In dubious battle
At once a relentlessly fast-paced, admirably observed novel of social unrest and the story of a young man's struggle for identity, "In Dubious Battle" is set in the California apple country, where a strike by migrant workers against rapacious landowners spirals out of control, as principled defiance metamorphoses into blind fanatacism. Caught up in this upheaval is Jim Nolan, a once aimless man who finds himself in the course of the strike, briefly becomes its leader, and is ultimately crushed in its service.
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Review: In Dubious BattleUser Review - Susan Johnson - Goodreads
4.5 stars Steinbeck writes another memorable novel that I had neither read or heard of before which says a lot for my ignorance of an author who writes about places in my back yard. I had read "Grapes ... Read full review
Review: In Dubious BattleUser Review - Zach - Goodreads
In Dubious Battle is a thrilling procedural about a labor strike in a California valley dominated by a handful of landowners. It is also a penetrating examination of group psychology, the motives and ... Read full review