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Author McCarter, Jeremy, 1976- author.

Title Young radicals : in the war for American ideals / Jeremy McCarter.

Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    920 MCCA    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xvii, 368 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-351) and index.
Summary "What does it mean to live for your ideals ... and to risk dying for them? This book tells the story of young American radicals who sensed a moment of unprecedented promise for American life--politically, socially, culturally--and struggled to bring it about, only to see a cataclysmic war sweep it away. Based on six years of extensive archival research, Jeremy McCarter's dramatic narrative brings to life the adventures of Randolph Bourne, a cerebral hunchbacked writer, Max Eastman, an activist editor, Walter Lippmann, a slippery political operative, Alice Paul, a trailblazing suffragette, and John Reed, a Communist journalist. It evokes the America they fought to create in the early 20th century, one that young radicals are still fighting to create in the 21st, through movements such as Occupy and Black Lives Matter"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents I. Commencement, or Five dreams find their dreamers (1912-13) -- II. The world is on fire and there is tinder everywhere (1914-16) -- III. Big America, or The great consummation (1916-17) -- IV. The real and the ideal (1917-18) -- V. Lonely utopia (1918-22) -- Epilogue.
Subject Bourne, Randolph Silliman, 1886-1918.
Eastman, Max, 1883-1969.
Lippmann, Walter, 1889-1974.
Paul, Alice, 1885-1977.
Reed, John, 1887-1920.
Radicals -- United States -- Biography.
Political activists -- United States -- Biography.
Idealism, American -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1901-1953.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780812993059 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
0812993055 (hardback ; acid-free paper)

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