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An engrossing, informative take on the mass demonstrations that broke out in Wisconsin in early 2011 . [T]his book is well researched and full of keen insights about the state of organized labor and the power of protest . Nichols is a capable and energetic narrator with a reporter’s knack for getting to the heart of the matter .Richly detailed and inspiringworth reading for anyone interested in organized labor, civil disobedience or the spirit of Wisconsin.”
Shepherd Express (Milwaukee)
One of the most inspiring aspects of Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, From Madison to Wall Street (Nation Books) is the reporting from Ground Zero of last year’s protests. Author John Nichols gives a more positive, exuberant and truthful picture of what happened than the view through the slanted lens of the mainstream media .Uprising is a strong antidote to local TV newscasters who painted the protesters as an unruly mob rather than citizens united against policies that might leave us in a poorer country than the one we thought was our birthright.”
If you are a fan of politics, class war-fare, and modern American history (chances are you are or you wouldn't be taking the time to read these reviews or be thinking about buying... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Bryan Combs
I was at the protest and this is what it was like. I remember seeing the biggest Brown County Sherrif at one of the doors to the capitol. Read morePublished 18 months ago by D. Fulwiler
Good guy, good book, support the cause and anyone else who has the nerve to stand up for the cause of anti-union busting.Published 23 months ago by Alison Spalding
Mr. Nichols did a good job of telling the Wisconsin story after Gov. Walker went after the unions last year.Published 23 months ago by ELDON BURK
In Uprising, John Nichols recounts the events that transpired in Madison, Wisconsin, in February of 2011, when Governor Scott Walker announced that he would strip collective... Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by Flora Farago
The trouble with this book is defined by the author, himself, in the foreword: "I am not an unbiased observer, and this is not an unbiased account... Read morePublished on September 26, 2012 by Ricardo
SCOTT WALKER HAS TO BE STOPPED (RECALLED) ALONG WITH OTHER EXTREME RIGHT WING REPUBLICON GOVERNORS WHO WANT TO REGRESS US BACK TO 1800'S.
THEY WANT YOU TO WORK FOR FOOD. Read more
Picked up this book in our local public WI library. My husband and I winced at the emotional language, the one-side-is-evil, the other-ready-for-canonization viewpoint. Read morePublished on May 24, 2012 by marymorstan
Refreshing and courageous John Nicols relates firsthand the start of a movement inpired by the people against the worst tyrant Wisconsin has ever seen. Read morePublished on May 8, 2012 by rli