Let them call me rebel: Saul Alinsky, his life and legacy

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Knopf, Nov 12, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 595 pages
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The first, only, and definitive book on the great community organizer and social activist whose ideas and programs are relevant now more than ever.

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Let them call me rebel: Saul Alinsky: his life and legacy

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This is an important account of a "complex and idiosyncratic'' urban populist who insisted that power was the keystone of social change. Horwitt expands on the work done by P. David Finks in The ... Read full review

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When I come back, I want to be just like Saul Alinsky. Read full review


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Sanford D. Horwitt is an author, book critic and policy advisor to foundations and nonprofit organizations concerned with promoting civic engagement and strengthening democratic institutions. He is the author of "Let Them Call Me Rebel", a biography of Saul Alinsky. His book reviews and essays have appeared in "The New York Times, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune", and other publications. In Washington, he was a speechwriter for Congressman Abner Mikva. Born in Milwaukee, he received his bachelor's and doctoral degrees at Northwestern University. He lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife, Joan. They have two sons, Dusty and Jeff.