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Irrepressible by Leslie Brody
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Irrepressible by Leslie Brody
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Sep 20, 2011 | ISBN 9781582437675

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“Defying the odds, Leslie Brody has produced an excellent biography. Brody has made the world a better place by telling [Mitford’s] saga so skillfully.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“With passion, commitment, and a keen sense of adventure—the same qualities that defined her famous subject—Leslie Brody presents Jessica ‘Decca’ Mitford as the delightfully complicated character she was: aristocrat, Communist, civil rights activist, mother, author, American dreamer. In brisk but sympathetic prose that will resonate even with those totally unfamiliar with Mitford, Brody traces the fascinating evolution of a woman whose life was shaped by the great political forces of her time, yet who always stayed true to herself and her personal vision. Irrepressible is a great, all–encompassing narrative in the age of niche.” —Erin Aubry Kaplan, author of I, The People

“Such a refreshing biography of Decca! What an inspiration Leslie Brody’s calm yet always vivid history should be to young rebellious souls oppressed by the gloomy cul–de–sac into which our national politics have drifted. Here’s the story of a true rebel in the finest traditions of upper–class English women who kicked over the traces. Decca’s journey took her from Republican Spain to Oakland, California. Brody is never better than when describing the energy and idealism of Communists in those vicious postwar years and Decca’s humor and enormous bravery in the face of real physical danger.” —Alexander Cockburn

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