TAILIEUCHUNG - Gale Encyclopedia Of American Law 3Rd Edition Volume 9 P23

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law Volume 9 P23 fully illuminates today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, important documents and more. Legal issues are fully discussed in easy-to-understand language, including such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and thousands more. | 208 SINCLAIR UPTON BEALL I AIMED AT THE public s HEART AND BY ACCIDENT I HIT IT IN THE STOMACH. Upton Sinclair insofar as material may be considered in connection with other circumstances. Generally however such evidence is deemed too speculative in nature to serve as the sole basis for a presumption of survivorship. FURTHER READINGS Johnson J. Rodney. 1994. The New Uniform Simultaneous Death Act. Probate Property 8 May-June . Waggoner Lawrence W. 1994. The Revised Uniform Probate Code. Trusts Estates May 1 . CROSS REFERENCES Death and Dying Estate and Gift Taxes. V SINCLAIR UPTON BEALL Upton Beall Sinclair was a famous American writer and essayist whose book The Jungle an exposé of Chicago s meatpacking industry shocked the nation and led to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906. Sinclair was born September 20 1878 to a prominent but financially troubled family in Baltimore Maryland. Sinclair s father was a liquor salesman who was also an alcoholic. His mother a teetotaler came from a wealthy background. In 1888 the Sinclair family moved to New York. Sinclair s father sold hats but spent his earnings on alcohol. Sinclair who became a teetotaler like his mother moved between two different financial worlds the relative life of poverty with his father and mother and the affluence he experienced when visiting his mother s well-to-do parents. He later stated that experiencing the two extremes helped make him a socialist. Sinclair began to write dime novels books of pulp fiction that sold for 10 cents when he was a teenager. At age 14 he attended New York City College financing his education by writing for newspapers and magazines. In 1897 Sinclair enrolled at Columbia University. He continued to write prodigiously a habit that became lifelong. By the time he died Sinclair had published close to one hundred books. In 1901 Sinclair released his first book Springtime and Harvest later republished as King Midas. Around the same time he became involved in the .