BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Crusades of Cesar Chavez’ by Miriam Pawel

Miriam Pawel is a Pulitzer-winning editor who is no stranger to the objective artistry of the biography.  Her most recent work is an unflinching characterization of one of recent history’s more storied civil rights leaders.  In a nine year effort to write “The Crusades of Cesar Chavez,” Pawel sources troves of archives, personal writings, and interviews more than 70 individuals to piece together a portrait of a man who was both monumentally inspiring and deeply flawed.