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Robert E. Sherwood : the playwright in peace and war

Author: Harriet Hyman Alonso
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2007.
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alonso, Harriet Hyman.
Robert E. Sherwood.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608482195
Named Person: Robert E Sherwood; Robert E Sherwood; Robert E Sherwood
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harriet Hyman Alonso
ISBN: 9781558496187 1558496181 9781558496194 155849619X
OCLC Number: 145378554
Description: 394 pages, [10] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Being an Emmet and a Sherwood --
Born to be a ham --
From soldier to pacifist --
Life after the war --
Writing plays for peace --
Marriage, divorce, and The petrified forest --
From pacifist to soldier --
Sherwood and Roosevelt --
Changing the message --
The message is lost --Epilogue.
Responsibility: Harriet Hyman Alonso.
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