I cannot believe I did not read this in high school. What a marvelous book! I'd love to be writing essays on this now, especially with life experience behind me. This may have been written in 1946 but it resonates today. I could see so many parallels to what is happening today. Change the people in power, both political and financial, from 1946 to today and the story is just as true. This is a powerful book. It is a timely today as it was in 1946.