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John Steinbeck was a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist whose book The Grapes of Wrath portrayed the plight of migrant workers during the Depression.
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A short biography of John Steinbeck who gave voice to working class America. In 1939, he reported on migrant farm workers for the San Francisco Chronicle, providing the basis for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Grapes of Wrath."
In 1884 Mark Twain published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and furthered his rebellious nature as one of America's premiere authors.
Mark Twain's early life in Florida, Missouri served as a great inspiration for his later literary works, including his most famous character, Tom Sawyer.
One of Mark Twain's most profitable ventures was the New York publishing house he founded and the memoir of Ulysses S. Grant that he published.
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Following that great success, Steinbeck served as a war correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune during World War II. He also traveled to Mexico to collect marine life with his friend Edward F. Ricketts, a marine biologist. Their collaboration resulted in the book Sea of Cortez (1941), which describes the marine life in the Gulf of California.
In the last 25 years of his life Steinbeck wrote books including Cannery Row (1945), Burning Bright (1950),
East of Eden (1952), The Winter of Our Discontent (1961) and Travels with Charley: In Search of America (1962). In 1962, Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died of heart disease on December 20, 1968, in his New York City home.
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