U.S.A.

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 333 ratings

The 42nd Parallel Publisher's Summary

This first entry in John Dos Passos's celebrated U.S.A. trilogy paints a grand picture of the United States at the dawn of the twentieth century.

©2010 John Passos (P)2010 Tantor Media
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  • Book 1

    • The 42nd Parallel

    • By: John Dos Passos
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 144

    This first entry in John Dos Passos's celebrated U.S.A. trilogy paints a grand picture of the United States at the dawn of the twentieth century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Diego Rivera painting in written form

    • By Michael G. Price on 01-03-13

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 2

    • 1919

    • By: John Dos Passos
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    With 1919, the second volume of his U.S.A. trilogy, John Dos Passos continues his "vigorous and sweeping panorama of 20th-century America" ( Forum), lauded on publication of the first volume not only for its scope but also for its groundbreaking style. The novel opens to find America and the world at war, and Dos Passos's characters, many of whom we met in the first volume, are thrown into the snarl.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue in story form

    • By HIYBRID on 02-21-13

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • The Big Money

    • By: John Dos Passos
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    The Big Money completes John Dos Passos's three-volume "fable of America's materialistic success and moral decline" ( American Heritage) and marks the end of "one of the most ambitious projects that an American novelist has ever undertaken" ( Time). Here we come back to America after the war and find a nation on the upswing.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Historical (Experimental) Novel

    • By Demonwife on 12-01-11

    Regular price: $34.99