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King Coal (Heathen Edition)

King Coal (Heathen Edition)( )
Author: Sinclair, Upton
Introduction by: Brandes, Georg
ISBN:978-1-948316-02-6
Publication Date:Feb 2018
Publisher:Heathen Creative
Imprint:Heathen Editions
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.95
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Upton Sinclair (1878-1968), "a self-described socialist propagandist," was an American writer who wrote nearly one hundred books and other works in several genres. Sinclair's work was well known and popular in the first half of the twentieth century due to his desire to expose what he referred to as "the 'wage slavery' of workers," acquiring particular fame for his classic muckraking novel, The Jungle (1906), which exposed labor and sanitary conditions in the U.S. meatpacking industry,...
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Pages:444
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 1.13 Inches
Author Biography
Sinclair, Upton (Author)
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 evils. Sinclair was not really a novelist, but a fearless and indefatigable journalist-crusader. All his early books are propaganda for his social reforms. When regular publishers boycotted his work, he published himself, usually at a financial loss. His 80 or so books have been translated into 47 languages, and his sales abroad, especially in the former Soviet Union, have been enormous.

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