Hardcover binding is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Boards and DJ have light shelfwear and rubbing. DJ covered with mylar. Library discard with usual marks/attachments. Pocket removed. BCE/BOMC. 375 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1961. ISBN: 0. The romantic, fundamentally true saga of John and Jane Slidell and their descendants. The Slidell story is America's story, too. Its locales range through New York, New Orleans, Washington, Paris, Japan, and the sea. It opens during the Revolutionary War and ends in our own time. John Slidell, candle -maker of colonial New York, climbs from poverty to a position of wealth and social eminence.