Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Pink Lady--#32 finished

This is a book about Helen Gahagan Douglas an actress in the '10s, '20s & '30s that became interested in politics & causes and became a Democratic Representative in the 1940s.  An interesting person and really a ground breaker in many ways as one of the first actor/actresses to be involved in politics and getting elected.  Also running against Nixon for the Senate seat and the dirty politics of that race that is almost commonplace now.  An interesting read and an interesting person.  I enjoyed the author, Sally Denton's, book on the Fremonts and wanted to read more by her and have to say she is 2 for 2 in what I have read.  Very good and easy to read but also researched and interesting, good stuff.

I will probably be posting it on PBS at some point, there are no copies on the system right now but have enough credits so not in a big hurry either.

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