Miss America 1945: Bess Myerson's Own Story

Miss America 1945: Bess Myerson's Own Story

by Susan Dworkin

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This is a highly flattering account of the most important year in Myerson's life, 1945, when she won the title of Miss America. She was the first Jewish woman to do so. All the backstage drama of that postwar pageant is recounted, along with her own nervousness and unlikely background. Dworkin contends that subsequent disputes between would-be managers and some anti-Semitic rejection soured the year of glory. Myerson then threw herself into humanitarian campaigns and found some brief security in marriage. Though competently written, with an attempt at historical context, this subjective work is for specialized collections only. Priscilla E. Pratt, formerly with York Coll. Lib., New York

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Newmarket Press
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