City Of Glory - A Novel Of War And Desire In Old
In the epic tradition of Edward Rutherfurd's LONDON, a master storyteller charts the destiny of two Manhattan families against the backdrop of the War of 1812. As a fledgling nation defends itself against invaders, New York's merchants and entrepreneurs conspire in their counting houses by day and carouse in their brothels and gambling parlours by night. Their choices: betrayal or patriotism; a young and fragile America or a greed older than time. In what is destined to become the greatest city in the New World, a sweeping tale of pride and ambition, love and war, is played out by an unforgettable cast of characters: Joyful Turner, surgeon and hero; Bastard Devrey, desperate owner of a fleet of trading ships; Gornt Blakeman, a merchant prince who lusts to be a king; and the women who love them, Manon, Delight and Eugenue, each with dark secrets of their own; and the Wall Street money men, pirates and mercenaries, runaway slaves, shipwrights, butchers and barkeeps who fill New York's teeming streets.
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