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The John Jakes blockbuster that hit every major bestseller list including New York Times Wall Street Journal Los Angeles Times Chicago Tribune

The epic family saga from the writer the Los Angeles Times called "the godfather of the historical novel" spans decades and generations in the city that changed American history for all time!

From the bitterly divided Carolina of the American Revolution to the flaming downfall of the Confederacy, CHARLESTON is peopled with a huge cast of heroic men and courageous women - aristocrats and commoners -- slaves and freedmen. The colossal story follows the lives, loves, and fortunes of one unforgettable family --

  • EDWARD BELL - fierce patriot and guerilla fighter with Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox"
  • EDGAR BELL - lawyer and Southerner torn by the conflicts of antebellum America
  • OUIDA BELL - the deranged cousin whose madness endangers those closest to her
  • ALEXANDRA BELL - idealist and abolitionist, driven to make peace with her beloved city as Union guns destroy it and Union troops march in to subjugate it . . .

. . . while a scandalous family secret, buried for decades, threatens to bring down the entire Bell family!

Signet | Softcover | $7.99 U.S.| ISBN 0-451-20-733-5

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A Gift for Mr. Lincoln

"A gem . . . John Jakes personalizes (Sherman's March) with his trademark talents: brisk plotting, exhaustive research, realistic characters and generous humor."
--Cleveland Plain Dealer

"A heartwarming Christmas tale set during Sherman's bloody march to the sea. Only a storytelling veteran like Jakes could pull off such an audacious project." --Fort Myers News-Press

This rousing tale tells a story of battlefield danger, wartime romance, and indomitable courage. The rich cast of characters includes a corrupt judge who positively exudes Dickensian wickedness, a fast-talking piano-playing reporter from New York, a pair of thwarted young lovers, a raffish Indiana cavalryman, a valiant former slave who practices bird calls with surprising results, and a whole bagful of rascals, rebels, and real soldiers who marched with Sherman.

Together they bring to life a season of simmering hostilities, rising hopes, and empty stockings -- perhaps the most strife-torn, unusual and touching Christmas in all of American history.

Signet | Softcover | $7.99 U.S. | ISBN 0-451-21570-2

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