John Jakes is an American author of historical fiction (including historical romance and western fiction) as well as science fiction and fantasy. His career began upon graduation, selling stories to pulp magazines. Following that, he worked in the advertising while writing on the side and in 1971, moved to full-time. He first gained widespread notice with his Kent Family Chronicles, which sold 55 million copies in the 1970s. He is also well-known for his North and South Trilogy, centered on the Civil War, which was adapted to a television mini-series that aired on ABC.

John Jakes’ debut as a published novelist came in 1952 with the western novel The Texans Ride North. Below is a list of John Jakes’ books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Johnny Havoc Books


Johnny Havoc(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Johnny Havoc Meets Zelda(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Johnny Havoc and the Doll Who Had 'It'(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Making It Big(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lou Largo Books


Make Mine Mavis(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
And So to Bed(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Give Me This Woman(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of II Galaxy Books


When the Star Kings Die(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Planet Wizard(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tonight We Steal the Stars(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Brak The Barbarian Books


Brak the Barbarian(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brak vs. The Sorceress(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mark of Demons(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When the Idols Walked(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fortunes of Brak(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Gavin Black Books


Master of the Dark Gate(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Witch of the Dark Gate(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Kent Family Books


The Bastard(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rebels(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Seekers(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Furies(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Titans(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Warriors(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lawless(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Americans(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Planet Of The Apes Books


Conquest of the Planet of the Apes(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of North and South Books


North and South(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love and War(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heaven and Hell(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Crown Family Saga Books


Homeland(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
American Dreams(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Texans Ride North(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wear a Fast Gun(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil Has Four Faces(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Seventh Man(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Imposter(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I, Barbarian(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strike the Black Flag(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sir Scoundrel(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Veils of Salome(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Traitor's Legion(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arena(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
G.I. Girls(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Asylum World(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hybrid(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Magicians(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Secrets of Stardeep(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black in Time(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Six-Gun Planet(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mask of Chaos(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Monte Cristo #99(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Time Gate(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mention My Name in Atlantis(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On Wheels(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To An Unknown Shore(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fortune's Whirlwind(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man from Cannae(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
King's Crusader(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Excalibur!(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
California Gold(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On Secret Service(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bold Frontier(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Charleston(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Savannah: Or a Gift for Mr. Lincoln(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gods of Newport(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


The Best of John Jakes(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Western Stories of John Jakes(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Big Country: The Best Western Stories of John Jakes(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Funeral of Tanner Moody(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spider Chronicles(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Children’s Books


Susanna of the Alamo(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Famous First in Sports(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Great War Correspondents(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Great Women Reporters(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mohawk: The Life of Joseph Brant(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Lou Largo books were ghostwritten by Jakes and credited to William Ard. Johnny Havoc Meets Zelda was also known as Havoc For Sale. Johnny Havoc and the Doll Who Had ‘It’ was also published as Holiday for Havoc. Making It Big was also published as Johnny Havoc and the Siren in Red. Excalibur! was co-authored with Gil Kane. Savannah: Or a Gift for Mr. Lincoln is also known as Savannah Christmas. The Funeral of Tanner Moody also contains stories by Elmer Kelton and Robert J. Randisi. The Spider Chronicles also contains stories from Mort Castle, Bill Crider, Shannon Denton, Chuck Dixon, Steve Englehart, Ron Fortier, Joe Gentile, Rich Harvey and John Helfers.

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