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Moon Is Down

by John Steinbeck The Moon is Down chronicles the uncontrollable, unalterable chain of events that is released by an act of brutality. In a masterful tale of the effects of invasion on both conquerer and conquered, John Steinbeck delves into the motivations and emotions of a German commander who is only following orders, and paints […]

Once There Was A War

by John Steinbeck “Age can never dull this kind of writing,” writes the Chicago Tribune of John Steinbeck’s dispatches from World War II, filed for the New York Herald Tribune in 1943, which vividly captured the human side of war. Writing from England in the midst of the London blitz, North Africa, and Italy, Steinbeck […]

Journal Of A Novel

by John Steinbeck Each working day from January 29 to November 1, 1951, John Steinbeck warmed up to the work of writing East of Eden with a letter to the late Pascal Covici, his friend and editor at The Viking Press. It was his way, he said, of “getting my mental arm in shape to […]

Russian Journal

by John Steinbeck Steinbeck and Capa’s account of their journey through Cold War Russia is a classic piece of reportage and travel writing.   Just after the Iron Curtain fell on Eastern Europe, Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck and acclaimed war photographer Robert Capa ventured into the Soviet Union to report for the New York […]