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.