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Lincoln Steffens: A Biography Book Review Summary

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Lincoln Steffens was most well known as a muckraking journalist in New York City in the beginning of the 20th century. As a young man he went off to Europe ostensibly for education and returned married to an older woman. His first job was with the New York Evening Post where he worked on many of the issues surrounding Tammany Hall corruption. He was a friend of the reforming Police Commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt. Later in life he became interested in radical causes and lived on until 1936.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   journalist/editor Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1900+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Century:    -   1900-1920's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   challenged If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   More 6-10 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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