Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2011 - 276 pages
The tactics and strategy of Alinsky, who died in 1972, have been studied by people as diverse as Barack Obama, Csar Chavez, Hilary Clinton, Dick Armey, the Tea Partiers and activists and organizers of every persuasion. Thousands of organizations a...
 

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Contents

ONE
1
TWO
21
THREE
46
FOUR
61
FIVE
74
SIX
87
SEVEN
97
EIGHT
110
THIRTEEN
167
FOURTEEN
182
FIFTEEN
187
SIXTEEN
202
SEVENTEEN
212
EIGHTEEN
220
NOTES
229
FRONT COVER FLAP
236

NINE
125
TEN
139
ELEVEN
149
TWELVE
158
BACK COVER FLAP
238
BACK COVER MATERIAL
239
Index
241
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Nicholas von Hoffman was born in New York City on October 16, 1929. After graduating from Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx in 1948, he took a research job at the University of Chicago. In 1954, he became a field organizer in black and Hispanic communities on the South Side. He started his journalism career in 1963 at The Chicago Sun-Times. He wrote for The Washington Post from 1966 to 1976. After leaving The Post, he wrote syndicated freelance columns for King Features, wrote book reviews and magazine articles for The Times, and contributed to numerous publications including The New Republic, Esquire, Vogue, The Nation, Harper's, and The New York Review of Books. In the early 1970s, he was a commentator on the Point/Counterpoint segment of the CBS program 60 Minutes. He was fired in 1974 for remarks he made about President Richard Nixon. He broadcast 250 commentaries on public affairs in the 1980s for the syndicated radio program Byline. He wrote columns for the weekly newspaper The New York Observer from 1993 to 2008 and contributed to Architectural Digest from 1996 to 2007. He also composed the libretto for Deborah Drattell's 2003 production of Nicholas and Alexandra by the Los Angeles Opera. His first book, Mississippi Notebook, was published in 1964. His other nonfiction books included Multiversity, We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us Against, Citizen Cohn, Hoax: Why Americans Are Suckered by White House Lies, and Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky. He wrote two novels entitled Organized Crimes and Two, Three, Many More. He also collaborated with Garry B. Trudeau on The Fireside Watergate and Tales from the Margaret Mead Taproom. von Hoffman died from kidney failure on February 1, 2018 at the age of 88.

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