Living My Life (Two Volumes In One)

Living My Life (Two Volumes In One)

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by Emma Goldman
     
 

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Radical thinker and writer Emma Goldman presents her life story and memories in Living My Life, first published in 1931. Originally two volumes, it is published here as a combined edition. From her arrival in New York as a 20-year-old seamstress, when she immediately launched into a life of activism and public agitation, she recalls her childhood in Lithuania, her…  See more details below

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Radical thinker and writer Emma Goldman presents her life story and memories in Living My Life, first published in 1931. Originally two volumes, it is published here as a combined edition. From her arrival in New York as a 20-year-old seamstress, when she immediately launched into a life of activism and public agitation, she recalls her childhood in Lithuania, her immigration to the U.S. as a teenager, and her wild adventures as an independent and intelligent woman. An important and influential figure in such far-flung geopolitical events as the Russian Revolution and the Spanish Civil War, Goldman is one of the most storied people of the 20th century. And her story, in her own inimitable words, is one of the great biographies, and one of the great personal histories of a turbulent era.

Anarchist and feminist EMMA GOLDMAN (1869-1940) is one of the towering figures in global radicalism of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Lithuania, she emigrated to the United States as a teenager, was deported in 1919 for her criticism of the U.S. military draft in World War I, and died in Toronto after a globetrotting life. An early advocate of birth control, women's rights, and workers' unions, she was an important and influential figure in such far-flung geopolitical events as the Russian Revolution and the Spanish Civil War. Among her many books are My Disillusionment in Russia (1925) and Living My Life (1931).

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ISBN-13:
9781616405649
Publisher:
Cosimo
Publication date:
12/01/2011
Pages:
1028
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 2.30(d)

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Living My Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Truth pursued not possessed....Emma Goldman was the epitome of a Socratic student! The courage that flowed through her blood like water down a river has inspired me to seek to be the best, most outspoken voice challenging authority and the cheap suits that have the audacity to call themselves our 'leaders' in Washington, DC. Once you read Emma Goldman's autobiography you'll never look at mainstream propaganda history books again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Emma Goldman was a fierce revolutionary and compassionate humanitarian. She spent every moment of her adult life fighting for 'the people,' all the while appreciating the 'finer' things in life such as literature, music, and theatre. She was a fascinating woman who led the underground activist movement for many years. She was hated and feared by many and adored by many as well. You must read this fascinating book to better understand one of the most intriguing personalities this world has ever seen.
humblefool More than 1 year ago
Even abridged, Emma Goldman's memoir of life in the American anarchist movement at the turn of the century is a great read. The stories of her time in post-revolution Soviet Russia alone are worth the price. A must-read for anyone interested in the period.