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What I like is that you can download classic books really cheap or free. It is very different to read them now, compared to doing it for a high school book report 60 years ago. I started with ...
by CT yanqui
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Aug 14, 2010 at 06:04 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Yes there will be other diaries. This one is mine and it is personal. I grew up in Chicago. My entire family (including all the aunts and uncles and...) was " working class" in a very genuine way.
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 29 comments on Fri May 01, 2009 at 05:52 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
Once or twice a week, I'll examine some of the least remembered--and most intense--elections in American history. This week's installment involves one muckraking journalist, movies about Soviets ...
by AmericanLeader
Comment Count 24 comments on Sat Dec 13, 2008 at 10:56 PM PST with 4 Recommends
_Witness to a Century_ by George Seldes Ballantine Books, NY 1987 ISBN 0-345-33181-8 I roared through _Witness to a Century_, following the suppressed history of the 20th century that George ...
by gmoke
Comment Count 20 comments on Wed Nov 19, 2008 at 09:17 PM PST with 17 Recommends
Upton Sinclair's Lanny Budd books feature prominently in my father's journals from 1939 through 1944. Sinclair's protagonist, the illegitimate son of a wealthy man and a courtesan (named "...
by annetteboardman
Comment Count 24 comments on Mon May 26, 2008 at 01:21 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
While the President, and even members of Congress attempt to keep us in a state of fear on a daily basis, it would appear we have much more to fear in the products being "sold" which have the "seal" ...
by LtdEdishn
Comment Count 20 comments on Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 06:29 PM PST with 13 Recommends
Smithfield Foods, a company that slaughters more pigs than any other in the world, has filed a RICO lawsuit against a union local that had publicized the pork giant's environmental and labor ...
by Dirk McQuigley
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Feb 05, 2008 at 08:51 AM PST with 14 Recommends
For an entire generation of Americans, Upton Sinclair will be known -- if he is known at all -- as the guy who wrote the book that was the basis for the movie "There Will Be Blood" . To an ...
by ericlee
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Jan 25, 2008 at 03:58 AM PST with 10 Recommends
The US conflagration in the oil well of the globe was ignited without attention to history, which is why it flares out of control. But that war, fought by GIs, mercenaries, and proxies, ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 298 comments on Mon Jul 30, 2007 at 03:31 AM PDT with 245 Recommends
What do you get when the director of Hard Eight (or Sydney , as Anderson titled it), Boogie Nights , Magnolia , and Punch-Drunk Love adapts a novel by Upton ...
by jasoncinema
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Jun 16, 2007 at 01:52 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Paul Krugman's op-ed piece in the NYTimes today is interesting. It's behind the firewall, unfortunately. http://select.nytimes.com/2007/05/21/opinion/21krugman.html (requires membership)
by willb48
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon May 21, 2007 at 02:09 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
We need to collect up all the CBD craziness and put it in one spot so we can show it to the news media that inexplicably insists on taking him seriously. (And those who know how to set up ...
by Phoenix Woman
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Feb 08, 2007 at 11:52 AM PST with 3 Recommends
[Crossposted at Fire on the Mountain ] Upton Sinclair has been catching a little ink lately—I should say a few pixels—behind the 100th ...
by lao hong han
Comment Count 30 comments on Fri Jan 19, 2007 at 11:14 AM PST with 42 Recommends
by gmoke
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Nov 15, 2006 at 09:23 PM PST with 6 Recommends
by DABush
Comment Count 65 comments on Mon Oct 23, 2006 at 03:17 PM PDT with 13 Recommends