By Taylor Caldwell
Joseph Francis Xavier Armagh is twelve years previous while he will get his first glimpse of the promised land of the USA via a grimy porthole in guidance on an Irish immigrant send. His lengthy voyage, dogged by way 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 child sister, Regina, are despatched to an orphanage. Joseph toils at no matter what paintings can pay a residing 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 strength and furnish him access into the main elite political circles. at the same time misfortune keeps to keep on with the Armagh family members like an historical curse, Joseph takes his revenge opposed to the uncaring global that when took every 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 below 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 US, 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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