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  • The Great Daysby John Dos Passos

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 8.99

    In this semi-autobiographical novel, an American named Roland Lancaster has a doomed affair with a younger woman, Elsa, in Cuba during World War II. The love story, in its happiest moments, parallels the idyllic life that author John Dos Passos had with his first wife, Katy.   The Great Days plots a key concern of the author?s in the 1950s?America?s... more...

  • Adventures of a Young Manby John Dos Passos

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 8.99

    In a novel that closely parallels author John Dos Passos?s own ideological struggles during the Spanish Civil War, protagonist Glenn Spotswood, an American, travels to Spain to fight on the Republican side. There, Spotswood joins the Communist Party to help establish a more just society, but his idealism quickly degrades under the stress of party... more...

  • The Grand Designby John Dos Passos

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 8.99

    John Dos Passos?s literary response to Franklin Delano Roosevelt?s New Deal, The Grand Design critiques the gargantuan growth of bureaucracy in Washington during the Great Depression and World War II. The satiric novel conveys the author?s frustration with federal overreach and the hollow rhetoric that sells it to the people.   ?War is a time... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...