A BiographyeBook - 2013
The acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning biographer of Mark Twain and Walt Whitman brings alive the life and world of Lincoln Steffens, the original Muckraker and father of American investigative journalism. Early 20th century America was a nation in the throes of becoming a great industrial power, a land dominated by big business and beset by social struggle and political corruption. It was the era of Sinclair Lewis, Emma Goldman, William Randolph Hearst, and John Reed. It was a time of union busting, anarchism, and Tammany Hall. Lincoln Steffens?eternally curious, a worldwide celebrity, and a man of magnetic charm?was a towering figure at the center of this world. He was friends with everyone from Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson to Ernest Hemingway and James Joyce. As an editor at McClure?s magazine along with Ida Tarbell he was one of the original muckrakers he published articles that exposed the political and social corruption of the time. His book, --, Justin Kaplan also tells the riveting tale of turn-of-the-century America.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Simon & Schuster, 2013
ISBN: 9781476775593 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK B STEFFENS
Characteristics: 1 online resource (416 pages) 1 online resource