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The Wages of Fame

3.33  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  6 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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Elaine Cougler
Aug 29, 2016 Elaine Cougler rated it it was amazing
The Wages of Fame by Thomas Fleming kept me spellbound in Ireland and did the same for my husband. It is about the Stapleton family in pre Civil War America and a very good story. The political scene was very different in that time and that interested me as did the story of Caroline Stapleton as a political manipulator of the day. Great stuff!
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Jul 16, 2012 Jean Perry rated it really liked it
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
Dec 24, 2009 B. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
May 16, 2012 Patricia rated it really liked it
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.
Mar 21, 2010 Toni rated it liked it
Another political historical fiction. It was interesting but slow reading for me.
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i would probably have enjoyed this more if i had read the first book in the series. however, strong women with staunchly held political beliefs are quite appealing. a good read; but, read the books in order.
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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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