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  • Easter Islandby John Dos Passos

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Despite sickness in the final years of his life, Dos Passos presses on for adventure. He and his wife journey to Easter Island, where they explore the history behind the famous statues?called maois.   ?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... 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...

  • The Best Timesby John Dos Passos

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 8.99

    A record of his childhood, young adulthood, and twenties, The Best Times is a collage of cherished memories. He reflects on the joys of an itinerant life enriched by new and diverse friendships, customs, cultures, and cuisines. Luminary personalities and landscapes abound in the 1920s literary world Dos Passos loved. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest... more...

  • Orient Expressby John Dos Passos

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 8.99

    Before John Dos Passos enjoys fame as a chronicler and critic of American society, he wins recognition for command of aesthetics. Orient Express , a memoir of the author?s travels through Eastern Europe, the Near East, and the Middle East, focuses on sights, sounds, and smells rather than plot or character. Dos Passos applies his instincts as a painter... more...

  • Number Oneby John Dos Passos

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 8.99

    Tyler Spotswood, an alcoholic campaign manager, helps elect a corrupt Southern politician to the U.S. Senate. When his boss, Chuck Crawford aka ?Number One,? pins a scandal on Spotswood, Tyler is too drunk to blow the whistle. Number One draws many comparisons to Robert Penn Warren?s All the King?s Men . Crawford reminds many of Louisiana politician... more...

  • 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...