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Anthony Arthur

 
Anthony Arthur was a professor emeritus of literature at California State University, Northridge, and the author of five books, including three on twentieth-century American culture, politics, and history. Two of them were History Book Club and Military Book Club selections. The third, Literary Feuds, was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection in 2002. He was the author of Radical Innocent, a biography of Upton Sinclair, and also the co-author of Clashes of Will: Confrontations That Have Shaped Modern America. Anthony Arthur died in 2009, shortly after finishing this book.

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Radical Innocent: Upton Sinclair
Written by Anthony Arthur
Random House | Hardcover | June 2006
$27.95/36.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-6151-8 (1-4000-6151-2)

Few American writers have revealed their private as well as their public selves so fully as Upton Sinclair, and virtually none over such a long lifetime (1878—1968). Sinclair’s writing, even at its most poignant or electrifying, blurred the line between politics and art–and, indeed, his life followed a similar arc. In... Read more






The Jungle
Written by Upton Sinclair, Afterword by Anthony Arthur, Introduction by Jane Jacobs
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | June 2006
$11.00/13.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7623-6 (0-8129-7623-1)

In this powerful book we enter the world of  Jurgis Rudkus, a young Lithuanian immigrant who arrives  in America fired with dreams of wealth, freedom,  and opportunity. And we discover, with him, the  astonishing truth about "packingtown," the  busy, flourishing, filthy Chicago stockyards, where  new world visions perish in a jungle of human  suffering. Upton Sinclair, master of... Read more





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