Red Diaper Baby : A Boyhood in the Age of McCarthyism

Red Diaper Baby: A Boyhood in the Age of McCarthyism

James Laxer
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In this engrossing memoir of his childhood in the 1940s and 1950s, James Laxer tells an unusual story. During his growing-up years, both of his parents were dedicated members of the Communist Party. From an early age, Laxer was collecting signatures on ban-the-bomb petitions, delivering Party flyers door to door and attending eccentric left-wing Camp Naivelt.

Dramatic, humorous and full of period detail, Red Diaper Baby offers a rare look at the McCarthy years through the eyes of a child. It also illuminates Laxer’s evolution into one of Canada’s leading left-wing intellectuals.
 


Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9781926706283
Electronic book text
x  -  pp
Publication Date: 01/09/2009
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In this engrossing memoir of his childhood in the 1940s and 1950s, James Laxer tells an unusual story. During his growing-up years, both of his parents were dedicated members of the Communist Party. From an early age, Laxer was collecting signatures on ban-the-bomb petitions, delivering Party flyers door to door and attending eccentric left-wing Camp Naivelt.

Dramatic, humorous and full of period detail, Red Diaper Baby offers a rare look at the McCarthy years through the eyes of a child. It also illuminates Laxer’s evolution into one of Canada’s leading left-wing intellectuals.
 

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Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9781926706283
Electronic book text
x  -  pp
Publication Date: 01/09/2009
BISAC Subject(s):: BIO000000-BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General 
: