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The Temple of Music: A Novel

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The Temple of Music: A Novel

In a starkly divided America, a Republican president seeks reelection in the afterglow of a controversial war. He is bankrolled by millionaires, with every step of his career orchestrated by a political mastermind. While terrorists plot the assassination of world leaders, a lonely, disturbed revolutionary stalks the President. . . .

It all happened. One hundred years ago. It all comes to life in The Temple of Music.

A vivid, gripping historical novel, The Temple of Music recreates the larger-than-life characters and tempestuous events that rocked America at the turn of the century. It tells the tales of murder and romance, of robber barons, immigrants, yellow journalists, and anarchists, all centering around one of the most fascinating and mysterious events in American history: the assassination of President William McKinley. Sweeping in scope, The Temple of Music is a rare literary achievement that intertwines history and fiction into an indelible tapestry of America in the Gilded Age.

The Temple of Music: A Novel
by Jonathan Lowy

  • Publication Date: December 27, 2005
  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
  • ISBN-10: 0307209849
  • ISBN-13: 9780307209849