"...the description of Leninsky's rise in the cloak business is perfectly straightforward. Cahan had a remarkably good head about self-interest, snobbery, social climbing, money, and the Americanization of the Jews; he is not a doctrinaire Socialist; he is never simple-minded. He was not a great literary artist, and his book is more interesting as social history than as literature. Nevertheless he had the instincts of a fine novelist, and one finds in him none of the false piety of later generations of Jewish writers."Cahan, Abraham is the author of 'Rise of David Levinsky', published 2002 under ISBN 9780486425177 and ISBN 0486425177.