Friday, December 11, 2009

Day Eleven: The Life & Times of I.F. Stone

Welcome to Day Eleven in The 24 Days of Books. Today we're going to talk about a biography -- and we are bursting to the seams with incredible biographies and memoirs this winter. American Radical: The Life and Times of I.F. Stone by D.D. Guttenplan is a serious look at one of America’s most influential newsmen. A Popular Front columnist and New Deal propagandist, a fearless opponent of McCarthyism and feared scourge of official liars, a political activist whose accomplishments proved the enduring power of American radicalism, the legendary I.F. Stone left a permanent mark on our politics and culture. From the Depression through the Viet Nam war, this indefatigable journalist produced impeccably sourced articles and columns and was always in the thick of the opposition. This book is a stirring reminder of how much difference one person can make.

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