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Robert Schrank

Robert Schrank was a management consultant, the author of Ten Thousand Working Days (MIT Press, 1978), and the editor of American Workers Abroad (MIT Press, 1979), Industrial Democracy at Sea (MIT Press, 1983), and Wasn't That a Time? Growing Up Radical and Red in America (MIT Press, 1998).

Titles by This Author

Growing Up Radical and Red in America

"I was born two weeks before the Bolshevik Revolution into an immigrant family that was part of New York's large German socialist community." So begins Robert Schrank's compelling autobiography. In a down-to-earth, anecdotal style, he recounts a life rare in the breadth of its experience and the depth of its transformations.

Robert Schrank is a Project Specialist at the Ford Foundation, and he holds a master's and doctorate in the sociology of work. He serves as consultant to the New York City Mayor's Productivity Council, the National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. Department of Labor, other governmental bodies, and universities. So another academic specialist has written another book about the values and goals—or the lack of them, or their decline, or whatever—of working stiffs, about which he knows from nothing, right?