RIGHT OUT OF CALIFORNIA: The 1930s and the Big Business Roots of Modern Conservatism.
Edition: First printing.
New York: The New Press, (2015). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "major reassessment of modern conservatism [which] reexamines the explosive labor disputes in the agricultural fields of Depression-era California, the cauldron that inspired a generation of artists and writers and that triggered the intervention of FDRs New Deal.. . tells how this brief moment of upheaval terrified business leaders into rethinking their relationship to American politics - a narrative that pits a ruthless generation of growers against a passionate cast of reformers, writers, and revolutionaries... Californias businessmen learned the language of populism with the help of allies in the media and entertainment industries, and in the process created a new style of politics: corporate funding of grassroots groups, military-style intelligence gathering against political enemies, professional campaign consultants, and alliances between religious and economic conservatives." SIGNED by the author on the title page. Photographs, extensive notes, index. 321 pp. ISBN: 978-1620970966.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)