Captains and the Kings - WikipediaMaster of the historical family saga, author Taylor Caldwell was fascinated with the idea of the American Dream—its pursuit, its achievement, and its consequences. Caldwell herself was no stranger to displacement and the daily grind. Despite personal and financial hardship, she paid her way through college, survived life in the Kentucky wilderness, and emerged as one of the most famous female authors of her time. Since her debut in , her epic family sagas have enchanted readers worldwide, selling over million copies. Michener, and Herman Wouk. Having survived the rough passage from Ireland, immigrant Joseph Armagh finds further misfortune awaiting him in his new home. Despite the adversity that follows, the characters of Captains and the Kings stop at nothing to achieve success—even the U.
Captains and the Kings
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Captains and the Kings is a historical novel by Taylor Caldwell chronicling the rise to wealth and power of an Irish immigrant, Joseph Francis Xavier Armagh, who emigrates as a penniless teenager to the United States , along with his younger brother and baby sister, only for their parents to die shortly afterwards. Joseph Armagh befriends a Lebanese immigrant, and both are taken under the tutelage of an American plutocrat. An inter-generational saga focusing on the themes of the American dream, discrimination and bigotry in American life, and of history as made by a cabal of the rich and powerful, through Armagh's attempt to make his eldest son, who eventually becomes a senator, the first Catholic President of the United States. Young Joseph Armagh, recently of Ireland, who promised his dying mother to care for his younger siblings lands in Boston. His determination carries him through years of shady-deal making and his gradual accumulation of wealth and power. Armagh takes on the global power brokers. Rockefeller and Howard Hughes , although she did write in the epilogue that the "Armagh family" is fictional and was not meant to lampoon nor criticize.
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