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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Michael Harrington  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri

-- Michael Harrington on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Mr. Harrington attended the University of Chicago where he recieved an MA in English Literature before attending Yale Law School.

Biographical and Professional Information

As a young man, his interest in left-wing politics and Catholicism led him to Dorothy Day's Catholic Worker movement. He became editor of the ''Catholic Worker'' from 1951-1953. In 1960, he became editor of ''New America'', the newspaper of the Socialist-Social Democratic Federation. His book, ''The Other America'' influenced the Johnson adminstrations war on poverty. In the 1970's, he formed the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee of which he was a leader till his death.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Fragments of the century /
ISBN: 0671226533. OCLC Number: 2597246

Simon and Schuster,. .

Socialism :
ISBN: 9781628722215. OCLC Number: 854976737

Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.,. .

On learning his cancer was inoperable, renowned intellectual Michael Harrington simply asked the doctors to keep him alive long enough to complete a summary statement of the themes I had thought of throughout an activist life. And they did. Socialism: Past and Future is prominent thinker Michael Harrington's final contribution: a thoughtful, intelligent, and compassionate treatise on the role of socialism both past and present in modern society. He is convincing in his application of classic socialist theory to current economic situations and modern political systems, and.

Socialism :
ISBN: 1611453356. OCLC Number: 759166335

Arcade,. .

ISBN: 0553109073. OCLC Number: 1168715

Bantam Books. .

Taking sides :
ISBN: 0030044294. OCLC Number: 11918908

Holt, Rinehart, and Winston,. .

This compilation of political essays written over the past three decades reveals the author's astute political awareness and consistent socialist standpoint on the newsmaking issues of America's recent past.

The long-distance runner :
ISBN: 1557784078. OCLC Number: 80468878

Paragon House,. .

The next left :
ISBN: 080500792X. OCLC Number: 18155720

H. Holt,. .

The other America :
ISBN: 0140213082. OCLC Number: 7991555

Penguin Books,. .

The other America :
ISBN: 068482678X. OCLC Number: 37756828

Simon & Schuster,. .

Examines the economic underworld of migrant farm workers, the aged, minority groups, and other economically underprivileged groups.

The politics at God's funeral :
ISBN: 0030621526. OCLC Number: 9195573

Holt, Rinehart, and Winston,. .

Notes on individual authors precede significant passages selected from current published criticism of both contemporary and older fiction and nonfiction works for children.

The twilight of capitalism
ISBN: 0671221965. OCLC Number: 1958483

Simon and Schuster,. .

The vast majority :
ISBN: 0671244078. OCLC Number: 3034431

Simon and Schuster,. .