By Jacques E. Levy,Fred Ross Jr.,Jacqueline M. Levy
“[An] really fascinating and intimate oral heritage . . . opposed to a historical past of resorts and all-night cafés and moves, the excessive reduction within which the characters stand out is actually attention-grabbing. Jacques Levy’s biography of Chavez has unforgettable descriptive passages and advantageous photographs.” —The Nation
Mexican-American civil rights and exertions activist Cesar Chavez (1927–1993), involves lifestyles during this brilliant portrait of the charismatic and influential fighter who boycotted supermarkets and took on businesses, the govt, and the strong Teamsters Union. Jacques E. Levy won remarkable entry to Chavez and the United Farm employees Union in scripting this account of 1 of the main profitable exertions pursuits in historical past that may additionally function a guidebook for social and political swap.
“[The] definitive paintings. The book’s significant contribution lies in its portrait of the fellow himself—deeply spiritual in a nearly mystical style; a committed battler, yet now not a devoted hater; a pace-setter who not just won't ask, yet won't enable his fans to make the sacrifices he has made.” —Publishers Weekly
“One of the heroic figures of our time.” —Senator Robert F. Kennedy
Jacques E. Levy (1927–2004), a prize-winning journalist, spent six years with Cesar Chavez learning and penning this book.
Fred Ross Jr. is a spokesperson for the provider staff’ foreign Union and the son of Fred Ross, Chavez’s mentor.
Jacqueline Levy is the daughter of Jacques E. Levy and a highschool technology instructor in Sonoma County, California.
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Cesar Chavez: Autobiography of La Causa by Jacques E. Levy,Fred Ross Jr.,Jacqueline M. Levy