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In Dubious Battle - John Steinbeck, Warren French
In Dubious Battle
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140186413 (0140186417)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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jbarrett5 book reviews, etc
jbarrett5 book reviews, etc rated it
4.5
Indubious Battle by John Steinbeck1936 original about labor strikes and how the workers during the Depression years in CA. Jim Nolan, the leader as he strives to find his identity.Includes the authors writing throughout his life. Starts out when they gather to pick the apples and there is talk of th...
Michael's Book Babble
Michael's Book Babble rated it
4.5 Classic Steinbeck
In Dubious Battle is classic Steinbeck, and I say that after only have read three other novels by him (Of Mice and Men, Grapes of Wrath, The Pearl). It has all of the right ingredients and all of the delightful prose we’ve come to know and love. Steinbeck was a pro when it came to telling things as ...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
3.0 In Dubious Battle (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
Considered by some to be among Steinbeck's best, In Dubious Battle is a precursor to The Grapes of Wrath. Several scenes from Steinbeck's Pulitzer winner seem to be foretold and expanded upon in In Dubious Battle. It is the story of members of the Communist Party, organizing a strike of fruit pick...
Marvin's Bookish Blog
Marvin's Bookish Blog rated it
5.0
There is not a Steinbeck novel I don't like, but In Dubious Battle has stayed with me the longest. This novel is also the one that Steinbeck fans often "forget" about. Its tale of the struggles between a party organizer and the agricultural "system" doesn't fit well with reader's depiction of good a...
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