by Upton Sinclair
Publisher: ManyBooks 1919
Number of pages: 271
Jimmie Higgins is the fellow who does the hard work in the job of waking up the workers. Jimmie hates war -- all war -- and fights against it with heart and soul. But war comes, and Jimmie is drawn into it, whether he will or not. He has many adventures -- strikes, jails, munitions explosions, draft-boards, army-camps, submarines and battles.
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