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The notorious Ben Hecht : iconoclastic writer and militant Zionist

Author: Julien Gorbach
Publisher: West Lafayette, Indiana : Purdue University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Notorious Ben Hecht: Iconoclastic Writer and Militant Zionist is a biography of a great twentieth century writer that treats his activism during the 1940s as the central drama of his life. It details the story of how Hecht earned admiration as a humanitarian and vilification as an extremist at this pivotal moment in history, about the origins of his beliefs in his varied experiences in American media, and about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Ben Hecht; Ben Hecht
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julien Gorbach
ISBN: 9781557538659 1557538654
OCLC Number: 1046109676
Notes: Revision of author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013, titled Crying in the wilderness : the outlaw and poet in Ben Hecht's militant Zionism.
Description: xxiii, 455 pages, 24 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Chicago School --
Shades of black : the stages of Hecht's cynicism --
Propagandist in training --
The journalist and the gangster --
The Chicago renaissance : little children of the arts --
Crying in the wilderness --
The un-Jewish Jew --
Return --
Jewish knights : the Bergson Group --
"Champion in chains" --
Campaign for a Jewish army --
"A challenge to the soul of men" --
"One of the greatest crimes in history" --
Blood and fire --
Only thus --
"Some kind of strength" --
Champion in chains, revisited --
The old new journalist --
Time out for psychology.
Other Titles: Crying in the wilderness
Responsibility: Julien Gorbach.

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