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THE titanic cash completes John Dos Passos's three-volume "fable of America's materialistic luck and ethical decline" (American history) and marks the tip of "one of the main formidable initiatives that an American novelist has ever undertaken" (Time). the following we come again to the USA after the warfare and discover a kingdom at the upswing. Industrialism booms. The inventory marketplace surges. Lindbergh takes his solo flight. Henry Ford makes vehicles. From long island to Hollywood, amorous affairs to enterprise bargains, it's a state taking the turns too quick, dashing towards the crash of 1929.

Ultimately, even if the novels are learn jointly or individually, they paint a sweeping portrait of collective the United States and exhibit the brilliance and bravado of 1 of its so much enduring and famous writers.

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