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The Goose-Step: A Study of American Education by  Upton SINCLAIR - Hardcover - Revised Edition - 1936 - from Lorne Bair Rare Books and

The Goose-Step: A Study of American Education

by SINCLAIR, Upton

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New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1936. Revised Edition. Hardcover. A bitter attack on the American university system, with frequent reference to Sinclair's own experiences at Columbia University and with Columbia President Nicholas Murray Butler, whom Sinclair portrays as a puppet of the city's business interests. AHOUSE A30c. Octavo (21cm); light gray cloth, with titles stamped in brown on spine; brick red topstain; dustjacket; x,488,[12]pp. Small booksellers ticket to rear pastedown, spine ends slightly nudged, lower board corners gently tapped (though still sharp), else Near Fine, with a bright, even topstain. Dustjacket is price-clipped, gently spine-sunned and lightly edgeworn, with a few tiny tears and attendant creases; Very Good+ to Near Fine.


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