This Coffin Has No Handles

By: McGrath, Thomas

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[nice tight copy, minimal handling wear]. Trade PB Novel of labor strife on the New York waterfront, written in the late 1940's but not previously published (although the introduction doesn't explain why). The author, better known as a left/socialist poet, presents "a startlingly immense and detailed tableau of longshorement, communist labor organizers, gangsters, thugs, brilliant yet cynical bosses, and the many ordinary peole unwillingly drawn into the battle and forced to choose a side, weighing their fear against their faith, their self-respect against their self-interest." The introduction, by Joe Doyle, discusses the author's personal involvement in the novel's milieu.

Title: This Coffin Has No Handles

Author: McGrath, Thomas

Illustrator: Illustrated by (cover design) Loretta Li

Categories: Fiction: Modern Literature, Fiction: Modern Lit,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Thunder's Mouth Press: (c.1988)

ISBN Number: 0-938410-62-8

ISBN Number 13: 9780938410621

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 7126

Keywords: Labor Unions Communism Waterfront New York City Strikes