Zena Sutherland

Download PDF Print Page Citation Share Link

Last Updated on May 6, 2015, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 101

Although fictionalized, the life story of Joshua Bowen … [in Underground Man] is based on fact: the sources cited in the author's postscript are evidence that Milton Meltzer has done the thorough research that distinguishes his nonfiction titles…. Spare in construction, the book has historical interest, dramatic appeal, and an aura of suspense and danger that emanates from the events rather than by the declaration of the author.

Illustration of PDF document

Download Milton Meltzer Study Guide

Subscribe Now

Zena Sutherland, in her review of "Underground Man," in Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (reprinted by permission of The University of Chicago Press; © 1973 by The University of Chicago), Vol. 27, No. 1, September, 1973, p. 14.

Unlock This Study Guide Now

Start your 48-hour free trial and unlock all the summaries, Q&A, and analyses you need to get better grades now.

  • 30,000+ book summaries
  • 20% study tools discount
  • Ad-free content
  • PDF downloads
  • 300,000+ answers
  • 5-star customer support
Start your 48-hour free trial

Janet P. Sarratt


Kirkus Reviews