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By Robert Houston

ISBN-10: 0394500814

ISBN-13: 9780394500812

ISBN-10: 0816519390

ISBN-13: 9780816519392

Bisbee, Arizona, queen of the western copper camps, 1917. The protagonists in a sour strike: the Wobblies (the IWW), the hardest union within the background of the West; and Harry Wheeler, the final of the two-gun sheriffs. during this class-war western, they face one another down within the streets of Bisbee, pitting a common strike opposed to the biggest posse ever assembled. in keeping with a real tale, Bisbee '17 vividly re-creates a West of miners and copper magnates, bindlestiffs and scissorbills, military officials, deepest detectives, and decided revolutionaries. by contrast backdrop runs the tale of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, strike organizer from the East, stuck among the worlds of her ex-husband—the Bisbee strike leader—and her new lover, an Italian anarchist from manhattan. because the tumultuous weeks of the strike spread, she struggles to tackle what she rather feels approximately either one of them, and in regards to the West itself.

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