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The Resource Red letter days, Sarah-Jane Stratford

Red letter days, Sarah-Jane Stratford

Label
Red letter days
Title
Red letter days
Statement of responsibility
Sarah-Jane Stratford
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A striking novel from the acclaimed author of Radio Girls about two daring women who escape McCarthy-era Hollywood for London, where they find creative freedom and fight the injustices of the Red Scare. Nineteen-fifties America is bright and full of promise, and Phoebe Adler, a New Yorker brimming with talent and ambition, is forging her way as the rarest of things: a female television writer in Hollywood. But fears of a growing Red Menace cloud the optimism, egged on by the hate-mongering of Senator McCarthy. A blacklist is created to cast out communist sympathizers, smashing careers and ruining lives. When Phoebe finds herself caught in the hysteria's web, she flees to London. Though postwar London is struggling and work is precarious, Phoebe finds camaraderie with other Americans living in exile, including the restless and ambitious Hannah Wolfson. Determined to fight the injustices of the Red Scare, Hannah is a successful producer who hires blacklisted writers at great risk to her career and company. Together Phoebe and Hannah successfully fight unfair bias and sexism, but danger still looms in this supposed sanctuary. And when their families and friends--their very lives--are threatened, they will have to make impossible choices"--
  • Amid the glitz and glamour of 1950s New York, Phoebe Adler pursues her dream of screenwriting. A dream that turns into a living nightmare when she is blacklisted--caught in the Red Menace that is shattering the lives of suspected Communists. Desperate to work, she escapes to London, determined to keep her dream alive and clear her good name. There, Phoebe befriends fellow American exile Hannah Wolfson, who has defied the odds to build a career as a successful television producer in England. Hannah is a woman who has it all, and is now gambling everything in a very dangerous game--the game of hiring blacklisted writers. Neither woman suspects that danger still looms . . . and their fight is only just beginning
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stratford, Sarah Jane
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.T7425
LC item number
R43 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McCarthy, Joseph
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Blacklisting of authors
  • Women
  • Legislators
  • Nineteen fifties
  • London (England)
  • FICTION / Biographical
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Women
Label
Red letter days, Sarah-Jane Stratford
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes readers guide
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
on1102983951
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780451475572
Lccn
2019022993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1102983951
Label
Red letter days, Sarah-Jane Stratford
Publication
Note
Includes readers guide
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
on1102983951
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780451475572
Lccn
2019022993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1102983951

Library Locations

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