By Meyer Levin
THE fee OF PROGRESS
For Chicago surgeon, Mitch Wilner, July 4th, 1937, begun as a standard holiday—a leisurely afternoon on the seashore along with his spouse and young ones. yet via the tip of the day, a calm protest erupts in violence, as unarmed metal mill strikers are attacked through the neighborhood police strength, and Mitch is inadvertently thrust into the risky middle of the Little metal Strike.
In the times and months that persist with, Mitch witnesses firsthand the competitive strike-breaking strategies applied by way of the metal mill businesses, the surprising brutality of the gurus, and the blatant corruption of the neighborhood govt and media. yet within the unionists, Mitch discovers a bond that crosses ethnic, category, and racial obstacles, and really embodies the spirit of the yank dream.
Inspired through the bleak occasions of Chicago’s old Memorial Day bloodbath, voters takes an unflinching examine the various darkest days in glossy U.S. exertions heritage, and the lengthy shadow they solid on next exertions move and legislation. Mitch’s trip to appreciate and alter the realm round him will resound as in actual fact this day because it did while Meyer Levin first released electorate to nice acclaim in 1940.
“One of the easiest American writers operating within the real looking tradition.” —Norman Mailer
“[A] lengthy, robust, photographic novel.”—Kirkus Reviews
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Citizens by Meyer Levin