World's End Author:Upton Sinclair "At an age when other American boys were struggling toward manhood, Lanny Budd, with European maturity, was his beautiful mother's adviser in her impulsive love affairs. he was also the confidant of his American munitions-making father, who exposed him to all the inner workings of a world hurtling toward the First World War. Lanny saw it all h... more »appen. He was there. He st in at secret conferences, attended glittering parties, was welcome wherever the rich and the powerful gathered. He knew the great who were making history, shattering an old world as their children reached hungrily for the exciting freedom of a new one."
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