By Taylor Caldwell
Joseph Francis Xavier Armagh is twelve years previous whilst he will get his first glimpse of the promised land of the USA via a filthy porthole in guidance on an Irish immigrant send. His lengthy voyage, dogged by means 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 youngster sister, Regina, are despatched to an orphanage. Joseph toils at no matter what paintings pays a dwelling 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 supply him access into the main elite political circles. at the same time misfortune keeps to stick to the Armagh relatives like an old curse, Joseph takes his revenge opposed to the uncaring global 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 under the top 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 United States, 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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