Miss America 1945 Bess Myerson and the Year That Changed Our Lives

ISBN-10: 1557043817
ISBN-13: 9781557043818
Edition: 1999
Authors: Susan Dworkin
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Description: The events described in this book are seen through the eyes of Bess Myerson, the first and still only Jewish Miss America. Her winning the title symbolised hope for Jewish Americans as they learned of the horrors of the Holocaust.

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/27/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.20" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

The events described in this book are seen through the eyes of Bess Myerson, the first and still only Jewish Miss America. Her winning the title symbolised hope for Jewish Americans as they learned of the horrors of the Holocaust.

Acclaimed writer Susan Dworkin is the author of many books, including the memoir The Nazi Officer’s Wife with Edith Hahn Beer, the novel Stolen Goods , the novel-musical The Book of Candy , the self-help book The Ms. Guide to a Woman’s Health with Dr. Cynthia W. Cooke, and the film studies Making Tootsie and Double De Palma . She wrote the Peabody Award-winning TV documentary She's Nobody’s Baby: American Women in the 20th Century and was a longtime contributing editor to Ms. Magazine . She lives in New Jersey.Bess Myerson now devotes her time mainly to advocacy in the area of women’s health research and treatment, consumerism, education, and peace in the Middle East. She is on the National Advisory Board of the State of Israel Bonds, a member of the “Share” Board and a trained facilitator working with ovarian cancer survivors, and one of the founders of the Museum of Jewish Heritage. She lives in New York City.

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