The Other American
The Life of Michael Harrington
By (author) Maurice Isserman
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Other American by Maurice Isserman
Book DescriptionThe critically praised biography of "the man who discovered poverty" and inspired a generation-now in paperback for scholars and anyone else interested in American politics, the politics of poverty, and the history of the New Left. Most Americans first heard of Michael Harrington with the publication of The Other America, his seminal book on American poverty. Isserman expertly tracks Harrington's beginnings in the Catholic Worker movement, his abandonment of his once deeply-held Catholicism, his life in 1950s Greenwich Village, and is evolution as a thinker. Along the way he dispels numerous myths, including several Harrington himself encouraged. And he explains why Harrington, who more than any other single individual seemed perfectly positioned to play the role of adult mentor to the New Left in the 1960s, instead fell into disfavor with young campus activists, and lost the opportunity of a lifetime to make his Democratic Socialist perspective a relevant force in American politics. The Other American received rave reviews in The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune and more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781586480363
(235mm x 156mm x 36mm)
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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