The story unfolds against a backdrop of towering skyscrapers & filthy tenements, over meals at the Waldorf & nights in boxcars. Dos Passos reveals the lives of the wealthy power brokers and struggling immigrants alike, & documents their struggles to become a part of modernity before they are destroyed by it.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lucybrown - LibraryThing
This is a book I recommend only to readers I know to patient. For the patient reader it is a treasure trove, a gem, and if a gem it must be emerald because it there ever was a book with a signature ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing
This is a dense read, but well worth the time. Dos Passos' language and metaphors are brilliant, and his characters as entertaining as they are realistic. It's a book that you need to spend time with ... Read full review