Sons of Fortune

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429954181

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4292

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING author Jeffrey Archer-returns with a powerful tale of twins separated by fate and reunited by destiny. In Hartford, Connecticut, in the late 1940s, a set of twins is parted at birth-not by accident. Nat Cartwright goes home with his parents, a schoolteacher and an insurance salesman, while his twin brother begins his days as Fletcher Davenport, son of a millionaire and his society wife. During the 1950s and 1960s, the two brothers grow up apart, following similar paths that take them in different directions. Nat leaves college at the University of Connecticut to serve in Vietnam, then finishes school, earns his MBA, and becomes a successful currency dealer. Fletcher, meanwhile, graduates from Yale University with a bachelor's and a law degree, going on to distinguish himself as a criminal defense lawyer. At various times in their lives, both men are confronted with challenges and obstacles, tragedy and betrayal, loss and hardship, before they both decide to run for governor, unaware they are brothers.... In the tradition of Jeffrey Archer's most popular books, Sons of Fortune is as much a chronicle of a nation in transition as it is the story of the making of these two men -and how they eventually discover the truth-and its tragic consequences.

Sons of Fortune

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330514210

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 5339

United in their rivalry, Sons of Fortune is the classic tale of two brothers engaged in a power struggle from international bestselling author, Jeffrey Archer. In the late 1940s in Hartford, Connecticut a set of twins is parted at birth. Nat Cartwright goes home with his parents, a schoolteacher and an insurance salesman. But his twin brother is to begin his days as Fletcher Andrew Davenport, the only son of a multi-millionaire and his society wife. During the years that follow, the two brothers grow up unaware of each other's existence. Nat leaves college at the University of Connecticut to serve in Vietnam. He returns a war hero, he finishes school and becomes a successful banker. Fletcher, meanwhile, has graduated from Yale University and distinguishes himself as a criminal defence lawyer before he is elected to the Senate. Even when Nat and Fletcher fall in love with the same girl they still don't meet. They continue on their separate paths until one has to defend the other for a murder he did not commit. But the final confrontation comes when Nat and Fletcher are selected to stand against each other for governor of the state. 'There's a touch of the magician about Jeffrey Archer' Mail on Sunday

Sons of Fortune

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780312313197

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5351

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING author Jeffrey Archer-returns with a powerful tale of twins separated by fate and reunited by destiny. In Hartford, Connecticut, in the late 1940s, a set of twins is parted at birth-not by accident. Nat Cartwright goes home with his parents, a schoolteacher and an insurance salesman, while his twin brother begins his days as Fletcher Davenport, son of a millionaire and his society wife. During the 1950s and 1960s, the two brothers grow up apart, following similar paths that take them in different directions. Nat leaves college at the University of Connecticut to serve in Vietnam, then finishes school, earns his MBA, and becomes a successful currency dealer. Fletcher, meanwhile, graduates from Yale University with a bachelor's and a law degree, going on to distinguish himself as a criminal defense lawyer. At various times in their lives, both men are confronted with challenges and obstacles, tragedy and betrayal, loss and hardship, before they both decide to run for governor, unaware they are brothers.... In the tradition of Jeffrey Archer's most popular books, Sons of Fortune is as much a chronicle of a nation in transition as it is the story of the making of these two men -and how they eventually discover the truth-and its tragic consequences.

Sons of Fortune

Author: Malcolm Macdonald

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402257483

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 4722

The gripping third novel in the classic Stevenson family saga from epic master Malcolm Macdonald After a dizzying rise filled with ambition and passion, the Stevensons are now one of the richest families in the world. John, recalling his lowly past, wants his children to obey to the letter and never put a foot wrong. But his four eldest children, Young John, Winifred, Caspar, and Abigail, have ideas of their own. As they test the temptations of the adult world, the lure of profit and pleasure brings the risk of disaster and disgrace, and the tensions threaten to pull the family apart... The third novel in the classic Stevenson family saga, Sons of Fortune is the epic story of a Victorian family at the height of wealth and power, and the choices and chances that pose the ultimate risk to their happiness and bond. "Love and conflict...social history as a living force...an unfolding panorama of Dickensian power."-Cleveland Plain Dealer "Plum-rich...in the best family saga tradition."-Publishers Weekly "Intense drama...the most achieved novel the author has written."-Spring field News and Leader

Kane and Abel/Sons of Fortune

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429993723

Category: Fiction

Page: 1104

View: 7683

Kane and Able: William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant. Two men, born on the same day, on opposite sides of the world, their paths destined to cross in their ruthless struggle to build a fortune. An unputdownable story, spanning sixty years, of two powerful men linked by an all-consuming hatred, brought together by fate to save—and finally destroy—each other. Sons of Fortune: #1 New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has mesmerized thousands of readers over the years with his riveting novels and unforgettable characters. Now he returns with another remarkable novel that proves he is still one of the most gifted writers of all time... In hushed maternity ward, an infant dies, while twin brothers thrive. By morning, one mother is told that her only child is doing fine. Another is told that she has tragically lost one of her sons... Twins seperated at birth, Nathaniel Cartwright and Fletcher Davenport have been raised in different worlds, and have both thrived among the best and brightest of their generation. In an era of violent change, free love, and blind ambition, Nat goes off to war, while Fletcher enters political combat. With each choice they make--in love and career, through tragedy and triumph--their lives mirror one another...until a high-profile murder case brings them together. Until a high-stakes political battle turns them into rivals. Until a decades-old secret is exposed...and two powerful men must confront their bonds of fate and fortune.

Son of Fortune

Author: Victoria McKernan

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780375864568

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5999

In mid-1860s San Francisco, sixteen-year-old Aiden gains a hoped-for chance at a change in fortune when he wins a ship in a poker game, but soon he is involved in Peru's savage guano trade and the exploitation of its Chinese workers.

Kane and Abel/Sons of Fortune

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429993723

Category: Fiction

Page: 1104

View: 1588

Kane and Able: William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant. Two men, born on the same day, on opposite sides of the world, their paths destined to cross in their ruthless struggle to build a fortune. An unputdownable story, spanning sixty years, of two powerful men linked by an all-consuming hatred, brought together by fate to save—and finally destroy—each other. Sons of Fortune: #1 New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has mesmerized thousands of readers over the years with his riveting novels and unforgettable characters. Now he returns with another remarkable novel that proves he is still one of the most gifted writers of all time... In hushed maternity ward, an infant dies, while twin brothers thrive. By morning, one mother is told that her only child is doing fine. Another is told that she has tragically lost one of her sons... Twins seperated at birth, Nathaniel Cartwright and Fletcher Davenport have been raised in different worlds, and have both thrived among the best and brightest of their generation. In an era of violent change, free love, and blind ambition, Nat goes off to war, while Fletcher enters political combat. With each choice they make--in love and career, through tragedy and triumph--their lives mirror one another...until a high-profile murder case brings them together. Until a high-stakes political battle turns them into rivals. Until a decades-old secret is exposed...and two powerful men must confront their bonds of fate and fortune.

Daughter of Fortune

A Novel

Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062254421

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5066

An orphan raised in Valparaiso, Chile, by a Victorian spinster and her rigid brother, vivacious young Eliza Sommers follows her lover to California during the Gold Rush of 1849. Entering a rough-and-tumble world of new arrivals driven mad by gold fever, Eliza moves in a society of single men and prostitutes with the help of her good friend and savior, the Chinese doctor Tao Chi'en. California opens the door to a new life of freedom and independence to the young Chilean, and her search for her elusive lover gradually turns into another kind of journey. By the time she finally hears news of him, Eliza must decide who her true love really is.

Kane and Abel

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429953955

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 3285

William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless polish immigrant-born on the same day near the turn of the century on opposite sides of the world-are brought together by fate and the quest of a dream. Two men - ambitious, powerful, ruthless - are locked in a relentless struggle to build an empire, fueled by their all-consuming hatred. Over sixty years and three generations, through war, marriage, fortune, and disaster, Kane and Abel battle for the success and triumph that only one man can have...

Son of Fortune

Author: Victoria McKernan

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 037589585X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5537

Aiden Lynch is a survivor—only 16 years old, he's seen himself through near-starvation on the Kansas prairie, a brutal journey on the Oregon trail, and backbreaking work in a lumber camp. Now he's reached the glittering city of San Francisco, and though his future is uncertain, promise lies ahead. Luck seems to favor him as he manages to stay one step ahead of trouble, even in the city's notoriously dangerous Barbary Coast. And it is pure fortune that leads him to a wealthy family, and then the high-stakes poker game in which he wins a ship—fully outfitted and ready for trade. The trade he has inherited: importing guano, a highly potent fertilizer, from island mines in Peru. But what he finds in Peru is a savage business—conditions at the mines are unthinkable, the workers forced into servitude. When Aiden becomes involved with a miner who claims to be a kidnapped Chinese nobleman, all his loyalties are called into question, and he's plunged into a dangerous game.

Sons of Providence

The Brown Brothers, the Slave Trade, and the American Revolution

Author: Charles Rappleye

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743266889

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 5511

A dual portrait of robber baron John Brown and his social reformist Quaker brother, Moses, traces their lives in pre-Revolutionary War America and provides coverage of their political partnership, disparate views on slavery, and co-founding of Brown University. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Child of Fortune

Author: Norman Spinrad

Publisher: Gateway

ISBN: 0575117265

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7983

In the exotic interstellar civilization of the Second Starfaring Age, youthful wanderers are known as Children of Fortune. This is the tale of one such wanderer, who seeks her destiny on an odyssey of self-discovery amid humanity's many worlds.

The Eleventh Commandment

Author: C. J. Carr

Publisher: CCB Publishing

ISBN: 0981024661

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3039

Frankie Rose, a street smart girl, has just been released from prison for a crime she was paid to take the rap for. While she was in prison her brother was murdered. Now home, all she wants is her money and her brother's murderer. To find the people who killed her brother she is depending on her mentor Doc, a small time gangster who is said to have Mafia ties. Everyone who knows anything is either dead or going to die before she gets to them. She has been lied to, beaten up and shot. To make matters worse a drug lord is after her now and she has no idea why. With the only friend she can trust, she fights back to uncover the truth. The Eleventh Commandment is one person's struggle to fight the invisible evil and to find the truth. About the Author: C. J. Carr has been writing for many years and had his first work published in 1998. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, much of what he writes about centers around New York.

Abigail

Author: Malcolm Macdonald

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402263118

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 9956

The beloved and final novel in the classic Stevenson family saga from epic master Malcolm Macdonald Daughter of the wealthy and storied Stevenson family, Abigail Stevenson should have been a creature of unawakened innocence. But one fateful day she tricks her maid, Annie, into telling her the facts of life, and soon comes to realize that the same shocking secret can be a glorious and life-enhancing mystery. Thus begins her path of passion and indomitable ambition that will lead her from England to the great capitals of Europe, from the passions of man and woman to those of intellectual, artist, and creator. A beloved novel by a beloved author, Abigail is a gripping and passionate tale of one woman's struggles to break free of the bonds of her heritage "Malcolm Macdonald is a skilled storyteller who gets inside of his people and uses every inch of his vast canvas in action and relationships." -Los Angeles Times "A cracking yarn by a born storyteller." -Daily Mail "An enthralling Victorian saga." -Daily Telegraph

False Impression

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429953436

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8808

Why was an elegant lady brutally murdered the night before 9/11? Why was a successful New York banker not surprised to receive a woman's left ear in the morning mail? Why did a top Manhattan lawyer work only for one client, but never charge a fee? Why did a young woman with a bright career steal a priceless Van Gogh painting? Why was an Olympic gymnast paid a million dollars an assignment when she didn't have a bank account? Why was an honors graduate working as a temporary secretary after inheriting a fortune? Why was an English Countess ready to kill the banker, the lawyer and the gymnast even if it meant spending the rest of her life in jail? Why was a Japanese steel magnate happy to hand over $50,000,000 to a woman he had only met once? Why was a senior FBI agent trying to work out the connection between these eight apparently innocent individuals? All these questions are answered in Jeffrey Archer's latest novel, False Impression, but not before a breathtaking journey of twists and turns that will take readers from New York to London to Bucharest and on to Tokyo, and finally a sleepy English village, where the mystery of Van Gogh's last painting will finally be resolved. And only then will readers discover that Van Gogh's Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear has a secret of its own that acts as the final twist in this unforgettable yarn.

A Matter of Honor

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312933548

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 5341

A letter bequeathed by a disgraced British colonel to his only son, Adam, sets in motion a deadly chain of events involving the KGB, the CIA, and the terrible secret that Adam is carrying. Reprint.

The Malice of Fortune

Author: Michael Ennis

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 0771030762

Category: Fiction

Page: 552

View: 8634

A sweeping, intense historical thriller starring two of the great minds of Renaissance Italy: Niccolò Machiavelli and Leonardo da Vinci. Based on a real historical mystery, and involving serial murder and a gruesome cat and mouse game at the highest levels of the Church -- it was the era of the infamous Borgias -- The Malice of Fortune is a delicious treat for fans of Umberto Eco, Sarah Dunant, and Elizabeth Kostova. This brilliant novel is an epic tale exploring the backdrop of the most controversial work of the Italian Renaissance, The Prince. Here, Niccolò Machiavelli, the great "scientist" of human behaviour becomes, in effect, the first criminal profiler, while his contemporary and sometime colleague, the erratic genius Leonardo da Vinci, brings his observational powers to the increasingly desperate hunt for a brilliant, terrifying serial murderer. Their foil and partner is the exquisite Damiata, scholar and courtesan. All three know their quarry is someone who holds enormous power, both to tear Italy apart, and destroy each of their most beloved dreams. And every thrilling step is based on historical fact.

Sons of Thunder

Author: Susan May Warren

Publisher: Sdg Publishing

ISBN: 9781943935246

Category:

Page: 318

View: 1456

From a RITA winner and USA Today bestseller, and winner of the Carol Award comes an epic love story of betrayal and redemption. Markos Stavros wants to be a man of honor... The last thing Marcos Stavros expects on the eve of his brother's wedding is to say goodbye to the land-and family-he loves. But a tragic event forces him to flee his beloved Greece, taking with him his younger brother Dino and the girl he loves, Sofia Frangos. With promises to care for both of them, Marcos must trust a man he's never met-his uncle Jimmy, the owner of a caf during the bootleg era of Al Capone's Chicago. Suddenly Marcos is in a world he doesn't understand, forced to make sacrifices he can't live with. When he's forced to choose between family and the woman he loves, he makes a desperate attempt at freedom... Dino Stavros longs to forget the promises he broke... The last promise Dino made to Marcos was to watch over Sofia. But ten years later, Dino has put the tragedies of Chicago behind him, diving into his new life as a medical intern in Minneapolis, his promises forgotten. The world is not large enough, however, to keep him from reuniting with Sofia, and the reminders of all they lost together. When Pearl Harbor destroys his dreams, he turns to the one woman who truly knows him for comfort and redemption, only to find himself in the middle of a terrible betrayal. His only chance for honor comes in the battlefields of France-but is it too late to keep his promises? Sofia Frangos' heart has been broken twice... Sofia can't believe she's lost both the men she loved, but she will have to put her grief behind her if she hopes to survive the German occupation of Greece. More, she's become a link to the OSS agents helping to plot a British invasion. But what will freedom cost her? And can Marcos and Dino finally keep their promise to protect her? From the sultry Chicago jazz clubs of the roaring twenties to the World War II battlefields of Europe to a final showdown in a Greek island village, the Sons of Thunder will discover betrayal, sacrifice and hopefully, their long-awaited redemption.

The Wheel of Fortune

Author: Susan Howatch

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453263454

Category: Fiction

Page: 1176

View: 8127

An “emotion-packed” New York Times–bestselling saga by the author of Cashelmara, set on a Welsh family estate in the early twentieth century (San Francisco Chronicle). Tucked in the hills of South Wales is Oxmoon, the ancestral estate of the Godwin family. In the summers before 1914, music streams through the family home as the Godwins, at the height of their prosperity, dance in the ballroom with their guests. But despite the remarkable talents of heir-apparent Robert Godwin, the fates have a rough, tough ride planned for him and those he loves. Fortunes shift during two world wars, disastrous love affairs leave the family battered, and finally jealousy threatens to destroy Oxmoon and all it symbolizes. Based on a true story that has been updated to modern times, The Wheel of Fortune is a timeless tale of love, hatred, revenge, redemption, and forgiveness. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Susan Howatch including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Fortune's Children

The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt

Author: Arthur T. Vanderbilt

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688103863

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 915

Vanderbilt: the very name signifies wealth. The family patriarch, "the Commodore," built up a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after the Commodore's death, one of his direct descendants died penniless, and no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people. Fortune's Children tells the dramatic story of all the amazingly colorful spenders who dissipated such a vast inheritance.