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Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky


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In Radical, Nicholas von Hoffman tells the story of Saul Alinsky, the “father” of community organizing. Von Hoffman, who worked with Alinsky for years, gives a moving, often funny portrait of his mentor, a man who forever changed American politics, along with a rigorous historical analysis of what made his contribution so vital.


The life and legacy of Saul Alinsky, the largely unknown godfather behind American grassroots democracy and an inspiration for Barack Obama

About the Author

Nicholas von Hoffman spent ten years as Saul Alinsky’s top community organizer then went to work as a reporter for the Chicago Daily News and then the Washington Post, where he also wrote a syndicated column. He has been a commentator for both CBS radio and TV, doing a regular feature on 60 Minutes and for CBS radio news. He served as the American correspondent for the The Spectator (London) and has written for various magazines. He is the author of numerous books, including Citizen Cohn, which was made into an HBO movie.

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Von Hoffman, Nicholas
Nation Books
Hoffman, Nicholas Von
General Biography
Biography - General
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