1919: The U.S.A. Trilogy, Volume 2by John Dos Passos
"The obscenity of the war, Mr. Wilson's War, is Dos Passos' theme, and since the war is the most important political event of the century, he rises to his theme with a brilliance that does not conceal the fury behind it." --Alfred Kazin, from the introduction
"The single greatest novel any of us have written, yes, in this country in the last one hundred years." -- Norman Mailer
Meet the Author
John Dos Passos (1896-1970), a member of the Lost Generation, was the author of more than forty works of fiction and nonfiction, including THREE SOLDIERS and MANHATTAN TRANSFER.
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I had a hard time with this book. Initially, it was a required reading for a college class. I think that Dos Passos did a good job conveying the hardships during this time, but the Camera Eye and Newsreel were rather confusing. I enjoyed the character of Daughter the most. Overall, I wasn't enthralled with this book.