Lukas,J. Anthony Big Trouble: A Murder In A Small Western Town Sets Off A Struggle For The Soul Of America Has shelf wear to the dust jacket. All Orders Shipped With Tracking And Delivery Confirmation Numbers.
"This book is to 'true crime' stories what War and Peace is to most war novels. It not only gives us the crime of the era, but the era as a crime". -- Gary Wills, The New York Review of Books
In Big Trouble, Pulitzer Prize-winner J. Anthony Lukas weaves what may be his most brilliant narrative, dramatizing the class struggle of turn-of-the-century America as it frames a sensational 1905 murder case.
Featuring an extraordinary cast of characters that include President Theodore Roosevelt, celebrated Pinkerton detective James McParland, actress Ethel Barrymore, and defense attorney Clarence Darrow, in a kind of non-fiction Ragtime, Lukas's Big Trouble paints a vivid portrait of a fascinating, all-but-forgotten case -- in a book E. L. Doctorow calls "a richly textured historical recovery of a place and time. A work of scrupulous and significant reportage".
"Vast, detailed, colorful, at once analytical and driven by a storyline in the best manner of journalism". -- Kevin Starr, The Wall Street Journal
"This vast and remarkable work of history does many things, but its principle achievement is to reveal how deeply and passionately Americans of the early 20th century fought each other over issues of power and wealth". -- Alan Brinkley, The New Republic
"A work of history that has journalistic immediacy". -- Richard Lingeman, The New York Times Book Review