A Russian Journal

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Paragon House, 1948 - Biography & Autobiography - 220 pages
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Describes the experiences of the author and photographer when, after the war, they traveled through the countryside visiting villages, factories, and farms

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A Russian journal

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After the Iron Curtain was established following World War II, Steinbeck, along with photographer Bob Capa, ventured into the Soviet Union on behalf of the New York Herald Tribune. This 1948 volume collects the full run of his reports with numerous pictures. Read full review


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About the author (1948)

No writer is more quintessentially American than John Steinbeck. Born in 1902 in Salinas, California, Steinbeck attended Stanford University before working at a series of mostly blue-collar jobs and embarking on his literary career. Profoundly committed to social progress, he used his writing to raise issues of labor exploitation and the plight of the common man, penning some of the greatest American novels of the twentieth century and winning such prestigious awards as the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He received the Nobel Prize in 1962, "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception." Today, more than thirty years after his death, he remains one of America's greatest writers and cultural figures.

Robert Capa, considered "the greatest war photographer in the world," was born in 1913 in Hungary. He covered all the major battles of World War II. On assignment for "Life "magazine in 1954, Capa was killed in Vietnam.

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