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John Jakes (1932–2023)

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John Jakes was born in Chicago in 1932. He studied acting at Northwestern University, where he began writing professionally during his freshman year. Later he enrolled in a creative writing program at DePauw University and received a master's degree in American literature from Ohio State vis mere University. Early in his career Jakes wrote copy for a pharmaceutical company and various ad agencies, and authored dozens of short stories encompassing western, mystery and science fiction themes. In March 1973, Jakes commenced work on The Kent Family Chronicles, a multi-volume set portraying American history through the lives of a fictional family. Later works include North and South (1982), California Gold (1989), Homeland (1993), and American Dreams. Six of his major novels have been filmed as television miniseries, and North and South remains one of the highest rated miniseries in the history of television. Jakes is actively involved in the adaptation of North and South for the Broadway stage. John Jakes has been hailed as the godfather of the historical novel, and America's history teacher. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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(eng) John William Jakes (b. 1932), American author of fantasy, science fiction, westerns, and historical fiction. Although Jakes uses the name Alan Payne, there are other authors in LT named Alan Payne. Please do not combine them.

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Værker af John Jakes

Nord og Syd (1982) 2,107 eksemplarer
Love and War (1984) 1,421 eksemplarer
Heaven and Hell (1987) 1,278 eksemplarer
The Bastard (1974) 1,192 eksemplarer
The Rebels (1975) 904 eksemplarer
The Seekers (1975) 834 eksemplarer
The Furies (1976) 793 eksemplarer
Soldaten (1976) 750 eksemplarer
The Warriors (1977) 736 eksemplarer
The Lawless (1978) 686 eksemplarer
The Americans (1979) 676 eksemplarer
Homeland (1993) 609 eksemplarer
Charleston (2002) 570 eksemplarer
Californiens guld / 2 (1989) 566 eksemplarer
I hemmelig tjeneste (2000) 490 eksemplarer
Savannah or A Gift For Mr Lincoln (2004) 456 eksemplarer
Susanna of the Alamo: A True Story (1986) 425 eksemplarer
Den amerikanske drøm (1997) 403 eksemplarer
The Gods of Newport (2006) 345 eksemplarer
Mention My Name in Atlantis (1972) 172 eksemplarer
When the Star Kings Die (1967) 162 eksemplarer
Brak the Barbarian (1968) 154 eksemplarer
A Century of Great Western Stories-An Anthology of Western Fiction (2000) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 104 eksemplarer
Excalibur! (1980) 99 eksemplarer
The Planet Wizard (1969) 93 eksemplarer
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1974) 85 eksemplarer
The Star Virus / Mask of Chaos (1970) — Forfatter — 74 eksemplarer
The Asylum World (1969) 66 eksemplarer
Brak: When The Idols Walked (1978) 62 eksemplarer
Six-Gun Planet (1970) — Forfatter — 61 eksemplarer
The Bold Frontier (2001) 60 eksemplarer
Secrets of Stardeep (1969) 59 eksemplarer
Best of John Jakes (1977) 53 eksemplarer
Witch of the Dark Gate (1972) 51 eksemplarer
Time Gate (1972) 50 eksemplarer
The Last Magicians (1969) 44 eksemplarer
Black in Time (1970) 44 eksemplarer
The Fortunes of Brak (1980) 40 eksemplarer
On Wheels (1973) 36 eksemplarer
Master of the Dark Gate (1970) 26 eksemplarer
The Hybrid (1969) 25 eksemplarer
I, Barbarian (1780) 24 eksemplarer
The Spider Chronicles (2007) 20 eksemplarer
The Funeral of Tanner Moody (2004) 18 eksemplarer
Mohawk; the life of Joseph Brant (1969) 17 eksemplarer
New Trails: Twenty-Three Original Stories (1994) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Monte Cristo #99 (1970) 16 eksemplarer
Arena (1963) 15 eksemplarer
Tonight We Steal the Stars (1969) 14 eksemplarer
Kings Crusader (1977) 14 eksemplarer
Johnny Havoc meets Zelda (1962) 13 eksemplarer
Johnny Havoc (1960) 12 eksemplarer
Veils of Salome (1962) 8 eksemplarer
Bastard Photonovel (1980) 7 eksemplarer
Heaven and Hell, Part 1 of 2 (1990) 7 eksemplarer
Mask of Chaos (1970) 7 eksemplarer
California Gold; Vol 2 (1989) 7 eksemplarer
Making It Big (1968) 7 eksemplarer
Make Mine Mavis (1961) — Forfatter — 6 eksemplarer
Láska a válka, 1. díl (1992) 6 eksemplarer
Great Women Reporters (1969) 5 eksemplarer
California Gold; Vol 1 (1989) 5 eksemplarer
Love And War Part 1 Of 2 (1994) 5 eksemplarer
Wear a Fast Gun (1956) 4 eksemplarer
The Seventh Man (1981) 4 eksemplarer
The Man From Cannae (1963) 4 eksemplarer
Give Me This Woman (1962) — Forfatter — 4 eksemplarer
Storm in a Bottle (Novella) (1977) 4 eksemplarer
Sever a Jih, 2. díl (1992) 4 eksemplarer
The Americans Part 1 Of 2 (1993) 4 eksemplarer
Homeland Part 1 Of 2 (1993) 4 eksemplarer
Let Her Kill Herself 3 eksemplarer
And So to Bed (1962) — Forfatter — 3 eksemplarer
A Night for Treason (1978) 3 eksemplarer
Sir Scoundrel (1962) 3 eksemplarer
Ghoul's Garden (Novelette) (1973) 3 eksemplarer
Kærlighed og krig (1988) 2 eksemplarer
Kadetterne (1987) 2 eksemplarer
For I am a jealous people (1972) 2 eksemplarer
De overlevenden (1992) 2 eksemplarer
Heaven and Hell, Part 2 of 2 (1990) 2 eksemplarer
Den amerikanske drøm - 1. bind. (1999) 2 eksemplarer
Den amerikanske drøm - 2. bind. (1999) 2 eksemplarer
Lys & skygge [Bind] 3 (1995) 2 eksemplarer
Great war correspondents (1967) 2 eksemplarer
Night for Treason (1982) 2 eksemplarer
The Dreaming Trees 2 eksemplarer
Kent sagaen: Arvingene (1976) 2 eksemplarer
GONZAGAS WOMAN 2 eksemplarer
Traitors' Legion 2 eksemplarer
TEXAS RIDE NORTH, THE 2 eksemplarer
Machine 2 eksemplarer
Rocket Stories, April 1953 (1953) 2 eksemplarer
Lys & skygge [Bind] 1 (1995) 2 eksemplarer
No Comment 2 eksemplarer
Lys & skygge [Bind] 2 (1995) 2 eksemplarer
Nebe a peklo (1993) 2 eksemplarer
Doctor, Doctor! (2000) 2 eksemplarer
A Christmas Carol (A Play) (1998) 1 eksemplar
Miłość i wojna 1 eksemplar
De immigranten (1992) 1 eksemplar
North And South Part 2 Of 2 (1994) 1 eksemplar
Planète à six-coups (1973) 1 eksemplar
De dödsdömda 1 eksemplar
Inferno e paradiso (1989) 1 eksemplar
Lys & skygge (1995) 1 eksemplar
Láska a válka 1. 1 eksemplar
De erfgenamen (1990) 1 eksemplar
De strijders (1991) 1 eksemplar
De titanen (1991) 1 eksemplar
Sever a Jih 2. díl 1 eksemplar
Os titãs 1 eksemplar
Los americanos / (1981) 1 eksemplar
Sever a Jih 1. díl 1 eksemplar
Der Gefangene 1 eksemplar
Nord et sud t2 (1990) 1 eksemplar
Nord et sud t3 (1990) 1 eksemplar
Piekło i niebo 1 eksemplar
Nebesa in pekel 1 eksemplar
he Warriors 1 eksemplar
Havoc à vendre (1995) 1 eksemplar
With Wings 1 eksemplar
Dr. Sweetkill 1 eksemplar
Centenniel Series 1 eksemplar
Holiday for Havoc (1995) 1 eksemplar
Frozen Hell 1 eksemplar
Here Is Thy Sting [novelette] (1968) 1 eksemplar
Homeland Part 2 Of 2 (1993) 1 eksemplar
The Defiled Sister 1 eksemplar
Flame Face (Short Story) (1968) 1 eksemplar
The Running Hounds 1 eksemplar
The Beast 1 eksemplar
Újvilág 1-2 (2003) 1 eksemplar
Pioneeri 1 eksemplar
Kentin suku 1 eksemplar
Karkuri 1 eksemplar
Cloak And Dagger 1 eksemplar
Os pioneiros 1 eksemplar
Brak, der Barbar (2018) 1 eksemplar
1990 1 eksemplar
1996 1 eksemplar
Das Versprechen 1 eksemplar
I hemmelig tjeneste (2001) 1 eksemplar
Voittajat 1 eksemplar
Die rote Sirene. (1996) 1 eksemplar
Am Abgrund der Welt (1976) 1 eksemplar
This'll Slay You (1973) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Over My Dead Body (1940) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver1,031 eksemplarer
Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy, Volume 1: Wizards (1983) — Bidragyder — 232 eksemplarer
Flashing Swords! #4: Barbarians and Black Magicians (1977) — Bidragyder — 213 eksemplarer
Flashing Swords! #2 (1973) — Bidragyder — 200 eksemplarer
Treasures of Fantasy (1997) — Bidragyder — 143 eksemplarer
Spectrum 4 (1965) — Bidragyder — 112 eksemplarer
The Arbor House Treasury of Great Western Stories (1982) — Bidragyder; Introduktion — 102 eksemplarer
Heroes and Horrors (1978) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver97 eksemplarer
North and South [1985 TV miniseries] (2004) — Original novel — 80 eksemplarer
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories (2002) — Bidragyder — 80 eksemplarer
Mammoth Book of Short Fantasy Novels (1986) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver77 eksemplarer
Orbit 3 (1968) — Bidragyder — 74 eksemplarer
Swords against Tomorrow (1970) — Bidragyder — 70 eksemplarer
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998) — Bidragyder — 64 eksemplarer
Erklæret skyldig (1996) — Bidragyder — 62 eksemplarer
Six Science Fiction Plays (Pocket Books Sci-Fi No. 48766) (1975) — Bidragyder — 60 eksemplarer
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Science Fiction Novels (1985) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Sword and Honour (2000) — Bidragyder — 51 eksemplarer
Frights (1976) — Bidragyder — 46 eksemplarer
Amazing Stories: 60 Years of the Best Science Fiction (1985) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer
Cloak and Dagger: A Treasury of 35 Great Espionage Stories (1988) — Bidragyder — 43 eksemplarer
Civil War Ghosts (2006) — Bidragyder — 42 eksemplarer
Conan the Barbarian: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Vol. 1 (2019) — Forfatter — 41 eksemplarer
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Fantasy Novels (1984) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Espionage Stories (1969) — Bidragyder — 35 eksemplarer
Dark Mind, Dark Heart (1962) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
Great Tales of the West (1982) — Introduktion; Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
101 Mystery Stories (1986) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer
Law of the Gun (Pinnacle Westerns) (2010) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Great Writers and Kids Write Spooky Stories (1995) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
The Best of the American West II (1999) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Prime Suspects (1987) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Hollywood Kills (1993) — Introduktion — 10 eksemplarer
Galaxy Science Fiction 1962 August, Vol. 20, No. 6 (1962) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Homicidal Acts (1988) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Universe Ahead: Stories of the Future (1975) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Tomorrow, Inc.: Science Fiction Stories About Big Business (1976) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
ULLSTEIN 2000 SF STORIES 20 (1963) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
The Do-It-Yourself Bestseller: A Workbook (1982) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver4 eksemplarer
Horror Gems, Vol. Three: August Derleth and others (2012) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Fantastic Chicago (1991) — Forfatter — 2 eksemplarer

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A Satisfying ending to an engrossing Trilogy

If you read the first two installments of this trilogy, then you must complete it with "Heaven and Hell. This book picks up after the end of the Civil War. Reconstruction, and its effects on the South are the main focus of the book. Makes includes many interesting characters and plot twists.


 
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Chrissylou62 | 7 andre anmeldelser | Apr 11, 2024 |
This is set in the decades leading up to the American Civil War. It focuses on two families: the Hazards, living in Pittsburgh, and the Mains, who own a plantation (and slaves) in South Carolina. George Hazard and Orry Main become best friends when at military school in the early 1840s(?). They fight together in the Mexican War, then retire from the military. George does marry, but Orry falls for a woman who is marrying a brutal slave owner.

Years later, George’s youngest brother, Billy, and Orry’s young cousin, Charles, head to the same military school together (though they have known each other through the families’ friendship for a while now)… but now the school is much more divisive along North/South lines with slavery/politics being the issue.

Orry’s brother, Cooper, is very much against owning slaves and he marries a woman from the North. George’s sister, Virgilia, is a staunch abolitionist and gets in Orry’s face whenever the Mains visit. Billy has fallen in love with Orry’s youngest sister, Brett, though he had a brief flirtation with a sister, Ashton, just slightly older. Brett really is the marrying type vs Ashton’s flirtatious ways.

There is a lot going on in this long book and a lot of North/South mixing between the families and their friends/acquaintances. It’s not often I rate a book this long (over 800 pages) this high, but I really liked this one all the way though (though it was a bit tricky at the start to get a handle on who was who!). There is even more going on (and more characters) than I’ve detailed in my summary. This is the first in a trilogy. I assume the others are also very long, so it might be a while before I get to the next, but I will definitely read it at some point. I’ve never seen the miniseries, but would like to; I hadn’t realized Patrick Swayze is in it!
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LibraryCin | 32 andre anmeldelser | Feb 27, 2024 |
(2000)Historical novel about spying during the Civil War. Follows humble characters as they become involved with historical figures during the war. Shows the gritty and dirty work of the spy during the war. (PW) ...retells the story of the Civil War, and also examines specific aspects of espionage, the development of the Secret Service and the controversies surrounding the Lincoln presidency and assassination. The chaos and drama of romantic love, also figure in the saga, centering on two young couples: Lon Price, a fledgling member of the newly founded Pinkerton agency, encounters beautiful actress Margaret Miller while investigating the secessionist movement, and Confederate lieutenant Frederick Dasher suffers a largely unrequited love for Miller's friend Hanna Siegel, also an actress and a secessionist. The Price/Miller pairing is by far the more interesting of the two, especially as Jakes explores the evolution of Pinkerton's secret service and how it linked with and diverged from the government's efforts to infiltrate the Confederate Army. Most of the scenes take place in and around Washington, and Jakes spreads himself a bit thin by covering the entire war rather than focusing exclusively on a smaller number of clandestine campaigns. The author saves the best for last in dealing with Lincoln's assassination, bringing the drama to life by giving each of his protagonists a crucial role as the conspiracy unfolds with expert pacing and suspense. Jakes uncovers the little-known history of espionage and counterespionage during the War Between the States with his signature combination of meticulous research and epic narrative.… (mere)
 
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derailer | 5 andre anmeldelser | Jan 25, 2024 |
This is the way you write historical fiction. I would highly recommend this if you are interested in some of the core causes and thoughts regarding the beginnings of the Civil War. It is a fictional telling that brings facts into the mix and should spark enough interest to delve deeper.
 
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everettroberts | 32 andre anmeldelser | Oct 20, 2023 |

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