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The Last American Martyr
by Tom Winton
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It doesn't happen often, but every now and then one small soul rises from the crowded depths of obscurity and causes the entire earth to wobble on its axis. This last happened in 2008 when an unemployed doorman, in a secondhand Goodwill suit, stepped onto the worldwide stage in Stockholm and accepted The Nobel Prize for Literature. In this me-me twenty-first century, fifty-nine-year-old Thomas Soles may very well be the last American martyr. This self-described "simple man" writes a simple book that resuscitates the all-but-dead international labor movement. The response to his thoughts and perceptions are astounding. All around the globe, from pole to pole, from America to Zimbabwe, the marching footsteps of workers, young and old, tremor the earth. But not everyone is pleased. There's a tight-knit, elitist clique that is absolutely livid over the thoughts and ideals that fill the pages of his book. And the moment Tom and his wife Elaina return home from Sweden, they realize just how angry this profit hungry mob really is.
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