Let Them Call Me Rebel: Saul Alinsky, His Life and Legacy

Front Cover
Vintage Books, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 618 pages
9 Reviews
In the course of his flamboyant career as an all-purpose activist, Saul Alinsky went from organizing working-class ethnics in one of Chicago's most blighted neighborhoods to mapping out strategies for the civil rights and antiwar movements of the 1960s. He enlisted allies-from Catholic clergymen to labor unionists and black activists-in battles waged against opponents from slumlords to the Eastman Kodak corporation. The range of Alinsky's activities, the intensity of his beliefs, and his exhilarating mixture of crudeness and calculation almost vibrate off the pages of this passionate and inspiring biography.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Not a very good book unless you want to read a book dripping with predjudice

Review: Let Them Call Me Rebel: Saul Alinsky: His Life and Legacy

User Review  - Matthew - Goodreads

Although a biography on Saul Alinsky, there's a lot of great detail in this book on fundamentals of the community organization process and it's ties to neighborhood support institutions, eg churches ... Read full review


Sarahs Son
Helene and the University of Chicago
Prison Bug Ward and Other Stories

27 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information