Anything Your Little Heart Desires: An American Family Story

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Through the prism of the life of her father--lawyer and well-known political activist Bartley Crum--Patricia Bosworth sheds light on an important era in modern American history--from the heady, hope-filled days of Roosevelt's New Deal to the dawn of the Cold War. of photos.

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Publisher Touchstone Books
Mfg Part# 9780684838489
SKU 30356846
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0684838486
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.75H x 5.75L x 1.25T
Praise
"A lively, readable account."
"Beautiful and unforgettable, this book goes straight to your heart, and it will stay there a long time."
"Patricia Bosworth has written a remarkably honest and perceptive biography of her father...an absorbing book that, in addition, casts light on significant historical episodes."
"Patricia Bosworth tells her elegiac story in a tone that is admirable restrained, in prose that conveys strong feelings by understatement. Its main figures emerge vividly but are always kept in proportion to the architecture of the narrative. This is a dark, unflinching story, in which redemption comes from the truth of the telling, the wisdom thereby achieved."
"The first 34 pages of Patricia Bosworth's extraordinary memoir are as beautifully written as any nonfiction I have ever read. Her subject, her father, is rich enough to fill a thousand pages, but she recreates his saga at barely a third of that length."
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Annotation A memoir by Patricia Bosworth, the noted biographer of Diane Arbus and Montgomery Clift, of her father. Bartley C. Crum was a prominent New York lawyer, a confidant of William Randolph Hearst and Wendel Wilkie, a liberal Republican, a Catholic Zionist, and an ardent defender of Communists during the early years of the Cold War. He was also an alcoholic depressive who killed himself in 1959. In her moving recollection Bosworth manages to portray both the charm that her father cast over her childhood as well as the frustrations that his death engendered.
Editors Note Through the prism of the life of her father--lawyer and well-known political activist Bartley Crum--Patricia Bosworth sheds light on an important era in modern American history--from the heady, hope-filled days of Roosevelt's New Deal to the dawn of the Cold War. of photos.
Editors Note 2 The author of Montgomery Clift illuminates America's political culture from the New Deal to the Cold War through the story of her father, a lawyer whose defense of the Hollywood Ten earned him the enmity of McCarthyites. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0436
Publisher Touchstone Books

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