The North and South TrilogyeBook - 2013
John Jakes’s acclaimed and sweeping saga about a friendship—and the fates of two families—threatened by the divisions of the Civil War In the years leading up to the Civil War, one enduring friendship embodies the tensions of a nation. Orry Main from South Carolina and George Hazard from Pennsylvania forge a lasting bond while training at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Together they fight in the Mexican–American War, but their closeness is tested as their regional politics diverge. In North and South,as the first rounds are fired at Fort Sumter, Orry and George find themselves on different sides of the coming struggle. The rivalry between the Main and Hazard families continues through Love and War and Heaven and Hell as the families face heartache and triumph on the frontlines, fighting for the future of the nation and their loved ones.