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By Meyer Levin

“A high-quality American novel—one of the easiest I ever read.” —Ernest Hemingway


For Chicago health practitioner, Mitch Wilner, July 4th, 1937, begun as a regular holiday—a leisurely afternoon on the seashore together with his spouse and youngsters. yet through the top of the day, a relaxed protest erupts in violence, as unarmed metal mill strikers are attacked via the neighborhood police strength, and Mitch is inadvertently thrust into the risky center of the Little metal Strike.

In the times and months that keep on with, Mitch witnesses firsthand the competitive strike-breaking strategies applied by means of the metal mill businesses, the fabulous brutality of the professionals, and the blatant corruption of the neighborhood govt and media. yet within the unionists, Mitch discovers a bond that crosses ethnic, category, and racial obstacles, and actually embodies the spirit of the yank dream.

Inspired by way of the bleak occasions of Chicago’s ancient Memorial Day bloodbath, electorate takes an unflinching examine a number of the darkest days in sleek U.S. hard work background, and the lengthy shadow they solid on next hard work stream and legislation. Mitch’s trip to appreciate and alter the realm round him will resound as sincerely 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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