'Brutal Need is a magnificent book. It combines sophisticated analysis of legal principles defining the rights of the poor, a rich social history of the organization of poor people in the 1960s, and gripping biographies of the leading participants in the often neglected social movement. It is a pleasure to read this lucid book. Davis provides insight, even to a person who participated in the events she describes.'-Sylvia Law, New York University School of LawDavis, Martha F. is the author of 'Brutal Need' with ISBN 9780300053784 and ISBN 0300053789.