Jane Addams: Spirit in Action

Louise W Knight (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$28.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
September 06, 2010
Pages
334
Dimensions
6.62 X 1.03 X 9.54 inches | 1.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393071658
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About the Author

Louise W. Knight is a writer and consultant to nonprofits and a former college administrator. The author of Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy, she lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Reviews

This book is as fine an introduction to the life and thought of Jane Addams as one is ever likely to read. Her internal growth as a world-class democrat, coupled with the many public causes with which she interacted, is so beautifully laid out that the reader sees vividly why Addams was, is, and remains an iconic figure in American history.--Vivian Gornick, author of Fierce Attachments and The Men in My Life
Louise W. Knight's masterful biography of Jane Addams not only brings to life this remarkable crusader for peace and justice but serves as an eloquent reminder of the ideals for which she stood. Addams may be gone but with the publication of this spiritually imbued biography her dreams will live again and her life can be a model for yet another generation. To commemorate the 150th birthday of this icon of American decency and fairness, Knight's biography is a book that begs to be given as a present to others.--James McGrath Morris, author of Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power
As the granddaughter of a Hull House teacher, I read this beautiful biography with a sort of intimate awe. This biography is a gift to my generation, a call for us to be as courageous and visionary in our own time as Jane Addams was in hers.--Courtney E. Martin, author of Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists
Jane Addams lives in these pages. So does her work and wisdom on such ongoing concerns as immigration, the intertwined restrictions of sex and race, striving for peace in a nation at war, and acting locally while thinking globally. Thanks to Louise Knight, we can meet an experienced organizer and a friend we need right now.--Gloria Steinem