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John Jakes

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John Jakes (born on March_31, 1932) is a writer of fiction. Jakes first sold stories to pulp magazines while still in college in the early 1950s. He published several stories and novels over the next 20 years, many of them fantasy fiction, science fiction and westerns and other sorts of historical fiction, while working in the advertising industry. In 1971, he began to write full time. He gained widespread popularity with the publication of his Bicentennial Series of books in the mid to late 1970s. He has since published several more popular works of historical fiction, most dealing with American history.

Novels

  • The Seventh Man (1958)
  • Sir Scoundrel (1962) (As Jay Scotland)
  • The Bicentennial Series
    • The Bastard (1974)
    • The Rebels (1975)
    • The Seekers (1975)
    • The Furies (1976)
    • The Titans (1976)
    • The Warriors (1977)
    • The Lawless (1978)
    • The Americans (1979)
  • Homeland (1993)

The Bastard was adapted as a television miniseries by Universal Pictures Television as the first offering of the highly successful syndicated package, Operation Prime Time (1978). The North and South trilogy was made into three miniseries on ABC in the 1980s and 1990s.ja:ジョン・ジェイクス

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