Part of Our Time: Some Ruins and Monuments of the Thirties

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New York Review of Books, 2004 - History - 340 pages
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Through brilliant portraits of real persons who created the myths and realities of the 1930s, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Murray Kempton brings that turbulent decade to life. Himself a child of the time, Kempton examines with the insight and imagination of a novelist the men and women who embraced, grappled with, and in many cases were destroyed by the myth of revolution. What he calls the "ruins and monuments of the Thirties" include Paul Robeson, Alger Hiss, and Whittaker Chambers, the Hollywood Ten, the rebel women Elizabeth Bentley and Mary Heaton Vorse, and the labor leaders Walter Reuther and Joe Curran.
 

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Contents

THE SHELTERED LIFE
13
THE DRY BONES 3 7
39
ITS TIME TO GO 1 HEARD THEM SAY
83
the social muse
105
oer moor and fen
151
THE DAY OF THE LOCUST
181
THE REBEL GIRL
211
GEORGE
233
FATHER AND SONS
261
THE SHADOW LINE
300
AFTERWORD TO THE 1967 EDITION
335
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Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

David Remnick is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lenin's Tomb, The Devil Problem and Other True Stories, and Resurrection. He is the editor of The New Yorker.

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