Search Results: "Upton Sinclair"


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UPTON SINCLAIR by Lauren Coodley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A thoroughly engaging monograph."
Coodley (California: A Multicultural Documentary History, 2008, etc.) claims that Sinclair (1878-1968)—social justice advocate, California gubernatorial candidate and author of the classic The Jungle—deserves to be viewed through a feminist lens. Read full book review >

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RADICAL INNOCENT: UPTON SINCLAIR by Anthony Arthur
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2006

"An immensely readable biography."
Lively, unsparing look at the turn-of-the-century muckraker, social critic and novelist who changed the way America did business. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 7, 1962

"This protest of life, at 83, telling many generations that Upton Sinclair is still among us, will be read more deeply than it was written."
This is Upton Sinclair's protest to the world signifying that he is still very much alive. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER PAMELA by Upton Sinclair
Released: April 24, 1950

"A crazy world seen through untutored eyes."
A slightly buriesquad projection of the Pamela theme to a modern setting- a California ranch estate, presided over by an eccentric multi-millionaire, a lady devoted to good works and radical schemes. Read full book review >

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SON'S TEETH by Upton Sinclair
Released: Jan. 5, 1941

"And Sinclair seems to be incurably class and money conscious."
The sage of Lanny Budd goes on — this time compassing the years 1929-34, with the rise of the Nazi monster as the central theme. Read full book review >

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THE RETURN OF LANNY BUDD by Upton Sinclair
Released: April 20, 1953

"But somehow, the plot seems synthetic, the development contrived, and the injection of modern socialism and a new approach to the peace movement arbitrary."
Let's put the cards on the table and confess that it was with something of relief that I accepted O Shepherd, Speak! as the end of Lanny Budd, and that his "return" was unwelcome news. Read full book review >

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CO-OP by Upton Sinclair
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 1936

"Political views color the story and emotional phases are inevitable, though the emphasis is on reasoning rather than on party and the line is sharply drawn between socialism and communism."
This story does not follow exactly the thread indicated by the title. Read full book review >

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THE GNOMOBILE by Upton Sinclair
Released: Sept. 8, 1936

"It's the kind of spoofing adults like better than children."
A fairy tale, with a mildly apparent lesson in tree conservation. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 25, 1950

"Can't see it in production, as there is little build up to a climax or opportunity for action."
An American scientist sent to the South American jungles to investigate curare and other plants finds himself and his almost grown son and daughter completely cut off from civilization and threatened by change of chieftains among the head hunters who had been their friends. Read full book review >

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A WORLD TO WIN by Upton Sinclair
Released: May 24, 1946

"One finishes the 700 pages wondering anew at Upton Sinclair's facility in spinning a plot from hackneyed thread, dated colloquialisms and cliches — and making it incontrovertibly readable- and saleable."
There seems never to be a question as to whether or not a new Lanny Budd novel will sell. Read full book review >

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ONE CLEAR CALL by Upton Sinclair
Released: Aug. 27, 1948

"But again Lanny has a finger in many pies- an advisor on military and political moves, and again the fact-cum-fiction blend is palatably dished out."
Unquestionably this will sell and rent- as have all of the Lanny Budd novels, of which this is the ninth. Read full book review >

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DRAGON HARVEST by Upton Sinclair
Released: June 8, 1945

"My humph on the enormous success of this series (this is, I think, the sixth) is that Sinclair tells a fast paced story which has a background of known facts and of backstairs gossip of the rich and famous."
Predictable — with the big following the Lanny Budd saga has secured, for this again is dependable contemporary adventure, a thriller written against the headlines, with plausible (sometimes) footnotes to history in the contribution such a character as Lanny Budd might be making. Read full book review >