This book is not, strictly speaking, a memoir but rather is a compilation of some 10,000 news articles penned by Wheeler over the course of the last half of the 20th century. In pulling together this compilation Wheeler mined research libraries across the country. Originally written on assignment for the Worker, Daily World, People’s World and People’s Weekly World, his articles represent a history of our nation and of the world from Wheeler’s progressive point of view,
More than just a compilation of articles, however, the book represents a documentation of Wheeler’s life’s journey, at least in relation to his reporting, and includes little personal gems, like his impressions of various public figures and other reporters. All in all, this book is required reading for anyone who wants to get a view of things from a working persons perspective – a perspective that is so sadly lacking today.