One of Wodehouse's early novels set in an English public school, a school story that revolves around cricket, stolen money, and an embarrassing uncle (who happens to be younger than his nephew) who enrolls in in his school .
As the centenary of the 1918 Armistice approaches, a hardcover edition of the most famous novel to come out of World War I, drawing on the author's personal experience of trench warfare as a young conscript in the German army.
'America was never innocent.'
Thus begins the Underworld U.S.A. Trilogy. It's James Ellroy's pop history of the 1960s, his window-peeper's view of government misconduct, his dirty trickster's take on the great events of an incendiary era. It's a tour de force of the American idiom, and an acknowledged masterpiece.