Individual Author Record
Name: Michael HarringtonPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Other Born: 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri Sites:
Illinois ConnectionMr. Harrington attended the University of Chicago where he recieved an MA in English Literature before attending Yale Law School.
Biographical and Professional InformationAs a young man, his interest in left-wing politics and Catholicism led him to Dorothy Day's Catholic Worker movement. He became editor of the ''Catholic Worker'' from 1951-1953. In 1960, he became editor of ''New America'', the newspaper of the Socialist-Social Democratic Federation. His book, ''The Other America'' influenced the Johnson adminstrations war on poverty. In the 1970's, he formed the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee of which he was a leader till his death.
''The Other America: Poverty in the United States'', Scribner (latest edition), 1997''Socialism: Past and Future'', Ardcade Publishing, 2011''Socialism'', Bantam Books, 1973''The Twilight of Capitalism'', Simon and Schuster, 1977''Long Distance Runner: An Autobiography'', Holt, 1988''Taking Sides'', Henry Holt and Company, 1988''Fragments of the Century'', Touchstone, 1977''The Next Left: A History of the Future'', Holt, 1988''The Politics at God's Funeral: The Spiritual Journey of Western Civilization'', Holt, 1983''The Vast Majority: A Journery to the World's Poor'', Simon and Schuster, 1978