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The Rebels - John Jakes

The Rebels

Author John Jakes

  • Published: 2012-07-10
  • Category: Historical


The rousing Kent family saga continues as Philip Kent fights for his new country alongside the greatest figures of the Revolutionary War

The engrossing follow-up to The Bastard finds Philip Kent standing as a Continental solider at the Battle of Bunker Hill. In a bold move, Kent has taken up arms for the future of his new family. Spirited and unwavering in his dedication to his adopted homeland, Kent fights in the most violent battles in America’s early history. As the Revolution rages, Kent’s story interweaves with the trials of a vivid cast of characters, both famous and unknown. The result is a tautly plotted epic novel that transports the reader into the thrilling adventure of a man’s fight for a new life. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.
“[Jakes] is, quite simply, a master of the ancient art of storytelling.” —The New York Times Book Review “[Jakes] shows you what people wore, what they read, and what they drank and ate . . . What you get is the feeling that this is life. That’s art.” —Chicago Sun-Times
John Jakes (b. 1932), the author of more than a dozen novels, is regarded as one of today’s most distinguished writers of historical fiction. His work includes the highly acclaimed Kent Family Chronicles series and the North and South Trilogy. Jakes’s commitment to historical accuracy and evocative storytelling earned him the title of “the godfather of historical novelists” from the Los Angeles Times and led to a streak of sixteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers. Jakes has received several awards for his work and is a member of the Authors Guild and the PEN American Center. He and his wife, Rachel, live on the west coast of Florida.