Walter Reuther

The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit
Author: Nelson Lichtenstein
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Publication Date
Paperback: 01/01/1997
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About the Author

Nelson Lichtenstein, is Research Professor in the Department of History and the director of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy at the University of California Santa Barbara. His many books include A Fabulous Failure: The Clinton Presidency and the Transformation of American Capitalism and Beyond the New Deal Order: U.S. Politics from the Great Depression to the Great Recession.

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"A splendid biography of America's most creative and commanding labor leader with an illuminating diagnosis of the vicissitudes and frustrations of the American trade union movement."--Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

"An elegantly written and unfailingly intelligent portrait of American labor in the mid-twentieth century."--Alan Brinkley, New York Times Book Review

"Sympathetic, yet bluntly critical at key points. . . . Goes beyond biography to offer keen insights into the evolution and more recent decline of both American labor and liberalism."--David Moberg, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"There could be no better context for evaluating where the labor movement has been and the challenges it faces ahead. . . . A meticulously researched, clearly written and quickly paced story."--Jeffrey E. Garten, Washington Post Book World

"A very readable work that anyone with any interest in Walter Reuther, the United Auto Workers or the labor movement would enjoy reading. . . . It reminds us that Walter Reuther was an amazing man. A fearless leader. A great social innovator. And arguably the greatest labor leader in our history."--Douglas Fraser, United Auto Workers President, 1977-82

"An ideal union of scholarship and literature . . . properly places labor leader Walter Reuther in the center of the most important social and political movements of the twentieth century. This is an important book."--Julian Bond


1996 Notable Book of the Year from the • New York Times• . Recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa Award; Distinguished Honorable Mention from the Sydney Hillman Foundation.