William Trent Pancoast's novels include WILDCAT (2010) and CRASHING (1983). His short stories, essays, and editorials have appeared in Fried Chicken and Coffee, Night Train, The Mountain Call, Solidarity magazine, US News & World Report, the Union Forum and numerous other labor publications. Pancoast recently retired from the auto industry after thirty years as a die maker and union newspaper editor. In recent years, he has been an adjunct professor of English and first mate on a Lake Erie charter fishing boat. Born in Galion, Ohio, in 1949, he has a B/A in English from the Ohio State University and attended the graduate school of Miami University.
Wildcat is a book that has been banned by the United Auto Workers International Union: General Motors and the United Auto Workers lock horns in this tale of a go-for-broke wildcat strike. Wildcat is set in Vietnam-era, 1970 Ohio at a General Motors stamping plant--lots of laughs and labor history, and a not-nostalgic look at what Vietnam cost us all.