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Alinsky, Saul D.
Reveille for Radicals [*SIGNED*]
University of Chicago Press 1945 (c.1946), Chicago - [minor shelfwear, slight fading to black cloth along top and bottom edges, a little age-toning to page edges; jacket is moderately edgeworn, and the spine is faded (although black-lettered title is still fully readable), with some minor chipping at the ends and a small puncture-tear mid-spine]. INSCRIBED fulsomely and SIGNED by the author on the ffep, to his "very good friend" "Larry Bachman" -- presumably screenwriter (and later producer) Lawrence P. Bachmann, since Alinsky cites "the blandishments of Hollywood" in expressing his feeling that the inscribee "still is and always will be a real American Radical." Scarce in the first edition, and signed copies of any of Alinsky's books are uncommon. Although a lot of people had to look him up after his name became an Obama-bashing buzzword during the 2008 Presidential Election, the author (1909-1972) was one of the most important political figures in the middle of the 20th century; considered the founder of modern community organizing, his published books were enormously influential. "Rules for Radicals," published the year before his death, is the most often cited, but the present volume, blurbed as "a call to action for democracy," was his first important work in this vein. [NOTE regarding the publication date: it's stated, rather unusually, on the copyright page that the book was "Copyright 1946" but "Published 1945." The New York Times documented the publication date as January 14, 1946.] Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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