An American Dream (1965), Norman Mailer novel, which is the settlement of the tribe of the Second World War with America, which does not want to accept. The hero of the novel, Stephen Rojack, a veteran on the front of the war, and then the very fortunate candidate for politics kills the instinct of jealousy, revenge and rebellion of his wife, which, moreover, has for some time been separated. Then faking her suicide, using the maid (which takes place after the assassination of a passionate relationship) as an indirect witness. Act that negates their whole lives and relationships with the world of the rich bourgeoisie, in whose realm crept into the marriage with a rich young lady from the financial elite. On the day of the murder establishes a hot affair with jazz singer, implicated in dependence on corrupt politicians, including from his father in law - singer then also killed, tortured to death by a gang. Soon becomes clear that the father-headed underground, influential organization, whose network of charge all over America, and perhaps the world. Father in law offers him to participate in the game more and more power. Rojack but rejects the proposal and cast-in-law an unusual challenge - risking their lives to perform dangerous walk along the edge of the terrace. Finally, freed of the charge of murder, leaving the unknown. Share is absurd dowodowi course to defeat the American dream - not of the world, to which it is worth to climb, no morals, no rules. It remains to defeat the man who had delusions. Mailer's novel was considered a clinical sign of moral crisis of the 60s.