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ISBN-10: 1406543500

ISBN-13: 9781406543506

Edition: N/A

Authors: Upton Sinclair

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List price: $12.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.19" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Upton Sinclair, a lifelong vigorous socialist, first became well known with a powerful muckraking novel, The Jungle, in 1906. Refused by five publishers and finally published by Sinclair himself, it became an immediate bestseller, and inspired a government investigation of the Chicago stockyards, which led to much reform. In 1967 he was invited by President Lyndon Johnson to "witness the signing of the Wholesome Meat Act, which will gradually plug loopholes left by the first Federal meat inspection law" (N.Y. Times), a law Sinclair had helped to bring about. Newspapers, colleges, schools, churches, and industries have all been the subject of a Sinclair attack, analyzing and exposing their…