By John Jakes
America's grasp storyteller first brought readers to the Crown relatives in "Homeland." because the moment iteration comes of age, the Crowns attempt to discover their position in a turbulent the US on the sunrise of a brand new century. From the speedways of Detroit to the glamour of younger Hollywood to the bold heights of early aviation, theirs is a narrative of ardour and event, glory and ambition.
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The front door opened; Joe heard the wind. ” Leopold rushed in. ” “Carl? ” “Pittsburgh, Mama,” Carl’s voice boomed. ” Elated but bafﬂed, Joe followed his wife into the foyer. Snow was melting on Carl’s hair and the shoulders of his patched overcoat. A long red scarf wrapped round and round his neck trailed to the ﬂoor. Carl hadn’t shaved in several days. His boots dripped water on the marble. Carl rushed to hug his mother, swinging her off her feet and whirling her. Ilsa’s ﬂying heels nearly knocked over a tall Chinese jar.
Ilsa was ﬁfty-nine. Her silvery-gray hair, worn in a high pompadour, showed no trace of its original reddish brown color. She always dressed smartly and expensively, today in a white blouse with a large bow under a dark green tailored suit with a shoe-top hemline. Though long skirts with dust rufﬂes were still common, they were in her opinion dirt- and mud-catchers. ” On a nasty day like this, how could they be such idiots? She drew off her long mauve gloves, still amused. “You are a wicked child sometimes, liebchen.
Damned annoying sometimes. ” 4. Ilsa’s Worry C old December rain created a virtual lake in Wells Street. Nicky Speers carefully poked the long maroon Benz touring car through the water, fearful of stalling the engine. He parked successfully at the curb outside Restaurant Heidelberg and climbed out with arthritic slowness. Nicky was the family’s English chauffeur, loyal but elderly. He hobbled around to the passenger door with the umbrella to shepherd Fritzi, then Ilsa to the ornate entrance. ” “Thank you, Nicky,” Ilsa said.
American dreams by John Jakes