Harp song for a radical: the life and times of Eugene Victor Debs

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Alfred Knopf, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 599 pages
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The late author of Miss MacIntosh, My Darling presents a monumental biography, a quarter century in the making, of labor leader Eugene Victor Debs, founder of the International Workers of the World and the American Socialist Party. 15,000 first printing.

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A surreal, artistic, impressionistic view of the of the growth of the US social consciousness in the context of raw capitalism as we entered the last century. If you know the story, this is a nice ... Read full review

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This is a passionate, impressionistic overview of political protest and idealism in the nineteenth century focused on the person of the man who embodied native American radicalism at the beginning of the twentieth, the very soul of the American dream, the secular saint: Eugene Victor Debs. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Marguerite Young was the author of one novel, Miss MacIntosh, My Darling; two books of poetry, Prismatic Ground and Moderate Fable; and the nonfiction epic Angel in the Forest: A Fairy Tale of Two Utopias. She taught creative writing at Indiana, Columbia, Fairleigh Dickinson, and Fordham Universities, the University of Iowa, and the New School for Social Research. She was born in 1908 in Indiana, lived in New York City for forty-seven years, and, during the last two years of her life, returned to Indianapolis. Harp Song for a Radical began as an essay on Debs and Indiana, and became for Marguerite Young a life-long work. She died before finishing her final editing of the book--a task completed by her friend of many years, Charles Ruas.

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