RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 52001136 LA English T1 Novels, 1920-1925 : One man's initiation, 1917 ; Three soldiers ; Manhattan transfer A1 Dos Passos, John,, PB Literary Classics of the United States : Distributed by Penguin Books PP New York YR 2003 SN 1931082391 9781931082396 AB These novels record the emergence of John Dos Passos as a chronicler of the upheavals of the early 20th century. "In One Man's Initiation:" 1917 an idealistic young American serving as a volunteer ambulance driver in France learns of the fear, uncertainty, and camaraderie of war. "Three Soldiers" engages in a deeper exploration of the impact of World War I upon an increasingly fractured civilization. The novel depicts the experiences of three Americans as they fight in the final battles of the war and then confront a world in which peace offers little respite from the dehumanizing servility and regimentation of militarized life. "Manhattan Transfer" is a kaleidoscopic portrait of New York City in the first two decades of the 20th century that follows the changing fortunes of more than a dozen characters as they strive to make sense out of the chaos of modern urban existence.