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The Wages of Fame Thomas J. Fleming

The Wages of Fame

Thomas J. Fleming

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ISBN : 9780312863098
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464 pages
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Thomas Fleming is a distinguished historian and the author of numerous critically acclaimed and bestselling titles. The Officers Wives was an international bestseller with over 2 million copies sold. Time and Tide and Liberty Tavern were both NewMoreThomas Fleming is a distinguished historian and the author of numerous critically acclaimed and bestselling titles. The Officers Wives was an international bestseller with over 2 million copies sold. Time and Tide and Liberty Tavern were both New York Times bestsellers, and all three books had major book club deals. He is also the author of Liberty! The American Revolution, the companion volume to the six-part PBS mini-series.Set in the mid-Atlantic states during the turbulent pre-Civil war years, The Wages of Fame traces the lives and choices of Hugh Stapletons grandson George and his beautiful, willful wife Caroline. While engaged to George, Caroline had an affair with John Sladen, one of his closest friends. Before George could learn of the deception, Sladen left, only to become a powerful force in Louisiana politics. When George wins election as New Jerseys senator, the three are united in Washington. As the Mexican war approaches, passions both old and new surface as ideals collide over the fate of the country.