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The Jungle
Upton Sinclair
0553212451
Jan 1995
Paperback
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Review
“When people ask me what has happened in my long lifetime I do not refer them to the newspaper files and to the authorities, but to [Sinclair’s] novels.” —George Bernard Shaw

Review
?When people ask me what has happened in my long lifetime I do not refer them to the newspaper files and to the authorities, but to [Sinclair?s] novels.? ?George Bernard Shaw


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Jungle (SparkNotes)
SparkNotes Editors
1586634100
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
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The Jungle
Upton Sinclair
0375759506
Mar 2002
Paperback
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Review
“When people ask me what has happened in my long lifetime I do not refer them to the newspaper files and to the authorities, but to [Sinclair’s] novels.” —George Bernard Shaw

Review
?When people ask me what has happened in my long lifetime I do not refer them to the newspaper files and to the authorities, but to [Sinclair?s] novels.? ?George Bernard Shaw

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The Jungle: The Uncensored Original Edition
Upton Sinclair
1884365302
March 2003
Paperback
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Review
"This See Sharp reprint presents the whole text . . . essential for all libraries, especially at this affordable price."  —Library Journal 
 


The Jungle (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Upton Sinclair
1593081642
October 2004
Hardcover
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The Jungle
Richard P. Wasowski
0764586750
Dec 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

With help from CliffsNotes on The Jungle, you explore one of the first American social protest novels. At first look, the novel is a gritty investigation into the meatpacking industry; however, it evolves into a challenge to the policies and beliefs of our political organizations at the beginning of the 20th century.

This concise supplement to Upton Sinclair's The Jungle helps you understand the overall structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives...



The Jungle (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Upton Sinclair
1593080085
May 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Upton Sinclair’s muckraking masterpiece The Jungle centers on Jurgis Rudkus, a Lithuanian immigrant working in Chicago’s infamous Packingtown. Instead of finding the American Dream, Rudkus and his family inhabit a brutal, soul-crushing urban jungle dominated by greedy bosses, pitiless con-men, and corrupt politicians. While Sinclair’s main target was the industry’s appalling labor conditions, the reading public was most outraged by the disgusting filth and contamination in American food that his novel exposed. As a result, President Theodore Roosevelt demanded an official investigation, which quickly led to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug laws. For a work of fiction to have such an impact outside its literary context is extremely rare. (At the time of The...


The Jungle
Upton Sinclair
0786248874
Dec 2002
Large Print Hardcover
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Book Description
This quintessential muckraking novel changed the course of history with its gruesomely detailed depiction of the meat-packing industry. The book prompted the immediate passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act, caused a drop in the consumption of meat, and launched Sinclair's career as a champion of the working class.


Jungle
Upton Sinclair
0486419231
November 2001
Paperback
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Review
?When people ask me what has happened in my long lifetime I do not refer them to the newspaper files and to the authorities, but to [Sinclair?s] novels.? ?George Bernard Shaw --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
1906 best-seller shockingly reveals intolerable labor practices and unsanitary working conditions in the Chicago stockyards as it tells the brutally grim story of a Slavic family that emigrates to America full of optimism but soon descends into numbing poverty, moral degradation, and despair. A fiercely realistic American classic that will haunt readers long after they've finished the last page.


The Jungle
Upton Sinclair
0140390316
Apr 1985
Paperback
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Review
?When people ask me what has happened in my long lifetime I do not refer them to the newspaper files and to the authorities, but to [Sinclair?s] novels.? ?George Bernard Shaw --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
The Jungle tells the story of Jurgis Rudus, a young immigrant who came to the New World to find a better life. Instead, he is confronted with the horrors of the Chicago slaughterhouses, barbarous working conditions, crushing poverty, disease and despair. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The Jungle (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Upton Sinclair
1593081189
April 2005
Paperback
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The Jungle
Upton Sinclair
014303958X
Apr 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Documenting the brutal conditions in the Chicago stockyards at the turn of the century, this centennial edition of The Jungle brings into sharp moral focus the appalling odds against which immigrants and other working people struggled for their share of the American dream.

About the Author
Upton Sinclair (1878–1968) was a Pulitzer Prize–winning author. The Jungle helped in the passage of the pure-food laws during the Progressive Era. Eric Schlosser is a journalist and the New York Times bestselling author of Fast Food Nation. He began his journalism career at the Atlantic Monthly. Charles Burns, a former contributor to Art Spiegelman’s Raw magazine, is an illustrator whose work has included the covers of major magazines and CDs. His most well- known...


U.S.!: A Novel
Chris Bachelder
1582346364
February 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In his second satiric novel, following the hilarious Bear vs. Shark (2001), Bachelder supposes that muckraker Upton Sinclair, author of The Jungle, has the power to repeatedly rise from the grave, "oft-resurrected and oft-assassinated" by his followers and foes. A haggard and bullet-ridden Sinclair symbolizes the bedraggled American political left (making a triple entendre of the book's title). In Bachelder's present-day America, capitalism-loving smalltown residents fear a Socialist uprising spurred by the mediocre novels Sinclair continues to publish. Sinclair assassins (such as three-time killer Huntley and crazed young upstart Billings) make the cover of Time and write bestselling memoirs. The first of the novel's two main parts comprises a funny, though gimmicky, series of Sinclair ephemera, including a...


The Jungle
Upton Sinclair
0252014804
May 1988
Paperback
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Review
?When people ask me what has happened in my long lifetime I do not refer them to the newspaper files and to the authorities, but to [Sinclair?s] novels.? ?George Bernard Shaw --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
The Jungle tells the story of Jurgis Rudus, a young immigrant who came to the New World to find a better life. Instead, he is confronted with the horrors of the Chicago slaughterhouses, barbarous working conditions, crushing poverty, disease and despair. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The Jungle (Norton Critical Edition Series)
Upton Sinclair
039397779X
December 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The JungleThe Jungle has drawn comment from historians, policy makers, and literary critics. "Contexts and Backgrounds" does full justice to the disparate social, historical, political, and literary dimensions of the novel. "Criticism" includes eight readings sure to foster classroom discussion of The Jungle as a literary text, as a historical document in its own right, as a contribution to Progressive-era muckraking, and as an important document in urban, economic, and labor history. A Selected Bibliography is also included. About the series: No other series of classic texts equals the caliber of the Norton Critical Editions. Each volume combines the most authoritative text available with the comprehensive pedagogical apparatus necessary to appreciate the work fully. Careful editing, first-rate translation, and...


The Brass Check
Upton Sinclair
0252028058
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this systematic critique of the structural basis of U.S. media -- arguably the first one ever published -- Upton Sinclair writes that "American journalism is a class institution serving the rich and spurning the poor." Likening journalists to prostitutes, the title of the book refers to a chit that was issued to patrons of urban brothels of the era. Fueled by mounting disdain for newspapers run by business tycoons and conservative editors, Sinclair self-published The Brass Check in the years after The Jungle had made him a household name. Despite Sinclair's claim that this was his most important book, it was dismissed by critics and shunned by reviewers. Yet it sold over 150,000 copies and enjoyed numerous printings. A substantial introduction to this paperback edition by Robert W. McChesney and Ben...


Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler
Michael Rosenthal
0374299943
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Butler (1862–1947), one newspaper commented three years before he received the Nobel Prize (1931), was "the most lavishly decorated member of the human race." Upon his death, the New York Times described him as "one of the best known Americans of his generation the world over." However, many of Butler's projects—such as the College Entrance Examination Board—are as familiar as he is now forgotten. As president of Columbia University from 1902 to 1945, Butler nurtured the school's growth from small college to major research institution. His involvement in Republican politics brought the friendship (and later the enmity) of several presidents, and as president of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace (1925–1945), his international stature grew. Although Rosenthal, a former Columbia dean of...


The Brass Check
Upton Sinclair
0252071107
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
In this systematic critique of the structural basis of U.S. media -- arguably the first one ever published -- Upton Sinclair writes that "American journalism is a class institution serving the rich and spurning the poor." Likening journalists to prostitutes, the title of the book refers to a chit that was issued to patrons of urban brothels of the era. Fueled by mounting disdain for newspapers run by business tycoons and conservative editors, Sinclair self-published The Brass Check in the years after The Jungle had made him a household name. Despite Sinclair's claim that this was his most important book, it was dismissed by critics and shunned by reviewers. Yet it sold over 150,000 copies and enjoyed numerous printings. A substantial introduction to this paperback edition by Robert W. McChesney and Ben...


Upton Sinclair and the Other American Century
Kevin Mattson
0471725110
April 2006
Hardcover
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Review
"From the meat-packing houses of Chicago to the automobile factories of Detroit to the voting booths of California, Upton Sinclair cut a wide swath as a muckraking writer who exposed the injustices rendered by American industrial capitalism. Now Kevin Mattson presents a much-needed exploration of this complex crusader. This is a thoughtful, provocative, and gripping account of an important figure who appeared equal parts intellectual, propagandist, and political combatant as he struggled to illuminate the "other American Century" inhabited by the poor and powerless."
--Steven Watts, author of The People's Tycoon, Henry Ford and the American Century and The Magic Kingdom: Walt Disney and the American Way of Life.

"A splendid read. It reminds you that real heroes once dwelt among us. Mattson not only...


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