Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement

Thomas Geoghegan (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$25.95  $23.87
Publisher
New Press
Publish Date
December 02, 2014
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.6 X 1.0 X 8.2 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781595588364
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About the Author

Thomas Geoghegan is a practicing labor lawyer and the author of several books, including "See You in Court; In America's Court;" the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist "Which Side Are You On?"; and, most recently, "Were You Born on the Wrong Continent?" (all available from The New Press). He has written for "The Nation," the "New York Times," and "Harper's Magazine." He lives in Chicago.

Reviews

Praise for Thomas Geoghegan's previous books:
"From his first, magnificent book straight through to this one, Tom Geoghegan has written about the labor movement in America with truly unmatched eloquence, self-reflection, and even wit (not easy, that last one). All that and--he is right. I hope the right people listen."
--Michael Tomasky
"Tom Geoghegan has now spent four decades in one of America's most unusual dual careers. On the one hand, he is a labor lawyer (on the side of the good guys), fighting to protect workers' rights in a severely antiunion era. On the other hand, he is a skilled essayist and memoirist, who has chronicled the lives of baby-boomers with elegance and wistful humor. In Only One Thing Can Save Us, he argues for a 'new kind of labor movement.' But 'argues' is really the wrong word, as he makes his case in his usual manner and distinctive voice."
--Michael Kinsley
""Which Side Are You On?" is one of the finest nonfiction books by a contemporary author I've ever read. It's incredibly informative, frequently moving, loaded with fresh insights, and often laugh-out-loud funny. A delightful book about the labor movement: it sounds like an oxymoron, but in Geoghegan's case it's an accomplishment."
--Hendrik Hertzberg, NewYorker.com
"Most diverting...[Geoghegan] has the great virtue of being witty and ironic--and to the point...A necessary primer."
--Jurek Martin, "Financial Times"
"Clever and immensely appealing."
--Katha Pollitt, "The Nation"
"Quirky, brilliant...Inspiring...unparalleled in the literature of American labor."
--"The New York Times"
"A brilliant book."
--"The Washington Post"
"Delightful reading."
--Barbara Ehrenreich
"So skillfully written, so witty--and so scathing--that it seems bound to grip even those who find the labor movement boring."
--"Businessweek"

Praise for Thomas Geoghegan's previous books:

"From his first, magnificent book straight through to this one, Tom Geoghegan has written about the labor movement in America with truly unmatched eloquence, self-reflection, and even wit (not easy, that last one). All that and--he is right. I hope the right people listen."
--Michael Tomasky

"Tom Geoghegan has now spent four decades in one of America's most unusual dual careers. On the one hand, he is a labor lawyer (on the side of the good guys), fighting to protect workers' rights in a severely antiunion era. On the other hand, he is a skilled essayist and memoirist, who has chronicled the lives of baby-boomers with elegance and wistful humor. In Only One Thing Can Save Us, he argues for a 'new kind of labor movement.' But 'argues' is really the wrong word, as he makes his case in his usual manner and distinctive voice."
--Michael Kinsley

"Which Side Are You On? is one of the finest nonfiction books by a contemporary author I've ever read. It's incredibly informative, frequently moving, loaded with fresh insights, and often laugh-out-loud funny. A delightful book about the labor movement: it sounds like an oxymoron, but in Geoghegan's case it's an accomplishment."
--Hendrik Hertzberg, NewYorker.com

"Most diverting...[Geoghegan] has the great virtue of being witty and ironic--and to the point...A necessary primer."
--Jurek Martin, Financial Times

"Clever and immensely appealing."
--Katha Pollitt, The Nation

"Quirky, brilliant...Inspiring...unparalleled in the literature of American labor."
--The New York Times

"A brilliant book."
--The Washington Post

"Delightful reading."
--Barbara Ehrenreich

"So skillfully written, so witty--and so scathing--that it seems bound to grip even those who find the labor movement boring."
--Businessweek