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Lens, Sidney

Overview
Works: 85 works in 326 publications in 5 languages and 12,524 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E183, 327.73
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Radicalism in America by Sidney Lens( Book )

34 editions published between 1966 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of radicalism in the United States from the Pilgrims and Roger Williams to Martin Luther King and present day radicalism. Included are personalities such as Samuel Adams, John Brown, Eugene Debs, and Fanny Wright and detailed accounts of the abolitionist movement, the utopians, the Marxists, the Molly Maguires, and others
The labor wars: from the Molly Maguires to the sitdowns by Sidney Lens( Book )

22 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the bloody and revolutionary battles that marked the rise of the American labor movement. From the first famous martyrs, the "Molly Maguires" in the 1870s Pennsylvania coal fields, to the crucial workers' victory of the 1930s in the sitdown strike against General Motors, it was a history of pitched battle that frequently erupted into open warfare. One union even won a naval engagement (against a shipload of scabs). But this is also the story of the factional wars within the movement itself, and of the great leaders the movement generated: Eugene V. Debs, Samuel Gompers, William Z. Foster, Bill Haywood, John L. Lewis, Walter Reuther, and many more. Their lives, and the life of the movement they built, carry a special relevance today, even though labor chieftains now hold meetings poolside at resorts. For the labor wars were fought violently and often illegally, against the arrayed power of antagonistic courts, sheriffs, police, National Guardsmen and even Presidents.--From publisher description
Poverty: America's enduring paradox; a history of the richest nation's unwon war by Sidney Lens( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forging of the American empire by Sidney Lens( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a nation--the United States--that has conducted more than 160 wars and other military ventures while insisting that it loves peace and in the process has forged a world empire while maintaining its innocence of imperialistic designs. From Mexico to Lebanon, from China to the Dominican Republic, from Nicaragua to Vietnam, the United State has intervened regularly in the affairs of other nations. Yet the myth that Americans are benevolent, peace-loving people who will fight only to defend the rights of others lingers on; excesses and cruelties, though sometimes admitted, usually are regarded as momentary aberrations. -- Taken from book jacket flap
The day before doomsday : an anatomy of the nuclear arms race by Sidney Lens( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The military-industrial complex by Sidney Lens( Book )

23 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and Japanese and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maginot Line syndrome : America's hopeless foreign policy by Sidney Lens( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crisis of American labor by Sidney Lens( Book )

23 editions published between 1959 and 1961 in English and Russian and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A professional labor organizer surveys the present state of organized labor
The bomb by Sidney Lens( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in Japanese and English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union for superiority in atomic weaponry since the inception of the Manhattan Project in 1939, and analyzes the danger of unleashing phenomenally destructive weapons upon the world
The futile crusade; anti-communism as American credo by Sidney Lens( Book )

9 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Permanent war : the militarization of America by Sidney Lens( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poverty: yesterday and today by Sidney Lens( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of poverty, describes its causes, victims, and discusses the various government antipoverty programs designed to erase poverty up to the early 1960's
The promise and pitfalls of revolution by Sidney Lens( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left, right & center, conflicting forces in American labor by Sidney Lens( Book )

23 editions published between 1949 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working men : the story of labor by Sidney Lens( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vietnam : a war on two fronts by Sidney Lens( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of American involvement in the Vietnam War, including a discussion of the antiwar movement in the United States
Unions, and what they do by Sidney Lens( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the history, purpose, structure, operation, and activities of labor unions in the United States
A world in revolution by Sidney Lens( Book )

14 editions published between 1956 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa -awakening giant by Sidney Lens( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A country is born; the story of the American Revolution by Sidney Lens( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The forging of the American empire
Alternative Names
Lens, S.

Lens, Sidnej 1912-1986

Okun, Sid 1912-1986

Sidney Lens American labor leader

レンズ, S

レンズ, シドニー

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The forging of the American empire