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Captains and the Kings

(1972)
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This is a great surging novel about the amassing of a colossal fortune , the political power that comes with it, and the operation of a curse laid on an Irish-American dynasty and the ruthless driving man who founded it. Joseph Francis Xavier Armagh was thirteen years old when he first saw America through a dirty porthole on the steerage deck of The Irish Queen. It was the early 1850's and he was a penniless immigrant, an orphan cast on a hostile shore to make a home for himself and his younger brother and infant sister. Some seventy years later, from his deathbed, Joseph Armagh last glimpsed his adopted land from the gleaming windows of a palatial estate. A multi-millionaire, one of the most powerful and feared men, Joseph Armagh had indeed found a home. CAPTAINS AND KINGS is the story of the price that was paid for it in the consuming, single-minded determination of a man clawing his way to the top; in the bitter-sweet bliss of the love of a beautiful woman; in the almost too-late enjoyment of extraordinary children; and in the curse which used the hand of fate to strike in the very face of success itself. Once again, Taylor Caldwell has looked into America's roistering past as a setting for a drama of the consequences of savage ambition - and its meaning then and now.

    

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June 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Captains and the Kings
Author(s): Taylor Caldwell
ISBN: 1-56849-258-8 / 978-1-56849-258-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Buccaneer Books
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2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Captains and the Kings A Novel About An American Dynasty
Author(s): Taylor Caldwell
ISBN: 0-9650356-2-X / 978-0-9650356-2-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Book-of-the-Month Club New Yo
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February 1983 : UK Hardback
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Title: Captains and the Kings (Charnwood library series)
Author(s): Taylor Caldwell
ISBN: 0-7089-8096-1 / 978-0-7089-8096-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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January 1973 : UK Hardback
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Title: Captains and the Kings
Author(s): Taylor Caldwell
ISBN: 0-00-221130-0 / 978-0-00-221130-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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April 1972 : USA Hardback
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Title: Captains and the Kings
Author(s): Taylor Caldwell
ISBN: 0-385-01309-4 / 978-0-385-01309-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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January 1901 : UK Hardback

Title: Captains and Kings
Author(s): Taylor Caldwell
ISBN: 0-00-617046-3 / 978-0-00-617046-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Paperback Editions

August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Captains and the Kings: A Novel
Author(s): Taylor Caldwell
ISBN: 1-5040-4682-X / 978-1-5040-4682-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Open Road Media
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October 1983 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Captains and the Kings: The Story of an American Dynasty
Author(s): Taylor Caldwell
ISBN: 0-449-20562-2 / 978-0-449-20562-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett Crest Books
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November 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Captains and Kings
Author(s): Taylor Caldwell
ISBN: 0-449-20289-5 / 978-0-449-20289-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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July 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Captains and the Kings
Author(s): Taylor Caldwell
ISBN: 0-449-24089-4 / 978-0-449-24089-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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1977 : UK Paperback
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Title: Captains and the Kings
Author(s): Taylor Caldwell
ISBN: 0-00-614869-7 / 978-0-00-614869-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fontana
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August 1976 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Captains and the Kings
Author(s): Taylor Caldwell
ISBN: 0-449-23069-4 / 978-0-449-23069-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett Publications
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September 1975 : UK Paperback
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Title: Captains and the Kings (Fontana)
Author(s): Taylor Caldwell
ISBN: 0-00-614113-7 / 978-0-00-614113-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fontana
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1973 : USA Paperback
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Title: Captains and the Kings
Author(s): Taylor Caldwell
ISBN: 0-449-01819-9 / 978-0-449-01819-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett Publications, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

November 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Captains and the Kings: A Novel
Author(s): Taylor Caldwell
Publisher: Open Road Media
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