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By Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett

this primary finished biography of Jewish American author and stand-up comedian Harry Golden (1903-1981)--author of the 1958 nationwide best-seller Only in America--illuminates a amazing lifestyles intertwined with the increase of the civil rights circulate, Jewish pop culture, and the occasionally precarious place of Jews within the South and throughout the United States throughout the 1950s.

After recounting Golden's adolescence on New York's decrease East part, Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett issues to his stint in legal as a tender guy, after a generally publicized conviction for funding fraud throughout the nice melancholy, because the root of his empathy for the underdog in any tale. in the course of global warfare II, the cigar-smoking, bourbon-loving raconteur landed in Charlotte, North Carolina, and based the Carolina Israelite newspaper, which used to be released into the Sixties. Golden's writings on race family members and equivalent rights attracted an incredible well known readership. Golden used his famous person to editorialize for civil rights because the momentous tale opened up. He charmed his approach into friendships and full of life correspondence with Carl Sandburg, Adlai Stevenson, Robert Kennedy, and Billy Graham, between different extraordinary americans, and he seemed at the Tonight Show in addition to different nationwide tv courses. Hartnett's lively chronicle captures Golden's message of social inclusion for a brand new viewers today.

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