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This is a quick read about an event that was both obscure and national news at the same time. It covers a one-week period in which John Steinbeck's ground-breaking novel, "The... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Avid Reader
the two copies I bought arrived has promised. Kept one and gave the other to a friend. It is hard to believe local officials in 1939 could ban books like the Grapes of Wrath a... Read morePublished 7 months ago by David Lamphere
An excellent read. Great to learn about the Grapes of Wrath and migration of Dust Bowl residents in the context of what was happening in the country and in the world at that time. Read morePublished 13 months ago by IrvK
Many of today;s readers look at classics like Grapes of Wrath and simply regard it as a must-read. But how was this once contraversial book received in the rich California farm... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Judy Crowder
I know the history of this event well as I've researched and studied it at some depth. It's a tale we should all read, and Wartzman has taken it to the bone, leaving no stone... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Westwrite
Author Rick Wartzman provides the historical context for the burning and banning of John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" as well as a history of censorship and organized labor in... Read morePublished on April 10, 2010 by Barry Sparks
And with this quote author Rick Wartsman begins his examination of the attempted and actual banning of John Steinbeck's novel, The Grapes of Wrath by the Kern County Board of... Read morePublished on July 7, 2009 by D. Blankenship
Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath
by Rick Wartzman
Obscene in the Extreme, goes into depth concerning... Read more