Miss America, 1945: Bess Myerson's own story

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Newmarket Press, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 229 pages
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Vivid, engrossing, startling--this sure-fire bestseller evokes America in the thirties and forties while telling a post-war Cinderella-like tale of the only Jewish Miss America and her encounter with the prize and prejudice. 40 photographs.

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Miss America, 1945: Bess Myerson's Own Story

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This is a highly flattering account of the most important year in Myerson's life, 1945, when she won the title of Miss America. She was the first Jewish woman to do so. All the backstage drama of that ... Read full review


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The Myersons of the Bronx
The Yearnings of a Young Musician

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Dworkin is a former contributing editor of Ms. magazine.