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Upton Sinclair

I can find no relationship to the Duchess of Windsor. I am from Missouri
"Show me"

Reality check time. Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland. His
father, Upton Beall Sinclair, was a liquor salesman whose alcoholism
shadowed his son's childhood. Priscilla Harden, his mother, came from a
relatively wealthy family. She hated alcohol and did not even drink coffee
or tea. When Sinclair was ten, the family moved to New York. His father sold
hats and spent his evenings in bars. Later Sinclair said: "...as far back as
I can remember, my life was a series of Cinderella transformations; one
night I would be sleeping on a vermin-ridden sofa in a lodging house, and
the next night under silken coverlets in a fashionable home. It all depended
on whether my father had the money for that week's board."


ref  The Consequences of Land Speculation are Tenantry and Debt on the
Farms, and Slums and Luxury in the Cities
by Upton Sinclair

The Profits of Religion, by Upton Sinclair

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