Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
Knowing your propensity for evil, understanding the genetics that births Corporate/State zombies capable of horrible human suffering, maybe you should read a book? Probably you are just a terrible person.
Read a book.
The truth is stranger than fiction. That’s why E.L. Doctorow’s historical fiction is the best. Wrap your head around the first American sex symbol, Evelyn Nesbit, and her scandalous affairs in New York City.
Welcome to the 1912 Lawrence Textile Strike where the national guard prevented the children of Lawrence Massachusetts from boarding a train to escape worsening strike conditions.
Look it up! Part of the joy of reading the text is knowing you can search it on wikipedia.
JP Morgan tries to convince Henry Ford they are magical gods sent from ancient Egypt. Ragtime pianist, Coalhouse Walker, was roughed up by a racist gang of volunteer firemen. He became a vigilante hero when he took justice into his own hands.
Pure genius. Seriously fun storytelling. I can’t get enough. Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow.