The Resource Nancy Cunard : heiress, muse, political idealist, Lois Gordon

Nancy Cunard : heiress, muse, political idealist, Lois Gordon

Label
Nancy Cunard : heiress, muse, political idealist
Title
Nancy Cunard
Title remainder
heiress, muse, political idealist
Statement of responsibility
Lois Gordon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lois Gordon tells the story of a writer, activist, and cultural icon who embodied the tumultuous spirit of her age. The only child of an English baronet (and heir to the Cunard shipping fortune) and an American beauty, Nancy Cunard (1896-1965) abandoned the world of a celebrated socialite and Jazz Age icon to pursue a lifelong battle against social injustice as a wartime journalist, humanitarian aid worker, and civil rights champion. Cunard fought fascism on the battlefields of Spain and reported firsthand on the atrocities of the French concentration camps. Intelligent and beautiful, she romanced the great writers of her era. She was also a prolific poet, publisher, and translator and, after falling in love with a black American jazz pianist, became deeply committed to the civil rights movement.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CCO
Dewey number
  • 821/.912
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6005.U6
LC item number
Z65 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Nancy Cunard : heiress, muse, political idealist, Lois Gordon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-426) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Half title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Golden Girl; 2. Coming of Age During a Revolution in the Arts; 3. Counterpoint of War in London; Chapter 3 Illustrations; 4. Postwar Breakdown; 5. Return to the World in Paris; Chapter 5 Illustrations; 6. Reluctant Icon; 7. Nancy as Publisher; 8. Prelude to Negro; Chapter 8 Illustrations; 9. Negro; 10. Nancy as Journalist: Scottsboro, Ethiopia, Spain; 11. On the Front Lines in the Spanish Civil War; 12. Exposing the Concentration Camps After Franco's Victory; Chapter 12 Illustrations
  • 13. Exile and Resistance in World War II14. Surviving Réanville; 15. Escaping La Mothe; 16. The Last Great Glare; Epilogue; Notes; Illustration Credits; Index
Control code
ocn568043842
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 447 pages, [32] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231511377
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgthdf
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24266978
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)568043842
  • pebcs023151137X

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
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