The Other American: The Untold Life Of Michael Harrington
July 1, 2000
Books as well as individuals live in particular moments of history - and, often enough, they are "made" by those moments, or, conversely, rendered ineffective by the fads, fashions, and preoccupations of the time... For Harrington, the poor were not only fellow citizens but kindred souls. Maurice Isserman, a history professor at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, does well by that important side of Harrington. Isserman, who, like Harrington, has a wonderful way with words, tells a clear, straighforward story, rich with the details of a life lived fully, honorably, generously.