This New York Times–bestselling saga of two brothers in postwar America, the basis for the classic miniseries, is “a book you can’t put down” (The New York Times).
Siblings Rudy, Tom, and Gretchen Jordache grow up in a small town on the Hudson River. They’re in their teens in the 1940s, too young to go to war but marked by it nevertheless. Their father is the local baker, and nothing suggests they will live storied lives. Yet, in this sprawling saga, each member of the family pushes against the grain of history and confronts the perils and pleasures of a world devastated by conflict and transformed by American commerce and culture.
A memorable novel by one of America’s greatest twentieth-century authors, Rich Man, Poor Man offers a gripping ride through America between the Second World War and Vietnam. It was made into one of the first primetime TV mini-series, and starred Nick Nolte, Peter Strauss, and Susan Blakely.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Irwin Shaw including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.
I read this book and saw the series when I came out in the 70’s. I remembered it being entertaining so thought I’d give it another read and found it even better than I had remembered. Now I’d like to watch the series again. Full of very vibrant characters the story keep you interested from start to finish. It’s a timeless saga that I believe most will enjoy.
I’ve read this book twice, once as a teen and now in my 30s. One of my favorites. I suspect I may read it again later in life.