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s/t: An Autobiography of Louis Fischer
Jewish-American journalist Fischer (2/29/1896–1/15/1970) wrote a contribution to The God that Failed, The Life of Lenin, which won a '65 Nat'l Book Award & The Life of Mahatma Gandhi, the basis for the Academy Award-winning film. His wife, Markoosha, was also a writer. A fish peddler's son, he was born in Philadelphia & studie
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Hardcover, 1st, 678 pages
Published 1941 by Duell, Sloan & Pearce (NY)
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Erik Graff
Jan 13, 2013 Erik Graff rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Having read Fischer's biographies of Lenin and Gandhi as a kid, I picked up his autobiography at a used bookstore with some interest. His story is that of many progressives during the first half of the 20th century: qualified enthusiasm for the workers' states in Europe followed by disillusionment. Unlike some others, however, Fischer remained an active progressive until his death in 1970.
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