Standing Fast

A Novel
Author(s): Harvey Swados
Original Publish Date: Aug 06, 2013
Product Number: EB00298713
Released: Apr 21, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781480414839
Publisher: Open Road Media
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A masterful novel of political progressives making their way—and not—in an ever-changing postwar America For Marty Dworkin and his band of young Trotskyist dreamers in Buffalo, New York, the vision of a just, socialist world crumbles with the rise of Stalin and the chaos of World War II. In the two decades that follow, Dworkin and his idealistic colleagues strive to establish a new political party and battle through unexpected trials with family, work, aging, and the changing world. They run up against an increasingly conservative America and a thriving materialism directly opposed to their own fervent beliefs. They emerge humbled, but still hopeful, into the 1960s, when civil rights struggles and anti-war radicalism move to center stage. Standing Fast is a classic, panoramic portrait of life amid the shattered dreams and visionary ambitions of the American left.