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By Meyer Levin

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

THE fee OF PROGRESS

For Chicago healthcare professional, Mitch Wilner, July 4th, 1937, started as a regular holiday—a leisurely afternoon on the seashore along with his spouse and childrens. yet by way of the tip of the day, a relaxed protest erupts in violence, as unarmed metal mill strikers are attacked by means of the neighborhood police strength, and Mitch is inadvertently thrust into the unstable middle of the Little metal Strike.

In the times and months that persist with, Mitch witnesses firsthand the competitive strike-breaking strategies carried out by means of 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, type, and racial limitations, and really embodies the spirit of the yank dream.

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

PRAISE
“One of the easiest American writers operating within the life like tradition.” —Norman Mailer

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

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