Labor Spy [Jacket cover: Twenty Years a Labor Spy]. GT-99.

Labor Spy [Jacket cover: Twenty Years a Labor Spy]

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1937]. First Edition. Memoir of a long-time labor spy, first hired to help a machine shop owner quell a union drive. From there the author (whose identity has never been revealed) eventually worked his way up the union ranks to become a top state labor official. "GT-99 did not see himself as either for or against labor or management. Rather, he saw himself as an entrepreneur who worked behind the scenes to maintain order and to smooth out the rough edges of labor-management conflict" (Darryl Holter, "Labor Spies and Union-Busting in Wisconsin, 1890-1940," in "The Wisconsin Magazine of History," Vol. 68, no. 4, p. 245). Octavo (22cm.); publisher's cloth in decorative price-clipped dust jacket; 309pp. Light wear to jacket extremities, else a Very Good or better copy.

Price: $60.00

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