Sinclair; Upton Oil!

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Oil!

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Upton Sinclair interweaves social criticism with human tragedy to create an unforgettable portrait of Southern Californias early oil industry in this gripping tale of avarice, corruption, and class warfare.

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Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) was a journalist, a prominent social and political activist, and the author of over two dozen books, including the novel Dragon's Teeth, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1943. He is perhaps best known for The Jungle, the dramatic expose of the Chicago meat-packing industry that prompted the investigation by Theodore Roosevelt that culminated in the pure-food legislation of 1906.

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Author Upton Sinclair's remarkable early-twentieth-century epic tells the story of Southern California's cut-throat oil industry, and the lengths that some folks would go to enjoy success. Hard-pressed to outperform actor Daniel Day Lewis's Oscar-winning performance in the feature film adaptation, narrator Grover Gardner plays it straight in a solid and believable performance that will engage listeners with its simplicity and earnestness. Though there aren't many dramatic shifts in tone or accent, the sea of characters that floods this story is realistic from first to last. This is perhaps an even more remarkable feat considering the length of the production. Through thick and thin, Gardner never fails to deliver with passion and vigor. L.B. AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine

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