Reveille for Radicals
Saul D. Alinsky.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1946. Octavo. Cloth boards in a mylar-mounted pictorial dust wrapper, chipped and faded along the spine, red top-stain. The book is slightly cocked due to the original owner leaving his Alinsky clippings in the front cover, else strong and tight. 228 pages. Second printing, inscribed by the author. Very good.
Clippings laid in. The inscription, written in black pen on the end-paper, reads, "To Cecil Abramovitz, With best personal regards and appreciation for his efforts on behalf of his Spanish speaking neighbors. Saul D. Alinsky." Abramovitz, a teacher and activist, worked mainly in adult education and spent the last fifteen years of his life in Santa Cruz. One of the great works on community organizing which is now being championed as a major contribution to twentieth century political theory. The exceedingly rare Alinksy inscription that honors a fellow activist.
"Asking a sociologist to solve a problem is like prescribing an enema for diarrhea."