The Resource Price of fame : the honorable Clare Boothe Luce, Sylvia Jukes Morris

Price of fame : the honorable Clare Boothe Luce, Sylvia Jukes Morris

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Price of fame : the honorable Clare Boothe Luce
Title
Price of fame
Title remainder
the honorable Clare Boothe Luce
Statement of responsibility
Sylvia Jukes Morris
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This concluding volume of the life of an exceptionally brilliant polymath chronicles Luce's progress from her days in Congress. Elected in 1943, she became the only female member of the House Military Affairs Committee, toured the Western Front and visited concentration camps within days of their liberation. Attracting nationwide attention, she lobbied for relaxed immigration policies for Asians and displaced European Jews, as well as equal rights for women and blacks. Following Hiroshima, she became a passionate advocate of nuclear arms control. But in 1946, she gave up her House seat, convinced that politics was "the refuge of second-class minds." She soon emerged as a formidable television personality, campaigning so spectacularly for Eisenhower that he made her ambassador to Italy. She took an uncompromising attitude toward Italy's Communist Party, then was stricken by a mysterious case of poisoning that the CIA kept secret. She went on to become a prolific journalist and magnetic public speaker, as well as a playwright, screenwriter, pioneer scuba diver, early experimenter in psychedelic drugs, and grande dame of the GOP in the Reagan era. Tempestuously married to Henry Luce, the publisher of Time Inc., she endured his infidelities while pursuing her own, and remained a practiced vamp well into old age. In later years she strengthened friendships with countless celebrities who visited her lavish Honolulu retreat. In 1973, she was appointed by Nixon to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, a position she continued to hold in the Ford and Reagan administrations. Her death at 84 ended a life that qualifies Clare Boothe Luce for the title of "Woman of the Century."--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Sylvia Jukes
Dewey number
  • 996.9/3041092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.L894
LC item number
M668 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Luce, Clare Boothe
  • Ambassadors
  • Legislators
  • Dramatists, American
  • Journalists
Label
Price of fame : the honorable Clare Boothe Luce, Sylvia Jukes Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 613-620) 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
Control code
ocn861672341
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 735 pages
Isbn
9780679457114
Lccn
2013046243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Price of fame : the honorable Clare Boothe Luce, Sylvia Jukes Morris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 613-620) 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
Control code
ocn861672341
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 735 pages
Isbn
9780679457114
Lccn
2013046243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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