Miss America, 1945: Bess Myerson and the Year That Changed Our Lives

Miss America, 1945: Bess Myerson and the Year That Changed Our Lives

by Susan Dworkin, Bess Myerson, Adam Grupper
     
 

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An unforgettable memoir of the post war era, from the Jewish girl who toured our country as Miss America and found heroic veterans, wily promoters, adoring fans, bigoted rejection and the joys of political activism.See more details below

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An unforgettable memoir of the post war era, from the Jewish girl who toured our country as Miss America and found heroic veterans, wily promoters, adoring fans, bigoted rejection and the joys of political activism.

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Syracuse Jewish Observer
Warm, smart and funny!
The Providence Journal
Inspiring!
Library Journal
Though a portrait of Myerson, who still has the distinction of being the only Jewish Miss America, this book is also part social history, as it explores the importance of that event, especially in light of the Allied defeat of the Third Reich. In her rise to national recognition, Myerson faced sexism and anti-Semitism but overcame it all. The 1987 text is complemented by numerous monochrome photos. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
Ably narrated by Bess Myerson and Adam Grupper, Miss America 1945 is Susan Dworkin's engaging rendition of Bess Myerson's memoirs of her self as a naive Jewish girl from the Bronx, a scheming beauty pageant promoter, and rampant anti-Semitism within the context of a national post-war euphoria. What is particularly fascinating is Myerson's candid revelations of what it was like to be the first (and only) Jewish Miss America and her emergent political activism that resulted from her experiences with the beauty pageant. This abridged-by-the-author audiobook edition features flawless production values and has a running time of 5 hours, 10 minutes. Miss America 1945 is an ardently recommended addition to personal and library audiobook collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781893079007
Publisher:
Jewish Contemporary Classics, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1998
Edition description:
Unabridged, 4 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
4.79(w) x 7.03(h) x 1.30(d)

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