2005: #36 – North and South (John Jakes)

2005: #36 – North and South (John Jakes)North and South by John Jakes
Series: North and South #01
Published by Signet on June 1st 2000
Genres: historical fiction
Pages: 812
Also by this author: The Bastard, The Rebels, Charleston

Two strangers, young men from Pennsylvania and South Carolina, meet on the way to West Point ... Thus begins this brilliant novel of antebellum America, spanning three generations and chronicling the lives and loves of two great family dynasties. The Hazards and the Mains are brought together in bonds of friendship and affection that neither jealousy nor violence can shatter - until a storm of events sunders the nation and brings the cataclysm of war.

Book #36 was North and South, the first book in John Jakes’s North and South Trilogy.

I cannot possibly express in words how much I enjoy John Jakes’s books. He just has an incredible talent for historical fiction, especially in the Civil War time period. I really liked this book, and I can’t wait to read the rest of the trilogy.

Book count: 36/50 — 72%
Pages in book: 816
Page count: 12,608/15,000 — 84%

2 thoughts on “2005: #36 – North and South (John Jakes)

  • May 20, 2005 at 12:39 am

    As is so often the case for me, I see the movie, or in the case of “North and South,” the mini series and then read the book. I loved both the series and the book. I’m going to have to pick up more of John Jakes’ writing.

  • May 20, 2005 at 8:51 am

    I’ve got the DVD set of the trilogy on my wish list!

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