In Dubious Battle
A riveting novel of labor strife and apocalyptic violence that maps the frontier where the masses become a mob
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 a principled defiance metamorphosesáinto blind fanaticism. Caught in the upheaval is Jim Nolan, a once aimless man who find himself in the course of the strike, briefly becomes its leader, and is ultimately crushed in its service.
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In Dubious Battle (Penguin Classics)User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Not among the author├ƒ┬»├‚┬┐├‚┬Żs best-known works, this 1936 story of a young man drawn into labor disputes between migrants workers and apple orchard landowners foreshadows the events of ... Read full review
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I really enjoyed this book. It was on the list of books for my history class and I just wrote a paper responding to it. I found the book very easy to read and the characters had a lot of depth. It's a ... Read full review