The definitive biography of Joe Hill.
William Adler, The Man Who Never Died: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill, American Labor Icon. Bloomsbury, 2012. $18, paperback
“Finally. A real Joe Hill biography. Asks all the right questions, digs deep for the answers and reads like a true crime drama a la David Simon.” –Steve Earle, singer-songwriter
“Adler meticulously examines the legal proceedings and makes a powerful case that Hill was railroaded by prosecutors intent on destroying him fro his association with the hated Wobblies. Adler even finds new evidence that strongly supports Hill's alibi. Though HIll died young, Adler shows that his sardonic, resilient voice of political protest lived, leaving a powerful influence on folk singers such as Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Boby Dylan.” — Boston Globe