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  • Easter Islandby John Dos Passos

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

      ?When I was a small boy,? Dos Passos says, ?some kind person took me to the British Museum. There I saw a statue, a huge, rough, dark-gray statue with [a] long, sad, dark-gray face. The statue stared back out of deep, sunken eyes. What was it trying to say? To this day I can remember the feeling it gave me of savage, brooding melancholy.? ]]> more...

  • The Portugal Storyby John Dos Passos

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 23.00

    This selective history of Portugal reflects the author?s fascination with his own Portuguese/Madeiran heritage. The work tracks the nation?s rise and fall as a world power, drawing from the author?s travels and archival research. ?Dos Passos,? writes historian J. H. Plumb, ?brings to his material a novelist?s acute eye for human character and a narrative... more...

  • Brazil on the Moveby John Dos Passos

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    After witnessing two decades of political, economic, and social upheaval in Brazil, the author gives a first-hand account of the changes that prepared the ground for the Brazil we know today. more...

  • The Men Who Made the Nationby John Dos Passos

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 23.00

    For this history, Dos Passos returns to the American colonial period and early nationhood, exploring the personalities who won the nation?s independence from England: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Adams, and George Washington. Originally called ?The World Turned Upside Down,?  The Men Who Made the Nation  covers the period from 1781 to... more...

  • Manhattan Transferby John Dos Passos

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2003; US$ 15.00

    Considered by many to be John Dos Passos's greatest work, Manhattan Transfer is an "expressionistic picture of New York" (New York Times) in the 1920s that reveals the lives of wealthy power brokers and struggling immigrants alike. From Fourteenth Street to the Bowery, Delmonico's to the underbelly of the city waterfront, Dos Passos chronicles the... more...

  • The Big Moneyby John Dos Passos

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 13.00

    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... more...

  • The 42nd Parallelby John Dos Passos

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 13.00

    With his U.S.A. trilogy, comprising THE 42nd PARALLEL, 1919, and THE BIG MONEY, John Dos Passos is said by many to have written the great American novel. While Fitzgerald and Hemingway were cultivating what Edmund Wilson once called their "own little corners," John Dos Passos was taking on the world. Counted as one of the best novels of the twentieth... more...

  • Mr. Wilson's Warby John Dos Passos

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 16.95

    Beginning with the assassination of McKinley and ending with the defeat of the League of Nations by the United States Senate, the twenty-year period covered by John Dos Passos in this lucid and fascinating narrative changed the whole destiny of America. This is the story of the war we won and the peace we lost, told with a clear historical perspective... more...

  • 1919by John Dos Passos

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 13.00

    With 1919, the second volume of his U.S.A. trilogy, John Dos Passos continues his "vigorous and sweeping panorama of twentieth-century America" (Forum), lauded on publication of the first volume not only for its scope, but also for its groundbreaking style. Again, employing a host of experimental devices that would inspire a whole new generation of... more...

  • Three Soldiersby John Dos Passos; Townsend Ludington

    Penguin Group US 1997; US$ 13.00

    Part of the generation that produced Ernest Hemingway and Ford Madox Ford, John Dos Passos wrote one of the most grimly honest portraits of World War I. Three Soldiers portrays the lives of a trio of army privates: Fuselli, an Italian American store clerk from San Francisco; Chrisfield, a farm boy from Indiana; and Andrews, a musically gifted Harvard... more...