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Women's Review of Books Volume 28, Issue 5

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September/October 2011

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Jesus, Gandhi, Buddha, and Eleanor: Identifying with ER She Was One of Us: Eleanor Roosevelt and the American Worker By Brigid O’Farrell
Eleanor Roosevelt: Transformative First Lady By Maurine H. Beasley
Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage By Hazel Rowley
Reviewed by Priscilla Murolo

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An Unshakeable Faith In Humanity Memoir of a Gulag Actress By Tamara Petkevich
Reviewed by Cathy A. Frierson

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Growing Up Communist, Coming Out a Folkie Feminist My Red Blood: A Memoir of Growing Up Communist, Coming onto the Greenwich Village Folk Scene, and Coming Out in the Feminist Movement By Alix Dobkin
Reviewed by Susanna J. Sturgis

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The Gender Of Survival Sexual Violence Against Jewish Women During the HolocaustEdited by Sonja M. Hedgepeth and Rochelle G. Saidel
Reviewed by Rochelle G. Ruthchild

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Weapons Of The Weak On the Move for Love: Migrant Entertainers and the US Military in South Korea By Sealing Cheng
Reviewed by Grace Chang

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Field Notes Embracing The Range Of Human Feeling
Come, Thief By Jane Hirshfield
Reviewed by Robin Becker

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Photography By Laura Heyman, Commentary by Rachel Somerstein

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Poetry By Rebecca Foust

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Born To Describe Inferno (A Poet’s Novel) By Eileen Myles
Reviewed by Lisa L. Moore

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Nothing But Being Told You Don’t Belong Gorée: Point of Departure By Angela Barry
How To Escape from a Leper Colony: A Novella and Stories By Tiphanie Yanique
Reviewed by Rebecca Meacham

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Retrofitted Memory ¡Chicana Power!: Contested Histories of Feminism in the Chicano Movement By Maylei Blackwell
Reviewed by Miroslava Chávez-García

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The Female Betrayer Hanoi Jane: War, Sex, and Fantasies of Betrayal By Jerry Lembcke
Reviewed by Suzanne Kelley McCormack

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Feminist Roots Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War By Dayo Gore
Sojourning For Freedom: Black Women, American Communism, and the Making of Black Left Feminism By Erik McDuffie
Reviewed by Mary Helen Washington

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A Culture Of Resistance Living the Revolution: Italian Women’s Resistance and Radicalism in New York City, 1880-1945 By Jennifer Guglielmo
Reviewed by Karen Pastorello

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