The Lawless (novel)

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The Lawless
Author John Jakes
Country United States
Language English
Series The Kent Family Chronicles
Genre Historical fiction
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 704
ISBN 0515091588
Preceded by The Warriors
Followed by The Americans

The Lawless is a historical novel written by John Jakes and originally published in 1978.[1] It is book seven in a series known as the Kent Family Chronicles or the American Bicentennial Series.[2] The novel mixes fictional characters with historical events and figures, to tell the story of the United States of America of the American Old West times.


  1. ^ "Top 10 Paperbacks". The Albany Herald. 7 May 1978. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  2. ^ L. H. Whittemore (19 June 1977). "Meet John Jakes: Instant Historian and Millionaire". Youngstown Vindicator. Retrieved 4 July 2013.