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Riassunto: In the summer of 1968 Peter Matthiessen met Cesar Chavez for the first time. They were the same age: forty-one. Matthiessen lived in New York City while Chavez lived in Sal Si Puedes, the San Jose barrio where his career as a union organizer took off. This book is Matthiessen's panoramic yet finely detailed account of the three years he spent traveling and working with Chavez. In it, Matthiessen provides a candid look into the many sides of this enigmatic and charismatic leader who lived by the laws of nonviolence.
More than thirty years later, Sal Si Puedes is less reportage than living history. A whole era comes alive in its pages: the Chicano, Black Power, and antiwar movements; the browning of the labor movement; Chavez's series of hunger strikes; the nationwide boycott of California grapes. When Chavez died in 1993, thousands gathered at his funeral. It was a clear sign of how beloved he was, how important his life had been.
A new postscript by the author brings the reader up to date as to the events that have unfolded since the writing of Sal Si Puedes. Ilan Stavans's insightful foreword considers the significance of Chavez's legacy for our time. As well as serving as an indispensable guide to the 1960s, this book rejuvenates the extraordinary vitality of Chavez's life and spirit, giving his message a renewed and much-needed urgency.
Dal retro di copertina: "Reading this book becomes an act of self-confrontation, for Peter Matthiessen has made it clear that Cesar Chavez's battle is not only for the agricultural workers but for the redemption of the country. In illuminating the intactness of this one man, Matthiessen provides a measure for the rest of us." (Nat Hentoff)
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Descrizione libro Random House, 1969., 1969. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. Very Good+/Very Good+ 1st edition. A nice copy except for "Discarded by Tacoma Public Library on the half title page in the top left corner. No other marks & otherwise clean and tight. DJ has a closed triangle snag on the front cover at the top edge by the spine. Previous owner stamped name & stamped "H" on first end-paper. Codice libro della libreria 12678
Descrizione libro Random House Inc (T), 1972. Condizione libro: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice libro della libreria 9780394443560-3
Descrizione libro Random House Inc (T). Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2650986518
Descrizione libro Random House Inc (T), 1972. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX039444356X
Descrizione libro Random House Inc (T), 1972. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P11039444356X
Descrizione libro Random House, New York, 1969. Hardcover. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. A superlative, fresh and bright copy of a moderately common title. Codice libro della libreria 78326