Obscene in the Extreme

Staff Pick Badge
Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath By Rick Wartzman Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781586487676
Availability: IN WAREHOUSE - Usually Ships in 3-7 Business Days
Published: PublicAffairs - September 1st, 2009

A gripping account of the furor that surrounded the publication of Steinbeck's towering novel about the Great Depression. The book was especially denounced in Kern County, California, a pivotal setting in the novel, where officials tried to ban the book from the public libraries, igniting a firestorm of controversy that stretched across the country.  ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves