John L. Lewis: Labor Leader (Twayne's Twentieth-Century American Biography Series)

by Robert H Zieger | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0805777636 Global Overview for this book
Registered by BigJohnLefty of Des Moines, Iowa USA on 4/13/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by BigJohnLefty from Des Moines, Iowa USA on Friday, April 13, 2007
Cannot recall when or where I acquired this book. Will read soon, hopefully.

Journal Entry 2 by BigJohnLefty at Des Moines, Iowa USA on Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Okay turns out I stillo have this one... oops...


started reading it last night....

Journal Entry 3 by BigJohnLefty at Des Moines, Iowa USA on Saturday, September 07, 2013
This is recommended reading for anyone who wants to learn about the American labor movement in the 20th century. There is a lot of good info about backroom deals, interactions with presidents and business - it really enhanced my perpective on matters.
There is also a lot on the origins of the UAW, USW and other AFL-CIO affiliates, as well as some details on what coal miners went through in different parts of the country.

Lewis grew up in Lucas, in south central Iowa - there is a mining museum there which I visited once several years ago (I plan to visit it again soon after reading this book).
I've met several people who grew up in that part of the state and have roots in the coal mining industry. In fact, world-famous opera singer Simon Estes is from a coal-mining family near Centerville.

The song "Sixteen Tons" will never sound the same to me again - turns out miners have historically been paid according to how much they were able to haul out...

Will offer up for RABCK or wild release in a town near that area. I really hope I can find a good home for this.....

Journal Entry 4 by BigJohnLefty at Des Moines, Iowa USA on Saturday, September 14, 2013

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Am giving this one away.... Hope this finds a good home!

Journal Entry 5 by lisabb2 at Grimes, Iowa USA on Sunday, September 29, 2013
Got this from BigJohnLefty a couple of weeks ago and forgot to journal it. Will read soon.

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