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Upton Sinclair

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born
in Baltimore, Maryland, The United States
September 20, 1878

died
November 25, 1968

gender
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Upton Beall Sinclair, Jr. was an American author who wrote close to one hundred books in many genres. He achieved popularity in the first half of the twentieth century, acquiring particular fame for his classic muckraking novel, The Jungle (1906). It 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 exposé of American journalism that publicized the issue of yellow journalism and the limitations of the “free press” in the United States. Four years after the initial publication of The Brass Check, the first code of ethics for journalists was c...more


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Oil!
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Dragon's Teeth I
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 198 ratings — published 1942
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King Coal
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 199 ratings — published 1917 — 37 editions
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The Flivver King: A Story o...
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The Moneychangers
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 143 ratings — published 1919 — 11 editions
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The Millennium: A Comedy of...
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World's End
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 1940 — 7 editions
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The Profits of Religion
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1970 — 32 editions
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Dragon's Teeth
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1942 — 11 editions
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More books by Upton Sinclair…
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”
Upton Sinclair, I, Candidate for Governor: And How I Got Licked

“Fascism is capitalism plus murder.”
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“All art is propaganda. It is universally and inescabably propaganda; sometimes unconsciously, but often deliberately, propaganda.”
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