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The Wages of Fame

3.48 of 5 stars 3.48  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  4 reviews
This sequel to "Remember the Morning, " set between 1827 and the onset of the Civil War, recounts the romantic and political exploits of Hugh Stapleton's grandson, George, and his powerful circle of friends.
Published August 15th 1999 by Forge (first published 1998)
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Jean Perry
I had overdone mysteries, so as i walked by the "F" shelf of the library i stopped to take a look at Thomas Fleming's fiction section. He's an historian who writes great historical fiction, as well as non- fiction. I like him for several reasons: he often writes about NJ/NY history; he writes very strong woman characters, and he knows women's history; i know his historical facts are accurate; and he uses those vocabulary words we had in high school or college vocabulary tests. He uses words that ...more
Although this was a continuation of the story of the Stapleton family from an earlier work, this novel was easily read as a stand alone book. I vacillated between giving this three and four stars; I would give it 3.5 but I don't know how to do half stars...The only reason I didn't give it four stars is because parts of the book moved really slowly for me, at times feeling more like a history textbook than a novel.
That said, I loved the narrative; Caroline was a fascinating character, and the a
excellent historical novel from the prospective of a fame hungry woman who lusts for a place in the history books. Great characters, but a little too much political minutia at times, which took aways from the flow of the storyline.
Another political historical fiction. It was interesting but slow reading for me.
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Thomas J. Fleming is an historian and historical novelist, with a special interest in the American Revolution. He was born in 1927 in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of a World War I hero who was a leader in Jersey City politics for three decades. Before her marriage, his mother, Katherine Dolan Fleming, was a teacher in the Jersey City Public School System.

After graduating from St. Peter's Prepa
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