The immigrants

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Houghton Mifflin, 1977 - Fiction - 389 pages
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A multigeneration saga of California focuses on the life of Dan Lavette who, born in a railroad worker's boxcar, becomes a self-made shipping tycoon

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Review: The Immigrants (Lavette Family #1)

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Honestly, it's sort of garbage, but I couldn't put it down. It's particularly interesting if you are from San Francisco and want to imagine it 100+ years ago. Read full review

Review: The Immigrants (Lavette Family #1)

User Review  - Cindy Pierce - Goodreads

A great historical fiction --- one of my favorite genres. It is well written. The characters are very well formed --- you genuinely care about them. Interesting time in the US's history. This is #1 in a series and I will continue the series. Read full review

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About the author (1977)

Born in 1914, Howard Fast published over 53 novels, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His writing has been praised by the "New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and Time magazine". His most famous novels included "Spartacus, Freedom Road, My Glorious Brothers, and The Immigrants series.