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“The Man Who
Hated Work and Loved Labor — The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi”
This is a fascinating book about a labor leader who has had tremendous
influence on our lives, but whose name is not even known by millions of
Americans. Please read my review.
Chestertown, NY 12817
Award-winning author HEDDA J. GARZA, educated at Queens College, New York
City, was Political Science Consultant for SUNY-Plattsburgh and a consultant and tutor for
SUNY-Empire State College. In 1982, Garza’s Watergate Investigation Index: Senate
Select Committee Hearings and Reports on Presidential Campaign Activities (Wilmington,
Delaware: Scholarly Resources, Inc.) received Choice magazine’s Outstanding Academic Book
Award. In 1984, Garza’s companion volume was published: The Watergate Investigation
Index: House Judiciary Committee Hearings and Report on Impeachment. Among
other literary prizes were the New York Public Library Annual Best Books for Young Adults
List (1986). Her Joan Baez (1990) was the lead-off volume for Chelsea
of Achievement series, for which she also wrote Pablo Casals and Frida Kahlo.
In 1994 her Women in Medicine and Latinas: Hispanic Women in the United States
were published, and in 1995 her African Americans and Jewish Americans and Without
Regard to Race were published in Franklin Watts’ Multiculturalism Series. Her Women
in Law volume with Franklin Watts is scheduled for publication in late 1995.
A specialist on biography, “lost history” and “multiculturalism,”
Garza was the author of numerous articles for national magazines and newspapers. She also
conducted the dramatic Harlem street interviews for the prize-winning documentary film No
Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger (now available on VCR tape).
Garza’s well-reviewed biographies of Trotsky, Franco, Mao, and Allende were published
by Chelsea House as part of their “World Leaders” series (preface by Arthur
Schlesinger, Jr.). She was working on several books for a new series with Franklin Watts,
“Amazing Secrets of Our Multicultural History,” when she died. Those books will
nonetheless be completed on the basis of existing drafts and will appear in 1996 or 1997,
as will her Latinos in Film book, already near completion. She also had two novels
and two television screenplays recently completed and on the way to agents.
Garza lectured and conducted workshops at several major universities on current and
historical events. She was a New York State Humanities Series NEH-funded Public Library
Ms. Garza loved playing with children, dancing, gardening, cooking, swimming, fishing,
bicycling, and above all, writing her new fiction works.