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By Pearl S. Buck

An mesmerizing story, divided among China and the United States, of 2 associates encouraged by way of considerably adverse ideals
This deeply felt novel tells the tale of William Lane and Clem Miller, american citizens who meet in China as youths on the finish of the 19th century. Separated by means of the Boxer uprising, they’re destined to shuttle wildly assorted classes in lifestyles. From a history of wealth and privilege, William turns into a power-hungry and controlling media tycoon. in contrast, Clem, whose relations survived on charity turning out to be up, is engrossed through a project—which he works on without end, maybe naively, along with his chemist wife—to cast off international poverty. the 2 finish up in the United States and meet back, each one winning in his personal region, and as related of their depth as they're diversified of their values. God’s Men is a wealthy and layered portrayal of lives set alight via ambition.
 
This publication positive factors an illustrated biography of Pearl S. greenback together with infrequent photographs from the author’s estate.

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