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The Resource Dangerous ambition : Dorothy Thompson and Rebecca West : new women in search of love and power, Susan Hertog

Dangerous ambition : Dorothy Thompson and Rebecca West : new women in search of love and power, Susan Hertog

Label
Dangerous ambition : Dorothy Thompson and Rebecca West : new women in search of love and power
Title
Dangerous ambition
Title remainder
Dorothy Thompson and Rebecca West : new women in search of love and power
Statement of responsibility
Susan Hertog
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Born in the 1890s on opposite sides of the Atlantic, friends for over forty years, Dorothy Thompson and Rebecca West lived parallel lives that placed them at the center of the social and historical upheavals of the twentieth century. Here, biographer Susan Hertog chronicles the separate but intertwined journeys of these two writers, who achieved unprecedented fame and influence at tremendous personal cost. American Dorothy Thompson was the first female head of a European news bureau, a columnist and commentator with a tremendous following. Englishwoman Rebecca West blazed a trail for herself as a journalist, literary critic, novelist, and historian. In a prefeminist era when speaking truth to power could get anyone--of either gender--ostracized, blacklisted, or worse, these two smart, self-made women were among the first to warn of the dangers posed by fascism, communism, and appeasement. But, torn between convention and the opportunities of the new postwar world, they were drawn to men who were as ambitious and hungry for love as themselves.--From publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10020351
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hertog, Susan
Dewey number
  • 828/.91209
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6045.E8
LC item number
Z68 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • West, Rebecca
  • West, Rebecca
  • Women authors, English
  • Women journalists
  • Thompson, Dorothy
  • Thompson, Dorothy
  • Women authors, American
  • Women journalists
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Rebecca West and Dorothy Thompson: new women in search of love and power
Label
Dangerous ambition : Dorothy Thompson and Rebecca West : new women in search of love and power, Susan Hertog
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [443]-478) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 493 pages
Isbn
9780345459862
Isbn Type
(trade : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011035119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 701810273
  • (OCoLC)701810273
Label
Dangerous ambition : Dorothy Thompson and Rebecca West : new women in search of love and power, Susan Hertog
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [443]-478) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 493 pages
Isbn
9780345459862
Isbn Type
(trade : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011035119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 701810273
  • (OCoLC)701810273

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