The Cold Millions

Written By Jess Walter
The Cold Millions
  • Publsiher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 29 October 2020
  • ISBN : 0241985536
  • Pages : 352 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 22 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Cold Millions written by Jess Walter which was release on 29 October 2020, this book published by Penguin UK. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 'A beautiful, lyric hymn to the power of social unrest in American history. Jess Walter is a national treasure' Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See _____________________________________________ It is 1909 in Spokane, Washington. The Dolan brothers are living by their wits, jumping freight trains and lining up for work at crooked job agencies. While sixteen-year-old Rye yearns for a steady job and a home, his dashing older brother Gig dreams of a better world, fighting alongside other union men for fair pay and decent treatment. When Rye finds himself drawn to suffragette Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, her passion sweeps him into the world of protest and dirty business. But a storm is coming, threatening to overwhelm them all . . . The Cold Millions is an intimate story of brotherhood, love, sacrifice and betrayal set against the panoramic backdrop of an early 20th century America. Jess Walter offers a stunning, kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation grappling with the chasm between rich and poor, dreams and reality, in a sensational tale that resonates powerfully with our own time. ___________________________________________ 'A work of irresistible characters, harrowing adventures and rip-roaring fun . . . One of the most captivating novels of the year' Washington Post 'Stunning' San Francisco Chronicle 'Warm and deeply humane, this transporting novel is a staggering achievement from a landmark writer' Esquire 'A vivid, propulsive, historical novel with a politically explosive backdrop that reverberates through our own' USA Today

The Cold Millions

The Cold Millions
  • Author : Jess Walter
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2020-10-29
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0241985536
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Summary : 'A beautiful, lyric hymn to the power of social unrest in American history. Jess Walter is a national treasure' Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See _____________________________________________ It is 1909 in Spokane, Washington. The Dolan brothers are living by their wits, jumping freight trains and lining up for work ...

Beautiful Ruins

Beautiful Ruins
  • Author : Jess Walter
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2013-04-02
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0241985536
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Summary : The No. 1 New York Times Bestseller Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins is a gorgeous, glamorous novel set in 1960s Italy and a modern Hollywood studio. The story begins in 1962. Somewhere on a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters ...

The Financial Lives of the Poets

The Financial Lives of the Poets
  • Author : Jess Walter
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2010-08-05
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0241985536
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Summary : From the author of the bestselling Beautiful Ruins comes The Financial Lives of Poets - a brilliantly funny novel about a man who, in an attempt to save himself, may destroy everything he loves. Meet Matt Prior. He's about to lose his job, his house, his wife, and maybe his ...

Politics and the Novel During the Cold War

Politics and the Novel During the Cold War
  • Author : David Caute
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-08
  • Total pages : 403
  • ISBN : 0241985536
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Summary : David Cautes wide-ranging study examines how outstanding novelists of the Cold War era conveyed the major issues of contemporary politics and history. In the United States and Western Europe the political novel flourished in the 1930s and 1940s, the crisis years of economic depression, fascism, the Spanish Civil War,the ...

American Science Fiction and the Cold War

American Science Fiction and the Cold War
  • Author : David Seed
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-31
  • Total pages : 225
  • ISBN : 0241985536
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Summary : First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

The Family Chao A Novel

The Family Chao  A Novel
  • Author : Lan Samantha Chang
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2022-02-01
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0241985536
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Summary : An acclaimed storyteller returns with “a gorgeous and gripping literary mystery” that explores “family, betrayal, passion, race, culture and the American Dream” (Jean Kwok). The residents of Haven, Wisconsin, have dined on the Fine Chao Restaurant’s delicious Americanized Chinese food for thirty-five years, happy to ignore any unsavory whispers ...

A Global History of the Cold War 1945 1991

A Global History of the Cold War  1945 1991
  • Author : Philip Jenkins
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-09-25
  • Total pages : 260
  • ISBN : 0241985536
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Summary : This textbook provides a dynamic and concise overview of the Cold War. Offering balanced coverage of the whole era, it takes a firmly global approach, showing how at various times the focus of East-West rivalry shifted to new and surprising venues, from Laos to Katanga, from Nicaragua to Angola. Throughout, ...

The Racial Imaginary of the Cold War Kitchen

The Racial Imaginary of the Cold War Kitchen
  • Author : Kate A. Baldwin
  • Publisher : Dartmouth College Press
  • Release Date : 2015-12-22
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0241985536
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Summary : This book demonstrates the ways in which the kitchen - the centerpiece of domesticity and consumerism - was deployed as a recurring motif in the ideological and propaganda battles of the Cold War. Beginning with the famous Nixon-Khrushchev kitchen debate, Baldwin shows how Nixon turned the kitchen into a space ...

John le Carr and the Cold War

John le Carr   and the Cold War
  • Author : Toby Manning
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-01-25
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0241985536
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Summary : John le Carré and the Cold War explores the historical contexts and political implications of le Carré's major Cold-War novels. The first in-depth study of le Carré this century, this book analyses his work in light of key topics in 20th-century history, including containment of Communism, decolonization, the Berlin ...

America in the Cold War A Reference Guide

America in the Cold War  A Reference Guide
  • Author : William T. Walker Ph.D.
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2014-01-22
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0241985536
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Summary : Including extensive, balanced information, keen insights, and helpful research tools, this book provides a valuable resource for students or general readers interested in American policy, diplomacy, and conduct during the Cold War. • Provides a solid introduction to the Cold War era that incorporates information from the latest scholarship • Documents the ...

Monsters Mushroom Clouds and the Cold War

Monsters  Mushroom Clouds  and the Cold War
  • Author : M. Keith Booker
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 196
  • ISBN : 0241985536
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Summary : Surveying a wide range of major science fiction novels and films, this book focuses on the long 1950s--the period from 1946 to 1964--when the tensions of the Cold War were at their peak. It demonstrates that these works reflect their historical and political contexts through a consistent concern with such phenomena ...

On Endings

On Endings
  • Author : Daniel Grausam
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-03
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0241985536
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Summary : What does narrative look like when the possibility of an expansive future has been called into question? This query is the driving force behind Daniel Grausam’s On Endings, which seeks to show how the core texts of American postmodernism are a response to the geopolitical dynamics of the Cold ...

A History of American Literature

A History of American Literature
  • Author : Linda Wagner-Martin
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-11-26
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0241985536
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Summary : The History of American Literature from 1950 to the Present offers a comprehensive analysis of the wide range of literary works that extends into the 21st century Covers drama, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, science fiction, and detective novels Features discussion of American works within the context of such 21st-century issues as ...

Twentieth Century Crime Mystery Writers

Twentieth Century Crime   Mystery Writers
  • Author : NA NA
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-12-25
  • Total pages : 1568
  • ISBN : 0241985536
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Summary : Download or read online Twentieth Century Crime Mystery Writers written by NA NA, published by Springer which was released on 2015-12-25. Get Twentieth Century Crime Mystery Writers Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

South African Literature Beyond the Cold War

South African Literature Beyond the Cold War
  • Author : Monica Popescu
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2010-05-14
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0241985536
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Summary : Contemporary South African literature reflects a fascination with Russian and Eastern European stories of revolution and transformation as well as resistance to state oppression. In this groundbreaking book, Monica Popescu studies the formative role played by an imaginary and real Eastern Europe in literature written during and after apartheid. Reading ...