1967 first year edition; Charles Scribner's Sons publishers, New York; hardbound; black and white photos; very good condition with unmarked pages; very minor wear to boards; no dust jacket.
A memoir of the author's experiences and perceptions of Europe and America from the 1900s into the post-World War Two period, with much material on her life in Czechoslovakia and the leading politicians she knew there, the early years of communist rule, the city of Prague and its cultural milieu, art, politics, music, literature, much more.
I always meant to be a writer from my earliest recall, writes Marcia Davenport in her memoir, Too Strong For Fantasy, and like all such people I lived from infancy in the world of stories and books, most of them fantasy. When I began to outgrow fantasy, history seized me by the throat and has held on ever since. History is inseparable from place and politics and political men.