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100: The Story of a Patriot

Upton Sinclair

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220 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.2in. x 0.9in.Upton Sinclair, the prolific socialist author who is best-remembered for his groundbreaking 1906 fictional expose of labor abuses and the American meat-packing industry, The Jungle, began by writing jokes and juvenile adventure stories to finance his education at the City College of New York. Although born to an aristocratic Southern family, Sinclairs father was an alcoholic, so the familys fortunes varied wildly during his youth. A remarkably successful socialist candidate for Governor of California in the 1930s, many of Sinclairs novels revolved around his social concerns. Just as The Jungle was a masterpiece of muckraking journalism that led to initial regulation of food safety in the United States, novels like 100: The Story of a Patriot were fictional responses to Sinclairs real-life social and economic concerns. 100 tells the story of Peter Gudge, a poor young man who becomes embroiled in industrial spying and sabotage. Said to be based upon a real case of a bombing in San Francisco, Peters tale is compelling reading. Originally published by the author himself, 100: The Story of a Patriot is the story of a young mans descent into fear and corruption, and eventual happy redemption. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781603129923

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Title: 100: The Story of a Patriot

Publisher: Aegypan

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Hardcover

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Sinclair, the prolific socialist author who is best-remembered for his groundbreaking 1906 fictional expose of labor abuses and the American meat-packing industry, The Jungle, began by writing jokes and juvenile adventure stories to finance his education at the City College of New York. Although born to an aristocratic Southern family, Sinclair's father was an alcoholic, so the family's fortunes varied wildly during his youth. A remarkably successful socialist candidate for Governor of California in the 1930s, many of Sinclair's novels revolved around his social concerns. Just as The Jungle was a masterpiece of "muckraking" journalism that led to initial regulation of food safety in the United States, novels like 100%: The Story of a Patriot were fictional responses to Sinclair's real-life social and economic concerns. 100% tells the story of Peter Gudge, a poor young man who becomes embroiled in industrial spying and sabotage.

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Upton Beall Sinclair Jr. (1878 - 1968) was an American writer who wrote nearly 100 books and other works in several genres. Sinclair's work was well-known and popular in the first half of the twentieth century and he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1943. In 1906, Sinclair acquired particular fame for his classic muckraking novel The Jungle, which exposed conditions in the U.S. meat packing industry, causing a public uproar that contributed in part to the passage a few months later of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act. In 1919, he published The Brass Check, a muckraking exposť of American journalism that publicized the issue of yellow journalism and the limitations of the "free press" in the United States. Four years after publication of The Brass Check, the first code of ethics for journalists was created. Time magazine called him "a man with every gift except humor and silence". He is also well remembered for the line: "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." He used this line in speeches and the book about his campaign for governor as a way to explain why the editors and publishers of the major newspapers in California would not treat seriously his proposals for old age pensions and other progressive reforms. Upton Sinclair was considered a force of nature -- being not only prolific in his novel-writing but a political force of decided influence. Unknown to many of his admirers, Sinclair also wrote adventure fiction, under the name Ensign Clark Fitch, U.S.N.

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