by Stuart Elliott
As the year nears an end, it’s a good time for summing up and making lists. We thought our readers might interested in a wrap=-up of books that we reviewed in Talking Union over the last year. We stretched things a bit by including books discussed in the last half of 2012. As we looked over the list, we felt that there were a few 2013 books that also deserved to be mentioned in this post although the haven’t ‘been reviewed on Talking Union yet. We’ll start with these and follow, after the break, with the labor books reviewed on Talking Union.
If you order through the links to the unionized Powell’s books, a portion of your purchase will benefit DSA and Talking Union.
If we have missed a book feel free to add it in the comments section.
Not Yet Reviewed
Andrew Levison, The White Working Class Today
William P. Jones, The March on Washington
David Cogswell, Illustrated by C.M. Butzer Unions for Beginners
Kari Lydersen, Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago’s 99%
Reviewed in Talking Union
Randy Shaw, Activist Handbook
Reviewed by Steve Early New Book Offers Training Manual for Winning Social Change
Barbara Garson, Down the Up Escalator: How the 99% Live in the Great Recession,
Reviewed by Jane Slaughter book review and video
Reviewed by Duane Campbell, How U.S. Policy Drives Mexican Migration
George Packer,The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
Reviewed by Michael Hirsch, Capitalism Gone Wild
Kristian Williams, William Munger and Lara Messersmith-Glavin (editors), Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency
Matt Apuzzo & Adam Goldman, Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD’s Secret Spying Unit and Bin Laden’s Final Plot Against America
Reviewed by Michael Hirsch,Coin of the Realm: Sprawling Police State Brings the Wars Home
Diane Ravitch, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to Americas Public Schools
Reviewed by Deborah Meier, Diane Ravitch’s Important New Book on Eduction
Eric Larson, Jobs With Justice: 25 Years, 25 Voices
Reviewed by Steve Early JWJ at 25: A “New Idea” From 1980s Still Alive & Kicking Today
Bruce Neuberger, Lettuce Wars: Ten Years of Work and Struggle in the Fields of California
Frank Bardacke,Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers
Miriam Pawel, The Union of Their Dreams
Reviewed by Michael Hirsch Hardhats for Peace: A Review
Jane McAlevey Raising Expectations
Talking Union featured Sarah Jaffe’s interview with Jane McAlevey. Joe Burns’ review of McAlevey’s book can be found here. Steve Early’s review of McAlevey’s book can be found here. McAlevey’s response to Early can be found here. And Jerome Burns reviewed the reviews.
Reviewed by Steve Early A Voice From The Shop Floor
Bill Fletcher, Jr. , “They’re Bankrupting Us!”: And 20 Other Myths about Unions,
Reviewed by Jamie Sanderson Exciting book exposes myths about union
Donald Barlett and James Steele, The Betrayal of the America Dream
Reviewed by Amy Dean The Betrayal of America’s Middle Class Was a Choice, Not an Accident
Reviewed by Steve Early, The Broken Table: Tale of A Newspaper Strike That Didn’t End Happily (Like Newsies)
Reviewed by Steve Early Will Home-Based Unionism Survive? Caring for America
Discussed by Tula Connell Are We Headed Toward A Servant Economy?
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