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1990 1st edition "First Edition" stated; Little, Brown and Company publishers, Boston; SIGNED BY AUTHOR TWICE - on title page and on dedication page to "Bob"; hardbound in peach and purple boards with silver design and lettering on cover and spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good; many wonderful black and white glossy photos.


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A personal and public biography of American journalist Dorothy Thompson. She was the first American woman to head a foreign news bureau, the first correspondent personally expelled from Nazi Germany by Hitler, a powerful voice in the anti-Fascist movement and adviser to Roosevelt and Churchill.


Dorothy Thompson (1893-1961) was America’s first internationally famous female foreign correspondent. Born outside of Buffalo, New York, she graduated from Syracuse University in 1914 and honed her writing and interviewing skills in the women’s suffrage movement before heading for Europe as a freelance journalist.


Extensive biography of the famous journalist and wife to Sinclair Lewis. In 1939, in a Time magazine cover story, she was called the most influential woman in America next to Eleanor Roosevelt. This book brings to life the brilliant and complicated woman behind one of the most spectacular careers in American letters, vividly recreating the backdrop of world events that this controversial journalist witnessed and helped to shape. The popular yet controversial journalist's reach extended from presidents and prime ministers to the millions who read her opinionated, hard-hitting newspaper column "On the Road. 

American Cassandra: The Life of Dorothy Thompson by Peter Kurth

SKU: BS73l
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