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Rude Awakenings : an American Historian's Encounters with Nazism, Communism and McCarthyism

Author: Carol Sicherman
Publisher: Washington, DC : New Academia Publishing, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on family papers, wide-ranging interviews, FBI files, American and German newspapers, a wide array of published sources, and her own memories, the author traces Harry Marks's German American heritage, his education both formal and informal, his marriage to a fellow Communist from a poor Russian family, his rocky start as an academic, his anguish when confronted by his Communist past, and his ultimate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Harry J Marks
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Sicherman
ISBN: 9780983689980 0983689989
OCLC Number: 778068361
Description: xiv, 381 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Prologue --
2. Harry's home, Harry's Harvard --
3. The young scholar in a new (old) world --
4. Germany 1933 --
5. The dispersal of the Berlin friends --
6. Harry and the communists --
7. The knock on the door: Harry before HUAC --
8. Harry as academic --
Timeline of events in Germany.
Responsibility: Carol Sicherman.

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Drawing on family papers, wide-ranging interviews, FBI files, American and German newspapers, a wide array of published sources, and her own memories, the author traces Harry Marks's German American heritage, his education both formal and informal, his marriage to a fellow Communist from a poor Russian family, his rocky start as an academic, his anguish when confronted by his Communist past, and his ultimate creation of a satisfying career.

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