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Mitford, Jessica 1917-1996

Overview
Works: 119 works in 453 publications in 8 languages and 20,347 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Trials, litigation, etc  Manuscripts  Humor 
Roles: Author, Performer, Correspondent
Classifications: HD9999.U53, 338.47363750973
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Most widely held works about Jessica Mitford
 
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The American way of death by Jessica Mitford( Book )
76 editions published between 1963 and 1987 in 6 languages and held by 3,233 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."
Kind and usual punishment; the prison business by Jessica Mitford( Book )
22 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 2,346 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 death revisited by Jessica Mitford( Book )
30 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,216 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
The American way of birth by Jessica Mitford( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 2,063 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 2014 in English and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of 17 article 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 )
14 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 1,330 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
Grace had an English heart by Jessica Mitford( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faces of Philip : a memoir of Philip Toynbee by Jessica Mitford( Book )
7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American prison business by Jessica Mitford( Book )
12 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daughters and rebels; the autobiography of Jessica Mitford by Jessica Mitford( Book )
45 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 103 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 trial of Dr. Spock, the Rev. William Sloane Coffin Jr, Michael Goodman and Marcus Raskin by Jessica Mitford( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American way of birth by Jessica Mitford( Recording )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 43 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
The making of a muckraker by Jessica Mitford( Book )
4 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fine old conflict by Jessica Mitford( Book )
17 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lifeitselfmanship, or, How to become a precisely because man : an investigation into current L (or left-wing) usage by Jessica Mitford( Book )
2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hunnen und Rebellen meine Familie und das 20. Jahrhundert by Jessica Mitford( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 9 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
Decca : the letters of Jessica Mitford by Jessica Mitford( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 8 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
La mort a l'americaine : roman by Jessica Mitford( Book )
2 editions published in 1965 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A liberal journalist on the air and on the waterfront : labor and political issues, 1932-1990 by Sydney Roger( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 6 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
Für die Abschaffung der Gefängnisse by Jessica Mitford( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Freeman-Mitford, Jessica 1917-1996
Mitford, Decca 1917-1996
Mitford, Jessica
Mitford, Jessica 1917-1996 Hon
Mitford, Jessica 1917- Hon
Mitford, Jessica, Hon., 1917-
Mitford, Jessica, Hon, 1917-1996
Mitford, Jessica Lucy 1917-1996
Mitford Jessica Lucy Freeman 1917-1996
Romilly, Jessica 1917-1996
Romilly, Jessica Mitford 1917-1996
Treuhaft Decca 1917-1996
Treuhaft Jessica Mitford 1917-1996
Languages
English (326)
German (7)
French (6)
Italian (6)
Spanish (5)
Chinese (1)
Japanese (1)
Dutch (1)
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