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  • Director, WPA Federal Writers’ Project. Despite attacks from HUAC, the Project published thousands of books and collected more than 10,000 oral histories from ex-slaves and immigrants.
  • Foreign correspondent covering the Russian revolution.
  • Leader for over a decade in the struggle to save Jewish pogrom survivors in Eastern Europe. Alsberg adapted The Dybbuk for English speaking audiences.
  • Human rights champion initiating the first major effort to aid international political prisoners.

Alsberg’s friends and co-workers included anarchist revolutionary Emma Goldman, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, philosopher and social critic Bertrand Russell, ACLU co-founder Roger Baldwin, and writer Richard Wright. This book brings Alsberg to light as an important but forgotten figure of the 20th-century. This is the first full-length biography of Henry Alsberg. Click here to pre-order.