In Dubious Battle
In the California apple country, nine hundred migratory workers rise up against the landowners. The group takes on a life of its own-stronger than its individual members and more frightening. Led by the doomed Jim Nolan, the strike is founded on his tragic idealism-on the courage never to submit or yield. Published in 1936, In Dubious Battle is considered the first major work of Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck.