A young Swedish immigrant finds himself penniless and alone in California. The boy travels East in search of his brother, moving on foot against the great current of emigrants pushing West. Driven back again and again, he meets naturalists, criminals, religious fanatics, swindlers, Indians, and lawmen, and his exploits turn him into a legend. Diaz defies the conventions of historical fiction and genre, offering a probing look at the stereotypes that...
« New York enflait de l'optimisme tapageur de ceux qui croient avoir pris de vitesse le futur. » Wall Street traverse l'une des pires crises de son histoire. Nous sommes dans les années 1930, la Grande Dépression frappe l'Amérique de plein fouet. Un homme, néanmoins, a su faire fortune là o tous se sont effondrés. Héritier d'une famille d'industriels devenu magnat de la finance, il est l'époux aimant d'une fille d'aristocrates. Ils forment...
"Even through the roar and effervescence of the 1920s, everyone in New York has heard of Benjamin and Helen Rask. He is a legendary Wall Street tycoon; she is the daughter of eccentric aristocrats. Together, they have risen to the very top of a world of seemingly endless wealth—all as a decade of excess and speculation draws to an end. But at what cost have they acquired their immense fortune? This is the mystery at the center of Bonds, a successful...