Pasadena CA: Upton Sinclair, 1924.
Illustrated by Art Young. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #14007
Tone, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; Muckraking expose of public education (and indoctrination) in US schools. "You send these little ones to school. Twenty-three millions of them troop off every week-day morning, with their shining faces newly washed, their clothes cleaned and mended. You bear them, you rear them, with infinite pains and devotion you prepare them, and feed them into the gigantic educational machine. You do not know much about this machine. You have turned it over to others to run. Every year you pay to maintain it a billion dollars of weealth which you have produced by real and earnest toil. You take it for granted that this billion dollar machine is competently used; that those who run the machine are giving your twenty-three million children the best education that forty-three dollars and forty-seven cents per child will buy. The purpose of this book is to show you how the "invisible government" of Big Business which controls the rest of America has taken over the charge of your children." - Introductory. ; x, 454, 7 ad pages.