A Fine Old Conflict

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Vintage Books, 1978 - Communists - 333 pages
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The famous, once-notorious, still-controversial writer and political activist chronicles her girlhood in England, her years with the American Communist Party, and her latter-day adventures as America's premier muckraker

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At times I found myself getting annoyed with Jessica Mitford to downright angry while reading her second memoir. A Fine Old Conflict is about her life in the America communist party, her problems with ... Read full review

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I've read this before, but it must have been before I got a Goodreads. It's interesting to read it in the light of current political assaults on the less convenient parts of the US Constitution ... Read full review


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Jessica Mitford is also the author of" Hons and Rebels "(previously published as "Daughters and Rebels")," The American Way of Death, The Trial of Dr. Spock, Kind and Usual Punishment, A Fine Old Conflict, Poison Penmanship," "Faces of Philip: A Memoir of Philip Toynbee, Grace Had an English Heart, "and "The American Way of Birth. "Until her death in 1996, she lived in Oakland, California, with her husband, labor lawyer Robert Treuhaft.
Peter Y. Sussman was an award-winning editor at the "San Francisco Chronicle" from 1964 to 1993 and has written, edited, taught, and lectured widely since then. He is the coauthor of "Committing Journalism "and was a coauthor of the Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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