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...

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