The book of Daniel: a novel

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Vintage Books, Sep 1, 1991 - Fiction - 303 pages
95 Reviews
A masterpiece of social tragedy, The Book of Daniel tells of two American communists executed for treason in the 1950s, and of their son, who tries to understand their fate--and in his own way, avenge it--during the radical renaissance of the 1960s. "A nearly perfect work of art".--Joyce Carol Oates, Detroit News.

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User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

I thought I would hate this book because of the confusing narration and graphic abuse at the beginning. However, it was deeply affecting. Harrowing. Made me rethink the grand narrative of American ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jenny Harrison - Goodreads

This is the best book I have read in quite some time. The story was well told, fictionalizing an historic event of political significance. Although it was written 40 years ago this work drives ... Read full review

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E.L. Doctorow is the author of several award-winning novels, including RAGTIME, WORLD'S FAIR, which won the National Book Award; BILLY BATHGATE, and, most recently, CITY OF GOD. In 1998 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal.