Books: Sinclair's War & Peace

WORLD'S END—Upton Sinclair—Viking ($3).

To the literary, the novels of Upton Sinclair (The Jungle, King Coal, Oil!, Boston, etc.) are not literature. To historians, they are not history. To propagandists, they are not propaganda. But to millions of plain people, they are all three of those things. Of living U. S. writers he has been far & away the most widely trans ated — into at least 47 languages in 39 countries. In Middle Europe, in Russia, in China, in India his name (sometimes confused with Sinclair Lewis) is known to people who never...

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