The Crusades of Cesar Chavez Is Here!

bookjacket2Recommended in starred reviews and hailed by experts in the field, “The Crusades of Cesar  Chavez” is the first comprehensive biography of the most significant Latino leader in recent American history. Rigorously researched and riveting in its dramatic arc, this is a searching, empathetic portrayal of a leader whose legacy and lessons have never been more relevant than today.

“The definitive story of this charismatic farm worker and controversial visionary leader whose courage and near-genius as an organizer invigorated the stormy history of American labor.” – Peter Matthiessen, author “Cesar Chavez and the New American Revolution,” a brilliant portrait of Chavez’s movement in its early years.

Visit Crusades of Cesar Chavez for more information about the book, links to additional resources, and a great visual guide to the history, with a dozen rarely-seen photographs.

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Upcoming events on The Crusades of Cesar Chavez


March 25 – Book launch at the National Steinbeck Center, Salinas – 5:30 PM, reception; 6 PM, Miriam Pawel in conversation with Eric Brazil - link here

April 1, 2014 – Los Angeles Public Library, 7:15 PM, ALOUD panel with Luis Valdez  - link here

April 4, 2014 - Texas Union, University of Texas, Austin, 12 PM: “Cesar Chavez, the man, the myths, and the legacy.” - link here

April 5, 2014 – San Antonio Book Festival - link here

April 8, 2014 – Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ, 7 PM- link here

April 12, 2014 –  Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, on the campus of USC - link to full schedule

  • 10:30 AM – In conversation with Steve Lopez and Eliseo Medina, Bovard Auditorium
  • 12:30 PM – Panel on biography, Hancock Foundation room

April 17, 2014 – Politics & Prose, Washington DC, 7 PM  - link here

April 22, 2014 – Powell’s Books, Portland, 7:30 PM - link here

April 24, 2014 – University Bookstore, Seattle, 7 PM - link here

May 6, 2014 – Burbank Library

May 7, 2014 – UC Center, Sacramento, noon

May 28, 2014 – Glendale Library

Sept. 16, 2014 – Santa Monica Community College

Oct 7, 2014 – Newberry Library, Chicago