Synopses & Reviews
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.