An intimate and detailed biography
List of Illustrations Preface Prologue Part 1. The Early Years Part 2. Young Manhood Part 3. Romance Part 4. General Semantics Part 5. World War II Part 6. The Postwar Years Part 7. San Francisco State Part 8. On Strike! Part 9. The Senate Part 10. U.S. English Bibliographic Essay Selected Bibliography Index
Gerald W. Haslam is a professor emeritus of English at Sonoma State University and the author and editor of numerous books, including Workin' Man Blues: Country Music in California, the novel Straight White Male, and the anthology Many Californias: Literature from the Golden State. Janice E. Haslam is the coauthor, with Gerald W. Haslam, of the fiction collection Manuel and the Madman and An Instructor's Guide to Many Californias.
"In Thought and Action: The Enigmatic Life of S. I. Hayakawa traces the fascinating life of an iconic American writer, teacher, politician, and family man. In the process, authors Gerald W. Haslam and Janice E. Haslam tell us a lot about the culture wars of the 20th century - and of American identity itself. The authors' many fans will be delighted by this definitive biography, as will students, scholars, and teachers of ethnic studies, California history, and American politics." Jonah Raskin, author of American Scream: Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" and the Making of the Beat Generation