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Cleveland Amory: Media Curmudgeon & Animal Rights Activist

Greenwald, Marilyn

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ISBN 10: 1584656816 / ISBN 13: 9781584656814
Published by Univ Pr of New England, 2009
Condition: Collectible: Like New Hardcover
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Title: Cleveland Amory: Media Curmudgeon & Animal ...

Publisher: Univ Pr of New England

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Dust Jacket Condition: Like New

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In this first comprehensive biography of Cleveland Amory, Marilyn Greenwald applies her considerable journalistic skills to a searching account of the complex life and times of this successful writer turned dedicated animal-rights activist. Amory's intense commitment to his chosen cause, ignited by the spectacle of a Mexican bullfight he covered as a young journalist, permeated every aspect of his life.
His best-selling books included three classic social critiques -- The Proper Bostonians, The Last Resorts, and Who Killed Society? -- and his popular series on "Polar Bear," the cat he rescued from the streets of Manhattan on Christmas Eve in 1978, now available as The Compleat Cat. In the 1960s and 1970s, Amory wrote prolifically for TV Guide (for which he was chief critic for over a decade), Saturday Review, Parade, and other publications. He was a regular commentator on Today until 1963, when he was summarily fired for a story on animal abuse that greatly disturbed NBC's breakfast audience. In 1967, Amory founded the Fund for Animals, employing his charm, intelligence, and understanding of human nature to garner national publicity for a movement that was, in the 1960s, relatively obscure. He was the first to use celebrities -- including Mary Tyler Moore, Doris Day, Grace Kelly, Dick Cavett, and Jack Paar -- to rally support for animal rights.
Cleveland Amory reinvented himself several times over the course of his life, and Marilyn Greenwald follows his every step with a penetrating analysis of the man, the times, the animal-rights movement, and Amory's extraordinary legacy.

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MARILYN GREENWALD is professor of journalism at the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University. An experienced journalist, her book credits include The Secret of the Hardy Boys: Leslie McFarlane and the Stratemeyer Syndicate and A Woman of the Times: Journalism, Feminism and the Career of Charlotte Curtis, a New York Times Notable Book in 1999.

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