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Jane Addams: Spirit in Action

Jane Addams: Spirit in Action
Author: Louise W. Knight
ISBN 13: 9780393071658
ISBN 10: 393071650
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2010-09-06
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
List Price: $28.95

In this landmark biography, Jane Addams becomes America's most admired and most hated woman—and wins the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Barnes & Noble Review

Books about people who devote their lives to grand causes can wind up feeling like one long meal, full of fiber but short on flavor, with a side of hagiography. But Knight has resisted the urge to turn Addams into "Saint Jane," revealing instead a complicated woman elated by the small pleasure of talking with a child at Hull House or deeply troubled by the brutal personal attacks prompted by her pacifism. The result is a biography that's not only vital for students of American history, but highly readable, a poignant rendering of the woman and the era she helped to shape.