Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist
for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of
Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events
and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer
Prize in 1985.
Through brilliant portraits of real persons who created the myths and realities of the 1930s, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Murray Kempton brings that turbulent decade to life.