The most dangerous man in Detroit: Walter Reuther and the fate of American labor

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Basic Books, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 575 pages
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A stirring biography of a hero in the struggle for economic justice and a book that probes the question: Whatever happened to labor liberalism in America?"Excellent . . . gripping. . . . Mr. Lichtenstein has produced more than a biography. He has given us an elegantly written and unfailingly intelligent portrait of American labor in the mid-twentieth century."--Alan Brinkley, "New York Times Book Review"

"In an ideal union of scholarship and literature, Nelson Lichtenstein properly places labor leader Walter Reuther in the center of the most important social and political movements of the 20th century. This is an important book."--Julian BondA

"A meticulously researched, clearly written and quickly paced story . . . a masterful portrayal of the social and political stage on which the labor leader performed." "--Washington Post Book World"

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Lichtenstein (history, Univ. of Virginia) has written a comprehensive account of the public career of Reuther (1907-70), one of the outstanding U.S. labor leaders from the 1930s until his untimely ... Read full review

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Contents

J LIFE AT THE ROUGE
13
TOOLING AT GORKY
25
RADICAL CADRE AND NEW DEAL UNION
47
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Nelson Lichtenstein is the MacArthur Foundation Professor of History and director of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy at the University of California, Santa Barbara.