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    DescriptionLegendary community organizer Saul Alinsky inspired a generation of activists and politicians with Reveille for Radicals, the original handbook for social change. Alinsky writes both practically and philosophically, never wavering from his belief that the American dream can only be achieved by an active democratic citizenship. First published in 1946 and updated in 1969 with a new introduction and afterword, this classic volume is a bold call to action that still resonates today.


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    Title
    Reveille for Radicals
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Saul David Alinsky
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 235
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 224 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679721123
    ISBN 10: 0679721126
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    Edition statement
    Vintage Books ed
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    01 October 1991
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Saul Alinsky was born in Chicago in 1909 and educated first in the streets of that city and then in its university. Graduate work at the University of Chicago in criminology introduced him to the Al Capone gang, and later to Joliet State Prison, where he studied prison life. He founded what is known today as the Alinsky ideology and Alinsky concepts of mass organization for power. His work in organizing the poor to fight for their rights as citizens has been internationally recognized. In the late 1930s he organized the Back of the Yards area in Chicago (the neighborhood made famous in Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle"). Subsequently, through the Industrial Areas Foundation which he began in 1940, Mr. Alinsky and his staff helped to organize communities not only in Chicago but throughout the country. He later turned his attentions to the middle class, creating a training institute for organizers. He died in 1972.
    Review quote
    "Alinsky is that rarity in American life, a superlative organizer, strategist, and tactician who is also a social philosopher." --Charles E. Silberman "He cannot be bought; he cannot be intimidated; and he breaks all the rules." --"The Economist" (London) "I consider him to be one of the few really great men of our century." --Jacques Maritain
    Back cover copy
    First published in 1946 and updated in 1969 with a new Introduction and Afterword, this volume represents the fullest statement of the political philosophy and practical methodology of once of the most important figures in the history of American radicalism.
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    First published in 1946 and updated in 1969 with a new Introduction and Afterword, this volume represents the fullest statement of the political philosophy and practical methodology of one of the most important figures in the history of American radicalism. Like Thomas Paine before him, Saul Alinsky, through the concept and practice of community organizing, was able to embody for his era both the urgency of radical political action and the imperative of rational political discourse. His work and writing bequeathed a new method and style of social change to American communities that will remain a permanent part of the American political landscape. "Alinsky is that rarity in American life, a superlative organizer, strategist, and tactician who is also a social philosopher." -- Charles E. Silberman "He cannot be bought; he cannot be intimidated; and he breaks all the rules." -- The Economist (London) "I consider him to be one of the few really great men of our century." -- Jacques Maritain