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The Resource AMERICAN POP : A NOVEL, Snowden Wright

AMERICAN POP : A NOVEL, Snowden Wright

Label
AMERICAN POP : A NOVEL
Title
AMERICAN POP
Title remainder
A NOVEL
Statement of responsibility
Snowden Wright
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Moving from Mississippi to Paris to New York and back again, a saga of family, ambition, passion, and tragedy that brings to life one unforgettable Southern dynasty--the Forsters, founders of the world's first major soft-drink company--against the backdrop of more than a century of American cultural history. The child of immigrants, Houghton Forster has always wanted more--from his time as a young boy in Mississippi, working twelve-hour days at his father's drugstore; to the moment he first laid eyes on his future wife, Annabelle Teague, a true Southern belle of aristocratic lineage; to his invention of the delicious fizzy drink that would transform him from tiller boy into the founder of an empire, the Panola Cola Company, and entice a youthful, enterprising nation entering a hopeful new age. Now the heads of a preeminent American family spoken about in the same breath as the Hearsts and the Rockefellers, Houghton and Annabelle raise their four children with the expectation they'll one day become world leaders. The burden of greatness falls early on eldest son Montgomery, a handsome and successful politician who has never recovered from the horrors and heartbreak of the Great War. His younger siblings Ramsey and Lance, known as the "infernal twins," are rivals not only in wit and beauty, but in their utter carelessness with the lives and hearts of others. Their brother Harold, as gentle and caring as the twins can be cruel, is slowed by a mental disability--and later generations seem equally plagued by misfortune, forcing Houghton to seriously consider who should control the company after he's gone. An irresistible tour de force of original storytelling, American Pop blends fact and fiction, the mundane and the mythical, and utilizes techniques of historical reportage to capture how, in Nathaniel Hawthorne's words, "families are always rising and falling in America," and to explore the many ways in which nostalgia can manipulate cultural memory--and the stories we choose to tell about ourselves
Has edition
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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1981-
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Wright, Snowden
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soft drink industry
  • Family-owned business enterprises
  • Rich people
  • Families
  • Domestic fiction
  • Historical fiction
  • Large type books
Label
AMERICAN POP : A NOVEL, Snowden Wright
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Larger print"--Spine
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
  • First HarperLuxe edition.
  • Large Print Edition
Extent
543 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062887429
Lccn
2019003028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1083642298
Label
AMERICAN POP : A NOVEL, Snowden Wright
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Larger print"--Spine
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
  • First HarperLuxe edition.
  • Large Print Edition
Extent
543 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062887429
Lccn
2019003028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1083642298

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