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World S End

Author : Upton Sinclair
ISBN : 9781504026451
Genre : Fiction
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From the acclaimed author of The Jungle: The first in a Pulitzer Prize–winning historical saga about the son of an American arms dealer during WWI. Lanning “Lanny” Budd spends his first thirteen years in Europe, living at the center of his mother’s glamourous circle of friends on the French Riviera. In 1913, he enters a prestigious Swiss boarding school and befriends Rick, an English boy, and Kurt, a German. The three schoolmates are privileged, happy, and precocious—but their world is about to come to an abrupt and violent end. When the gathering storm clouds of war finally burst, raining chaos and death over the continent, Lanny must put the innocence of youth behind him; his language skills and talent for decoding messages are in high demand. At his father’s side, he meets many important political and military figures, learns about the myriad causes of the conflict, and closely follows the First World War’s progress. When the bloody hostilities eventually conclude, Lanny joins the Paris Peace Conference as the assistant to a geographer asked by President Woodrow Wilson to redraw the map of Europe. Perfect for fans of The Winds of War, World’s End is the magnificent opening chapter of a monumental series that brings the first half of the twentieth century to vivid life. A thrilling mix of history, adventure, and romance, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testament to the breathtaking scope of Upton Sinclair’s vision and his singular talents as a storyteller.
Category: Fiction

The Lanny Budd Novels Volume One

Author : Upton Sinclair
ISBN : 9781504038966
Genre : Fiction
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Upton Sinclair’s Pulitzer Prize–winning series of historical novels brings the first half of the twentieth century dramatically to life. In World’s End, the gathering storm clouds of World War I burst over Europe, forcing Lanning “Lanny” Budd, the young son of an American arms dealer, to put the innocence of youth behind him; his language skills and talent for decoding messages are in high demand. At his father’s side, Lanny meets many important political and military figures, learns about the myriad causes of the conflict, and closely follows the war’s progress. When the bloody hostilities conclude, Lanny joins the Paris Peace Conference as the assistant to a geographer asked by President Woodrow Wilson to redraw the map of Europe. From the rise of Fascism in Europe to the stock market crash on Wall Street, Between Two Worlds captures the drama, intrigue, and excitement of the Roaring Twenties. At the start of his career as an international art dealer, Lanny travels to Italy and witnesses the brutal charisma of Benito Mussolini. Meanwhile, in Germany, the failed Beer Hall Putsch led by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party strikes an ominous note, foreshadowing the devastation to come. After two star-crossed love affairs, Lanny marries a wealthy heiress and chooses the United States with its booming economy as their home. But neither he nor those he loves can predict the financial disaster that will bring a decade of prosperity to an abrupt close. Winner of the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Dragon’s Teeth brilliantly captures the nightmarish march toward the Second World War. In Germany to visit relatives, Lanny encounters a disturbing atmosphere of hatred and jingoism stoked by the Nazi Party and meets the group’s fanatical leader, Adolf Hitler. But Lanny’s gravest fear is the threat to his Jewish friends and family—a threat that impels him to risk his wealth, his future, and even his life in a courageous attempt to rescue his loved ones from a terrible fate. An astonishing mix of history, adventure, and romance, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testament to the breathtaking scope of Upton Sinclair’s vision and his singular talents as a storyteller.
Category: Fiction

Soviet Attitudes Toward American Writing

Author : Deming Brown
ISBN : 9781400879090
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Treats publication and critical reception of U.S. writing, especially fiction, in Russia in the first four decades of the Soviet regime, analyzing it in terms of aesthetic and political theory. Originally published in 1962. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Category: Literary Criticism

Between Two Worlds

Author : Upton Sinclair
ISBN : 1934568570
Genre : History
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Between Two World's is the second in Upton Sinclair's epic eleven book Lanny Budd series, offered in a two volume set. Upton wrote the 11 book series covering World History from 1913 through 1947 in a 13 year period. Between Two World's was first published in 1941, the complete story covers the period from 1919 to 1929. This volume covers the first half of the full original book In this volume, volume two, the War to End All Wars ends with the Treaty of Versailles. Dark clouds hang over Europe as the Armistice levies harsh financial and territorial costs on Germany. Lanny begins a long love affair with a French ami, Maria, the sad and ignored wife of a powerful French businessman. Lanny enjoys some of the happiest years of his young life. His mother, Beauty, now a widow, begins a secret affair with one of Lanny's childhood friends, the now German spy Kurt Meissner, and living in Paris post war. With Lanny's assistance Kurt and Beauty are whished out of France into Spain to safety. Lanny continues to experience conflicted emotions between his comfortable and pleasant life and the exploitation he sees with the working class. Lanny becomes an art expert through his friendship with Zoltan Kertezi. With the profits he earns through his art business he supports the causes he believes in including the workers and the schools established through his many socialist friends. Lanny becomes witness to the rise of Fascism and Mussolini in Italy and the beginning of National Socialism in War ravaged Germany. He is introduced to Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party's beginnings in Germany. His father leaves the family armament industry and recognizes airplane and aerial assaults will determine the victors in the next Great War and thus begins an aircraft business after some success in the oil business. This, the second volume, will be as exciting for the reader as World's End. It is filled with the further development of the characters we grew to love in World's End and with a rich new cast of unforgettable characters. Some of which will long be a part of the epic series. This is an outstanding volume and one you will not want to miss. Volume three, the second part of Wide Is the Gate, concludes with the end of the roaring twenties and will be packed with tremendous changes in Europe as well as the United States. The journey of reading this epic account of world history in the narrative form is one you will not want to miss. If, like me, you read volume one, World's End, you will fall in love with this important and epic work and reading the entire series will be a joy like few you have ever experienced. Please visit our website at: www.uptonsinclair-lannybudd-completehardboundseries.com. There you can order any or all of the Lanny Budd series books at 20%, 25% and 30% off with free shipping.
Category: History

Stories That Changed America

Author : Carl Jensen
ISBN : 9781609803063
Genre : Political Science
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Exuberantly written, highly informative, Jensen's Stories That Changed America examines the work of twenty-one investigative writers, and how their efforts forever changed our country. Here are the pioneering muckrakers, like Upton Sinclair, author of the fact-based novel The Jungle, that inspired Theodore Roosevelt to sign the Pure Food and Drug Act into law; "Queen of the Muckrakers" Ida Mae Tarbell, whose McClure magazine exposés led to the dissolution of Standard Oil's monopoly; and Lincoln Steffens, a reporter who unearthed corruption in both municipal and federal governments. You'll also meet Margaret Sanger, the former nurse who coined the term "birth control"; George Seldes, the most censored journalist in American history; Nobel Prize-winning novelist John Steinbeck; environmentalist Rachel Carson; National Organization of Women founder Betty Friedan; African American activist Malcolm X; consumer advocate Ralph Nader; and Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters whose Watergate break-in coverage brought down President Richard Nixon. The courageous writers Jensen includes in this deftly researched volume dedicated their lives to fight for social, civil, political and environmental rights with their mighty pens.
Category: Political Science

Fiction Catalog

Author : H.W. Wilson Company
ISBN : UOM:39015036928870
Genre : Best books
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Includes an abridged edition of 1908 catalog issued under title: English prose fiction ... list of about 800 title.
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The Jungle

Author : Upton Sinclair
ISBN : 9780191624919
Genre : Fiction
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A searing novel of social realism, Upton Sinclair's The Jungle follows the fortunes of Jurgis Rudkus, an immigrant who finds in the stockyards of turn-of-the-century Chicago a ruthless system that degrades and impoverishes him, and an industry whose filthy practices contaminate the meat it processes. From the stench of the killing-beds to the horrors of the fertilizer-works, the appalling conditions in which Jurgis works are described in intense detail by an author bent on social reform. So powerful was the book's message that it caught the eye of President Theodore Roosevelt and led to changes to the food hygiene laws. In his Introduction to this new edition, Russ Castronovo highlights the aesthetic concerns that were central to Sinclair's aspirations, examining the relationship between history and historical fiction, and between the documentary impulse and literary narrative. As he examines the book's disputed status as novel (it is propaganda or literature?), he reveals why Sinclair's message-driven fiction has relevance to literary and historical matters today, now more than a hundred years after the novel first appeared in print.
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Dragon S Teeth

Author : Upton Sinclair
ISBN : 1931313156
Genre : Germany
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Category: Germany

Presidential Agent

Author : Upton Sinclair
ISBN : UOM:39015030711868
Genre : Budd, Lanny (Fictitious character)
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Activities of a special agent for the President in 1937 and 1938 as World War plans were brewing.
Category: Budd, Lanny (Fictitious character)

Tomorrow

Author : Eileen Jeanette Garrett
ISBN : UOM:39015056051249
Genre : Parapsychology
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Gulliver

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ISBN : NWU:35556019783307
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Visions Of War

Author : M. Paul Holsinger
ISBN : 0879725567
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For Americans World War II was “a good war,” a war that was worth fighting. Even as the conflict was underway, a myriad of both fictional and nonfictional books began to appear examining one or another of the raging battles. These essays examine some of the best literature and popular culture of World War II. Many of the studies focus on women, several are about children, and all concern themselves with the ways that the war changed lives. While many of the contributors concern themselves with the United States, there are essays about Great Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, and Japan.
Category: Literary Criticism

Concise Dictionary Of American Literary Biography

Author : Matthew Joseph Bruccoli
ISBN : PSU:000020993429
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Contains biographical information about American authors between 1640 and 1988, with bibliographies of primary and secondary materials relating to each entry and critical remarks about the works of each writer.
Category: Literary Criticism

Upton Sinclair

Author : Dieter Herms
ISBN : STANFORD:36105034362496
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) was the most prolific novelist of social criticism in the USA of the 20th century. The essays of this volume (all of them papers submitted to an Upton Sinclair World Conference in Bremen, FRG, July 1988) deal with the historical backgrounds and the social reform movements which influenced (and were influenced by) Sinclair. Special emphasis is put on the dialectic of the interaction between literary techniques and the strategies of social reform.
Category: Literary Criticism