By John Jakes
America's grasp storyteller first brought readers to the Crown kinfolk in "Homeland." because the moment new release comes of age, the Crowns try to discover their position in a turbulent the USA on the sunrise of a brand new century. From the speedways of Detroit to the glamour of younger Hollywood to the bold heights of early aviation, theirs is a narrative of ardour and experience, glory and ambition.
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Innis licked water from his lips and kept on sleeping. “He’s been mad as hornets for a week,” the owner observed. “First they ﬁred him at the track, then his old woman locked him out. He’s been on a rip ever since. Wouldn’t stay around to see him wake up, I was you. ” “Sure, I’m used to that,” Carl said with an odd smile. “I need work, maybe I could take his place. ” “Baltimore Downs. ” Carl turned and limped out of the tavern yard. He slept that night underneath a bench in a park in a small village, half awake with his teeth chattering.
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American dreams by John Jakes