Wasn't That A Time?

Growing Up Radical and Red in America

By Robert Schrank





Out of Print ISBN: 9780262193894 pp. | 6 in x 10 in


  • What makes this book useful and important is the way in which Schrank uses his life story to illuminate and reconstruct the political and social world of the 1930's through the 1970's. Schrank is a wonderfully engaging, honest, and intelligent storyteller. He humanizes a world of left-wing culture and politics.

    Nelson Lichenstein

    DEpartment of History, University of Virginia and author of Walter Reuther: The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit

  • Bob Schrank was a witness to and an active participant in many of the major moments that defined the Left in modern American life. He casts his unrelenting gaze on this important and now largely forgotten history, offering a refreshing candor about things, political and personal. Wasn't That A Time?: Growing Up Radical and Red in America not only sets the record straight; it is also a damned good read.

    Steve Brier

    American Social History Project, City University of New York