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    Letters and Autobiographical Writings (Hardback) By (author) C.Wright Mills, Volume editor Kathryn Mills, Volume editor Pamela Mills, Introduction by Dan Wakefield


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    DescriptionOne of the leading public intellectuals of twentieth-century America and a pioneering and brilliant social scientist, C. Wright Mills left a legacy of interdisciplinary and hard-hitting work including two books that changed the way many people viewed their lives and the structure of power in the "United States: White Collar" (1951) and "The Power Elite" (1956). Mills persistently challenged the status quo within his profession - as in "The Sociological Imagination" (1959) - and within his country, until his untimely death in 1962.This collection of letters and writings, edited by his daughters, allows readers to see behind Mills' public persona for the first time. Mills' letters to prominent figures - including Saul Alinsky, Daniel Bell, Lewis Coser, Carlos Fuentes, Hans Gerth, Irving Howe, Dwight MacDonald, Robert K. Merton, Ralph Miliband, William Miller, David Riesman, and Harvey Swados - are joined by his letters to family members, letter-essays to an imaginary friend in Russia, personal narratives by his daughters, and annotations drawing on published and unpublished material, including the FBI file on Mills.

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    Letters and Autobiographical Writings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) C.Wright Mills, Volume editor Kathryn Mills, Volume editor Pamela Mills, Introduction by Dan Wakefield
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 300
    Width: 159 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 799 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520211063
    ISBN 10: 0520211065

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: BJ
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    BIC subject category V2: JF, GTB
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    DC21: 301.092
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 301/.092
    BISAC V2.8: LCO011000, BIO006000
    B&T Approval Code: A30060000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: 99-29106, HM479.M55 A3 2000
    Thema V1.0: JB, GTM, DND, DNBA
    Illustrations note
    34 b&w photographs
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    31 May 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    C. Wright Mills was a maverick social scientist who taught in Copenhagen, London, and Mexico City in addition to the United States. His work has been translated into twenty-three languages. Kathryn Mills works for a book publisher in Boston. Pamela Mills teaches American literature and composition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dan Wakefield is the author "of New York in the Fifties "(1992), which is the basis for a documentary film, "Island in the City: The World of Spanish Harlem" (1959), and many other works, including the best-selling novels "Going All the Way "(1970) and "Selling Out "(1985).
    Review quote
    "The letters are at their best displaying Mills' outsize personality. Almost every page conveys energy, vitality, immense animal spirits."--"In These Times