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An extraordinary history of the working class and its globalisation that takes Victorian factories, trade unions, fascism and today's migrant labourers, among many other subjects, in its epic sweep.
Paul Mason was born in 1960 in Leigh, Greater Manchester. He is BBC Newsnight's business and industry correspondent. He won the 2003 Wincott Award for business journalism and was named Workworld Broadcast Journalist of the Year in 2004 . He lives in London.
"Vividly accessible... required reading for the Seattle brigade" * Guardian * "Mason, using an impressive range of primary sources, recounts nine of the great stories of working-class revolts" * Irish Times * "This book tells stories of our past that are indispensable to understanding the present. it is a good answer to all who ask where the working class has gone. Brilliant" -- Ken Loach "'Don't die stupid. If you haven't read Mason's book, you know nothing about how this planet works... breathtaking, fascinating, perceptive... Damn, I wish I'd written this book" -- Greg Palast, author of the New York Times bestseller Armed Madhouse "This is micro-historical writing at its best" -- Walden Bello, author of Dilemmas of Domination