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Reading Upton Sinclair

It’s technically considered fiction, but it’s really more a biography or a history. It doesn’t matter. Whatever you call it, it’s pretty darn magnificent. It’s Upton Sinclair’s book The Flivver King (1937), and, like his more renowned book The Jungle, it almost single-handedly reformed an American industry. 190 more words

That's Not How It Was in the Book

My wife and I have switched roles lately: She used to have a book in her hands regularly, and I couldn’t sit still long enough to read a book. 1,008 more words

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A World to Win

My blog entry for April 6, 2014 (scroll down a few months) discusses three top-notch works of fiction dramatizing the plight of the American working class in the early 1900’s. 342 more words

The Wayward Bus, by John Steinbeck

The Wayward Bus is the tenth Steinbeck book I’ve read, including some I have read multiple times. I tend not to think of him as too close to the very top of my favorite authors, but clearly I get something out of his work to have read that many of his books. 598 more words

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