By Meyer Levin
THE fee OF PROGRESS
For Chicago health professional, Mitch Wilner, July 4th, 1937, started as a regular holiday—a leisurely afternoon on the seashore together with his spouse and children. yet via the top of the day, a relaxed protest erupts in violence, as unarmed metal mill strikers are attacked by way of the neighborhood police strength, and Mitch is inadvertently thrust into the risky middle of the Little metal Strike.
In the times and months that keep on with, Mitch witnesses firsthand the competitive strike-breaking strategies carried out via the metal mill businesses, the extraordinary brutality of the experts, and the blatant corruption of the neighborhood govt and media. yet within the unionists, Mitch discovers a bond that crosses ethnic, type, and racial obstacles, and really embodies the spirit of the yankee dream.
Inspired by way of the bleak occasions of Chicago’s old Memorial Day bloodbath, voters takes an unflinching examine many of the darkest days in glossy U.S. hard work historical past, and the lengthy shadow they solid on next hard work circulation and legislations. Mitch’s trip to appreciate and alter the realm round him will resound as essentially at the present time because it did whilst Meyer Levin first released voters to nice acclaim in 1940.
“One of the simplest American writers operating within the reasonable tradition.” —Norman Mailer
“[A] lengthy, strong, photographic novel.”—Kirkus Reviews
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