In a flourishing post-Civil War America, the Kent family seizes good fortune again—until all is suddenly threatened by one woman’s return.
The penultimate volume in John Jakes’s stirring Kent Family Chronicles finds America booming in its postwar prosperity. With this newly secured peace comes an opportunity for the Kent family to reconcile and to thrive, both personally and financially. Gideon Kent takes up his father’s vow to reunite the family, but when he brings his father’s widow back into the fold, the repercussions seem insurmountable.
Against the backdrop of a recovering nation, the Kents face dramatic challenges and unexpected rifts that could leave the family shattered for years to come.
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Post-Civil War prosperity has transformed the nation. The Kents thrust themselves into the daring occupations of our country's most reckless and corrupt era. . .feverish speculation in the east. . .the cattle boom in the west . . .rip-roaring Abilene and Deadwood.
The disreputable Louis Kent has died in ruin. Jephtha Kent's vow to reunite his family has fallen to his son Gideon. But when Gideon draws Louis's widow, the fiery Julia, back into the fold, he fans the embers of an illicit romance that scorches the Kents for generations to come.
THE LAWLESS is seventh in the Kent Family Chronicles following THE WARRIORS.Product Description:
From the devastating fire of Chicago in 1871 to New York and Philadelphia, this continuation of "The Kent Family Chronicles" depicts the corruption and inhumanity lurking beneath America's wafer-thin facade of civilization.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. A few small marks to page edges Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0006606511