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I, Candidate for Governor: And How I Got Licked Paperback – December 16, 1994

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Upton Sinclair (1878-1968), novelist and journalist, is best known for his novel about the Chicago meatpacking industry, ""The Jungle"." A paperback edition of his ""I, Candidate for Governor"" is available from California. Jules Tygiel is the author of ""The Great Los Angeles Swindle: Oil, Stocks, and Scandal during the Roaring Twenties"" (paperback California, 1996) and ""The Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy"." He is Professor of History at San Francisco State University.

James N. Gregory is professor of history at the University of Washington and director of the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project. He is author of the award-winning "American Exodus: The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture in California".
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (December 16, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520081986
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520081987
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,093,138 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on April 12, 1999
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This excellant account of the race for governor in California offers unique insight into the tactics and motivations of the canidates and their supporters with a wry but rarely bitter pen. Written by Sinclair almost imediately after the conclusion of the race, this journal of sorts sheds first hand light on the California of 1934. A California that disturbingly resembles the America of today. The connection I made with the author's deepest values allows me to accept Upton Sinclair as worthy of my emulation. Read this.
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Terrific account of how politics really works, and how reform movements are easily derailed by the media and political elite. At once witty and wise, Sinclair provides a down-to-earth account of the EPIC campaign: End Poverty in California.
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Excellent product! Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys a quality interlude of tasteful entertainment.
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The book arrived within the expected time-frame in good to very good condition, as expected. The book is about a piece of California history that has disappeared. I look forward to learning more about the death of socialism in America.
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I purchased the book at a great price and it arrived within a few days!
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