When Shadows Fell Dorothy M. Jones

ISBN: 9781591294429

Published: August 1st 2002

Paperback

180 pages


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When Shadows Fell  by  Dorothy M. Jones

When Shadows Fell by Dorothy M. Jones
August 1st 2002 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 180 pages | ISBN: 9781591294429 | 8.71 Mb

When Shadows Fell is a probing exploration of a young American womans struggles to express her ideals by joining the Communist Party, at a time it was dangerous to do so, in the early 1950s at the height of McCarthyism. Inspired by the authorsMoreWhen Shadows Fell is a probing exploration of a young American womans struggles to express her ideals by joining the Communist Party, at a time it was dangerous to do so, in the early 1950s at the height of McCarthyism.

Inspired by the authors experience as a grass roots Communist in Los Angeles, the story brings the reader into intimate contact with the inner life of the Party. Interlaced with this main theme are is the rising crescendo of the main character, Zeldas, conflicts with a virulently anti-Communist father and secretive husband.

During her six years in the Party, Zelda gains strength and confidence, but her certainty that shes taking part in reshaping the world explodes after the Soviet Partys 20th Congress when Khrushchev reveals Stalins brutalities and expose the Partys knowing silence.

A devastated Zelda struggles to find a political identity in a world suddenly stripped of familiar signposts.



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