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By John Sayles

It’s 1897. Gold has been came across within the Yukon. manhattan is lower than the sway of Hearst and Pulitzer. And in a number of months, an American battleship will explode in a Cuban harbor, plunging the U.S. into warfare. Spanning 5 years and part a dozen international locations, this can be the unforgettable tale of that remarkable second: the flip of the 20 th century, as noticeable by means of one of many maximum storytellers of our time.

Shot via with a lyrical depth and wonderful aspect that remember Doctorow and Deadwood either, A second within the Sun takes the entire period in its sights—from the white-racist coup in Wilmington, North Carolina to the bloody sunrise of U.S. interventionism within the Philippines. starting with Hod Brackenridge trying to find his fortune within the North, and hurtling ahead at the voices of a wide ranging diversity of guys and women—Royal Scott, an African American infantryman whose existence open air the army has been destroyed; Diosdado Concepcíon, a Filipino rebel battling opposed to his country’s new colonizers; and greater than a dozen others, Mark Twain and President McKinley’s murderer between them—this is a narrative as vast as its topic: historical past rediscovered during the lives of the folks who made it happen.

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