Citizens by Meyer Levin

By Meyer Levin

“A wonderful American novel—one of the simplest I ever read.” —Ernest Hemingway


For Chicago health care professional, Mitch Wilner, July 4th, 1937, begun as a standard holiday—a leisurely afternoon on the seashore along with his spouse and children. yet by way of the tip 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 unstable 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 through the metal mill businesses, the mind-blowing 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, classification, and racial obstacles, and actually embodies the spirit of the yank dream.

Inspired by way of the awful occasions of Chicago’s historical Memorial Day bloodbath, electorate takes an unflinching examine many of the darkest days in smooth U.S. exertions background, and the lengthy shadow they solid on next exertions flow and legislation. Mitch’s trip to appreciate and alter the area round him will resound as essentially this present day because it did while Meyer Levin first released voters to nice acclaim in 1940.

“One of the simplest American writers operating within the lifelike tradition.” —Norman Mailer

“[A] lengthy, strong, photographic novel.”—Kirkus Reviews

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