I just received a thoughtful review of American Prophet by Volker Janssen, a historian at Cal State Fullerton. Writing for Southern California Quarterly, Dr. Janssen calls the book "a comprehensive, highly readable profile of literary skill and political courage." (I read this to mean McWilliams's skill and courage, not the book's!) Very gratifying. Dr. Janssen specializes in the social, economic, and institutional history of California. For more on him and his work, see http://hss.fullerton.edu/history/facultystaff_files/Janssen.html.
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