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The Return of Lanny Budd I (World's End) by Upton Sinclair
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.87" Weight: 1.01 lbs.
Publisher Simon Publications
ISBN 1931313113 ISBN13 9781931313117
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More About Upton Sinclair
Upton Sinclair was a prolific author, committed socialist, and political activist who gained enormous popularity when his 1906 novel The Jungle exposed conditions in the U.S. meat-packing industry. In 1943, he earned a Pulitzer Prize for his series tale, Dragon's Teeth.
Upton Sinclair was born in 1878 and died in 1968.
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a welcome addition Aug 13, 2001
It is exhilarating to have available reprints of the entire Lanny Budd series of books by Upton Sinclair, although each of the eleven volumes has now been cut into two parts.
After a four year hiatus, the last of the series, alternatively known as the World's End series after the title of the initial volume published in 1940, Sinclair has his continuing character Lanny Budd return.
Sinclair intended to have the series end with 'O Shepherd, Speak!', published in 1949. This volume contained an index indicating in which of the ten original volumes each character, both fictional and historic, appeared. For example, FDR was introduced in Volume III, page 305. 'The Return of Lanny Budd', although published in 1953, takes up the continuing story of the Budds and colleagues in October of 1946. This time, the Soviet Union is the enemy, not Imperial Germany and the Third Reich. The USSR (and Mao's Communist Chinese) were treated with, in the least, empathy in the original series. In 'The Return', these regimes are recognized as being as much a threat to world peace as the Nazis were before them.
Whether Sinclair wrote 'The Return' out of genuine contrition for the praise heaped upon the USSR in the earlier volumes, or whether thr writer was pressured to recant under the threat of McCarthyism, is open to conjecture.
But, regardless of motive, it is glorious to have Lanny, Laurel, Rick, Nina, Bernhardt Monck, and yes, even Kurt Meissner, return to my nightstand. The 'World's End' series is 20th century history in easy doses, albeit being the world according to Upton Sinclair.