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Author: Upton Sinclair
ISBN13: 978-1931313117
Title: The Return of Lanny Budd I (World's End)
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Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: Simon Publications (January 1, 2001)
Pages: 304

The Return of Lanny Budd I (World's End) by Upton Sinclair

World’s End A Lanny Budd Novel Upton Sinclair Author’s Note In th. In the course of this novel a number of well-known persons make their appearance, some of them living, some dead; they appear under their own names, and what is said about them is factually correct. There are other characters which are fictitious, and in these cases the author has gone out of his way to avoid seeming to point at real persons. He has given them unlikely names, and hopes that no persons bearing such names exist. But it is impossible to make sure; therefore the writer states that, if any such coincidence occurs, it is accidental

Between 1940 and 1953, Sinclair wrote a series of 11 novels featuring a central character named Lanny Budd. Between 1940 and 1953, Sinclair wrote a series of 11 novels featuring a central character named Lanny Budd. He was the son of an American arms manufacturer who moved in the confidence of world leaders, not simply witnessing events but often propelling them. The protagonist has been characterized as the antithesis of the "Ugly American", a sophist. ore.

World's End is the first novel of Upton Sinclair's Lanny Budd series. First published in 1940, after World War II had begun in Europe the previous year, the story covers the period from 1913 to 1919, before and after World War I. Lanny Budd is a teenage student at a private school in Germany for music and dance. Budd, born in Switzerland, is the grandson of the president of Budd Gunmakers in New England.

Home Upton Sinclair The Return of Lanny Budd. To the many ‘Lanny Budd’ lovers all over. the world who have written letters. asking me to write this book. There was no end to the details you had to attend to when you were running a radio programme, a small weekly paper, and a newspaper syndicate; but the task had its compensations, for you met the great minds of your time and it helped to sustain your hopes for the human race. They packed their bags and set their alarm clock for six in the morning. The return of lanny budd, . 9. Part of Lanny Budd series by Upton Sinclair. The fiction in this book is the writer’s own; the facts belong to history and every person in the free world has a right to be proud of them. Upton Sinclair (1878–1968) was a Pulitzer Prize–winning author, activist, and politician whose novel The Jungle (1906) led to the passage of the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act. Born into an impoverished family in Baltimore, Maryland, Sinclair entered City College of New York five days before his fourteenth birthday.

Book 11 of 11 in the World's End (Lanny Budd) Series. Bottom Line First: As a series, the Lanny Budd books by Upton Sinclair are a grand scale view of the first half of the 20th century. Each of the books has a you are there quality. In The Return of Lanny Budd, the last and to me the least of the series you get something more like a propaganda piece.

World’s End, 1913-1919. Meet Lanning Lanny Budd, a teenager who’s coming-of-age innocence gets shattered when bombs start to drop and the body count of WWI starts to build. The Return of Lanny Budd, 1946-1949. And it’s here where Lanny realizes his work-unlike Sinclair’s beloved series-is far from over.

Book 11, The Lanny Budd Novels. View More by This Author. This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Presidential secret agent Lanny Budd is called back into action in post-war Germany as the Cold War begins. Since the age of thirteen, Lanny Budd has been more than an eyewitness to history.

Exposure of the epic World's End Lanny budd Series by Upton Sinclair. The first hardbound complete series since the original viking bestsellers in the 1940's and early 1950's. We can also provide testimonials of the outstanding quality of the books. We also included Upton's 4 page reason for writing the first book, World's End, which he thought would be the only book he would write. Because he wrote the other ten, we thought the reader should know why he started this epic series. Stephen Courts June 28, 2011 Columbus, Ohio.

Let's put the cards on the table and confess that it was with something of relief that I accepted O Shepherd, Speak! as the end of Lanny Budd, and that his "return" was unwelcome news. Upton Sinclair, a lifelong vigorous socialist, first became well known with a powerful muckraking novel, The Jungle, in 1906.

Fiction; Historical
Reviews: 2
It is exhilarating to have available reprints of the entire Lanny Budd series of books by Upton Sinclair, although each of the eleven volumes has now been cut into two parts.
After a four year hiatus, the last of the series, alternatively known as the World's End series after the title of the initial volume published in 1940, Sinclair has his continuing character Lanny Budd return.
Sinclair intended to have the series end with 'O Shepherd, Speak!', published in 1949. This volume contained an index indicating in which of the ten original volumes each character, both fictional and historic, appeared. For example, FDR was introduced in Volume III, page 305. 'The Return of Lanny Budd', although published in 1953, takes up the continuing story of the Budds and colleagues in October of 1946. This time, the Soviet Union is the enemy, not Imperial Germany and the Third Reich. The USSR (and Mao's Communist Chinese) were treated with, in the least, empathy in the original series. In 'The Return', these regimes are recognized as being as much a threat to world peace as the Nazis were before them.
Whether Sinclair wrote 'The Return' out of genuine contrition for the praise heaped upon the USSR in the earlier volumes, or whether thr writer was pressured to recant under the threat of McCarthyism, is open to conjecture.
But, regardless of motive, it is glorious to have Lanny, Laurel, Rick, Nina, Bernhardt Monck, and yes, even Kurt Meissner, return to my nightstand. The 'World's End' series is 20th century history in easy doses, albeit being the world according to Upton Sinclair.
I have just completed the last volume in the Lanny Budd series, having read the entire series over several years. This is a fantastic work of historical fiction that is both informative and entertaining. It illuminates the famous precept that those who cannot remember (or never knew) the past are condemned to repeat it. There is much to be learned from Upton Sinclair and Lanny Budd applicable to problems facing the world today. It was certainly well worth the time.