The Mississippi Delta and the World: The Memoirs of David L. Cohn

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Mai 1995



David L. Cohn was in essence a "cosmopolitan provincial", an observer who realized that the problems and circumstances of the Delta were at the same time unique and universal. A native of Greenville, he was educated at the University of Virginia and Yale University Law School. A brief but highly successful career in business allowed him to pursue his dream of being a writer. He traveled widely but remained faithful to his Delta roots, counting among his close friends both William Alexander Percy and Hodding Carter. He was intensely interested in politics and served as speechwriter for Democratic party leaders, including Adlai Stevenson, George McGovern, and Lyndon Johnson. Lamenting the trend toward overspecialization, Cohn did not shrink from expressing his views on a wide array of topics: race and religion, free trade and internationalism, technology and culture, and materialism and matrimony, among others. Southern to the marrow and an almost zealously patriotic American, he was also a Jew and he managed a harmonious integration of all three identities rather than the separation or suppression of any one.

EAN: 9780807119914
ISBN: 0807119911
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 1995
Seitenanzahl: 312 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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