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Biographical Dictionary of the Left


Edited and largely written by Francis X. Gannon. Volume 3, published 1972. Proposed size is eight volumes. Contains a section of describing organizations of the left, followed by biographical entries. At times this reference borders on the comical -- when listing organizational affiliations or possible affiliations, the organizations and schools are explained with various disparaging terms, none of which are attributed, for instance, "studied at the leftist London School of Economics." It is somewhat dated in that a good number of names which have exhaustive entries are largely forgotten today.

People in this reference:229
Those presently living:40
Those deceased:189
Middle Eastern:1
United States:228
      Ralph Abernathy
      Bella Abzug
      Dean Acheson
      Louis Adamic
      Jane Addams
      George Aiken
      Gordon W. Allport
      Joseph Alsop
      Sherwood Anderson
      Joan Baez
      Emily Greene Balch
      James Baldwin
      Jacques Barzun
      Birch Bayh
      Harry Belafonte
(199 names omitted for brevity)
      Stuart Symington
      Genevieve Taggard
      Alexander Trowbridge
      Barbara Tuchman
      Stewart Udall
      Louis Untermeyer
      Harold C. Urey
      Carl Van Doren
      Mark Van Doren
      George Wald
      Earl Warren
      Robert Penn Warren
      Willard Wirtz
      Richard Wright
      Howard Zinn

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