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The lives of Agnes Smedley

Author: Ruth Price; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Was she a selfless political activist? A feminist heroine? A gifted writer who rose from poverty to become a leading journalist and author of the cult classic Daughter of Earth? A spy for the Soviet Union? Or all of these things?" "Drawing on fifteen years of intensive research and unprecedented access to previously unpublished documents, this book brings to life one of the twentieth century's most fascinating  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Price, Ruth, 1951-
Lives of Agnes Smedley.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607480133
Named Person: Agnes Smedley; Agnes Smedley; Agnes Smedley
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Price; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
ISBN: 9780195141894 019514189X
OCLC Number: 55845715
Description: xii, 498 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Beginnings --
Emergence as a Radical --
Indian Activism in Greenwich Village --
Moscow Beckons --
Love and Pain in Berlin --
Becoming a Writer --
Bend in the Road --
Comintern Agent in China --
Richard Sorge and the GRU --
Cloak and Dagger in Shanghai --
A Fissure Opens --
An Unruly Agent --
Mutiny in Sian --
Calamity Jane of the Chinese Revolution --
Selfless for The Cause --
Back in the U.S.A. --
The Cold War --
Exile --
Postscript.
Responsibility: Ruth Price.
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Drawing on 15 years of intensive research and unprecedented access to previously unpublished documents, this vibrant book brings to life one of the 20th century's most fascinating women.  Read more...

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