From the longer, taped first-persons in Nine Workers (1972) -- and what was right and wrong in their lifestyles -- Lasson...

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PROUDLY WE HAIL: Profiles of Public Citizens in Action

From the longer, taped first-persons in Nine Workers (1972) -- and what was right and wrong in their lifestyles -- Lasson now hustles together in three-to-four page profiles a much greater number of individuals or organizations who are trying to improve the quality of American life. Whether a New York woman fighting air pollution or a ""public interest mechanic"" vs. gyp repair tactics or the aggressive Vermont State's Attorney or such groups as Action for Children's Television, or King County, Washington's outstanding blood bank, or Louisville's two fighting newspapers along with The Washington Post, or Berkeley, California's Consumers Cooperative, etc., etc., etc. Lasson rarely personalizes any of these citizen-reformer-activist-ombudsmen and gives only the sketchiest records of their intentions and accomplishments so that the result is well-meaning rather than inspiriting. One cheer.

Pub Date: Jan. 1, 1974

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Publisher: Grossman/Viking

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1974