‘Morgan writes with prodigious fluidity. At one point, we are hurled into the midst of a riveting account of the sensational 1962 protest at Indiana University against the US blockade of Cuba, where Morgan and his Trotskyist comrades faced down an outraged mob of thousands…a calculating narrative with a sweep revealing a protagonist full of contradictions.’
Alan W. Wald Professor of Literature and American Culture, University of Michigan.
fiction and epistolary writer
Born (1940) to working class parents who experienced Terre Haute’s General Strike (1935). He has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Indiana University.
In 1960, he hitchhiked across Europe, North Africa and Russia working on farms, writing feature stories for the Terre Haute Tribune. Returning home, he chaired the student-faculty committee that founded the Eugene V. Debs Foundation for Socialist History and Thought. The next year, he was indicted under the Indiana Anti-Subversive Act as an officer of the Young Socialist Alliance and faced two to six years imprisonment.READ MORE