Winepress of The Grapes of Wrath

Steinbeck's novel was decried as "too liberal". School boards in the states of New York, Illinois, California, and elsewhere banned Grapes of Wrath. Politically sensitive Oklahoma Congressman Lyle Boren reviled the story as "a lie, a black infernal creation of a twisted, distorted mind". But, this story was no lie and John Steinbeck the author placed his own life at risk to bring relief to a desperate people.