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The crusades of Cesar Chavez : a biography, Miriam Pawel

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The crusades of Cesar Chavez : a biography
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The crusades of Cesar Chavez
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a biography
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Miriam Pawel
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eng
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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.--From publisher's website
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Title
The crusades of Cesar Chavez
Creator
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
Subject
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Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
  • Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 2015.
Biography type
individual biography
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10300882
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
920
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
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adult
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Miriam Pawel
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Crusades of Cesar Chavez: pragmatic visionary
The crusades of Cesar Chavez : a biography, Miriam Pawel
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [479]-534) and index
Contents
March 1927-April 1962. Home ; Sal si puedes ; The priest, the organizer, and the lumber handler ; Cesar finds his calling ; Staying organized ; The first disciples ; David vs. Goliath, round one ; No hay mal que por bien no venga -- April 1962-July 1970. Viva La Causa ; Chavez in command ; The strike ; Beyond Delano ; The first big test ; Chavez the leader ; The fast ; The celebrity ; The boycott ; Contracts -- July 1970-June 1975. A very different strike ; Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz ; Staking a national claim ; Brother against brother ; The perfect villain ; The seeds are sown ; The saint and the sinner ; The end of the nonviolent Viet Cong -- June 1975-November 1978. Election in the fields ; The Crosby era ; The cultural revolution ; Slough off the old ; Mecca ; Trapped ; The end game -- November 1978-April 1993. From dream to nightmare ; Una sola union ; Playing defense ; Chicano power ; Selling the brand ; The last fast ; Three funerals
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ocn849210456
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
548 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781608197101
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map

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