|Plot Summary of Lincoln Steffens: A Biography|
|"Lincoln Steffens was most well known as a muckraking journalist in New York City in the beginning of the 20th century. As a young man he went off to Europe ostensibly for education and returned married to an older woman. His first job was with the New York Evening Post where he worked on many of the issues surrounding Tammany Hall corruption. He was a friend of the reforming Police Commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt. Later in life he became interested in radical causes and lived on until 1936.
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Lincoln Steffens: A Biography|
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Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- More 6-10 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
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