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Scoundrel Time Lillian Hellman|Hellman, Lillian|Bates, Kathy 1 of 1
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0316352942
ISBN-13: 9780316352949
Sku: 30570662
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.5T
Pages:  176
Age Range:  NA
In 1952, Hellman joined the ranks of intellectuals and artists called before Congress to testify about political subversion. Terrified yet defiant, Hellman refused to incriminate herself or others, and managed to avoid trial. Nonetheless the experience brought devastating controversy and loss. First published in 1972, her retelling of the time features a remarkable cast of characters, including her lover, novelist Dashiell Hammett, a slew of famous friends and colleagues, and a pack of "scoundrels" -- ruthless, ambitious politicians and the people who complied with their demands.
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The distinguished playwright and memoirist recounts the intrusion of congressional and other witch-hunters, Red-baiters, and ideologues into her and Dashiell Hammett's lives in the 1950s and the losses and discomforts suffered.
This third volume of the playwright's memoirs focuses on her experiences testifying before Congress during the Communist-hunting days of the 1950s, when she and many of her colleagues were called on to expose their friends as political subversives. This edition includes an introduction by Garry Wills.
Author Bio
Garry Wills
Raised a Roman Catholic, Wills had a Jesuit education and entered a seminary. His first book was on the Christian writer G. K. Chesterton (known for the Father Brown mysteries), and he later wrote BARE, RUINED CHOIRS, about religion, and a short book on St. Augustine. Wills attended Yale University and received a Ph.D. in classics in 1961; his dissertation was on Aeschylus. He has been both an academic, teaching at Johns Hopkins and Northwestern universities, and a journalist. His early pieces were for the National Review, and he has also written for Newsweek and been a syndicated columnist, usually writing on political matters. A writer with a wide range of subjects, including the Declaration of Independence, presidents Nixon and Reagan, and John Wayne, Wills won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for LINCOLN AT GETTYSBURG.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0176
Product attributePublisher:   Back Bay Books
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