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Obscene in the extreme : the burning and banning of John Steinbeck's The grapes of wrath

Author: Rick Wartzman
Publisher: New York, NY : PublicAffairs, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Few books have caused as big a stir as John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, when it was published in April 1939. By May, it was the nation's number one bestseller, but in Kern County, California--the Joads' newfound home--the book was burned publicly and banned from library shelves. Obscene in the Extreme tells the remarkable story behind this fit of censorship. When W.B. "Bill" Camp, a giant cotton and potato  Read more...
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Named Person: John Steinbeck; John Steinbeck; John Steinbeck; John (1902-1968) Steinbeck; John Steinbeck
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Wartzman
ISBN: 9781586483319 1586483315
OCLC Number: 191926326
Description: vii, 308 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Dark Days --
Monday --
Tuesday --
Wednesday --
Thursday --
Friday, Saturday, Sunday --
Some Day.
Responsibility: Rick Wartzman.
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A bestselling author unearths the fascinating story of the banning of The Grapes of Wrath in the 1930s-and captures the essence of a tumultuous era  Read more...

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