The Wages of Fame

A Novel of the Civil War

The Stapleton Novels

Thomas Fleming

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The story of the Stapleton clan continues in this sequel to Remember the Morning.  The Wage of Fame takes place between 1827 and the start of the Civil War.  We follow George Stapleton, Hugh Stapleton's grandson, and his circle of powerful friends through their romantic and political adventures.

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The Wages of Fame
BOOK ONE 
 
ONEABOVE THE HUDSON RIVER AND the ever multiplying rooftops of New York, the September sky was crystal blue, dotted by scudding clouds. A brisk west wind invoked apostrophes to Shelley--and to the vast continent that receded over the horizon on the other side of the broad river. On such a perfect day, Jeremy Biddle had no trouble persuading George Stapleton and John Sladen to join him for an amble to the steamboat dock beside the Bowling Green at the tip of Manhattan to meet his Ohio cousin Caroline Kemble.

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"Tom Fleming has created an inspiring tale, a Gone With the Wind set in pre-Revolutionary America!" -Jack Anderson, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist

"The historical details that run through the sage are marvelous and fascinating. That the central characters are strong women who are anything but victims, resonates with the 1990's particularly to women readers."--Sybil Downing, author of Ladies of the Glodfield Stock Exchange

"Remember the Morning is a wonderful American panorama! I read it with admiration and delight."--Max Byrd, author of bestseller Jefferson

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Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is the author of more than 40 books of fiction and history. He was born in Jersey City, N.J., the son of a powerful local politician, who gave him a lifelong interest in politics and history. He is the only writer in the seventy year history of the Book of the Month Club to win main selections in both fiction and nonfiction. His 1981 novel, The Officers' Wives, won international acclaim, selling more than 2,000,000 copies. Liberty! The American Revolution was listed as one of the eight best books of 1997 by the History Book Club.
Fleming has made the Revolution his special field.

Three of his books have won best-book-of-the-year citations from the American Revolution Round Table of New York. He has also demonstrated a sweeping grasp of the entire course of American history in West Point: The Men and Times of the U.S. Military Academy, The New Dealers' War and other books. Fleming is a senior scholar on the board of the National Center for the American Revolution. He is also a fellow of the Society of American Historians. He often appears as a commentator on PBS, the History Channel and A&E. He lives in New York.

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The Wages of Fame
A Novel of the Civil War
Thomas Fleming

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
August 1999
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ISBN: 9781466821453
ISBN10: 1466821450
688 pages
$7.99
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