Upton Sinclair - translation to french
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Upton Sinclair - translation to french

Upton Beall Sinclair; Springtime and Harvest; Lanny Budd; Apton Sinclair; Upton sinclair; Upton Sinclair, Jr.; Eugene Clarke Fitch, U.S.N.; Eugene Clarke Fitch; Eugene Clarke Fitch, U.S.N
  • President [[Lyndon B. Johnson]] greets Sinclair
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  • Upton Sinclair early in his career
  • Upton Sinclair selling the "[[Fig Leaf Edition]]" of his book ''[[Oil!]]'' (1927) in Boston. The book had drawn the ire of that town's infamous censors who objected to a brief sex scene that takes place in the novel.
  • Sinclair's grave in [[Rock Creek Cemetery]], Washington, D.C.
  • Rockefeller Building]] in New York City

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Upton Sinclair (1878-1968), United States author and social activist
Sinclair, family name, male first name; Upton Sinclair (1878-1968, American author and social activist)


Clive Sinclair
<person> Sir Clive Sinclair (1939- ) The British inventor who pioneered the home microcomputer market in the early 1980s, with the introduction of low-cost, easy to use, 8-bit computers produced by his company, Sinclair Research. Sir Clive also invented and produced a variety of electronic devices from the 1960s to 1990s, including pocket calculators (he marketed the first pocket calculator in the world), radios and televisions. Perhaps he is most famous (or some might say notorious) for his range electric vehicles, especially the Sinclair C5, introduced in 1985. He has been a member of MENSA, the high IQ society, since 1962. Planet Sinclair (http://nvg.ntnu.no/sinclair/). ["The Sinclair Story", Rodney Dale, pub. Duckworth 1985] (1998-11-09)


Upton Sinclair

Upton Beall Sinclair Jr. (September 20, 1878 – November 25, 1968) was an American writer, muckraker, political activist and the 1934 Democratic Party nominee for governor of California who wrote nearly 100 books and other works in several genres. Sinclair's work was well known and popular in the first half of the 20th century, and he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1943.

In 1906, Sinclair acquired particular fame for his classic muck-raking novel, The Jungle, which exposed labor and sanitary conditions in the U.S. meatpacking industry, causing a public uproar that contributed in part to the passage a few months later of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act. In 1919, he published The Brass Check, a muck-raking exposé of American journalism that publicized the issue of yellow journalism and the limitations of the "free press" in the United States. Four years after publication of The Brass Check, the first code of ethics for journalists was created. Time magazine called him "a man with every gift except humor and silence". He is also well remembered for the quote: "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." He used this line in speeches and the book about his campaign for governor as a way to explain why the editors and publishers of the major newspapers in California would not treat seriously his proposals for old age pensions and other progressive reforms.

Many of his novels can be read as historical works. Writing during the Progressive Era, Sinclair describes the world of the industrialized United States from both the working man's and the industrialist's points of view. Novels such as King Coal (1917), The Coal War (published posthumously), Oil! (1927), and The Flivver King (1937) describe the working conditions of the coal, oil, and auto industries at the time.

The Flivver King describes the rise of Henry Ford, his "wage reform" and his company's Sociological Department, to his decline into antisemitism as publisher of The Dearborn Independent. King Coal confronts John D. Rockefeller Jr., and his role in the 1914 Ludlow Massacre in the coal fields of Colorado.

Sinclair was an outspoken socialist and ran unsuccessfully for Congress as a nominee from the Socialist Party. He was also the Democratic Party candidate for governor of California during the Great Depression, running under the banner of the End Poverty in California campaign, but was defeated in the 1934 election.

Pronunciation examples for Upton Sinclair
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Examples of use of Upton Sinclair
1. Thierry Jobin Mercredi 27 février 2008 Qui aujourd‘hui lit encore Upton Sinclair?