Let the people take heart and hope everywhere, for the cross is bending, the midnight is passing, and joy cometh with the morning. — Eugene Debs in 1918
Orator, organizer, self-taught scholar, presidential candidate, and prisoner, Eugene Debs’ lifelong commitment to the fight for a better world is chronicled in this unparalleled biography by historian Ray Ginger. This moving story presents the definitive account of the life and legacy of the most eloquent spokesperson and leader of the U.S. labor and socialist movements.
The Bending Cross: A Biography of Eugene V. Debs
Haymarket Books 2007