The Bending Cross: A Biography of Eugene Victor Debs

The Bending Cross: A Biography of Eugene Victor Debs

Ray Ginger


Let the folks take center and wish all over, for the go is bending, the dead night is passing, and pleasure cometh with the morning.—Eugene Debs in 1918

Orator, organizer, self-taught student, presidential candidate, and prisoner, Eugene Debs’ lifelong dedication to the struggle for a greater global is chronicled during this exceptional biography through historian Ray Ginger. This relocating tale provides the definitive account of the lifestyles and legacy of the main eloquent spokesperson and chief of the U.S. exertions and socialist movements.
With a brand new advent by means of Mike Davis.
“The top biography of Eugene Debs but published….A worthy contribution to the historical past of yankee political and financial radicalism.”
—American ancient Review
“Masterful.”
—Michael Harrington
“The Bending go deals us an old-fashioned—and, convinced, incorrigibly romantic—ethos for activism; an antidote to jaded postmodernist cynicism, made compelling and coherent via the instance of Debs’s personal lifestyles. it really is ironic that the Socialist chief was once imprisoned for ‘disloyalty,’ for the reason that what so much wonderful Debs used to be his ethical steadfastness and unbreakable loyalty to the hard work movement.”
—Mike Davis, from the Introduction

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