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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.

Published Works

    The Other America: Poverty in the United States, Scribner (latest edition), 1997Socialism: Past and Future, Ardcade Publishing, 2011Socialism, Bantam Books, 1973The Twilight of Capitalism, Simon and Schuster, 1977Long Distance Runner: An Autobiography, Holt, 1988Taking Sides, Henry Holt and Company, 1988Fragments of the Century, Touchstone, 1977The Next Left: A History of the Future, Holt, 1988The Politics at God's Funeral: The Spiritual Journey of Western Civilization, Holt, 1983The Vast Majority: A Journery to the World's Poor, Simon and Schuster, 1978

Selected Titles At Your Library

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

Simon & Schuster,. New York :. 1997.

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

Socialism :
ISBN: 1611453356. OCLC Number:

Arcade,. New York :. ©1989, 2011.

ISBN: 0553109073. OCLC Number:

Bantam Books. Toronto,. [1973, ©1972]

The twilight of capitalism /
ISBN: 0671227599. OCLC Number:

Simon and Schuster,. New York :. ©1976.

Taking sides :
ISBN: 0030044294. OCLC Number:

Holt, Rinehart, and Winston,. New York :. ©1985.

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.

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

Simon and Schuster,. New York :. [1977], ©1973.

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

H. Holt,. New York :. 1988, ©1986.

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

Holt, Rinehart, and Winston,. New York :. ©1983.

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

The vast majority :
ISBN: 0671244078. OCLC Number:

Simon and Schuster,. New York :. ©1977.