America and Americans, and Selected Nonfiction

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Penguin Books, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 429 pages
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More than four decades after his death, John Steinbeck remains one of the nation's most beloved authors. Yet few know of his career as a journalist who covered world events from the Great Depression to Vietnam. Now, this distinctive collection offers a portrait of the artist as citizen, deeply engaged in the world around him. In addition to the complete text of Steinbeck's last published book, America and Americans, this volume brings together for the first time more than fifty of Steinbeck's finest essays and journalistic pieces on Salinas, Sag Harbor, Arthur Miller, Woody Guthrie, the Vietnam War and more. This edition is edited by Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw and Steinbeck biographer Jackson J. Benson.


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Review: America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction

User Review  - Robert - Goodreads

It is such a shame that John Steinbeck, my favorite author, spent virtually all of his time in the latter part of his career writing non-fiction, America and Americans included. The ONLY reason I ... Read full review

Review: America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

In America and Americans we see a different side to John Steinbeck. We don't see the earthy novelist writing about Salinas or some other nameless province in California. We see John Steinbeck the ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

John Steinbeck (1902-1968) was born in Salinas, California. Universally recognized as one of the greatest American writers, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1962.

Susan Shillinglaw is director of the Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University.

Jackson J. Benson is the author of the acclaimed biography John Steinbeck, Writer, winner of the PEN-West USA award for nonfiction.

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