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Agnes Smedley (1892–1950)

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Men at War: The Best War Stories of All Time (1942) — Bidragyder — 288 eksemplarer
Choice Words: Writers on Abortion (2020) — Bidragyder — 75 eksemplarer
Calling Home: Working-Class Women's Writings (1990) — Bidragyder — 72 eksemplarer
Almost Touching the Skies: Women's Coming of Age Stories (2000) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Smedley, Agnes
Fødselsdato
1892-02-23
Dødsdag
1950-05-06
Begravelsessted
Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery, Beijing, China
Køn
female
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Osgood, Missouri, USA
Dødssted
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Bopæl
Trinidad, Colorado, USA
New York, New York, USA
Berlin, Germany
Shanghai, China
Washington, D.C., USA
Uddannelse
Tempe College
Erhverv
journalist
writer
teacher
political activist
social reformer
Kort biografi
Agnes Smedley had to leave school at an early age to help support her family. She became a journalist and author who worked with Margaret Sanger on The Birth Control Review and was involved in social and political causes including Indian nationalism (for which she went to jail in 1918) and the Communist movement in China in the 1930s.
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Chu Teh, was the principal general of the Communist Party during the Chinese Revolution of 1938 - 1950. This is his only biography in English. He is quite a figure in the anti-Colonialist world, and had to start from nothing to achieve his eventual position,
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DinadansFriend | Jun 5, 2022 |
Eine Frau allein
 
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Buecherei.das-Sarah | 4 andre anmeldelser | Nov 27, 2014 |
you can tell that this is a biographical novel as some of the passion is missing where in a literay novel it would be pulled out.
However there is enough in this to make me even more interested in Agnes.
I do wonder if we are related
 
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jessicariddoch | 4 andre anmeldelser | Jun 17, 2014 |
3 stars for craft, 5 for guts and heart and the raw power of Agnes Smedley's life story. And this only describes the beginning! Really a memoir, but the minimal fictionalization allows her to touch deep emotions that straight memoir would have been compelled to avoid and more craft would have tried to mask or ironize. It's essential reading for any woman who's ever taken part in a revolutionary movement, and joins Elaine Brown's A Taste of Power, Mary Crow Dog's Lakota Woman, and Roxanne Dunbar's Red Dirt and Outlaw Woman on my shelf of best true stories of dangerous American women. Smedley precedes them all, an outrider in her time - and still an outrider in ours, unfortunately.… (mere)
 
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CSRodgers | 4 andre anmeldelser | May 3, 2014 |

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Vurdering
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ISBN
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