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Michael Harrington

Born: 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri
Pen Name: None

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

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction; Other

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Michael Harrington on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Fragments of the century /
ISBN: 0671226533 OCLC: 2597246

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

Socialism :
ISBN: 1611453356 OCLC: 759166335

Arcade, New York : ©1989, 2011.

Socialism :
ISBN: 9781628722215 OCLC: 854976737

Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., New York : 2011.

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.

ISBN: 0553109073 OCLC: 1168715

Bantam Books Toronto, [1973, ©1972]

Taking sides :
ISBN: 0030044294 OCLC: 11918908

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.

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

Paragon House, New York : 1991.

  The next left :
ISBN: 080500792X OCLC: 18155720

H. Holt, New York : 1988, ©1986.

The other America :
ISBN: 068482678X OCLC: 37756828

Simon & Schuster, New York : 1997.

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

The other America :
ISBN: 0140213082 OCLC: 7991555

Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex ; 1981.

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

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 twilight of capitalism
ISBN: 0671221965 OCLC: 1958483

Simon and Schuster, New York : ©1976.

The vast majority :
ISBN: 0671244078 OCLC: 3034431

Simon and Schuster, New York : ©1977.