Unrepentant Radical: An American Activist’s Account of Five Turbulent Decades

By: Lens, Sidney

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Book Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with dust jacket, 14 by 20.6 cm, 438 pp. Signed by Lens on the ffep. Light wear to the boards and tanned leaves. The price-clipped jacket is good with light wear, faint sun fading on the spine, and a damp stain along the bottom edge and up about 4 cm near the spine panel – the stain does not appear to have affected the book itself. Sidney Lens (1912–1986), also known by his birth name Sid Okun, was an American labor leader, political activist, and author, best known for his book, The Day Before Doomsday, which warns of the prospect of nuclear annihilation, published in 1977 by Doubleday. He also wrote a history of U.S. intervention abroad, The Forging of the American Empire, originally published in 1974 and republished in 2003 by Haymarket Books with a new introduction by Howard Zinn; and an autobiography, Unrepentant Radical. Formerly a member of Hugo Oehler's Revolutionary Workers League, Lens was active in retail worker unions in Chicago and in the anti-war movement during the Vietnam War. In 1967, he was among more than 500 writers and editors who signed the "Writers and Editors War Tax Protest" pledge, vowing to refuse to pay the 10% Vietnam War Tax surcharge proposed by president Johnson. Lens was an editor of The Progressive. In 1980, Lens was the Citizens Party candidate for United States Senate in Illinois. No writing, highlighting, names, or other marks. The dust jacket is in a fresh mylar cover. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB, IOBA) is an open shop dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers. Dust jacket present. First Edition.

Title: Unrepentant Radical: An American Activist’s Account of Five Turbulent Decades

Author Name: Lens, Sidney

Categories: Radical Politics,

Edition: First printing

Publisher: Boston, Beacon Press: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: good

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 2062