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Joe Hill : a biographical novel

by Stegner, Wallace, 1909-1993.

Format: Print Book 1990
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction FIC
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
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Summary
Blending fact with fiction, Wallace Stegner retells the story of Joe Hill--the Wobbly bard who became the stuff of legend when, in 1915, he was executed for the alleged murder of a Salt Lake City businessman. Organizer, agitator, "Labor's Songster"--a rebel from the skin inwards, with an absolute faith in the One Big Union--Joe Hill fought tirelessly in the frequently violent battles between organized labor and industry. But though songs and stories still vaunt him, and his legend continues to inspire those who feel the injustices he fought against, Joe Hill may not have been a saintly crusader and may have been motivated by impulses darker than the search for justice.

Joe Hill is a full-bodied portrait of both the man and the myth: from his entrance into the short-lived Industrial Workers of the World union, the most militant organization in the history of American labor, to his trial, imprisonment, and final martyrdom. His famous last words: "Don't waste time mourning. Organize."

"A genuinely powerful novel of labor as it once was in the U.S." -- San Francisco Chronicle .

Additional Information
Subjects Hill, Joe, -- 1879-1915 -- Fiction.
Industrial Workers of the World -- History -- Fiction.
Murderers -- Utah -- Fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Western stories.
Publisher New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :Penguin Books,1990
Other Titles Preacher and the slave
Language English
Notes "First published as The preacher and the slave."
Description 381 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 0140139419 :
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