FREE Returns
Return this item for free
  • Free returns are available for the shipping address you chose. You can return the item for any reason in new and unused condition: no shipping charges
  • Learn more about free returns.
FREE delivery Saturday, December 10
Or fastest delivery Friday, December 9
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app.
[{"displayPrice":"$29.95","priceAmount":29.95,"currencySymbol":"$","integerValue":"29","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"95","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":false,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"%2FxGTaPY8AwFVDDYKuxyMB6c6V0Wwzyf8BAsNKa3Rq8lh%2BfhJqd8vZwAfJgk%2BPu36OyHfmlItxD0FWHiZjxeDd2Tro9iBsVaJGesxiG5qBPzeAKj4nzaFraNzlu7IoYcX%2BTgrTWZCgmIMlhohGqj%2BEA%3D%3D","locale":"en-US","buyingOptionType":"NEW"},{"displayPrice":"$27.77","priceAmount":27.77,"currencySymbol":"$","integerValue":"27","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"77","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":false,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"bLuApsjw59apQHJFHA8rMDE2PpZTiek86ziPA9AdgXa3GYEcOW%2BitsNmsFKoekegQZK0qrWM1yW7La%2Fp2LkxOgOziKEpjo6f392NxEKErq7RHoHwdsXo76QbZVUs4aWLYvrn0c7HM5AQWHNMUFPcisnjvj7iVVsn6bbbaXu5rfDQMCT9HGAW3A%3D%3D","locale":"en-US","buyingOptionType":"USED"}]
$$29.95 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Price
Subtotal
$$29.95
Subtotal
Initial payment breakdown
Shipping cost, delivery date, and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from
Amazon.com
Sold by
Amazon.com
Ships from
Amazon.com
Sold by
Amazon.com
Return policy: Returnable until Jan 31, 2023
For the 2022 holiday season, returnable items purchased between October 11 and December 25, 2022 can be returned until January 31, 2023.
From the Jaws of Victory:... has been added to your Cart
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Bear Land
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Unmarked text without highlighting; light shelf wear
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Have one to sell?
Other Sellers on Amazon
Added
$23.61
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: Blackwell's U.K. *dispatched from UK*
Sold by: Blackwell's U.K. *dispatched from UK*
(11733 ratings)
94% positive over last 12 months
In stock.
Usually ships within 4 to 5 days.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Added
$28.91
& FREE Shipping
Sold by: Book Depository US
Sold by: Book Depository US
(945660 ratings)
91% positive over last 12 months
In stock.
Usually ships within 4 to 5 days.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Added
$31.15
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: Prime Deals, USA
Sold by: Prime Deals, USA
(925 ratings)
87% positive over last 12 months
Usually ships within 5 to 6 days.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement Paperback – June 14, 2014

4.1 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Paperback
$29.95
$23.59 $11.54

Enhance your purchase


Only $5.95 a month for the first 4 months on Audible. Limited-time only.

Frequently bought together

  • From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement
  • +
  • The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography
  • +
  • The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Movement
Total price:
To see our price, add these items to your cart.
Some of these items ship sooner than the others.
Choose items to buy together.

Editorial Reviews

Review

“Essential reading for anyone seriously studying the farm worker movement.” -- Fernando Gapasin ― Working USA Published On: 2012-12-01

“Garcia has compiled the most comprehensive history on the United Farm Workers to date, with many new oral histories that will change how we think about the UFW.” -- Kristen Yinger ―
Los Angeles Magazine Published On: 2012-09-01

“A thorough history of the rise and fall of Cesar Chavez’s United Farm Workers labor union. . . . Meticulous and timely.” ―
Kirkus Reviews Published On: 2012-09-01

"Riveting." -- M. Greenwald ―
Choice Published On: 2013-06-01

"Garcia’s critique is informed by original research and motivated by his remembrance of a time when farm workers’ lives were improving." ―
Journal of American Ethnic History Published On: 2014-05-01

From the Inside Flap

"Matt Garcia's explosive new history of the United Farm Workers offers an absolutely stunning set of revelations about the internal life of that union while at the same time demonstrating the creative brilliance of those who organized the most important and successful boycott movement since the eve of the American Revolution itself." --Nelson Lichtenstein, MacArthur Foundation Chair in History, University of California, Santa Barbara

"Matt Garcia's
From The Jaws Of Victory has done a great service in not only chronicling in all its compelling detail what once promised to be an unprecedented revolution in the organization of agri-business and the status of its workers, but also in telling this story with all its shadows, flaws, and shortfalls included. Rather than give us a statue in the park with which to track and remember our history, Garcia has given us a living, breathing monument to our actual selves and to who we might have been or yet might be. From The Jaws of Victory is full of perspective, understanding, and respect, a must for anyone who wants to follow the tracks of an uprising in stature and sensibility that powered some of the poorest and hardest working Americans through their rise and fall on the national stage." --David Harris, author of The Crisis: The President, the Prophet, and the Shah--1979 and the Coming of Militant Islam

"
From the Jaws of Victory is an essential contribution to the growing body of work on Cesar Chavez and the farmworkers' movement. This unabashedly objective, disciplined, and honest work adds critical new textures to the portrait of an American icon and his complex legacy." --Hector Tobar, author of Translation Nation: Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-Speaking United States

"Matt Garcia's
Jaws of Victory is a gripping, thoroughly researched narrative about the rise and fall of the UFW. The reader will come away with an entirely new perspective on the UFW and its iconic leader, Cesar Chavez. Garcia pulls no punches, and, consequently, the reader is in for a roller-coaster ride of emotion as the author unravels the cocoon that has enshrined the image of Chavez for decades. This book is the historian's craft at its best as Garcia painstakingly takes us through a bevy of untapped primary sources to show us the complex nature of the UFW as it lead the cause for agricultural workers' rights. Garcia reminds us that the UFW should not be defined merely by its leader, but should be understood as a collective group of dedicated, although sometimes flawed, individuals, who transformed the way the American public thought about food consumption and workers' rights." --Maria E. Montoya, author of Translating Property: The Maxwell Land Grant and the Conflict Over Land in the American West, 1840-1900

"Matt Garcia places the reader right in the center of the struggles to create, build, and grow the farm workers movement, represented by the emergence of the United Farm Workers of America. But he does more than that. He examines the story of UFW leader Cesar Chavez, not from the standpoint of either further canonizing him or from tearing him down, but from the standpoint of understanding the circumstances in which he was operating, the decisions he made, and some of the fateful mistakes that have had a lasting impact on the UFW. This book made me think of the famous words of the late freedom fighter Amilcar Cabral, who cautioned justice movements to 'tell no lies; claim no easy victories.'" --Bill Fletcher, Jr., co-author of
Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice

"Matt Garcia's activist scholarship and participant observer methods give voice to the volunteers that were the backbone of the farm worker movement. Garcia reveals two themes that are untouched by recent critiques: that the Teamster Union acted at the behest of Richard Nixon, and that Cesar Chavez may never have intended the UFW to be a union in the traditional sense, but instead a model for communal living." --Fernando Gapasin, co-author of
Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice
Help their budget go farther

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ University of California Press; First edition (June 14, 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 368 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0520283856
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0520283855
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.1 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Matt Garcia is the director of the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. He also directs the Comparative Border Studies Program. He previously taught at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, the University of Oregon, and Brown University. His first book, A World of Its Own: Race, Labor and Citrus in the Making of Greater Los Angeles, 1900-1970 was named co-winner for the best book in oral history by the Oral History Association in 2003 and received an Honorable Mention from the American Studies Association that same year. From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement is based on oral histories conducted by Garcia, newly discovered audiotapes of Chavez and the UFW leadership in the 1970s, the UFW Collection at the Walter Reuther Library at Wayne State University in Detroit, and reflections on the UFW from movement veterans present in the Farmworker Documentation Project. It took Garcia over ten years to complete the book. He also co-edited Mapping Latina/o Studies with Angharad Valdivia, published by Peter Lang in 2012. He was the outreach director and co-primary investigator for the Bracero Archive Project, which was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant in 2008, and the recipient of the Best Public History Award by the National Council for Public History in 2009-2010.

Customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
4.1 out of 5
11 global ratings

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 19, 2013
11 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 8, 2014
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse