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Books written by Saul Alinsky
Reveille for Radicals
Hard Cover, First Edition: University of Chicago Press, 1946
Paperback, Vintage Books Edition, September 1969

Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals
Hard Cover, New York: 1971
Paperback, Vintage Books Edition March 1972
Paperback, Vintage Books Edition, October 1989

John L. Lewis, An Unauthorized Bibliography
Hard Cover, New York: Putnam, 1949

Books about Saul Alinsky and his Work
Marion K. Sanders, The Professional Radical: Conversations with Saul Alinsky.
Paperback, 1970

Robert Bailey, Jr., Radical Urban Politics: The Alinsky Approach. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974.

Joan E. Lancourt, Confront or Concede: The Alinsky Citizen-Action Organizations. Massachusetts: Lexington Books, D.C. Heath and Company, 1979

P. David Franks, The Radical Vision of Saul Alinsky. New York: Paulist Press, 1984.

Sanford D. Horwitt, Let Them Call Me Rebel. Hard Cover, New York: Knopf/Random House, 1989. Paperback, First Vintage Books Edition, April 1992.

Nicholas von Hoffman, Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky, 2010

Books about IAF Organizing
Jeffery Stout, Blessed are the Organized: Grassroots Democracy in America, 2010

Ernesto Cortes, Jr., Rebuilding Our Institutions, ACTA Publications, 2010

Edward T. Chamber, Being Triggers Action, ACTA Publications, 2009

Edward T. Chambers, The Power of Relational Action, ACTA Publications, 2009

Michael Gecan, After America's Mid-Life Crisis, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009

Edward T. Chambers, The Body Trumps The Brain, ACTA Publications, 2008

Michael Gecan, Effective Organizing for Congregational Survival, ACTA Publications, 2008

Edward T. Chambers, Roots for Radicals: Organizing for Power, Action and Justice. Continuum International Publishing Group, 2003.

Paul Osterman, Gathering Power: The Future of Progressive Politics in America. Boston: Beacon, 2003.

Robert Linthicum, Transforming Power: Biblical Strategies for Making a Difference in Your Community, InterVarsity Press, 2003

Michael Gecan, Going Public. Boston: Beacon Press, 2002.

Dennis Shirley, Valley Interfaith and School Reform: Organizing for Power in South Texas. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002.

Mark Warren, Dry Bones Rattling: Community Building to Revitalize American Democracy, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001

Dennis Shirley, Community Organizing for Urban School Reform. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1997.

Robert H. Wilson, ed., Public Policy and Community: Activism and Governance in Texas. Austin: University of Texas press, 1997.

Jim Rooney, Organizing the South Bronx. Albany: SUNY Press, 1995.

Mary Beth Rogers, Cold Anger: A Story of Faith and Power Politics. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1990

Harry Boyte, CommonWealth: A Return to Citizen Politics, New York: Free Press, 1989.

Slayton, Robert A., Back of the Yards: The Making of a Local Democracy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986.

Chapters about IAF Organizing
"Empowerment," Chap. 5 in Boyte, Harry C., Community is Possible: Repairing America's Roots. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1984. Pp. 125-159.

"Democratic Promise," Chap. 10 in Greider, William, Who Will Tell the People: The Betrayal of American Democracy. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992. Pp. 222-241.

"BUILD," in McDougall, Harold A., Black Baltimore: A New Theiry of Community. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1993. Pp. 126-135 & 179-184.

"Friends-and-Neighbors Politics and the Need for Organization," Chap. 5 and "Obstacles to Organization Politics," Chap. 6 in Skerry, Peter. Mexican Americans: The Ambivalent Minority. New York: The Free Press, 1993. Pp. 131-215.

"The First Principle: Agree on the Problem," Chap. 4 in Murnane, Richard J. and Levy, Frank, Teaching the New Basic Skills: Principles for Educating Children to Thrive in a Changing Economy. New York: Martin Kessler Books, The Free Press, 1996. Pp. 80 - 108.

Frank Pierson, "'Power Before Program': Broad Base Organizing and the Industrial Areas Foundation," Chapter 6 in Rebuilding Community: Policy and Practice in Urban Regeneration, John Pierson & Joan Smith, eds., New York: Palgrave, 2001. Pp. 99-117.

Chapters, Papers and Articles by Ernesto Cortes, Jr.
"Proposed TMO Paper." August 1980,

"Organizing The Community," ?? 1986, pp. 37-42.

"Renewing the Fabric of Politics: The Industrial Areas Foundation and its Reflections on Citizen Participation," December 8, 1992 DRAFT, 16 pp.

"Reweaving the Fabric: The Iron Rule and the IAF Strategy for Power and Politics," Chapter 13 in Interwoven Destinies: Cities and the Nation, Henry Cisneros, ed., New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1993. Pp. 294-319.

"Reweaving the Social Fabric," Boston Review, June-September 1994, pp. 12 - 14.

"The IAF and Education Reform: Organizing Citizens for Change." 1996(?). 14 pp.

"Justice at the Gates of the City: A Model for Shared Prosperity," Chapter 35 in Back to Shared Prosperity: The Growing Inequality of Wealth and Income in America, Ray Marshall, ed., New York: M.E. Sharpe, Armonk, 1999. Pp. 361-373.

Articles about Ernesto Cortes, Jr.
"Your church can be a Driving Force for justice." SALT, November/December 1993, pp. 14-19.

"Ordinary People," by Meg Somerfield. Education Week, January 25, 1995, Pp. 16-21.

Other Publications about IAF Organizing
Nicholas Von Hoffman, Finding and Making Leaders, 1965. 13 pp.

Organizing for Family and Congregation, Industrial Areas Foundation, 1978. 33 pp.

The Tent of the Presence: Black Church Power in the 1980's, BUILD, 11 pp.

IAF 50 Years: Organizing for Change, Industrial Areas Foundation, 1990. 55 pp.

Standing for the Whole, Industrial Areas Foundation, 1990. 4 pp.

The Texas I.A.F. Vision for Public Schools: Communities of Learners, Texas Interfaith Education Fund, 1990, 22 pp.

Vision - Values - Action, Texas IAF Network, 1990, 47 pp.

Most Reverend Charles V. Grahmann, D.D., Development of People in a Democratic Society, Diocese of Dallas, June 8, 1992, 11 pp.

Engaging the Public: One Way to Organize, Industrial Areas Foundation, December 1993, 14 pp.

Investing in People: The Story of Project QUEST, COPS & Metro Alliance, 1994, 53 pp.

Taking Care of the Common Good: IAF Reflections on Work, 1995, 18 pp.

Paul Osterman & Brenda A. Lautsch, Project QUEST: A Report the Ford Foundation, M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, January 1996, 112 pp.

Dennis Shirley, Organizing the Valley: Case Studies in Community Empowerment and School Reform, Annenberg Rural Challenge, December 1997, 66 pp.

Strategies for Work, Southwest IAF, 1998, 6 pp.

Funding Strategies for Workforce Development Initiatives, Southwest IAF, 1998, 6 pp.

The Southwest IAF Network: 25 Years of Organizing, Interfaith Education Fund, November 1999, 64 pp.

25th Anniversary: Power - Action - Justice 1974 - 1999. San Antonio Communities Organized for Public Service (C.O.P.S.), November 1999, 48 pp.

Strong Neighborhoods Strong Schools: Case Study: Austin Interfaith, The Indicators Project on Education Organizing, Cross City Campaign for Urban School Reform, March 2002. 40 pp.

Paul Buckwalter, "Building Power: Finding and Developing Leaders in Arizona Congregations," in Social Policy, Spring 2003. Pp. 2 - 9.

New Voices, Old Dreams, CBS Video, 1994

The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky & His Legacy, Chicago Video Project, 1999

Power is Not a Dirty Word: The Story of Valley Interfaith, Natasha Freidus, May 2001

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