After working in different places, she decides to quit and tells some of her employers that the reason for working was to gather information and write a book.
In this book, a specter is haunting Europe. The specter that is haunting Europe in this case is the specter of Communism. All powers of old Europe seem to have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise the specter of Communism. They include the Metternich and Guizot, Pope and Czar, German police-spies and French Radicals. As a result, communism is acknowledged by the European Powers to be power on its own. Communists publish their views, tendencies and they meet this tale of specter of communism with a manifesto. In the end, communists from different nations assemble in London and sketched the manifesto, which was to be published in English, German, French, and Danish languages.
The author is an investigative journalist and he traces migration of one of the job offered by a factory. This jobs passes from cradle of the American industry, New Jersey, Peterson, to Mississippi during the turmoil that was experienced during the civil rights movement. It moved to the burgeoning border of the nearby city, Matamoros. The author further explores the issues affecting the current economy. He explores issues such as the widening gap between the rich and the poor and companies being praised for transferring jobs to other