Citizens by Meyer Levin

By Meyer Levin

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


For Chicago health professional, Mitch Wilner, July 4th, 1937, begun as a customary holiday—a leisurely afternoon on the seashore along with his spouse and kids. yet by way of the tip of the day, a calm 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 persist with, Mitch witnesses firsthand the competitive strike-breaking strategies applied by way of the metal mill businesses, the excellent brutality of the specialists, and the blatant corruption of the neighborhood executive and media. yet within the unionists, Mitch discovers a bond that crosses ethnic, type, and racial limitations, and actually embodies the spirit of the yankee dream.

Inspired via the bleak occasions of Chicago’s ancient Memorial Day bloodbath, voters takes an unflinching examine a few of the darkest days in sleek U.S. hard work background, and the lengthy shadow they solid on next exertions circulation and legislations. Mitch’s trip to appreciate and alter the area round him will resound as truly this present day because it did while Meyer Levin first released electorate to nice acclaim in 1940.

“One of the easiest American writers operating within the reasonable tradition.” —Norman Mailer

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

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