Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Invisible Woman: Dorothy Thompson Didn't "Quake in Fear"



  • Obama quoted her inspirational words about "the exercise of liberty" at the White House correspondents' dinner.
  • She was an early critic of the Nazis and the first reporter to be expelled by Hitler.
  • She was the second most admired woman in the US after Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • She was the model for the Katharine Hepburn character in "Woman of the Year."
  • She was one of the most respected and celebrated 20th-century American journalists, male or female.
  • She was married to well-known American author Sinclair Lewis.
  • She is a "fascinating woman who deserves to be an icon of the feminist movement." Yet today she is "unknown and unremembered... rarely, if ever, mentioned as an important female historical figure." 

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