John Jakes is the bestselling author of Charleston, the eight-volume 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. He lives in South Carolina and Florida.
A 'riveting . . . sweeping epic' of one man driven by gold fever, by the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of North and South-Richmond Times-Dispatch.
At the height of California's Gold Rush, men left everything behind for the chance at striking it r...[SEE MORE]