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A World to Win II (World's End Series, Volume 14) by Upton Sinclair
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Publisher Simon Publications
ISBN 1931313229 ISBN13 9781931313223
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More About Upton Sinclair
Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) was born in Baltimore. At age fifteen, he began writing a series of dime novels in order to pay for his education at the City College of New York. He was later accepted to do graduate work at Columbia, and while there he published a number of novels, including The Journal of Arthur Stirling (1903) and Manassas (1904). Sinclair's breakthrough came in 1906 with the publication of The Jungle, a scathing indictment of the Chicago meat-packing industry. His later works include World's End (1940), Dragon's Teeth (1942), which won him a Pulitzer Prize, O Shepherd, Speak! (1949) and Another Pamela (1950). Ronald Gottesman was born in Boston and earned degrees from the University of Massachusetts and from Colgate and Indiana universities. He has taught literature, film studies, and humanities courses at Northwestern, Indiana, and Rutgers universities, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Southern California, where for nine years he directed the Center for the Humanities. Founding editor of the Quarterly Review of Film Studies and Humanities in Society, Professor Gottesman is editor and author of many articles and books on literature and film, including three on Upton Sinclair. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in psychoanalysis.
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A World to Win (II) Feb 14, 2007
Note: I have also posted this review under "A World to Win I", because it was originally published as one volume, and I read it as such.
This is probably my favorite book in the World's End series so far--it is fast paced and exciting. Lanny continues his activities as a presidential agent in earnest, returning to Germany and Hitler, and becoming more entangled in German affairs. The romance also heats up in this volume: Lanny is torn between his attraction for the young heiress Lizbeth Holdenhurst and her older, more intelligent cousin Laurel Creston, even while feeling that as a secret agent, he cannot afford to marry. Towards the end of A World to Win, Sinclair has Lanny venture outside of familiar territory, traveling in China and Russia and meeting Mao and Stalin. This series, which begins with "World's End" is a wonderful way to learn about WWII while reading an exciting book.