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The American

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The American is a novel which tells the story of John Peter Atgeld of Illinois, a latter-day Lincoln, who sacrificed money, health & political power to become the champion of democracy & the foe of greed & corruption. Here's the story of his farm boyhood, of his Civil War experiences in the Army, & of his masterful struggles to become a successful lawyer ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 1st 1981 by Ace (first published 1946)
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May 30, 2013 Ali rated it it was ok
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This book was not what I have come to expect from the historical fiction genre. It was much heavier in the historical aspect than fiction aspect. I think it would be a great book for someone interested in reading a fiction book about the labor movement in late nineteenth century America. It is not a good novel for someone just looking for light reading.
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Howard Fast (1914–2003) was one of the most prolific American writers of the twentieth century. He was a bestselling author of more than eighty works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays. The son of immigrants, Fast grew up in New York City and published his first novel upon finishing high school in 1933. In 1950, his refusal to provide the United States Congress with a list of possible ...more
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