The classic novel of an America inflamed by Cold War hysteria.
E.L. Doctorow's novels include Andrew's Brain, Homer and Langley, The March, City of God, The Waterworks, Welcome to Hard Times, The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, Loon Lake, Lives of the Poets, World's Fair and Billy Bathgate. Among Doctorow's honors are the National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle awards, the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, two PEN/Faulkner awards, the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal. E. L. Doctorow lives in New York.
A ferocious feat of the imagination . . . Every scene is perfectly realized and feeds into the whole - the themes and symbols echoing and reverberating - NewsweekA nearly perfect work of art, and art on this level can only be a cause for rejoicing