Buried Unsung: Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre

Buried Unsung: Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre

4.5 2
by Zeese Papanikolas
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions


Louis Tikas was a union organizer killed in the battle between striking coal miners and state militia in Ludlow, Colorado, in 1914. In Buried Unsung he stands for a whole generation of immigrant workers who, in the years before World War I, found themselves caught between the realities of industrial America and their aspirations for a better life.See more details below

Overview


Louis Tikas was a union organizer killed in the battle between striking coal miners and state militia in Ludlow, Colorado, in 1914. In Buried Unsung he stands for a whole generation of immigrant workers who, in the years before World War I, found themselves caught between the realities of industrial America and their aspirations for a better life.

Editorial Reviews

American Historical Review

"Papanikolas brings to Buried Unsung a gift for moving prose and an intimate understanding of those Greek cultural values that affected the Ludlow strikers. . . . At every step, the author merges the written record with oral material and his personal experiences to give unbelievable power to the tale."—American Historical Review
Chicago Tribune

"[A] stunning book, one of the most exciting I have read in a decade. . . . The mystery and drama of [Papanikola's] journey to resurrect Tikas and discover his own soul still haunt me weeks after I finished reading the book."—Harry Mark Petrakis, Chicago Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803287273
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
06/19/1991
Series:
Publications in the American West Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,351,222
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)
Lexile:
1090L (what's this?)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >