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Love and War The Hazards and the Mains the first fatal shot fired at Fort Sumter divided them irrevocably with loyalties powerful than family ties The young would clash on the bloody battlefields of Bull Run and F

  • Title: Love and War
  • Author: John Jakes
  • ISBN: 9780451200822
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Hazards and the Mains the first fatal shot fired at Fort Sumter divided them irrevocably with loyalties powerful than family ties The young would clash on the bloody battlefields of Bull Run and Fredericksburg, while in intrigue ridden Washington and Richmond strong willed men and beautiful women would defend their principles with their livesor satisfy illiThe Hazards and the Mains the first fatal shot fired at Fort Sumter divided them irrevocably with loyalties powerful than family ties The young would clash on the bloody battlefields of Bull Run and Fredericksburg, while in intrigue ridden Washington and Richmond strong willed men and beautiful women would defend their principles with their livesor satisfy illicit cravings with schemes that could destroy friends and enemies alike.This surging drama is the second part of the trilogy that includes NORTH AND SOUTH and HEAVEN AND HELL

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    1. Ashley Marie on said:

      I struggled with this, it took me years to finally read this. I remember quite enjoying North and South, but I found this to justdrone on and on. Yes, there were good parts, and I loved some of the characters, butI don't knowI guess I don't really have much to say about this one. I'm sure I'll read Heaven and Hell at some point down the road, but it wont be any time soone find me:facebook/ReadsAshIG: ashads Twitter: @ReadsAsh

    2. Matt on said:

      Jakes continues the trilogy with an explosive sequel to North and South, in which he depicts the American Civil War from many angles. Using his well-crafted collection of characters, Jakes tells the story of the War and its nuanced undertones in such a way that the reader cannot help but push forward, curious about how history and fiction will intermingle successfully. The Hazards and Mains, amicable in the opening novel, have chosen sides in the War, mostly due to their geographic location, and [...]

    3. Karla on said:

      I got a bit more than halfway through and realized that it's not nearly as good as I remembered. Will finish it up one of these days, but I can only take so much disjointed rambling and non-action. This book is an example of the movie being much better. Those screenwriters did a tremendous job of taking this book and forming an actual plot that moves at a good clip with everything tied in. Jakes tried to do too much in this book IMO, and there were many many scenes where I wondered what the poin [...]

    4. Michael S. on said:

      I may be the only reviewer on here who hasn't seen the mini-series based on these books. I'll have to order the DVD after I finish the third book. I thought this was a great book, very enjoyable, easy to read historical fiction. I'm a big fan of Jakes now. This story is a perfect demonstration of what I love about historical fiction. I really enjoy learning more about the past. It's fascinating to learn more about important events that shaped our nation and our culture today. BUT I'm just not go [...]

    5. Fergie on said:

      Perhaps my biggest complaint with John Jakes' North and South book series is the overwhelming number of characters that inhabit his novels. I found myself laboring to read this 2nd book in this classic American Civil War trilogy series. In the mid-1980's, I was hooked on the television adaptation versions of Jakes' characters. On paper, those same characters seemed to lack something that was able to translate on screen. For me, Love and War was at turns laboriously long and shockingly abrupt. Th [...]

    6. Carla on said:

      I tried, really! I tried reading it, picking it up again, I tried to get myself to read one more page, a line, one more word, but I couldn't do it. I've given up on the book around page 300, which was already an achievement, in my opinion.The first book was quite interesting, it presented us to the characters, introduced us to the Civil War, and I was curious as I know little about it, but the way the author does it on this book was a turn off, so to speak. I understand the desire for the author [...]

    7. Dark-Draco on said:

      The second book of the trilogy and this one focuses on the civil war in itself. With half our characters fighting for the 'South' and half for the 'North', the book ends up swinging back and forth across the frontline as each one fights his. or her, battles in their own way.Some of the chapters were a bit slow in this volume - some of the political shenanigans made tedious reading, but in the main there wasn't much to dislike about this book. I loved the fact that some of the nasty characters re [...]

    8. Marilyn on said:

      Book #2 of the North and south Trilogy: North and South; Love and War; and Heaven and Hell"From America's master storyteller and writer of historical fiction comes the continuing saga of two families - Hazards and the Mains. From the first shots at Fort Sumter, both families are divided against each other - and themselves. Some would experience the horrors of war on the front lines on some of the bloodiest battlefields of the Civil WarSome would give their lives for their beliefsBut all would be [...]

    9. Drush76 on said:

      LOVE AND WAR (1984) Book ReviewI have stumbled across my share of "Best Civil War Novels" lists on the Internet. I have yet to come across a list that includes John Jakes' 1984 novel, "LOVE AND WAR". Back in the 1980s, Jakes created his second major literary series, a trilogy about two wealthy American families during a period of thirty years during the 19th century. The first novel, "NORTH AND SOUTH" (1982) focused on the experiences of the Hazards of Pennsylvania and the Mains of South Carolin [...]

    10. Bettie☯ on said:

      Description: The Hazards and the Mains -- the first fatal shot fired at Fort Sumter divided them irrevocably with loyalties more powerful than family ties. The young would clash on the bloody battlefields of Bull Run and Fredericksburg, while in intrigue-ridden Washington and Richmond strong-willed men and beautiful women would defend their principles with their livesor satisfy illicit cravings with schemes that could destroy friends and enemies alike. The mini series.07 - Love and War - (June 1 [...]

    11. Cbear215 on said:

      I did not enjoy this as much as North & South. Up until the last couple hundred pages, it felt more like a non-fiction novel. I do love the descriptions and the history, but it felt like the point was to get the history out, rather than to tell the story of the characters within that history. Nothing happened to any of the characters for the first 700-800 pages, and I found myself skimming a lot. SKIMMING! I hate skimming. I just didn't care about whole chapters. This novel also switched to [...]

    12. James Peavler on said:

      Not as much of a bodice ripper as the first one, mainly because the men were out fighting the war while the women dealt with strain back at home. Despite the length -- nearly 1100 pages! -- it moves quickly through the four years of the war. It was strange to reread it after so many years and realize that I remembered nothing from the story. It's probably been close to twenty years since I first flew through this series of books, when, thanks to Ken Burns, I was obsessed with everything related [...]

    13. Amanda on said:

      From the first Union rout in Virginia to the last tragic moments of surrender, here is a gigantic five-year panorama of the Civil War! Hostilities divide the Hazards and the Mains, testing them with loyalties more powerful than family ties. While soldiers from both families clash on the battlefields of Bull Run, Fredericksburg and Antietam, in intrigue-ridden Washington and Richmond, strong-willed men and beautiful women defend their principles with their lives or satisfy illicit cravings with [...]

    14. Kathy Kramer on said:

      I love the North & South trilogy and this book does not disappoint. I absolutely love how Jakes maintains historical accuracy while weaving the stories of his fictional characters into the history. He doesn't just do this with the major historical events, but with smaller details that we don't normally think of when we think of history. Jakes makes the era come alive. While I also loved the TV miniseries for what it was (Patrick Swayze, after all), the books are better. It is a very long boo [...]

    15. Bookish Enchantment on said:

      This book spans the American Civil War. It is gruesome, compelling and thought provoking.The story covers the private lives entwined with the bureaucracy of war and politics. Whilst a long book it will keep you reading to the end. 2 June 2014I have just re-read this book and I do not know this time around if I loved it as much as the 1st. The war scenes just dragged on forever and certainly 2 thirds of the book covers the war and makes the book longer than it possibly should have been. I am look [...]

    16. Jacob O'connor on said:

      +Anyone who loves to read will be pained by the scenes in N&S in which young blacks were prevented to learn how to read.  +Jakes remains sensitive to both sides of the conflict+I learned much about what life was like during the war-not every story arch is equal-at 1000 pages, it tests one's stamina-I'm not as excited for book three as I was coming into this one.  Jakes lost a little momentum

    17. Mo on said:

      My 3 star rating may be unfairly low, but I read this back to back with North and South, and I think I OD'd on it.

    18. Tina Wright on said:

      I absolutely adored this trilogy, and this book is my favorite.

    19. Tracy on said:

      I just keep picturing a young Patrick Swayze as Orry Main. Sigh. 4 stars for nostalgia.

    20. Havvy on said:

      Leafing through some of the reviews for this, the second installment in Jakes' trilogy on the Main and Hazard families, there are a ton of "couldn't finishes" and "had to stops." I can relate - in some ways the North and South books can make for a tedious read. Highlighting the exploits of multiple characters spanning the length of the American Civil War from the conflict at Fort Sumter in 1861 to the surrender of the CSA in 1865, Jakes works careful historical accuracy in with the personal dram [...]

    21. Chris Meads on said:

      This is the continuation of the story of the Hazard and Main families. The two mail characters are Orry Main (the south) and George Hazard (the north). The country is now at war--the north wants to end slavery and the south wants no change at all. If you know anything at all about the Civil War, this story even though some of it is fiction will open your eyes to some of the things that did happen. John Jakes does his homework to provide the reality of war from documents and papers written on the [...]

    22. Neha Mehta on said:

      The second part of the trilogy by John Jakes. This was a more detailed treatise on the civil war, the attention to detail was impressive and the horrors of war depicted the fortunes of the Hazards and the Mains which are so entwined yet so different being on opposite sides of the war. The author looked at the war through many angles using all the many characters and the intermingling between history and fiction was very well balanced. The end of the book left one with a sense of foreboding that [...]

    23. Lifelong Reader - Lifelong Learner on said:

      Though I've been to many Civil War battlegrounds, this book helped the history of the Civil War come alive for me. This trilogy includes some cheesy parts that are more like a romance novel, but I have to say that I totally dig that, too. The balance between brutal battle scenes, in-depth political discussions, the families' experiences, and some cheesy romance is pretty great. I've started Book 3, because I think the under-appreciated part of that era is Reconstruction (and how it was handled p [...]

    24. Rob Roy on said:

      This is the second book of the North South Trilogy, and it covers the Civil War. The series follows two families, one from South Carolina and one from Pennsylvania who through two cadets at West Point become friends. One thing the series brings to the forefront is that slavery was the prime cause, though pig headiness took a close second. The author also does not glorify war, but rather shows how both sides, military and civilian, and white and black all suffer and loose.

    25. Natalie on said:

      The second novel of this trilogy took me a lot longer to get into. I loved the first novel of this series and was surprised to find the second novel so slow-paced at the beginning. In the end, I really did enjoy it; however I still think 'North and South' was much better.

    26. Sallie Dunn on said:

      This is 4.5 stars in my estimation. Not quite as intense as the first but I did truly enjoy it. It started to bog for me just a tiny bit about 1/3 of the way in, bit as the book neared it's crescendo, I wanted to keep reading to find out. Looking forward to the final segment

    27. Mary Ellen Woods on said:

      First book was a little cheesy seeming but it just kept getting better. LOVED THIS ONE! So much better than the cheesy mimi-series from the 80s. Well researched and the writing improved as it went. Charles was my favorite character.

    28. Emily on said:

      While there is a good story line, the 30+ hours of listening to this novel took ages, and the book has almost too many details, with twisting plots. I also don’t care for the graphic descriptions of violence and “intimate” scenes.

    29. Rsweber on said:

      This is a fascinating story for so many reasons and is such an interesting read given current politics.

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