Upton Sinclair and the Other American Century

Upton Sinclair and the Other American Century

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Mattson (contemporary history, Ohio U.) offers a biography of American novelist and socialist Sinclair (1878-1968), finding his to embody the contradictions of his country. Among the stages of his life and career are a very devout and earnest little boy, socialist celebrity, and candidate for governor of California. Two world wars also make their appearance. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Praise for UPTON SINCLAIR and the other American Century
""I look forward to all of Kevin Mattson's works of history and I've notbeen disappointed yet. Upton Sinclair is a thoughtful, well-researched, and extremely eloquently told excavation of the history of theAmerican left and, indeed, the American nation, as well as a testamentto the power of one man to influence his times. Well done.""
--Eric Alterman, author of When Presidents Lie: A History of Official Deception and Its Consequences
""A splendid read. It reminds you that real heroes once dwelt among us. Mattson not only captures Sinclair's character, but the world he inhabited, with deft strokes whose energy and passion easily match his subject's.""
--Richard Parker, author of John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics
""From the meat-packing houses of Chicago to the automobile factories of Detroit to the voting booths of California, Upton Sinclair cut a wide swath as a muckraking writer who exposed the injustices rendered by American industrial capitalism. Now Kevin Mattson presents a much-needed exploration of this complex crusader. This is a thoughtful, provocative, and gripping account of an important figure who appeared equal parts intellectual, propagandist, and political combatant as he struggled to illuminate the 'other American century' inhabited by the poor and powerless.""
--Steven Watts, author of The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780471725114
Branch Call Number: 813x SINCL MATTS
Characteristics: x, 294 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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