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The Resource The Cold Millions

The Cold Millions

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The Cold Millions
Title
The Cold Millions
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"One of the most captivating novels of the year." – Washington Post NATIONAL BESTSELLERA 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 A Library Reads Pick | An Indie Next PickFrom 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.An intimate story of brotherhood, love, sacrifice, and betrayal set against the panoramic backdrop of an early twentieth-century America that eerily echoes our own time, The Cold Millions offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation grappling with the chasm between rich and poor, between harsh realities and simple dreams. The Dolans live by their wits, jumping freight trains and lining up for day work 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. Enter Ursula the Great, a vaudeville singer who performs with a live cougar and introduces the brothers to a far more dangerous creature: a mining magnate determined to keep his wealth and his hold on Ursula.Dubious of Gig'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 stands. Is it enough to win the occasional battle, even if you cannot win the war? Featuring an unforgettable cast of cops and tramps, suffragists and socialists, madams and murderers, 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)
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Walter, Jess
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dictionaries
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  • Western
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
  • Fiction
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The Cold Millions
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OVERDRIVE:df7c3a08-eb63-418c-b8c2-debd33097d65
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062868107
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optical disk
Label
The Cold Millions
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:df7c3a08-eb63-418c-b8c2-debd33097d65
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062868107
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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