The Big Money

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1936 - Fiction - 448 pages
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THE BIG MONEY completes John Dos Passos's three-volume "fable of America's materialistic success and moral decline" (American Heritage) and marks the end of "one of the most ambitious projects that an American novelist has ever undertaken" (Time). Here we come back to America after the war and find a nation on the upswing. Industrialism booms. The stock market surges. Lindbergh takes his solo flight. Henry Ford makes automobiles. From New York to Hollywood, love affairs to business deals, it is a country taking the turns too fast, speeding toward the crash of 1929.

Ultimately, whether the novels are read together or separately, they paint a sweeping portrait of collective America and showcase the brilliance and bravery of one of its most enduring and admired writers.
  

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Review: The Big Money (The USA Trilogy #3)

User Review  - Jon Hurd - Goodreads

In an interesting conjunction of events I decided to read this book at the same time as the anniversary of the Ludlow, Colorado massacre. New research is being done on the historical background of the ... Read full review

Review: The Big Money (The USA Trilogy #3)

User Review  - James (JD) Dittes - Goodreads

There isn't a more clear-eyed, literary look at America in the Roaring '20s than the one that Dos Passos provides in The Big Money. His characters from the previous books, 42nd Parallel and 1919 come ... Read full review

Contents

CHARLEY ANDERSON
1
Yankee Doodle that melodee
7
Twarnt for powder and for storebought hair
14
these are the men for whom the rabid
20
i truly the Steel Corporation
37
Jack o Diamonds Jack o Diamonds
46
Dont blame it all on Broadway
73
The sunshine drifted from our alley
84
his first move was to board a fast train
188
NEWSREEL Lvn the psychic removed all clothing
202
i In my dreams it always seems
220
the stranger first coming to Detroit
227
Was Celine to blame?
259
High high high up in the hills
272
STARS PORTEND EVIL
302
NEWSREEL Lxiu but a few minutes later this false land
340

The Camera Eye 45 the narrow yellow room teems with talk
99
The Camera Eye 46 walk the streets and walk the streets
118
assembled to a service for the dear departed
120
NEWSREEL LIU Bye bye blackbird
128
there was nothing significant about
149
THRONGS IN STREETS
155
WEIRD FISH DRAWN FROM SARGASSO SEA
347
HOLMES DENIES STAY
370
RICHARD ELLSWORTH SAVAGE
383
WALL STREET STUNNED
416
MARY FRENCH
426
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John Dos Passos (1896-1970), a member of the Lost Generation, was the author of more than forty works of fiction and nonfiction, including THREE SOLDIERS and MANHATTAN TRANSFER.

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