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Double Life of Katharine Clark: The Untold Story of the Fearless Journalist Who Risked Her Life for Truth and Justice
Double Life of Katharine Clark: The Untold Story of the Fearless Journalist Who Risked Her Life for Truth and Justice | Katharine Gregorio
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Gregorio tells [Katharine] Clark's story in engaging, well-researched and vivid detail...an eloquent tribute. --Wall Street JournalIf you loved Kate Moore's The Radium Girls, Sonia Purnell's A Woman of No Importance, or Rebecca Donner's All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days, you'll be enthralled with this untold true story of how Katharine Clark, a trailblazing journalist, exposed the truth about Communism to the world.In 1955, Katharine Clark, the first American woman wire reporter behind the Iron Curtain, saw something none of her male colleagues did. What followed became one of the most unusual adventure stories of the Cold War. While on assignment in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Clark befriended a man who, by many definitions, was her enemy. But she saw something in Milovan Djilas, a high-ranking Communist leader who dared to question the ideology he helped establish, that made her want to work with him. It became the assignment of her life.Against the backdrop of protests in Poland and a revolution in Hungary, she risked her life to ensure Djilas's work made it past the watchful eye of the Yugoslavian secret police to the West. She single-handedly was responsible for smuggling his scathing anti-Communism manifesto, The New Class, out of Yugoslavia and into the hands of American publishers. The New Class would go on to sell three million copies worldwide, become a New York Times bestseller, be translated into over 60 languages, and be used by the CIA in its covert book program.Meticulously researched and written by Clark's great-niece, Katharine Gregorio, The Double Life of Katharine Clark illuminates a largely untold chapter of the twentieth century. It shows how a strong-willed, fiercely independent woman with an ardent commitment to truth, justice and freedom put her life on the line to share ideas with the world, ultimately transforming both herself--and history--in the process.Praise for The Double Life of Katharine Clark Reads like thriller fiction.--Major General Mari K. Eder, author of The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line[A] nail-biting story...recreates a forgotten chapter of the Cold War.--Robert D. Kaplan, national bestselling author of Balkan GhostsAn interesting read well told.--Nina Willner, author of Forty Autumns[A] fascinating book about an extraordinary woman who made her mark during the Cold War.--Dr. Aleksa Djilas, author of The Contested Country and the son of Steffie and Milovan Djilas
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When I sat down to start this book, Gatsby hopped up. Then my parents‘ dog Docker wanted up too. Somehow he ended up closest to me. I think Gatsby‘s mad about it since she‘s faced away from me. 😂

Megabooks Oh dear! A very cute pair! 🤩 3w
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Ebook on sale today. I love nonfiction about fearless journalists. So here I go again because it should have been on my tbr list all along

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Posting today because I just started a new read and even though it‘s good, no way can I finish it in 24 hours 😆 The tagged book is my April pick for the #ReadingBracket2022 🙌 “Small World” is holding strong, I still think about the characters from that one. Still having fun with this fun challenge, @chasjjlee 🥰

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I love historical nonfiction books that you cannot put down!This was soooo good, it played out in my head just like a blockbuster movie 🤯 I 100% recommend it to anyone wanting a book about a woman kicking butt during the late 1950‘s and never taking “No” for an answer 🙌💪💁‍♀️

EvieBee This sounds fab! Checking my library. 2mo
Aims42 @EvieBee I hope they have it, it was a fascinating read 🤞 2mo
EvieBee @Aims42 They do! In paperback! I‘m on a nonfiction kick. 2mo
Aims42 @EvieBee Yay!! I hear ya, I get on those kicks too 😁 2mo
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