JANUARY 24, 2–3:30 PM  

John Steinbeck Library 

Book Discussion: 

In Dubious Battle 

by John Steinbeck 

The NY Times called it “the best labor and strike novel to come out of our contemporary economic and social unrest.” Published in the year of the 1936 Lettuce Strike in Salinas, which California’s governor blamed on “The Reds. (communists)” 

Join our librarians for a conversation about the book that had Salinas in an uproar by taking a hard look at the situation between growers, labor and American agriculture in the 1930's. How different are things today? 

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