New PDF release: A Woman of Uncertain Character: The Amorous and Radical

By Clancy Sigal

This story of a Russian immigrant is a “gripping and gritty memoir [and] a eulogy for a combative, self-conscious, usually violent American operating category” (Los Angeles Times).
 
Jennie Persily, together with her fiery pink hair, buxom determine, and bohemian spirit, is a strong-willed fighter for justice and a passionate lover. A Russian-Jewish émigré who organizes unions within the sweatshops and at the suggest streets of Chicago throughout the thirties and forties, Jennie usually brings her son—the book’s writer, Clancy Sigal—along to rallies and on harmful missions, frequently eluding union-busting hit men. 

As unsentimental, clever, and brazen as its topic, A lady of doubtful personality is a candid inspect a youth formed via a feverishly courageous, sexually open, and extremely complicated mom. Sigal profits a deep, pleasant knowing of the lady who made him, and the area that made her.
 

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