Brentwood - Peter Dreier discusses and signs "The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century"

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Peter Dreier at Diesel Bookstore Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes local author and scholar Peter Dreier to the store to discuss and sign his new book, The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century, on Sunday, August 5th at 3pm.

A hundred years ago, any soapbox orator who called for women's suffrage, laws protecting the environment, an end to lynching, or a federal minimum wage was considered a utopian dreamer or a dangerous socialist. Now we take these ideas for granted - because the radical ideas of one generation are often the common sense of the next. Unfortunately, most Americans know little of this progressive history. It isn't taught in most high schools and you can't find it on the major television networks. The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century, a colorful and witty history of the most influential progressive leaders of the twentieth century and beyond, is the perfect antidote.

Peter Dreier is E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics and Director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Program at Occidental College. He writes regularly for the Nation, American Prospect, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Talking Points Memo. He lives in Los Angeles.

Event date: 
Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood
Brentwood Country Mart - 225 26th Street, Suite 33
90402 Santa Monica
The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame By Peter Dreier Cover Image
ISBN: 9781568586816
Published: Bold Type Books - June 26th, 2012