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by Frank Harris
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Genre Fiction
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    Frank Harris
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    Kessinger Publishing, LLC (June 17, 2004)
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    192 pages
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After graduati Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

Frank Harris The Bomb 1908. His money must have run out because soon we hear of him making slim pickings as a reporter for the Evening News. He had come back from Germany a Socialist.

I threw the bomb which killed eight policemen and wounded sixty in Chicago in 1886.

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Over 100 years ago the infamous Haymarket affair in Chicago pierced the world with news of what would now be characterized as ?terrorist violence.

The bomb, a novel Hardcover – 1963. by. Frank Harris (Author).

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Forgotten gem.
Too dry.
This is the story of an immigrant who gets drawn into period (late 1800s) anarchy in the U.S.

Here, one reads about the heinous maltreatment of the immigrant labor force by the robber barons and other rapscallions. The narrator ultimately travels to Chicago where the maltreatment of these workers comes to a head when a bomb is thrown in The Haymarket Square, killing some (corrupt) policemen.

As one reads this excellent story, s/he is reminded of similar works such as "The Jungle" (Upton Sinclair), or, "The Black Flag: A Look Back at the Strange Case of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti" (Brian Jackson). However, "The Bomb" is, of course fiction, albeit based upon an actual historical event, and so it's a smoother read... a page-turner really.

The more subtle focal point of the book hits upon the core philosophy of anarchism all of which is shrewdly conveyed through riveting dialogue and suspenseful action.

Regarding the book edition, I acquired an old used library copy, published in hardcover (with a dustjacket) by The University of Chicago Press, in 1963. The work was originally published in 1909 by Mitchell Kennerley (New York), and was republished by the author in 1920. I am very pleased with both the readability and the binding of my edition.

Finally, in the introduction by John Dos Passos, we are told that the author, Frank Harris, was a fringe sort of fellow, and perhaps a bit of a scoundrel at times. But Harris has done a fine job with the book and I highly recommend it.