U.S. At War: F. D. R.'s Three Horses

Upton Sinclair, 65, vegetarian, moralist, Socialist, muckraker, politician, agnostic, Californian, abstainer, feminist, movie producer, violinist, physical culturist, antiFascist, antiCommunist; friend of Jack London, Theodore Roosevelt and Albert Einstein; one of the most prolific U.S. authors (67 books, 500 pamphlets); prohibitionist son of a bibulous father and twice-married critic of American marital habits, last week gave book-length vent to his latest enthusiasm: Franklin Roosevelt.

Presidential Agent (Viking; $3) is the fifth volume of Author Sinclair's vast panel of novels on modern life (1,500,000 words). In it, his hero, idealist Lanny Budd, talks over...

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