John Roderigo Dos Passos was born in 1896 in Chicago, IL, the illegitimate son of influential attorney John Randolph Dos Passos.
There are few authors that have contributed greatly to American literature. One of these authors that have accomplished this task is John Dos Passos. He is considered to be one of the greatest novelists of all time. He shared his wide range of political views in such classic works as the "U.S.A. trilogy", "Manhattan Transfer, and "1919".