This history of union activity among white-collar workers in New York City tells an illuminating story about creative labor’s effort to be treated with respect by the powerful.
Oxford University Press
The Movement works best as a stripped-down, high-speed introduction to the struggle for civil rights, nothing more.
An unabridged text of an incisive, harrowing, and absorbing eyewitness account of the Gulag has finally been published in English translation.
He may be extreme as a polemicist, but Ricky Riccardi shines when he sticks to jazz’s history.
“Politics is driven by language, and America’s peculiar history has given oligarchs the language to undercut democracy.”
In this new biography, Ted Shawn is on display in all his narcissism, paternalism, hypocrisy, originality, and the dedication to creative expression that set American modern dance on its way.
Ethan Mordden’s exhaustive take on Barbra Streisand may not be what diehard fans are looking for.
In its efforts to cram so much information into so small a space, the narrative becomes unfocused.
While Beth Genné proffers a terrific take on dance and its social context, she exhibits a shaky grasp of musical-theater history.
“Resistance is futile. But resistance seems necessary.”