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The Resource The crusades of Cesar Chavez : a biography, Miriam Pawel

The crusades of Cesar Chavez : a biography, Miriam Pawel

Label
The crusades of Cesar Chavez : a biography
Title
The crusades of Cesar Chavez
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Miriam Pawel
Title variation
Crusades of Cesar Chavez: pragmatic visionary
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author draws on thousands of documents and interviews to examine the myths and achievements marking the life of the iconic Latino labor leader and civil rights activist, portraying him as a flawed but brilliant strategist who was often at odds with himself. Cesar Chavez founded a labor union, launched a movement, and inspired a generation. He rose from migrant worker to national icon, becoming one of the great charismatic leaders of the 20th century. Two decades after his death, Chavez remains the most significant Latino leader in U.S. history. Yet his life story has been told only in hagiography, until now. In this biography of Chavez, the author offers a searching yet empathetic portrayal. Chavez emerges here as a visionary figure with tragic flaws; a brilliant strategist who sometimes stumbled; and a canny, streetwise organizer whose pragmatism was often at odds with his elusive, soaring dreams. He was an experimental thinker with eclectic passions, an avid, self-educated historian and a disciple of Gandhian non-violent protest. This biography deepens our understanding of one of Chavez's most salient qualities: his profound humanity. The author traces Chavez's remarkable career as he conceived strategies that empowered the poor and vanquished California's powerful agriculture industry, and his later shift from inspirational leadership to a cult of personality, with tragic consequences for the union he had built. This book reveals how this most unlikely American hero ignited one of the great social movements of our time. -- Ffrom publsiher's website
Summary
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Union of Their Dreams draws on thousands of documents and interviews to examine the myths and achievements marking the life of the iconic labor leader and civil rights activist, portraying him as a flawed but brilliant strategist who was often at odds with himself
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
  • Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 2015.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10300882
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pawel, Miriam
Dewey number
  • 331.88/13/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6509.C48
LC item number
P38 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chavez, Cesar
  • Human rights workers
  • Labor leaders
  • Agricultural laborers
  • Mexican Americans
  • United Farm Workers
Target audience
adult
Label
The crusades of Cesar Chavez : a biography, Miriam Pawel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [479]-534) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
548 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781608197101
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)849210456
Label
The crusades of Cesar Chavez : a biography, Miriam Pawel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [479]-534) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
548 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781608197101
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)849210456

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