my Random House book--on the birth of modern politics, through the story of Upton Sinclair's incredible leftwing race for governor of California in 1934--which won the Goldsmith Book Prize in 1993. Lepore's article opens with a lengthy look at the Sinclair campaign, where Whitaker & Baxter, played a key role, but did not mention my book.
Happy to report, however, that she has written a blog post at the magazine, looking at her research, and here she cites my book up front, noting that I called the Sinclair race "the campaign of the century"--indeed, that's the title of the book--and hailing the book: "Mitchell’s compelling account traces the chicanery not principally of Whitaker and Baxter but of a number of Sinclair’s other adversaries, including Louis B. Mayer of M.G.M."
Friday, September 21, 2012
My Book: "A Compelling Account"
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: email@example.com. Twitter: @GregMitch