The Crusades of Cesar Chavez


The author’s insightful, painstakingly researched, and thoughtful work makes Chavez all the more dimensional and nuanced by recognizing his failings as well as his successes. VERDICT This fully rounded portrait could well be the definitive biography of this all too human figure. It is also a timely complement to the forthcoming Hollywood biopic, Cesar Chavez: An American Hero. – Starred review, Library Journal, February 2014

A vivid narrative that is unmatched for the authenticity of its behind-the-scenes detail. That rarest of beasts, The Crusades of Cesar Chavez is at once an important historical document, and a compelling read. – Jon Lee Anderson – author of  The Fall of Baghdad & Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life

The definitive account: A lucid, thoughtful, evocative, deeply reported, bracingly honest account of the life of one of our most consequential modern agents of change. – Kurt Andersen – author of True Believers


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


Upcoming events on The Crusades of Cesar Chavez


March 31, 2015 – 92nd Street Y, noon – link here

more 2015 events TBA soon