John Jakes | Critical Essay by Book World—the Washington Post

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Critical Essay by Book World—the Washington Post

Before John Jakes is finished [with The American Bicentennial Series], he will have summed up the whole of America's history, from the Intolerable Acts to Watergate, in what looks to be eight volumes….

Jakes, a veteran of popular fiction, says the research is what takes time….

His efforts are well rewarded. The series … has been an outrageous success. The first couple of volumes, The Bastard and The Rebels … deal with the adventures of Philip Kent in the American Revolution…. The Seekers and The Furies (volumes three and four) follow the lives of Philip Kent's heirs as they conquer the Northwest Territory, fight in the war of 1812 and then work their way west in the tumultuous days of Dred Scott, bleeding Kansas, and the fight to free Texas...

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