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By John Sayles

It’s 1897. Gold has been chanced on 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 striking second: the flip of the 20 th century, as obvious by means of one of many maximum storytellers of our time.

Shot via with a lyrical depth and attractive element that remember Doctorow and Deadwood either, A second within the Sun takes the complete 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 looking for his fortune within the North, and hurtling ahead at the voices of a panoramic variety of fellows and women—Royal Scott, an African American infantryman whose lifestyles outdoor the army has been destroyed; Diosdado Concepcíon, a Filipino rebel struggling with 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 great as its topic: background rediscovered in the course of the lives of the folk who made it happen.

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