|Born:||20 September 1878 Comment |
|When did Upton Sinclair die? / Died||25 November 1968|
|How many years did Upton Sinclair live? / Lived||90 years|
Upton Sinclair facts
- (September 20, 1878 – November 25, 1968) was an American author 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 twentieth century, and he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1943
- In 1906, Sinclair acquired particular fame for his classic muckraking novel, The Jungle, which exposed conditions in the U
- meat packing 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 muckraking 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 remembered for writing the famous line: "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it
- Many of his novels can be read as historical works
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