Books: Pins & Needles

TAILOR'S PROGRESS—Benjamin Stolberg—Doubleday, Doran ($2.75).

The man whom New York Times Reviewer John Chamberlain calls "one of the great journalists of our times" has written one of the most important books about U.S. labor. Benjamin Stolberg's Tailor's Progress is a history of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (I.L.G. W.U.—membership: 310,000), a keen commentary on U.S. social politics, a detailed, sometimes brilliant biography of an outstanding social politician, I.L.G.W.U.'s President David Dubinsky.

Also included are thumbnail sketches (written with fluoroscopic understanding of the trade-union mind) of many of Dubinsky's predecessors and contemporaries....

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