Dreamland

ISBN-10: 0060852720

ISBN-13: 9780060852726

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Description: A literary tour de force, a magnificent chronicle of a remarkable era and a place of dreams In a stunning work of imagination and memory, author Kevin Baker brings to mesmerizing life a vibrant, colorful, thrilling, and dangerous New York City in the earliest years of the twentieth century. A novel breathtaking in its scope and ambition, it is the epic saga of newcomers drawn to the promise of America -- gangsters and laborers, hucksters and politicians, radicals, reformers, murderers, and sideshow oddities -- whose stories of love, revenge, and tragedy interweave and shine in the artificial electric dazzle of a wondrous place called Dreamland.

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List price: $16.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 1.13" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Kevin Baker is the bestselling author of the novels Dreamland , Paradise Alley , and Sometimes You See It Coming . He is a columnist for American Heritage magazine and a regular contributor to the New York Times , Harper's , and other periodicals. He lives in New York City with his wife, the writer Ellen Abrams, and their cat, Stella.

Kevin Baker was born in August 1958, in Englewood, New Jersey and grew up in Rockport, Massachusetts. He graduated from Columbia University in New York City in 1980. He began his writing career directly after graduation. His first novel, Sometimes You See It Coming, based loosely on the life of Ty Cobb, was published in hardcover in 1993 and in paperback by HarperPaperbacks in the spring of 2003. Dreamland, part of Bakers New York City of Fire trilogy, was published by HarperCollins in 1999, and in paperback the following year. Paradise Alley was published by HarperCollins in 2002. Kevin was the chief historical researcher on Harold Evans' best-selling history, The American Century, published in 1999. He currently writes the monthly "In the News" column for American Heritage magazine, and has also been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Frankfurter Rundschau, Harpers magazine, Talk, and The Industry Standard.

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