It is the 1608 when Edmund Steed sets foot in the New World for the first time. Catholic, honest, hardworking, after years of hard work, he will become the head of one of the most prominent dynasties of entrepreneurs in the country. His roads will intersect with those of the Paxmore, a family of four symbols of the puritan conscience of America. And with the Turlock descendants, brave and ready-to-do men, a symbol of the voracity of the American spirit. Through the centuries-old history of these three families, Michener addresses the great themes of American history, generation after generation. From the courage of the first settlers who settled on the coast of Maryland to the Watergate scandal, moving on to the declaration of independence and the war of secession. An epic and exciting story that leads us to discover the historical and cultural roots of the United States of America.
A famous and ambitious novel, a fundamental work to know and understand the most powerful country in the world.