Jessica Mitford

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British

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Jessica Lucy 'Decca' Freeman-Mitford (11 September 1917 – 22 July 1996) was an English author, one of the six aristocratic Mitford sisters noted for their sharply conflicting politics.
Jessica, who represented the far left, married her second cousin Esmond Romilly, killed in World War II, and then American civil rights lawyer Robert Treuhaft, with whom she joined the American Communist Party and worked closely in the Civil Rights Congress. Both refused to testify in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee, but presently resigned from the party out of disillusion with Stalinism.
Her memoirs Hons and Rebels, and a social commentary The American Way of Death, both became classics.

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Gender

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The best books of all time by Jessica Mitford

  1. 884 . The American Way of Death by Jessica Mitford

    The American Way of Death was an exposé of abuses in the funeral home industry in the United States, written by Jessica Mitford and published in 1963. Feeling that death had become much too sentime...