The Man Who Never Died: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill, American Labor Icon (Paperback)

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In 1914, Joe Hill, the prolific songwriter for the Industrial Workers of the World (also known as the Wobblies), was convicted of murder in Utah and sentenced to death by firing squad, igniting international controversy. In the first major biography of the radical historical icon, William M. Adler explores an extraordinary life and presents persuasive evidence of Hill's innocence. Hill would become organized labor's most venerated martyr, and a hero to folk singers such as Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. His story shines a beacon on the early-twentieth-century American experience and exposes the roots of issues critical to the twenty-first century.

About the Author


William M. Adler has contributed to numerous publications, including "Esquire, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Texas Monthly," and the "Texas Observer," and is the author of "Land of Opportunity "and" Mollie's Job." He lives with his wife and son in Denver, Colorado. Visit themanwhoneverdied.com.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781608194605
ISBN-10: 1608194604
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: August 21st, 2012
Pages: 435
Language: English