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A moment in the sun [electronic resource] : a novel / by John Sayles.

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  • ISBN: 9781936365708 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1936365707 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (955 p.)
  • Publisher: New York : McSweeney's, 2011.

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Formatted Contents Note: bk. 1. Manifest destiny -- bk. 2. A moment in the sun -- bk. 3. The elephant.
Summary, etc.: It's 1897. Gold has been discovered in the Yukon. New York is under the sway of Hearst and Pulitzer. And in a few months, an American battleship will explode in a Cuban harbor, plunging the U.S. into war. Spanning five years and half a dozen countries, this is the unforgettable story of that extraordinary moment: the turn of the twentieth century, as seen by one of the greatest storytellers of our time. Shot through with a lyrical intensity and stunning detail that recall Doctorow and Deadwood both, A Moment in the Sun takes the whole era in its sights--from the white-racist coup in Wilmington.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
Subject: History, Modern > 20th century > Fiction.
Literature.
Fiction.
United States > History > 19th century > Fiction.
United States > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Electronic books.

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