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by Harvey Swados


Harvey Swados (October 28, 1920 – December 11, 1972) was an American social critic and author of novels, short stories, essays and journalism.

Harvey Swados (October 28, 1920 – December 11, 1972) was an American social critic and author of novels, short stories, essays and journalism. Born in Buffalo, New York, Harvey Swados was the son of Aaron Meyer Swados, a physician, and Rebecca (Bluestone) Swados, a musician and artist whose father was a pioneer Zionist. Both parents' backgrounds were European Jewish.

I was first introduced to Swados and 'On The Line" in the late 60's. One of it's chapters was required reading from a tome of short stories. This full book is written so that any chapter can essentially stand alone, as each one covers an individual that works on the line. The chapters are woven together by the characters interactions with and impacts each other. If you have never worked in factory production and want to know why men today are being replaced by robots, this book will give you some insights.

Finalist for the National Book Award: On the verge of receiving a vast inheritance, three brothers' clashing aspirations turn into an all-out war. Brothers Leo and Max Land came to America from Romania in 1911, but they took different paths in pursuit of the American dream. Even as they worked together, Max sought out material things while Leo made a simple, private life for himself. Now, after the death of both brothers, Leo's three sons-the only surviving heirs-learn that they stand to inherit a fortune.

Harvey Swados was a writer who stood apart from the prevailing fashions of his time

Harvey Swados was a writer who stood apart from the prevailing fashions of his time. Harvey Swados was the author of Out Went the Candle, False Coin, Standing Fast, and A Radical's America.

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Finalist for the National Book Award: On the verge of receiving a vast inheritance, three brothers’ clashing aspirations turn into an all-out war Brothers Leo and Max Land came to America from Romania in 1911, but they took different paths in pursuit of the American dream. Now, after the death of both brothers, Leo’s three sons-the only surviving heirs-learn that they stand to inherit a fortune

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Harvey Swados (1920–1972) was born in Buffalo, the son of a doctor. His other books include the novels The Will, Standing Fast, and Celebration. A graduate of the University of Michigan, he served in the merchant marine during World War II and published his first novel, Out Went the Candle, in 1955. His collection of stories set in an auto plant, titled On the Line (1957), is widely regarded as a classic of the literature of labor. He also penned various collections of nonfiction, including A Radical’s America.

On the Line epub download

ISBN13: 978-0440367109

ISBN: 0440367107

Author: Harvey Swados

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Publisher: Dell Publishing; First Edition edition (April 1978)

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Rating: 4.6

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Boraston
I was first introduced to Swados and 'On The Line" in the late 60's. One of it's chapters was required reading from a tome of short stories. This full book is written so that any chapter can essentially stand alone, as each one covers an individual that works on the line. The chapters are woven together by the characters interactions with and impacts each other. If you have never worked in factory production and want to know why men today are being replaced by robots, this book will give you some insights.

I was glad to find that the book was reprinted and available through Amazon so that after a lapse of 50 years I'm finally able to, if you will, read the rest of the story!
Boraston
I was first introduced to Swados and 'On The Line" in the late 60's. One of it's chapters was required reading from a tome of short stories. This full book is written so that any chapter can essentially stand alone, as each one covers an individual that works on the line. The chapters are woven together by the characters interactions with and impacts each other. If you have never worked in factory production and want to know why men today are being replaced by robots, this book will give you some insights.

I was glad to find that the book was reprinted and available through Amazon so that after a lapse of 50 years I'm finally able to, if you will, read the rest of the story!
August
Multiple fictional short stories based on composite real life people written by a known communist. All characters are on a Ford production line in the 50's, hate their job, have no real friends at work or off, have dysfunctional marriages,no joy in life. A really gray depressing existence. The author's use of hyperbole to show what a terrible life it is to be "On the Line" comes across as communist propaganda. I had to read this for a masters history course. If you don't have to buy this don't, unless you like being depressed by your reading.
August
Multiple fictional short stories based on composite real life people written by a known communist. All characters are on a Ford production line in the 50's, hate their job, have no real friends at work or off, have dysfunctional marriages,no joy in life. A really gray depressing existence. The author's use of hyperbole to show what a terrible life it is to be "On the Line" comes across as communist propaganda. I had to read this for a masters history course. If you don't have to buy this don't, unless you like being depressed by your reading.
Whiteflame
i wouldnt ordinarily give this book five stars. i think five star book reviews belong to items like "la bas" by husymans or "the trial" by kafka or "the sheltering sky" by paul bowles or, to me @least, "play it as it lays" by joan didion. five star books, i think, are rare.

this book, otoh, is fine. it is certainly a well enough written book. it's dismal, true, but its dismal feel relates directly not just to its subject matter but to the time in which the author addressed that subject matter &, of course, interwoven w/ that would be the author's political perspective.

i am, how you say, upping the stars because the only other review hereupon amazon was written by someone whose political perspective clearly has no room, or at least warm room, to encompass that of the author's----even @a half century's remove.

if one's bias colors one's experience to an extreme, it's fine, but an opposing soldier in the verbal battle of objectivity might help keep the pot from boiling until its single-perspective runneth over.

okay done.
Whiteflame
i wouldnt ordinarily give this book five stars. i think five star book reviews belong to items like "la bas" by husymans or "the trial" by kafka or "the sheltering sky" by paul bowles or, to me @least, "play it as it lays" by joan didion. five star books, i think, are rare.

this book, otoh, is fine. it is certainly a well enough written book. it's dismal, true, but its dismal feel relates directly not just to its subject matter but to the time in which the author addressed that subject matter &, of course, interwoven w/ that would be the author's political perspective.

i am, how you say, upping the stars because the only other review hereupon amazon was written by someone whose political perspective clearly has no room, or at least warm room, to encompass that of the author's----even @a half century's remove.

if one's bias colors one's experience to an extreme, it's fine, but an opposing soldier in the verbal battle of objectivity might help keep the pot from boiling until its single-perspective runneth over.

okay done.