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By Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett

this primary entire 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 notable existence 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 USA through the 1950s.

After recounting Golden's formative years on New York's decrease East facet, Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett issues to his stint in felony as a tender guy, after a greatly 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 struggle 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 and equivalent rights attracted an incredible renowned readership. Golden used his star to editorialize for civil rights because the momentous tale opened up. He charmed his method into friendships and vigorous correspondence with Carl Sandburg, Adlai Stevenson, Robert Kennedy, and Billy Graham, between different striking 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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