Croswell Bowen: A WriterÆs Life, a DaughterÆs Portrait is the life story of a journalist who wrote his way through the major events of the mid-twentieth century.
While tracing the trajectory of Croswell BowenÆs (1905û71) personal life, his daughter, Betsy Connor Bowen, follows the path left by her father as he wrote about the Wall Street crash of 1929, the Great Depression, World War II, the McCarthy era, the presidency of John F. Kennedy, and the Vietnam War.
A riveting account of the life and times of an American journalist, Connor BowenÆs biography of Bowen is a daughterÆs quest to find her father through his work at the intersections of journalism, democracy, and liberalism.
BowenÆs life and work were shaped by his conviction that finding the right stories and telling them with the right words could create a better world. He wrote about criminals, poverty, illness, discrimination, and other matters of social injustice. While writing to advance causes he believed in and lending a voice to the less fortunate, he struggled to maintain his marriage and provide for his family. Although he made mistakes in both his professional and personal life, Bowen celebrates his ability, even in failure, to maintain bold moral integrity.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations ix
1 Skull and Bones, Paris, and the Crash of 1929 1
2 Several Reversals of Fortune, All in a Row 19
3 Greenwich Village Years 40
4 Bowen's New Deal 54
5 Bowen's Short War 75
6 The Long War on the Home Front 104
7 Ahab in Seersucker 155
8 The Fifties and Its Discontents 193
9 A Darkness That Would Not Lift 212
10 A Writer Attends to His Soul 228
A Note on Sources 253