One of the film critics, a speechwriter on his own and for President Franklin D Roosevelt, a propagandist during World War II, and a producer on Broadway, Robert E Sherwood scripted some of the popular plays and films of his day. This biography traces his obsession with the world of politics and its effects on his life and art.
HARRIET HYMAN ALONSO is professor of history at The City College of New York, CUNY, where she currently serves as chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the Center for Worker Education. Her most recent book, Growing Up Abolitionist: The Story of the Garrison Children (University of Massachusetts Press, 2002), won the Warren F. Kuehl Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.
"This biography of Sherwood brilliantly demonstrates the complexity of pacifism as a personal belief system.... The writing is wonderful, the chapters are nicely balanced, and the organization of the material on both the personal life and the writings is excellent." - Melanie Gustafson, Department of History, University of Vermont "This reader-friendly book written in lucid, accessible prose is an extraordinary accomplishment.... Alonso's handling of Sherwood's journey provides pleasure, joy, and engagement for anyone interested in pacifism, war, peace, politics, theater, history, and culture." - Howard Stein, emeritus, Center for Theatre Studies, Columbia University"
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