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The book is worth reading and there is a lot of fascinating details in it.
Rick Wartzman has penned a wonderful accounting of the ban of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath by the very California community about which it was written.
I know the history of this event well as I've researched and studied it at some depth.
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 10 days 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 7 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 10 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