Books: New Deal Epic

ONE CLEAR CALL (626 pp.)—Upton Sinclair—Viking ($3.50).

Despite an almost universal and merciless drubbing by critics, the first eight Lanny Budd novels of Upton Sinclair sold 1,340,139 copies in the U.S. The ninth should do as well, for it is exactly like the others.

Yet the Lanny Budd books have been published or are being published in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Holland, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Rumania, Sweden, Switzerland and (in a condensed form) the Soviet Union. With a picture of the U.S. which Europeans, especially Social Democrats, find...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!