Ralph Nader: The Consumer Revolutionby Teresa Noel Celsi
Biography of the consumer affairs expert who has become famous for fighting business and government practices that he feels endanger public health and safety.
School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 6-10-- This biography succeeds more as a historical account of the consumer revolution than as a portrait of Nader, as little of the man is revealed beyond his professional commitment. The first chapter introduces Nader via his book, Unsafe At Any Speed (Grossman, 1965; o.p.) . Subsequent chapters discuss his crusades against pesticides, x-rays, nuclear power, pollution, carcinogens, garbage, government censorship, and excessive insurance rates, as well as the formation of the Center for Study of Responsive Law and PIRG (Public Interest Research Group). The narrative style is readable, and the black-and-white photographs contain a few interesting shots of Nader. Students needing material on consumer protection will find this helpful, but those seeking a stimulating biography would do better with Kelli Peduzzi's Ralph Nader (Gareth Stevens, 1990). --Pat Katka, San Diego Public Library
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