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The Resource Nancy Cunard : heiress, muse, political idealist, Lois Gordon

Nancy Cunard : heiress, muse, political idealist, Lois Gordon

Label
Nancy Cunard : heiress, muse, political idealist
Title
Nancy Cunard
Title remainder
heiress, muse, political idealist
Statement of responsibility
Lois Gordon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lois Gordon tells the story of a writer, activist, and cultural icon who embodied the tumultuous spirit of her age. The only child of an English baronet (and heir to the Cunard shipping fortune) and an American beauty, Nancy Cunard (1896-1965) abandoned the world of a celebrated socialite and Jazz Age icon to pursue a lifelong battle against social injustice as a wartime journalist, humanitarian aid worker, and civil rights champion. Cunard fought fascism on the battlefields of Spain and reported firsthand on the atrocities of the French concentration camps. Intelligent and beautiful, she romanced the great writers of her era. She was also a prolific poet, publisher, and translator and, after falling in love with a black American jazz pianist, became deeply committed to the civil rights movement.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 821/.912
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6005.U6
LC item number
Z65 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Nancy Cunard : heiress, muse, political idealist, Lois Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [377]-426) and index
Contents
  • 51
  • 4
  • Postwar Breakdown
  • 71
  • 5
  • Return to the World in Paris
  • 90
  • 6
  • Reluctant Icon
  • 125
  • 1
  • 7
  • Nancy as Publisher
  • 140
  • 8
  • Prelude to Negro
  • 156
  • 9
  • Negro
  • 181
  • 10
  • Golden Girl
  • Nancy as Journalist: Scottsboro, Ethiopia, Spain
  • 196
  • 11
  • On the front Lines in the Spanish Civil War
  • 220
  • 12
  • Exposing the Concentration Camps After Franco's Victory
  • 242
  • 13
  • Exile and Resistance in World War II
  • 1
  • 269
  • 14
  • Surviving Reanville
  • 300
  • 15
  • Escaping La Mothe
  • 322
  • 16
  • The Last Great Glare
  • 343
  • 2
  • Coming of Age During a Revolution in the Arts
  • 20
  • 3
  • Counterpoint of War in London
Control code
ocm71006694
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 447 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780231139380
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006026710
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)71006694
Label
Nancy Cunard : heiress, muse, political idealist, Lois Gordon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [377]-426) and index
Contents
  • 51
  • 4
  • Postwar Breakdown
  • 71
  • 5
  • Return to the World in Paris
  • 90
  • 6
  • Reluctant Icon
  • 125
  • 1
  • 7
  • Nancy as Publisher
  • 140
  • 8
  • Prelude to Negro
  • 156
  • 9
  • Negro
  • 181
  • 10
  • Golden Girl
  • Nancy as Journalist: Scottsboro, Ethiopia, Spain
  • 196
  • 11
  • On the front Lines in the Spanish Civil War
  • 220
  • 12
  • Exposing the Concentration Camps After Franco's Victory
  • 242
  • 13
  • Exile and Resistance in World War II
  • 1
  • 269
  • 14
  • Surviving Reanville
  • 300
  • 15
  • Escaping La Mothe
  • 322
  • 16
  • The Last Great Glare
  • 343
  • 2
  • Coming of Age During a Revolution in the Arts
  • 20
  • 3
  • Counterpoint of War in London
Control code
ocm71006694
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 447 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780231139380
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006026710
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)71006694

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