By Taylor Caldwell
Joseph Francis Xavier Armagh is twelve years outdated whilst he will get his first glimpse of the promised land of the United States via a filthy porthole in steering on an Irish immigrant send. His lengthy voyage, dogged by way of tragedy, ends now not within the nice urban of recent York yet within the bigoted, small city of Winfield, Pennsylvania, the place his more youthful brother, Sean, and his baby sister, Regina, are despatched to an orphanage. Joseph toils at no matter what paintings pays a residing salary and plans for the day he can take his siblings clear of St. Agnes’s Orphanage and make a house for them all.
Joseph’s trip will catapult him to the top echelons of energy and furnish him access into the main elite political circles. while misfortune keeps to stick to the Armagh kin like an historical curse, Joseph takes his revenge opposed to the uncaring international that after took every little thing from him. He orchestrates his eldest son Rory’s political ascent from the offspring of an Irish immigrant to US senator. And Joseph will accept not anything lower than the head of glory: seeing his boy topped the 1st Catholic president of the United States.
Spanning seventy years, Captains and the Kings, which used to be tailored into an eight-part tv miniseries, is Taylor Caldwell’s masterpiece approximately 19th- and early twentieth-century the USA, and the grit, ambition, fortitude, and sheer hubris it takes for an immigrant to outlive and thrive in a dynamic new land.
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Captains and the Kings: A Novel by Taylor Caldwell