The Octopus: A Story of California
  • The Octopus: A Story of California
  • The Octopus: A Story of California
ISBN: 0140187707
EAN13: 9780140187700
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 1, 1994
Pages: 688
Dimensions: 1.57" H x 7.56" L x 5.04" W
Weight: 1.19 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Collected in one binding are The Octopus and its sequel The Pit. The Octopus is a story of cooperate greed, power, and abuse. A group of wheat farmers agree to work a railway company's land in exchange for assurances that after a ten year period they will be able to purchase the land at a reasonable price. When it comes time for the purchase of the land the railway company decides to go back on its promise and brings all of their power to bear against the farmers in a deceitful and bloody confrontation. Inspired by Southern Pacific Railroad's action in the Mussel Slough Tragedy. The Pit: a Story of Chicago is a story about corruption, greed, and redemption. Curtis Jadwin a rich and powerful capitalist decides to corner the market on wheat ignoring the misery and pain that this attempt will bring on those who need the crop to survive. Ultimately he has no idea how much this attempt will cost him and what it will take to find redemption.

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