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Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer

Kane and Abel (1979)

by Jeffrey Archer

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A non-stop captivating ride from page one (no exaggeration). ( )
  aeromaxtran | Sep 17, 2014 |
I only read this because of the hype at the time of publication, and the fact that everyone at work kept raving about it. Wish I hadn't wasted my time, Pure pot-boiling drivel. ( )
  mlfhlibrarian | Nov 11, 2013 |
Everytime I read something by Jeffrey Archer I like his storytelling more and more, he has a brilliant way of weaving a story. Now I am undecided as to whether I enjoy his novels or his short stories more ( )
  crashmyparty | Sep 5, 2013 |
This book was hard to put down once I got into it -- a very compelling story of two men, born on the same day into very different circumstances. The obsession of these men, who are so alike in so many ways, each to destroy the other, was very sad. In addition, "Kane and Abel" is a good work of historical fiction, that covers major events of the 20th century very effectively.

I suppose the main thing about the book that bothered me was how male it was -- although a few women characters played important roles, there was such an emphasis on the male perspective and the importance of a male heir that it sometimes offended me. ( )
  JillKB | Apr 4, 2013 |
Loved this book, Could not put it down. Great family saga with a fantastic twist at the end. Sequel "Prodigal Daughter" was good too. ( )
  Lanetz | Apr 1, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312995059, Mass Market Paperback)

William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless polish immigrant-born on the same day near the turn of the century on opposite sides of the world-are brought together by fate and the quest of a dream. Two men - ambitious, powerful, ruthless - are locked in a relentless struggle to build an empire, fueled by their all-consuming hatred. Over sixty years and three generations, through war, marriage, fortune, and disaster, Kane and Abel battle for the success and triumph that only one man can have...

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William Lowell Kane, the son of a Boston millionaire, and Abel Rosnovski, a penniless Polish immigrant, were born on the same day on the opposite sides of the world. The paths of the two men were destined to cross in their ruthless struggle to build a fortune. Rewritten by the author on the 30th anniversary of its first publication.… (more)

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