The Cold Millions

The Cold Millions

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"One of the most captivating novels of the year." - Washington Post

 

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A Best Book of the Year: Bloomberg Boston Globe Chicago Public Library Chicago Tribune Esquire Kirkus New York Public Library New York Times Book Review (Historical Fiction) NPR's Fresh Air O Magazine Washington Post Publishers Weekly Seattle Times USA Today

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins comes another "literary miracle" (NPR)--a propulsive, richly entertaining novel about two brothers swept up in the turbulent class warfare of the early twentieth century.

The Dolan brothers live by their wits, jumping freight trains and lining up for daywork at crooked job agencies. While sixteen-year-old Rye yearns for a steady job and a home, his older brother. Gig, dreams of a better world , fighting alongside other union men for fair pay and decent treatment. Dubious of his brother's idealism, Rye finds himself drawn to a fearless nineteen-year-old activist and feminist named Elizabeth Gurley Flynn. But a storm is coming, threatening to overwhelm them all, and Rye will be forced to decide where he stand. IS it enough to win the occasional battle, even if you cannot win the war?

An intimate story of brotherhood, love sacrifice, and betrayal set against the panoramic backdrop of an early twentieth- century America that easily echoes our own time, The Cold Millions is a tour de force from a "writer who has planted himself firmly in the first rank of American authors" (Boston Globe) \

  • Mass Market Paperback : 416 pages