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|Description||Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) wrote over 90 books in several genres. He was considered to be a leading social advocate. Because of his novel The Jungle, which dealt with conditions in the meat packing industry, the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act were passed. In The Moneychangers, Lucy Dupree arrives from New Orleans and expects her old friend Allan Montague, a successful lawyer, to introduce her into elite circles. Against a background of the 1907 Wall Street panic, Lucy discovers that glittering New York society is ripe with intrigue, rivalry, and the unscrupulous hunger for power.|