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This novel is third in a series by Upton Sinclair. Quotes from Dragon’s Teeth.

Will it happen here? It is truly an unbelievable experience. Alexander, Caesar, Attila, Genghis Khan, Napoleon—another such as these, sinclalr in the age of electricity, of rotary presses and radio, when nine men out of ten would have said it was impossible. At times, the tone is satirical, and in a few places made me laugh out loud, mostly in the beginning.

Maybe The Jungle should have won? Great historical detail, superb pacing, and lucid descriptions, bring this period and key historical players to life and provide a social and political context that is too often overlooked. Upton Beall Sinclair, Jr.

Los dientes del dragon, historia novelada – Upton Sinclair – Google Books

Sinclair also ran unsuccessfully for Congress as a Socialist, and was the Democratic Party nominee for Governor of California inthough his highly progressive campaign was defeated. Quotes from Dragon’s Teeth. So many frightening parallels sincpair what’s going on in our own country today. Return to Book Page. The omitted point was that the Social Democrats in Germany after WW I were riddled with financial scandals which helped lead to the erosion of their appeal in Germany and loss rise of the appeal of the Nazis.

Set in the time of the rise of National Socialism in Germany [read “Hitler’], we watch as Irma Budd, a devout capitalist, tries to support her husband’s efforts to strengthen Socialism, but not go so far as Communism. ddragon


Dragon’s Teeth

Slowly, it’s development began to move forward slowly revealing it’s topic in much the way as landscape becomes more and more clear in the early hours of dawn, sharpening with the light from the rising sun as all becomes bathed in light.

His anti-semitism and Germanism eventually saw him elected. I particularly liked how the hero attempted to use the fractured politics of the various Nazi factions to advance his purpose.

World’s End Lanny Budd 1 – 10 of 11 books. While it requires a fair amount of prior knowledge in order for the reader to keep up with the story, history lovers, political philosophers, and especially those fascinated by dientrs period in question will find it riveting. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Dragon’s Teeth (The Lanny Budd Novels) by Upton Sinclair (2 star ratings)

View all 8 comments. This title is available for purchase digitally now. I am hooked and so will take on the challenge of reading the entire series.

Rebecca rated it it dientse ok Nov 06, Dienres Sinclair has brought the era alive. From an historic standpoint the book is important to read but Sinclair’s style made it tough for me. Characters interesting and at times maddening. Open Preview See a Problem? The fact that it is still a good read 73 years later is a testament to Sinclair’s skill as a storyteller.

Lanny Budd, who is blessed with pretty much everything a man could reasonably expect in life, is one of the few who cares to seek the truth instead of sitting back and grossly underestimating Hitler, as most Westerners do. I realize that they had telegrams and took trains – transportation and communication weren’t instantaneous – so perhaps that’s why the rise of fascism seems so matter-of-fact, as if it were just a new government to be bought off.


The events it depicts were still fresh in the memories of the readership of the time. The Germans never believed the Nazi changes could ever happen in a civilized nation. However, there are clouds on the horizon in the form of the rise of the Nazis. Both thrilling and disturbing, and utterly anwendbar to our time. I chose to read it because I want to read all the Pulitzer Fiction award winners and this book was next in line. The beginning is very tedious no it takes forever to get going.

The novel was able to capture the building tension in Europe starting with the emergence of Hitler’s public life scene and culminating with his consolidation of all pol I had very low expectations upron this novel.

Or can I just pick up anywhere? Here are some examples. This period deals with the emergence of Hitler on the German scene and the escalation of his power mania as it were. As her creator, he owes her more.

An loe portion of the book focused on the frivolity of the upper class lifestyle. It was published in while World War 2 was raging and the outcome was still in doubt. See 1 question about Dragon’s Teeth…. Sinclair has a superior gift in his use of facts and political and social detail and consequences to capture and sustain interest.

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