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By Robert Houston

Bisbee, Arizona, queen of the western copper camps, 1917. The protagonists in a sour strike: the Wobblies (the IWW), the hardest union within the heritage of the West; and Harry Wheeler, the final of the two-gun sheriffs. during this class-war western, they face one another down within the streets of Bisbee, pitting a basic strike opposed to the biggest posse ever assembled. in keeping with a real tale, Bisbee '17 vividly re-creates a West of miners and copper magnates, bindlestiffs and scissorbills, military officials, deepest detectives, and made up our minds revolutionaries. in contrast backdrop runs the tale of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, strike organizer from the East, stuck among the worlds of her ex-husband—the Bisbee strike leader—and her new lover, an Italian anarchist from long island. because the tumultuous weeks of the strike spread, she struggles to tackle what she particularly feels approximately either one of them, and concerning the West itself.

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