1) The jungle
10) Mental Radio
Prolific author and political activist Upton Sinclair throws the upheaval of the early twentieth century into sharp relief in 100%: The Story of a Patriot. In a matter of instants, a bomb blast transmutes Peter Gudge's entire existence into chaos, and in the resulting pandemonium, he's forced to reexamine all of his values and beliefs.
What would happen if Jesus Christ paid a visit to California in the early twentieth century? That's exactly what transpires in this thought-provoking tale from Upton Sinclair, author of the renowned meatpacking industry expose, The Jungle. Sinclair's messiah figure has a lot to say about the decadence of 1920s America, and not much of it is positive.
The son of a prominent coal magnate, Hal Warner is horrified by the dangerous working conditions, long hours, and starvation wages endured by the men who toil in his family’s mines. He tries to rouse other members of his privileged class to a similar state of indignation, but...