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The Campaign of the Century

Upton Sinclair's Race for Governor of California and the Birth of Media Politics

Greg Mitchell

In 1934, voters hoping to turn the tide of the Great Depression backed an unlikely candidate for governor of California: Upton Sinclair, muckraking author of "The Jungle" and lifelong socialist. Amazingly, Sinclair swept the Democratic primary, leading a mass movement called EPIC (End Poverty in California). More than a thousand EPIC chapters forme...
Publish Date
2011-12-12T00:00:00.000Z
2011-12-12T00:00:00.000Z
First Published in 1992
Goodreads rating
4.14
ISBN
9781468075724
Recommendations
2
Recommendations
2020-12-08T00:03:15.000Z
“Mank” is a wonderfully made film, and you should watch it. But several key points are outright fiction, and @GregMitch, who wrote a brilliant book on the 1934 CA gov campaign, tells us the truth. Read his NYT piece after you see the @netflix movie.      source
2022-10-04T16:11:51.000Z
Greg Mitchell's "The Campaign Of The Century," an account of Upton Sinclair's 1934 campaign for governor of California and the fiery pushback against it, is probably the best book I've ever read on a single campaign. And now, there's a film!      source