The book of Daniel: a novel

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Vintage Books, Sep 1, 1991 - Fiction - 303 pages
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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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The plot seemed so original and fresh and...tragic. - Goodreads
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Doctorow brings a lot of research to this novel. - Goodreads
The writing's great, though, at times, hard to read. - Goodreads
Many layers of plot. - Goodreads

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This has to be one of the most overwhelming book I've ever read. I just started cause of the plot, and I gotta say that it took my a while to adjust myself to the style. I haven't read anything more ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jennifer Mcgarey - Goodreads

Engaging historical fiction based on the children of the Rosenberg's who were executed for spying. Story deals with the impact of parents actions on the children, and their quest to determine if they were truly spies. 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.