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Martin Dressler - The Tale of an American Dreamer

Steven Millhauser

The American Dream is a theme so compelling it resonates throughout our culture. In Martin Dressler, Steven Millhauser creates a young man who, in dedicating his life to it, becomes a symbol of that dream. Powerful, lyrical, finely crafted, this best-selling book won the Pulitzer Prize, was a National Book Award finalist, and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Martin Dressler, son of an immigrant cigar maker, believes he can achieve anything if he works hard enough. At the turn of the century, he rises from the shadows of his father’s shop in New York City to become a powerful entrepreneur and builder of hotels. But, as he contemplates this land of almost limitless opportunity, his plans grow impossibly grand. Through the curve of Martin’s spectacular rise and eventual downfall in the business world, his tale remains a uniquely American one. Martin may not always control an empire, but he will always be able to dream. Narrator George Guidall voices Martin’s industry and optimism while his performance captures the literary power of Millhauser’s style.

The American Dream is a theme so compelling it resonates throughout our culture. In Martin Dressler, Steven Millhauser creates a young man who, in dedicating his life to it, becomes a symbol of that dream. Powerful, lyrical, finely crafted, this best-selling book won the Pulitzer Prize, was a National Book Award finalist, and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Martin Dressler, son of an immigrant cigar maker, believes he can achieve anything if he works hard enough. At the turn of the century, he rises from the shadows of his father’s shop in New York City to become a powerful entrepreneur and builder of hotels. But, as he contemplates this land of almost limitless opportunity, his plans grow impossibly grand. Through the curve of Martin’s spectacular rise and eventual downfall in the business world, his tale remains a uniquely American one. Martin may not always control an empire, but he will always be able to dream. Narrator George Guidall voices Martin’s industry and optimism while his performance captures the literary power of Millhauser’s style.
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The American Dream is a theme so compelling it resonates throughout our culture. In Martin Dressler, Steven Millhauser creates a young man who, in dedicating his life to it, becomes a symbol of that dream. Powerful, lyrical, finely crafted, this best-selling book won the Pulitzer Prize, was a National Book Award finalist, and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Martin Dressler, son of an immigrant cigar maker, believes he can achieve anything if he works hard enough. At the turn of the century, he rises from the shadows of his father’s shop in New York City to become a powerful entrepreneur and builder of hotels. But, as he contemplates this land of almost limitless opportunity, his plans grow impossibly grand. Through the curve of Martin’s spectacular rise and eventual downfall in the business world, his tale remains a uniquely American one. Martin may not always control an empire, but he will always be able to dream. Narrator George Guidall voices Martin’s industry and optimism while his performance captures the literary power of Millhauser’s style.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Guidall

Length:

8h 49m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

38:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

28:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

28:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:54


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

29:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

48:02