Sneak peak of Eugene V. Debs: A Graphic Biography


Check out a sneak peak of Eugene V. Debs: A Graphic Biography, by Paul Buhle, Steve Max, and Dave Nance and illustrated by Noah Van Sciver, coming out February 2019. 

Eugene Victor Debs led the Socialist Party in the early twentieth century to federal and state office across the country, helped to pioneer a fighting union politics that organised all workers, and became the beloved figurehead of American radicalism. Imprisoned for speaking out against World War I, Debs ran for president from prison, receiving over one million votes. Debs’s story is the story of labour battles in industrialising America, of a socialist politics grown directly out of the Midwestern heartland, and of a distinctly American vision of socialism.

This graphic biography, published in collaboration with the Democratic Socialists of America is geared toward a new generation exploring socialist and working-class radicalism.

Praise for Eugene V. Debs: A Graphic Biography:

“As socialists of Debs’ era might say: ‘Here’s the ammunition.’ In addition to being a delightful biography of the railroad man from Terre Haute, this is a splendid genealogy of the struggles and ideas that energize today’s socialist revival. Buy an extra copy and turn on a friend or workmate.” – Mike Davis

“At a time when socialism has reentered the political vocabulary, it is wonderful to have this engaging book, introducing old-timers and a new generation to the greatest American socialist, Eugene V. Debs. A beloved labor leader, tireless battler against economic inequality, and defender of free speech, Debs’s radicalism and commitment to social justice are more needed today than at any time since his death.” – Eric Foner

Eugene V Debs: A Graphic Biography summons the spirit of our greatest American socialist, someone who inspired generations of reformers from A. Philip Randolph to Bernie Sanders.” – Bhaskar Sunkara