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Bisbee '17; A Novel

Robert Houston

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ISBN 10: 0394500814 / ISBN 13: 9780394500812
Published by Pantheon Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1970
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Pantheon Books, New York. 1970. Hard Cover. Fiction. Stated First Printing. Book Condition: Fine. DJ: Near Fine with rubbing and small closed tear on top edge. Former owner name and acquisition date in script on acknowledgment page. 287 pp. Marbled ivory boards with cloth mustard spine with bright gold lettering on spine and front board. Based on an actual incident (teh copper strike by union miners in WWI) this book recreates a West of miners and copper magnates, bindlestiffs and scissorbills, army officers and private detectives, and radical revolutionaries. A pristine and clean copy. Bookseller Inventory # 001103

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Title: Bisbee '17; A Novel

Publisher: Pantheon Books, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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In Bisbee, Arizona, in 1917, striking miners approach a showdown with the largest posse ever assembled, and strike organizer Elizabeth Gurley Flynn is torn among the strikers, her strike leader ex-husband, and her new lover, a New York anarchist

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Bisbee, Arizona, queen of the western copper camps, 1917. The protagonists in a bitter strike: the Wobblies (the IWW), the toughest union in the history of the West; and Harry Wheeler, the last of the two-gun sheriffs. In this class-war western, they face each other down in the streets of Bisbee, pitting a general strike against the largest posse ever assembled. Based on a true story, "Bisbee '17" vividly re-creates a West of miners and copper magnates, bindlestiffs and scissorbills, army officers, private detectives, and determined revolutionaries. Against this backdrop runs the story of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, strike organizer from the East, caught between the worlds of her ex-husband--the Bisbee strike leader--and her new lover, an Italian anarchist from New York. As the tumultuous weeks of the strike unfold, she struggles to sort out what she really feels about both of them, and about the West itself.

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