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The Girl I Left Behind: A Personal History of the 1960s (P.S.)

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ISBN13: 9780061176029
ISBN10: 0061176028
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At the height of the Vietnam War protests, twenty-eight-year-old Judith Nies and her husband lived a seemingly idyllic life. Both were building their respective careers in Washington—Nies as the speechwriter and chief staffer to a core group of antiwar congressmen, her husband as a Treasury department economist. But when her husband brought home a list of questions from an FBI file with Judith's name on the front, Nies soon realized that her life was about to take a radical turn. Shocked to find herself the focus of an FBI investigation into her political activities, Nies began to reevaluate her role as grateful employee and dutiful wife.

A heartfelt memoir and a piercing social commentary, The Girl I Left Behind offers a fresh, candid look at the 1960s. Recounting Nies's courageous journey toward independence and equality, it evaluates the consequences of the feminist movement on the same women who made it happen—and on the daughters born in their wake.

Synopsis:

A heartfelt memoir and piercing social commentary, this work recounts one courageous woman's journey towards independence, and evaluates the outcome of the 1960s feminist movement on the women who made it happen--and the daughters born in their wake.

About the Author

Judith Nies has worked as a journalist, teacher, historian, researcher, and corporate speechwriter. The author of three books, including the classic biography Nine Women, she teaches a course on memoir as history and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Nan Rush, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by Nan Rush)
I've read a lot of excellent books on the 60's, and this one is a standout. Nies describes her feminist awakening in strong, honest language that will resonate with others who discovered themselves in that era. This is a gem of a book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061176029
Subtitle:
A Personal History of the 1960s
Author:
Nies, Judith
Author:
Heylin, Clinton
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20090602
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.00x5.20x1.10 in. .65 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A heartfelt memoir and piercing social commentary, this work recounts one courageous woman's journey towards independence, and evaluates the outcome of the 1960s feminist movement on the women who made it happen--and the daughters born in their wake.
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