The Resource Irrepressible : the life and times of Jessica Mitford, Leslie Brody, (ebook)

Irrepressible : the life and times of Jessica Mitford, Leslie Brody, (ebook)

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Irrepressible : the life and times of Jessica Mitford
Title
Irrepressible
Title remainder
the life and times of Jessica Mitford
Statement of responsibility
Leslie Brody
Title variation
Life and times of Jessica Mitford
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Language
eng
Summary
Admirers and detractors use the same words to describe Jessica Mitford: subversive, mischief-maker, muckraker. J.K. Rowling calls her, her "most influential writer. Those who knew her best simply called her Decca. Born into one of Britain's most famous aristocratic families, she eloped with Winston Churchill's nephew as a teenager. Their marriage severed ties with her privilege, a rupture exacerbated by the life she lead for seventy-eight years. After arriving in the United States in 1939, Decca became one of the New Deals most notorious bureaucrats. For her the personal was political, especially as a civil rights activist and journalist. She coined the term frenemies, and as a member of the American Communist Party, she made several, though not among the Cold War witch hunters. When she left the Communist Party in 1958 after fifteen years, she promised to be subversive whenever the opportunity arose. True to her word, late in life she hit her stride as a writer, publishing nine books before her death in 1996. Yoked to every important event for nearly all of the twentieth century, Decca not only was defined by the history she witnessed, but by bearing witness, helped to define that history
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Midwest
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Brody, Leslie
Dewey number
335.43092
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non fiction
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  • Mitford, Jessica
  • Mitford, Jessica
  • Women communists
  • Women journalists
  • Women radicals
  • Women civil rights workers
  • British Americans
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adult
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Irrepressible : the life and times of Jessica Mitford, Leslie Brody, (ebook)
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9781582438559
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12254770
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remote
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12254770
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MWT12254770
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Irrepressible : the life and times of Jessica Mitford, Leslie Brody, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781582438559
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12254770
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12254770
System control number
MWT12254770
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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