American Dreams

American Dreams

Book - 1998
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John Jakes continues the fascinating story of the Crown family dynasty in Chicago. Moving from 1906 to 1917, American Dreams brings to life a brash young nation taking its place on an international stage as the children of the German-immigrant Crown family prepare themselves for the excitement of a new century.As Fritzi Crown becomes a movie star, her younger brother Carl seeks greater thrills in flying planes while their cousin Paul finds his destiny filming the destruction wrought by World War I to show Americans back home. From the early carefree days of a new century to the stark realities of the first world war, American Dreams careens through a decade of change and the men and women who colored a nation's future.As he has in his previous bestsellers, John Jakes combines deep historical research with a powerful story peopled by characters both vivid and memorable. American Dreams once again brings Jakes? legions of readers the drama and passion that are his hallmarks. ? Fans have eagerly been waiting five years for the sequel to The New York Times bestselling Homeland. ? John Jakes? meticulous research make his sagas authentic in historical detail. ? John Jakes has had thirteen books on The New York Times bestseller list.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, 1998.
ISBN: 9780525944379
Characteristics: x, 495 pages ;,24 cm.


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mrsgail5756 Dec 10, 2013

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

Oct 31, 2007

I was a little disappointed with this sequel to Homeland - not as compelling.

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