Story starts out 1911 and takes place over a forty year span. Taking you through thr jazz age and the depression. Two brothers that are bitter rivals. One woman who makes the story interesting. Well written. I loved the authors detailed description of each era. I love reads that takes place during the 20's, 30's, 40's. This one was one of the better ones for me.
I enjoyed reading this book very much.
Two brothers, as different as night and day: one, charming and ruthless, buys his way into Harvard, Wall Street, and high society; the other brother remains by his mother's side and makes his way to the top without the influence of money or prestige.
Raised in separate worlds, these brothers are bound by a bitter rivalry for riches and power, but mostly, for the exciting, wildly captivating woman they fight all their lives to possess, a woman whose passion for one destroys her love for the other.
Their story consumes an American century, spanning decades of splendor, struggle, upheaval, and war. It's an absorbing saga of innocent dreams and green desire corrupted by gilded temptation.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.