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  • IF YOU DON'T WEAKEN: The Autobiography of Oscar Ameringer. by Ameringer, Oscar (1870 - 1943)
    Ameringer, Oscar (1870 - 1943)
    IF YOU DON'T WEAKEN: The Autobiography of Oscar Ameringer.

    Edition: 3rd printing (same year as the first)

    New York: Henry Holt, (1940). SIGNED hardcover - Autobiography of this German-American Socialist editor, author, and labor organizer from the late 1890s until his death in 1943. He was a self-taught musician, portrait painter, writer, and political organizer, known for his wit as a speaker and writer. Foreword by Carl Sandburg. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and photographs. SIGNED by Ameringer on a blank preliminary page. Index. xxvii, 476 pp.

    Condition: Very good in rust-colored cloth with gilt lettering on spine (some fraying to cloth at top of spine, dulling of lettering), no dj.

    Book ID: 87931
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  • Anaya, Rudolfo; Illustrated by Gaspar Enriquez.
    ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF CESAR CHAVEZ

    Edition: First printing.

    El Paso,TX: Cinco Puntos Press, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the life and the accomplishments of Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) in fighting for the rights of farmworkers, for civil rights and environmental justice, written for older children and young adults. Illustrations by Gaspar Enriquez. Oblong format. 32 pp. The verso of the dustjacket is a poster with an illustrated chronology of events in the life of Chavez. ISBN: 0-938317512.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 89419
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  • WAITING FOR THE NEWS. by Litwak, Leo (1924-2018)
    Litwak, Leo (1924-2018)
    WAITING FOR THE NEWS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1969. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's second novel, set in Detroit between 1938-1943 against the background of the Nazi advance across Europe. The story of a labor organizer whose life is first threatened, and then he is murdered. Inspired by the life of Isaac Litwak, his father, a union leader. Boldly INSCRIBED on the front endpaper to "Ann and Abe... friends of my Dad and Ma." An uncommon signature. Cover praise from Herbert Gold and others. 312 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good minus dust jacket (tear to back cover of dj, some scratching and toning, now protected by an archival cover).

    Book ID: 84168
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