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The Resource The notorious Ben Hecht : iconoclastic writer and militant Zionist, Julien Gorbach

The notorious Ben Hecht : iconoclastic writer and militant Zionist, Julien Gorbach

Label
The notorious Ben Hecht : iconoclastic writer and militant Zionist
Title
The notorious Ben Hecht
Title remainder
iconoclastic writer and militant Zionist
Statement of responsibility
Julien Gorbach
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Notorious Ben Hecht: Iconoclastic Writer and Militant Zionist is a biography of a great twentieth century writer that treats his activism during the 1940s as the central drama of his life. It details the story of how Hecht earned admiration as a humanitarian and vilification as an extremist at this pivotal moment in history, about the origins of his beliefs in his varied experiences in American media, and about the consequences. Who else but Hecht could have drawn the admiration of Ezra Pound, clowned around with Harpo Marx, written Notorious! and Spellbound with Alfred Hitchcock, launched Marlon Brando's career, ghosted Marilyn Monroe's memoirs, hosted Jack Kerouac and Salvador Dalí on his television talk show, and plotted revolt with Menachem Begin? Any lover of modern history who follows this journey through the worlds of gangsters, reporters, Jazz Age artists, Hollywood stars, movie moguls, political radicals, and guerrilla fighters will never look at the twentieth century in the same way again"--
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gorbach, Julien
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3515.E18
LC item number
Z68 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hecht, Ben
  • Authors, American
  • Religious militants
  • Zionism
  • Jews
  • Hecht, Ben
  • Authors, American
  • Jews
  • Religious militants
  • Zionism
  • United States
Label
The notorious Ben Hecht : iconoclastic writer and militant Zionist, Julien Gorbach
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revision of author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013, titled Crying in the wilderness : the outlaw and poet in Ben Hecht's militant Zionism
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-344) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Chicago School -- Shades of black : the stages of Hecht's cynicism -- Propagandist in training -- The journalist and the gangster -- The Chicago renaissance : little children of the arts -- Crying in the wilderness -- The un-Jewish Jew -- Return -- Jewish knights : the Bergson Group -- "Champion in chains" -- Campaign for a Jewish army -- "A challenge to the soul of men" -- "One of the greatest crimes in history" -- Blood and fire -- Only thus -- "Some kind of strength" -- Champion in chains, revisited -- The old new journalist -- Time out for psychology
Control code
1046109676
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiii, 453 pages, 12 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781557538659
Lccn
2019008368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1046109676
Label
The notorious Ben Hecht : iconoclastic writer and militant Zionist, Julien Gorbach
Publication
Note
Revision of author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013, titled Crying in the wilderness : the outlaw and poet in Ben Hecht's militant Zionism
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-344) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Chicago School -- Shades of black : the stages of Hecht's cynicism -- Propagandist in training -- The journalist and the gangster -- The Chicago renaissance : little children of the arts -- Crying in the wilderness -- The un-Jewish Jew -- Return -- Jewish knights : the Bergson Group -- "Champion in chains" -- Campaign for a Jewish army -- "A challenge to the soul of men" -- "One of the greatest crimes in history" -- Blood and fire -- Only thus -- "Some kind of strength" -- Champion in chains, revisited -- The old new journalist -- Time out for psychology
Control code
1046109676
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiii, 453 pages, 12 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781557538659
Lccn
2019008368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1046109676

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