8834a816d5e92d9d279935d7_372x560Today, America’s Social Arsonist: Fred Ross and Grassroots Organizing in the Twentieth Century is now available to purchase online and at your local bookstore.

This first biography of my father is very readable and it’s telling of why my father became an organizer and how his efforts were impacted by the historic times in which he lived. Labor journalist and author Gabriel Thompson shares the stories of the courageous men and women who my father trained to become leaders in the fight for social justice. Amongst those he mentored were some of the most influential organizers in American history including Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta. Thompson helps to recover a forgotten chapter of American history and provides vital lessons for all organizers today.

Take a look at this great review for America’s Social Arsonist in the San Francisco Chronicle!

You can order your own copy of America’s Social Arsonist: Fred Ross and Grassroots Organizing in the Twentieth Century here online or pick one up at your local bookstore.

I would be grateful to have your help spread the word of the book’s release to all your friends and family.

There’s also currently a special, limited-time promotion through UC Press, which is offering a 30% off the price of the book. You can purchase the book at this website and enter the code “16M4197” to receive the discount.

You can also follow’s the book’s Facebook page here.

If you would like to host a book event, class presentation, web discussion or anything else, please email thompson.gabriel@gmail.com.

In Solidarity,

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