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American History Hit

The Real Great Gatsby

American History Hit
American History Hit

A wealthy man in his early 30s. An army man. A German immigrant. A bootlegger. A lover. Who was Jay Gatsby? And if he was based on a real person, what do we know about them?


To delve into one of the most famous fictional characters of the 20th century (from one of Don's favourite authors, F Scott Fitzgerald) Don speaks to Joe Nocera. Joe is the host of a new eight-part investigation that delves into the shrouded mystery behind the person who claims to have inspired The Great Gatsby.


American Dreamer: Who Was Jay Gatsby? An Audible Original podcast, is out now.


Produced and edited by Sophie Gee. Senior Producer was Charlotte Long.


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