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By Meyer Levin
THE cost OF PROGRESS
For Chicago doctor, Mitch Wilner, July 4th, 1937, started as a customary holiday—a leisurely afternoon on the seashore along with his spouse and teenagers. yet by means of the tip of the day, a calm protest erupts in violence, as unarmed metal mill strikers are attacked by means of the neighborhood police strength, and Mitch is inadvertently thrust into the risky center of the Little metal Strike.
In the times and months that persist with, Mitch witnesses firsthand the competitive strike-breaking strategies carried out via the metal mill businesses, the surprising brutality of the gurus, and the blatant corruption of the neighborhood executive and media. yet within the unionists, Mitch discovers a bond that crosses ethnic, type, and racial obstacles, and actually embodies the spirit of the yank dream.
Inspired through the awful occasions of Chicago’s historical Memorial Day bloodbath, electorate takes an unflinching examine the various darkest days in glossy U.S. exertions historical past, and the lengthy shadow they forged on next hard work circulate and legislations. Mitch’s trip to appreciate and alter the area round him will resound as sincerely this present day because it did whilst Meyer Levin first released electorate to nice acclaim in 1940.
“One of the easiest American writers operating within the sensible tradition.” —Norman Mailer
“[A] lengthy, robust, photographic novel.”—Kirkus Reviews
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Citizens by Meyer Levin