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The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
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The main character in the book is a Lithuanian man called Jurgis Rudkus, an immigrant to the United States trying to make ends meet. The book begins describing the wedding feast beginning at four... More > o'clock after the marriage in Chicago of Jurgis to a fifteen year old Lithuanian girl named Ona Lukoszaite whom he had known from his Lithuanian days. The second chapter goes back to when Jurgis and Ona were in Lithuania before they married and Jurgis's courtship of her, the death of her father, and their decision to start dating and eventually immigrate to the United States along with her stepmother Teta Elzbieta, and their extended family after hearing how their relative Jokubas Szedvilas is making money there. In the second and third chapters Jurgis and Ona settle in Chicago's infamous Packingtown district, where from the start, Jurgis takes a job at Brown's slaughterhouse.< Less
100%: The Story of a Patriot By Upton Sinclair
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The story of the "White Terror," and how "big business" pulled off the stunt of landing the "reds" in jail. It is the inside story of a "secret agent," and... More > deals with half a dozen celebrated cases concerning which you have been fooled.< Less
The Metropolis By Upton Sinclair
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Upton Sinclair is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of "Dragon's Teeth." His best known work is "The Jungle," a novel about the abhorrent practices of the meat packing industry at... More > the time. When Allan Montague arrives in New York, he is swept into the lifestyle of the fashionable. They know him through his father who was a General in the war. The longer he stays in New York, the more he realizes that there is a huge disparity between the classes. When an injustice befalls the poor, Allan is the first to fight for what is right. But as he continues his lawsuit, he begins to realize that the very people he's fighting with are the very people who rule New York. He must be wily and careful if he is to survive this pursuit of justice.< Less
The Book of Life By Upton Sinclair
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There come to the writer literally thousands of letters every year, asking him questions, some of them of the strangest. A man is dying of cancer, and do I think it can be cured by a fast? A man is... More > unable to make his wife happy, and can I tell him what is the matter with women? A man works in a sweatshop, and has only a little time for self-improvement, and will I tell him what books he ought to read? Many such questions every day make one aware of a vast mass of people, earnest, hungry for happiness, and groping as if in a fog. The things they most need to know they are not taught in the schools, nor in the newspapers they read, nor in the church they attend. Of these agencies, the first is not entirely competent, the second is not entirely honest, and the third is not entirely up to date. Nor is there anywhere a book in which the effort has been made to give to everyday human beings the everyday information they need for the successful living of their lives.< Less

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