome forces of history. Homeland is a towering epic of the immigrant adventure in America that calls to mind the rich tradition of Dreiser, Steinbeck, and Dos Passos. It pulses with a vast gallery of characters Dickensian in their vitality and distinctiveness. A powerful family whose tragedies and triumphs define a nation and an era: this is the hallmark of the novels that have established John Jakes as master of the historical saga. In Homeland, Jakes has created an enthralling new dynasty - the Crowns of Chicago - contending with the awesome forces of history.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. From the New York Times –bestselling author of North and South : The first in a saga about a German immigrant and his family’s rise in 20th-century America. The tide of the twentieth century is rising upon the world.

Read Homeland, by John Jakes online on Bookmate – From the New York Times–bestselling author of North and South: The first in a saga about a German immigrant and his family’s rise in 20th-century.

Read Homeland, by John Jakes online on Bookmate – From the New York Times–bestselling author of North and South: The first in a saga about a German immigrant and his family’s rise in 20th-centur. From the New York Times–bestselling author of North and South: The first in a saga about a German immigrant and his family’s rise in 20th-century America. The tide of the twentieth century is rising upon the world, and on its crest rides the Crown family. Young Pauli Kroner, freshly arrived in America from the streets of Berlin, makes his way to the mansion of his millionaire uncle in Chicago, looking to fulfill his dreams.

Homeland is the first in a John Jakes series about the Crown family, a story of German-American immigrants from the 19th century

Homeland is the first in a John Jakes series about the Crown family, a story of German-American immigrants from the 19th century. As the story opens, young Paul Crown barely escapes starvation to arrive in America where, he again, barely escapes starvation. Luckily for him, he has a wealthy American relative - Joe Crown. Jakes provides an interesting look at Chicago in the late 19th century.

In Homeland, internationally acclaimed bestselling author John Jakes brings to life an epic saga of the American immigrant experience in this story of a family dynasty in turmoil at the dawn of a new century. Similar books by other authors.

John William Jakes (born March 31, 1932) is an American writer, best known for American historical fiction. His Civil War trilogy, North and South, has sold millions of copies worldwide. He is also the author of The Kent Family Chronicles. He has used the pen name Jay Scotland. Jakes was born in Chicago, Illinois. He first sold stories to pulp magazines while still in college in the early 1950s. Jakes studied creative writing at DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, graduating in 1953.

Living in the Chicago mansion of his brewery tycoon uncle, Pauli Kroner clashes with his proud guardian and, forced into life on the city's dark side, becomes Paul Crown, a man driven by power and ambition.

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Shak
John Jakes has the rare gift of making history racy and readable. He does this through a formula... find a protagonist, place them in some historical context, make sure they are directly involved with some of the historical events of that era. His heroes always have the gift of being in exactly the right place at the right time, and always manage to bump into exactly the right people just before they are about to take centre stage in world events. All of this is told with some invariable love story in the background - girl won, girl lost, girl won again. He writes in an easy readable style that keeps a steady pace throughout, with no real challenge to the reader, and his background research is impeccable. He makes you feel as if you are right on the spot as the action unfolds. This is what makes him so popular - his book are 'faction' and the reader feels as if they are learning something while being entertained. This is fantastic for a one-off, but after reading a few of Jakes' books one does get a little tired of the formula. However, as a light introduction to the history of the eras about which he writes, they are unbeatable.
Gavirim
This was a long book to read - 1175 pages and covered the affairs of many characters connected with the Crown family. Daddy Joe was a self made German Brewery King who is a hard nosed, opinionated boss and ruler of his household. Mother Ilsa is a loving woman who wishes to take up the cause of women in society and politics and feels her husband's business is detrimental to family values when husbands come home intoxicated and late for supper. Son, Joe Jr. is a spoiled brat who is always on the side of union sympathizers who always want to cause trouble in his father's business. Pauli is the immigrant cousin from Berlin who is taken in by the Crown family but has trials and tribulations throughout the book ( similar to an Odysseus or a Jude the Obscure) - just as things are great, the bottom drops out. The setting is Chicago before the turn of the century for Book One and ends with the Spanish American War. You will definitely get aggravated with some of the characters in the book for their stupidity which leads them into disaster after disaster. Book One ends with a cliffhanger that makes one want to continue the Saga with Book Two and on and on perhaps till modern times, but I need to read something else right now for a change of venue and come back to a continuation later on. This is a good story but a bit long dealing with wars and picture flicks but worth the five stars waiting for the next surprise disaster to occur.
Dead Samurai
Homeland is the first of two in another John Jakes well-written series. Most of it takes place in Chicago, one of my favorite cities! It was interesting to read about the trials and tribulations of living in the 1800s. There was a lot of time spent setting up the characters which was interesting and necessary, but a little tedious. Other than that, this first book was wonderful. I've already begun reading the second book which moves a lot faster!
kolos
I chose this book because I had read another series by John Jakes that I absolutely loved. I find Jakes writing to be historically enlightening and emotionally compelling. The bonus with this book for me is that it gave me some insights into my German heritage.
Terr
Homeland is an engaging book right from the beginning. It does bog down a little and starts to get long, way long! The experience of leaving one's home country and journeying to a new and promising land was portrayed very well and was very interesting. Most of us have ancestors that made that same journey, so it is enlightening to live the precariousness along with these immigrants. Although, I don't think there was canned beer in 1892, but I might be wrong. I like lots of new information so as to learn, and this book has plenty about photography, beer brewing, workers fighting for better pay in the rough, early days. When they go to the Spanish American war in Cuba, I realized that this is pretty much a man's book. So, I skipped the Boer War and other historic events and went to see how the book ended. Pretty much happily ever after! The length of the book was justified, it really was a pretty good book.
Blackseeker
It was a long book but kept my interest throughout. What I came away wondering was if the author took liberties with putting in his own political slant to the events throughout the book. There was a constant reference to republicans being an often cruel and overbearing group of people and the democrats a loving understanding and compassionate group of people. Really? Only if you like to categorize and judge. I just couldn't wrap my mind around it being an authentic depiction of history since there were so many parallels to heavy political leanings and biases that have divided this country since the Clinton administration and that is when Jakes published this book. He's a very good writer, however. Can't fault his talent.
Cherry The Countess
I read the entire Kent Family Chronicles years ago and enjoyed each book immensely. The characters in Homeland have the same ability to keep a reader interested in them. I found the chapter structure difficult to follow as some chaps were only a few pages and others were lengthy. I like reading historical fiction and know how much research goes into it. There is a plethora of historical detail in Homeland -some, I felt, were not pertinent to the story line. I enjoyed the characters and wonder how their lives will progress. Thanks Mr. Jakes for another interesting historical series.