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Upton Sinclair

September 20, 1878 – November 25, 1968

Inducted in 2015


Courtmartialed (1898)

Saved By the Enemy (1898)

The Fighting Squadron (1898)

A Prisoner of Morro (1898)

A Soldier Monk (1898)

A Gauntlet of Fire (1899)

Holding the Fort (1899)

A Soldier's Pledge (1899)

Wolves of the Navy (1899)

Springtime and Harvest (1901)

The Journal of Arthur Stirling (1903)

Off for West Point (1903)

From Port to Port (1903)

On Guard (1903)

A Strange Cruise (1903)

The West Point Rivals (1903)

A West Point Treasure (1903)

A Cadet's Honor (1903)

Cliff, the Naval Cadet (1903)

The Cruise of the Training Ship (1903)

Prince Hagen (1903)

Manassas: A Novel of the War (1904)

A Captain of Industry (1906)

The Jungle (1906)

The Overman (1907)

The Industrial Republic (1907)

The Metropolis (1908)

The Money Changers (1908)

Samuel The Seeker (1910)

Love's Pilgrimage (1911)

Damaged Goods (1913)

Sylvia (1913)

Sylvia's Marriage (1914)

King Coal (1917)

Jimmie Higgins (1919)

Debs and the Poets (1920)

100% — The Story of a Patriot (1920)

The Spy (1920)

The Book of Life (1921)

They Call Me Carpenter: A Tale of the Second Coming (1922)

The Millennium (1924)

The Goslings A Study Of The American Schools (1924)

Mammonart (1925)

The Spokesman's Secretary (1926)

Money Writes! (1927)

Oil! (1927)

Boston, 2 vols. (1928)

Mountain City (1930)

Roman Holiday (1931)

The Wet Parade (1931)

American Outpost (1932)

The Way Out (novel) (1933)

Immediate Epic (1933)

The Lie Factory Starts (1934)

The Book of Love (1934)

Depression Island (1935)

It Can't Happen Here (1935)

Co-op: a Novel of Living Together (1936)

The Gnomobile (1936)

Wally for Queen (1936)

No Pasaran!: A Novel of the Battle of Madrid (1937)

The Flivver King: A Story of Ford-America (1937)

Little Steel (1938)

Our Lady (1938)

Expect No Peace (1939)

Marie Antoinette (novel) (1939)

Telling The World (1939)

Your Million Dollars (1939)

World's End (1940)

World's End Impending (1940)

Between Two Worlds (1941)

Dragon's Teeth (1942)

Wide Is the Gate (1943)

Presidential Agent 1944)

Dragon Harvest (1945)

A World to Win (1946)

A Presidential Mission (1947)

A Giant's Strength (1948)

Limbo on the Loose (1948)

One Clear Call (1948)

O Shepherd, Speak! (1949)

Another Pamela (1950)

Schenk Stefan! (1951)

A Personal Jesus (1952)

The Return of Lanny Budd (1953)

The Cup of Fury (1956)

What Didymus Did (1954)

It Happened to Didymus (1958)

Theirs be the Guilt (1959)

Affectionately Eve (1961)

The Coal War (1976)


The Autobiography of Upton Sinclair. With Maeve Elizabeth Flynn III (1962)

My Lifetime in Letters (1960)


Plays of Protest: The Naturewoman, The Machine, The Second-Story Man, Prince Hagen (1912)

The Pot Boiler (1913)

Hell: A Verse Drama and Photoplay (1924)

Singing Jailbirds: A Drama in Four Acts (1924)

Bill Porter: A Drama of O. Henry in Prison (1925)

The Enemy Had It Too: A Play in Three Acts (1950)

As Editor

The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest (1915)

Human beings suffer agonies, and their sad fates become legends; poets write verses about them and playwrights compose dramas, and the remembrance of past grief becomes a source of present pleasure - such is the strange alchemy of the spirit.

Though he had a strong career writing films upon the request of Charlie Chaplain, Sinclair was praised for his strong, political works of writing. His best selling novel, The Jungle, was the product of seven weeks of undercover work in Chicago’s meatpacking plants. After the success, Sinclair attempted to run for office in California twice but was unsuccessful. His political passion, however, shone through in his writing. Sinclair was originally born in Baltimore, Maryland, but then moved to New York with his family. He would sell jokes and magazine articles to pay for his education. He was drawn to Chicago after reading of the meatpacking strikes in Chicago. His novel is said to have influenced President Theodore Roosevelt into creating the Food and Drug Administration.

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