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  • Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time Published in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be. An extraordinary tapestry, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century and the First World War. The story opens in 1906 in New Rochelle, New York, at the...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2010
  • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, SLATE, AND THE THELEGRAPH This brilliant new novel by an American master, the author of †Ragtime, The Book of Daniel, Billy Bathgate,¬† and ¬†The March,¬† takes us on a radical trip into the mind of a man who, more than once in his life, has been the inadvertent agent of disaster....

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2014
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ¬† With brilliant and audacious strokes, E. L. Doctorow creates a breathtaking collage of memories, events, visions, and provocative thought, all centered on an idea of the modern reality of God. At the heart of this stylistically daring tour de force is a detective story about a cross that vanishes from a rundown Episcopal...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2001
  • One of America?s premier writers, the bestselling author of Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, The Book of Daniel, and World?s Fair turns his astonishing narrative powers to the short story in five dazzling explorations of who we are as a people and how we live. Ranging over the American continent from Alaska to Washington, D.C., these superb short works...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2004
  • WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER OF THE PEN/FAULKNER AWARD NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In 1864, Union general William Tecumseh Sherman marched his sixty thousand troops through Georgia to the sea, and then up into the Carolinas. The army fought off Confederate forces, demolished cities, and accumulated a borne-along population...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2005
  • E. L. Doctorow is acclaimed internationally for such novels as Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, and The March . Now here are Doctorow?s rich, revelatory essays on the nature of imaginative thought. In Creationists , Doctorow considers creativity in its many forms: from the literary (Melville and Mark Twain) to the comic (Harpo Marx) to the cosmic (Genesis...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2008
  • Homer and Langley Collyer are brothers?the one blind and deeply intuitive, the other damaged into madness, or perhaps greatness, by mustard gas in the Great War. They live as recluses in their once grand Fifth Avenue mansion, scavenging the city streets for things they think they can use, hoarding the daily newspapers as research for Langley?s proposed...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2009
  • From a master of modern American letters comes an enthralling collection of brilliant short fiction about people who, as E. L. Doctorow notes in his Preface, are somehow ?distinct from their surroundings?people in some sort of contest with the prevailing world.? Containing six unforgettable stories that have never appeared in book form, and a...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2011
  • The central figure of this novel is a young man whose parents were executed for conspiring to steal atomic secrets for Russia. His name is Daniel Isaacson, and as the story opens, his parents have been dead for many years. He has had a long time to adjust to their deaths. He has not adjusted. Out of the shambles of his childhood, he has constructed...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2010
  • "Something close to magic." The Los Angeles Times The astonishing novel of a young boy's life in the New York City of the 1930s, a stunning recreation of the sights, sounds, aromas and emotions of a time when the streets were safe, families stuck together through thick and thin, and all the promises of a generation culminate in a single great World's...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2010
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