Realistic, sexy, brutally honest - this notorious international bestseller was a publishing phenomenon, became a popular classic, and is now a Great Read.
Attacked, damned, praised and read around the world, THE CARPETBAGGERS was first published in 1961 and shelved high enough that the kids couldn't get their hands on it. Set in the aviation industry and Hollywood in the 1930s, it is said the lead protaganist Jonas Cord is based on Bill Lear and Howard Hughes. It is the original sex and money blockbuster: a cracking story driven relentlessly forward by the sheer power and boldness of Robbins' writing.
"Robbins dialogue is moving . . . his people have the warmth of life." --The New York Times
"Robbins's books are packed with action, sustained by a strong narrative drive, and are given vitality by his own colorful life." The Wall Street Journal