Number One: A Novel by John Dos PassosNumber One: A Novel by John Dos Passos

Number One: A Novel

byJohn Dos Passos

Paperback | July 14, 2015

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Tyler Spotswood, an alcoholic campaign manager, helps elect a corrupt Southern politician to the U.S. Senate. When his boss, Chuck Crawford aka “Number One, pins a scandal on Spotswood, Tyler is too drunk to blow the whistle.Number Onedraws many comparisons to Robert Penn Warren'sAll the King's Men. Crawford reminds many of Louisiana politician Huey Long, a figure studied in person by Dos Passos.
John Roderigo Dos Passos (b.1896, d.1970) was a writer, painter, and political activist. He wrote over forty books, including plays, poetry, novels, biographies, histories, and memoirs. He crafted over four hundred drawings, watercolors, and other artworks.Dos Passos considered himself foremost a writer of contemporary chronicles. He c...
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Title:Number One: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:210 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:July 14, 2015Publisher:Open Road DistributionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1504011473

ISBN - 13:9781504011471

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“[Chuck Crawford is the] most noisome, best drawn demagogue in U.S. fiction.” —Time
 
“Smoothly geared, expertly written, sharply observed.” —The New Yorker
 
“Few characters in contemporary fiction are so brilliantly inspired and so faithfully exhibited to public view.” —The New York Times