A thousand shall fall Author:Bodie Thoene The war to end all wars is over and the soldiers have come home. Birch Tucker with his wife, Trudy, and his sons makes his way back to Shiloh,Arkansas, his boyhood home to carve out a new life for his family — Max Meyer now a financial columnist for the New York Times moves among the wealthy and influential stock barons of the world. — Life in Am... more »erica in the Twenties holds out the tantalizing promise of peace and prosperity.
But things are not what they seem. The peace is not permanent and the prosperity moves toward its inevitable end. Birch and his family face the grim prospect of losing everything they have worked for.
And Max may have to give up all his wealth and influence to gain the son he never knew he had. . .« less
Writing was vivid in descriptions and descriptive in situations. Who can forget the Famous Wagon Halloween night in Shiloh and not laughed? Children would also enjoy this family-centered book. Now I have visited Arkansas in 1929, likewise New York's Rum Row. Narration was also very well done with the speaker using varying tones for each character presented.