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Dangerous Ambition by Susan Hertog
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Nov 25, 2011

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DANGEROUS AMBITION by Susan Hertog is an interesting dual biography of Rebecca West and Dorothy Thompson. It spans from 1892 to 1964.Starting with the birth of Rebecca West(Cicely Fairfield) in 1892,Dorothy Thompson born in 1893 through their deaths,. Dorothy Thompson dies in 1961 at the age of 69 and Rebecca West dies in 1983 at age of 90.It is the story of their lives,struggles,disappointment, family, their courage, faith,love,power, political journalisn, their failed relationships,social convention,ambition,sucess,challenges, feminism,regret and a true legacy.A fascinating story of two women their struggle for ambition and power at all cost. This author as done a brillant job on writing the story of two women in search of love and power. "Dangerous Ambition"is a story that shows how much the quest for power,ambition and love can cost the lovers,husbands,sons,and the women themselves. A great read for any who enjoys biography,women of the twentieth century,and history. Received from review from Goldberg McDuffie Communications,Inc.and the publisher. Details can be found at Ballantine Books, a trandmarks of Random House,Inc. and My Book Addiction Reviews.

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