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Mitford, Jessica 1917-1996

Works: 142 works in 595 publications in 8 languages and 20,935 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Autobiographies  Biographies  Humor  Drama  Interviews  Social history  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Performer, Correspondent
Classifications: HD9999.U53, 338.47363750973
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The American way of death by Jessica Mitford( Book )

93 editions published between 1963 and 1987 in 5 languages and held by 3,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Here is a whole complex of commercial operations that result in funerals whose expense, display and mumbo jumbo are unrelated to any Christian or Jewish tradition and virtually unheard of in any other country today. And there is precise information on what is being done to lower the cost and raise the dignity of burial in the United States."
The American way of death revisited by Jessica Mitford( Book )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the classic anatomy of America's funeral practices, revised, expanded, and brought up-to-date for a new generation. This revised edition contains completely new chapters on, among other things, prepayment ("Pay Now - Die Poorer") and the new multinational corporations ("A Global Village of the Dead"), as well as a jaundiced look at the failure of the Federal Trade Commission to enforce the laws that the original edition of this book helped bring about. And, of course, there's a total updating of the facts and figures that tell the tale
Kind and usual punishment; the prison business by Jessica Mitford( Book )

25 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and held by 2,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A candid examination of American prison practices based on the author's extensive research and workshop experiences as an inmate
The American way of birth by Jessica Mitford( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three decades ago, Jessica Mitford became famous when she introduced us to the idiosyncracies of American funeral rites in The American Way of Death. Now in a book as fresh, provocative, and fearless as anything else she has written, she shows us how and in what circumstances Americans give birth. At the start, she knew no more of the subject, and not less, than any mother does. Recalling her experiences in the 1930s and 1940s of giving birth - in London, in Washington
Poison penmanship : the gentle art of muckraking by Jessica Mitford( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 17 articles from various newspapers and periodicals, written over 20 years, demonstrating the author's strategies of using humour to protest against what she perceived as wrongs committed by the funeral industry, restaurants, universities and correspondence schools, censors, and others
The trial of Dr. Spock, the Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr., Michael Ferber, Mitchell Goodman, and Marcus Raskin by Jessica Mitford( Book )

24 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicle of events in Boston, 1968 surrounding their prosecution on charges of conspiracy to counsel, aid and abet violations of the Selective Service Act
Faces of Philip : a memoir of Philip Toynbee by Jessica Mitford( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Theodore Philip Toynbee (25 June 1916 ? 15 June 1981) was a British writer and communist. He wrote experimental novels, and distinctive verse novels, one of which was an epic called Pantaloon, a work in several volumes, only some of which are published. He also wrote memoirs of the 1930s, and reviews and literary criticism, the latter mainly via his employment with The Observer newspaper. He was born in Oxford; his father was the historian Arnold J. Toynbee, and his maternal grandfather was Gilbert Murray. He was educated at Rugby School, where he became rebellious, reacting against the public school system. Inspired by the example of Esmond Romilly, later a friend, he ran away, returned shortly and was expelled. He later wrote a memoir of Romilly, and Jasper Ridley (1913?1944), entitled Friends Apart. Through Romilly, Toynbee met Jessica Mitford, who became a close friend after Esmond died in WWII."--Wikipedia
Grace had an English heart by Jessica Mitford( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American prison business by Jessica Mitford( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hons and rebels by Jessica Mitford( Book )

50 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Whenever I read the words "Peer's Daughter" in a headline, ' Lady Redesdale once sadly remarked, 'I know it's going to be something about one of you children.' The Mitford family is one of the century's most enigmatic, made notorious by Nancy's novels, Diana's marriage to Sir Oswald Mosley, Unity's infatuation with Hitler, Debo's marriage to a duke and Jessica's passionate commitment to communism. Hons and Rebels is an enchanting and deeply absorbing memoir of an isolated and eccentric upbringing which conceals beneath its witty, light-hearted surface much wisdom and depth of feeling."
The making of a muckraker by Jessica Mitford( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American way of birth by Jessica Mitford( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mitford examines conventional and alternative birth methods, public-health programs, the costs of having a child, and more. Her conclusion is that the American way of birth is more a product of greed and political expediency than of concern for mothers and babies
A fine old conflict by Jessica Mitford( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hunnen und Rebellen meine Familie und das 20. Jahrhundert by Jessica Mitford( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wenige Familien aus der englischen Aristokratie vereinten die dünkelhaften, hinterweltlichen, aber auch die zuweilen radikal unkonventionellen Züge dieser Gesellschaftsschicht in so burlesker Konzentration auf sich wie die Mitfords in den dreißiger Jahren des 20. Jahrhunderts. Die Töchter aus diesem guten Hause heirateten Brauereierben und Faschisten, waren glühende Bewunderinnen von Adolf Hitler, gingen auf die Fuchsjagd und endlose Cocktailparties - oder aber sie zogen für die Republik in den Spanischen Bürgerkrieg. Letzteres tat Jessica Mitford, die mit ihren Memoiren eines der vielleicht schönsten, komischsten und boshaftesten Porträts nicht nur ihres exzentrisch reaktionären Elternhauses schrieb. Ihr wundervolles Buch spielt in einer Zeit, in der sich auch eine Tochter aus gutem Hause vor die Entscheidung gestellt sah, welche Seite die richtige sei
Lifeitselfmanship, or, How to become a precisely because man : an investigation into current L (or left-wing) usage by Jessica Mitford( Book )

4 editions published between 1956 and 1957 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decca : the letters of Jessica Mitford by Jessica Mitford( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence of Jessica - 'Decca' - Mitford (1917 - 1996), with a.o. Katharine Graham, George Jackson, Betty Friedan, Miss Manners, Julie Andrews, Maya Angelou, Harry Truman, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and with her sisters the Duchess of Devonshire and the novelist Nancy Mitford, her parents, her husbands, her children, and her grandchildren
Nobles y rebeldes by Jessica Mitford( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jessica Mitford era la quinta de seis hermanas de una legendaria familia aristocrática inglesa que durante los años treinta y cuarenta se harían famosas por sus conductas supuestamente escandalosas. Con el tiempo llegaría a convertirse en una de las periodistas norteamericanas más comprometidas y conocidas de su tiempo. Nobles y rebeldes es el inteligente y divertido relato de su infancia y juventud, pero también el retrato de una familia muy poco convencional, que consideraba que a las mujeres no hacía falta enviarlas al colegio -que bastaba con que recibieran clases de equitación, piano y francés- o que los avances médicos eran supersticiones sin fundamento. Jessica encontraba el mundo de su familia tan peculiar como asfixiante y por eso decidió abandonarlo pronto: se escapó a España muy joven con su novio, un sobrino de Churchill, a luchar en la guerra civil; el consiguiente escándalo, que incluyó el envío de un destructor británico para recuperar a los dos prófugos, inspiró algunos de los pasajes más divertidos y mordaces de este libro." Un retrato de familia, un libro de aventuras, un ensayo de antropología social, una historia de amor; Nobles y rebeldes es todo eso, además de una deliciosa autobiografía
Kind and usual punishment by Jessica Mitford( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mitford girls : a musical by Caryl Brahms( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A liberal journalist on the air and on the waterfront : labor and political issues, 1932-1990 by Sydney Roger( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian socialist Jewish family background; Los Angeles boyhood; mother's medical practice; education, UC Berkeley; theater acting; news broadcasting: Office of War Information (World War II), KGO, KPFA and others; UN Conference on International Relations, 1945; VFW race policies; Tenney Committee, 1947; Henry Wallace campaign, 1948; waterfront strikes, 1948, 1971; International Longshoreman's and Warehouseman's Union (ILWU): leaders (Harry R. Bridges, Louis Goldblatt, Jack Hall), policies on race and gender discrimination, Japanese-American internees, Vietnam war, overseas delegations; Taft-Hartley affidavit; Harry Bridges trials; House Un-American Activities Committee; longshore workers: race, ethnicity, work culture; M & M Agreement, 1963; Teamsters Union; United Farm Workers; editing ILWU Dispatcher; UROC; Rosenberg case; Salt of the Earth; UC Berkeley: Free Speech Movement, Loyalty Oath, teaching; marriages; travel; American Workers Abroad and Democracy at Sea; memories of leaders in politics, labor, civil liberties, civil rights, and the arts, such as Haakon Chevalier, W.E.B. Du Bois, Eric Hoffer, Dolores Huerta, Owen Lattimore, John L. Lewis, Rosa Parks, Paul Robeson
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The American way of death revisited
Alternative Names
Freeman-Mitford, Jessica 1917-1996

Jessica Mitford britische Schriftstellerin

Jessica Mitford Brits schrijfster (1917-1996)

Jessica Mitford écrivaine britannique

Jessica Mitford scrittrice, giornalista e attivista britannica

Mitford, Decca

Mitford, Decca 1917-1996

Mitford, Jessica

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Mitford, Jessica Lucy 1917-1996

Mitford Jessica Lucy Freeman 1917-1996

Romilly, Jessica 1917-1996

Romilly, Jessica Mitford 1917-1996

Romilly-Mitford, Jessica, 1917-1996

Treuhaft Decca 1917-1996

Treuhaft Jessica Mitford 1917-1996

Treuhaft-Mitford, Decca, 1917-1996

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English (421)

German (10)

Italian (6)

Spanish (6)

French (5)

Japanese (2)

Polish (1)

Dutch (1)

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