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America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction

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  • Posted October 26, 2009

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    America and Americas and Selected Nonfiction

    I didn't know that John Steinbeck wrote nonfiction. In fact, many readers might only recognize Steinbeck's most popular works, such as The Grapes of Wrath, The Pearl, and Of Mice And Men. However, this collection of short stories and anecdotes proves that Steinbeck also has the gift of nonfiction writing. Many of these short stories were written when he was a news journalist in the Vietnam War. Many reporters were only documenting the actual events of War; however, Steinbeck chose to travel with the soldiers and document the feelings and attitudes associated with War. This opened up a whole new aspect of War journalism. While most of these selections were written in the 60's, his views on politics come full circle today as we see many of his predictions based on human behavior come alive today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2007

    Still Piercingly Perceptive

    Steinbeck's insights into American culture seem prescient. His description of what we were seems to be a prophecy of what we have become.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2003

    Great Read!

    John Steinbeck was a great American author who truly wrote some of the most readable novels. I had not read any of his non-fiction until this book. I can say without a doubt that his non-fiction is equally as enjoyable as his fiction.I think everyone should read this. The problems and situations he talks about in his writing, read as if they were written about today's world.

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