John Jakes is the bestselling author of Charleston, the Kent Family Chronicles, the North and South trilogy, On Secret Service, California Gold, Homeland, and American Dreams. Descended from a soldier of the Virginia Continental Line who fought in the American Revolution, Jakes is one of today's most distinguished authors of historical fiction.
"In the history of U.S. book publishing, there's never been a success story like that of John Jakes."--New York Times Book Review
"The godfather of historical novelists."--San Francisco Chronicle