by Upton SinclairBook : Fiction
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A must read!! It's a classic!   (2007-09-13)
This is a great book, published in 1906, especially from the historian's perspective. It was a book that after it was written, completely changed the Chicago stockyards. It was written about a Luthanian family who worked there during the beginning of the 20th century. Not many authors can be credited...
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Welcome to the Jungle   (2008-07-23)
Upton Sinclair wrote a classic. This book led to a change in the law. It should be read.
The book really is great most of the way through... The only downside is that in the end he comes to the conclusion that socialism is the solution to most of the problems of society... It does not fit with...
Expose, historiography, science, or just a propaganda novel?   (2009-04-11)
I haven't read The Jungle cover-to-cover, but I did carefully read Maura Spiegel's Introduction, and I know enough about the story from reading multiple summaries. I do not get it--how can an apparently apt writer, literally a literature professor at Columbia and Barnard, write such things as...