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The Resource Captains and the kings : a novel, Taylor Caldwell

Captains and the kings : a novel, Taylor Caldwell

Label
Captains and the kings : a novel
Title
Captains and the kings
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Taylor Caldwell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
New York Times Bestseller: Sweeping from the 1850s through the early 1920s, this towering family saga examines the price of ambition and power. Joseph Francis Xavier Armagh is twelve years old when he gets his first glimpse of the promised land of America through a dirty porthole in steerage on an Irish immigrant ship. His long voyage, dogged by tragedy, ends not in the great city of New York but in the bigoted, small town of Winfield, Pennsylvania, where his younger brother, Sean, and his infant sister, Regina, are sent to an orphanage. Joseph toils at whatever work will pay a living wage and plans for the day he can take his siblings away from St. Agnes's Orphanage and make a home for them all. Joseph's journey will catapult him to the highest echelons of power and grant him entry into the most elite political circles. Even as misfortune continues to follow the Armagh family like an ancient curse, Joseph takes his revenge against the uncaring world that once took everything from him. He orchestrates his eldest son Rory's political ascent from the offspring of an Irish immigrant to US senator. And Joseph will settle for nothing less than the pinnacle of glory: seeing his boy crowned the first Catholic president of the United States. Spanning seventy years, Captains and the Kings, which was adapted into an eight-part television miniseries, is Taylor Caldwell's masterpiece about nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America, and the grit, ambition, fortitude, and sheer hubris it takes for an immigrant to survive and thrive in a dynamic new land
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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1900-1985
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Caldwell, Taylor
Dewey number
813/.5/2
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3505.A364
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Irish Americans
Label
Captains and the kings : a novel, Taylor Caldwell
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/638A3DF9-1E0E-4DA8-AB22-88673684BDB5/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=285C07F4-5D3B-4729-A3D3-D15981796A1E
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Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504039017
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
966032
System control number
  • 5267290
  • ocn961344736
  • (OCoLC)961344736
Label
Captains and the kings : a novel, Taylor Caldwell
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/638A3DF9-1E0E-4DA8-AB22-88673684BDB5/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=285C07F4-5D3B-4729-A3D3-D15981796A1E
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504039017
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
966032
System control number
  • 5267290
  • ocn961344736
  • (OCoLC)961344736

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