The Naked Savages by Fred Mustard Stewart

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In The Naked Savages, Fred Mustard Stewart returns to the lavish world of the fascinating and powerful Savage clan. But this time, the mighty Savages are brought low by the Depression--and their own weaknesses.

As The Naked Savages opens, Johnny Savage follows his dear friend Teddy Roosevelt on a ride through Cuba with old Teddy's Rough Riders--and just barely survives. Once safely back in America, his restlessness leads him to become involved with the movie business--a business that poses a serious challenge to his fidelity to his wife, Rachel.

Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, Johnny's sister, Julie, lives the high life with her beloved husband, Tim--until he pays a hefty price for undermining the Dowager Empress's power.

But as the new generation of Savages grows, it provides more harrowing worries and embarrassments than Johnny, Rachel, or Julie could have ever imagined. Johnny and Rachel's daughter, Brook, is becoming a heavy-drinking flapper of the twenties; Cesare, Rachel's son by her first husband, makes some lucrative and deadly contacts that may lead him to disaster; Cesare's sister, Beatrice, is getting dangerously close to a prominent Italian Fascist; Johnny and Rachel's son, Nick, has a string of romantic dalliances that earn him the nickname "The Naked Savage."

And Julie's daughter, Jasmine, is aligning herself with her father's sworn enemy--the new dictator of China.

When the mighty Savage clan is brought to its knees, will it muster the strength to stand tall again?


About Fred Mustard Stewart

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Published June 1, 1999 by Forge. 349 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The Young Savages, which opened in 1882, featured Justin’s children, with Julie off to China and the Dowager Empress while Johnny rode about the Wild West with Teddy Roosevelt and faced his chief villain, the mad Marquis de Mores.

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Stewart's third saga of the Savage family (following The Young Savages and The Magnificent Savages) takes the wealthy Old New York clan from 1897 and the Spanish-American War through the stock market

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