|I can rather definitely date my interest in politics and social reform to the accidental reading of "Looking Backward" when I was some twelve years old, because I could find no other books to read. It was no accident, however, that it made the profound impression upon me that it did. I was born, in 1915 in Philadelphia, into a fairly typical radical Russian Jewish Family. >>more...>>
Title: Smelo, Grace, Autobiography
Author: Smelo, Grace
Source: FDR Library, Joseph P. Lash Papers
Publisher: Lash Papers, FDRL
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Notes: Written while attending the 1935 Student League for Industrial Democracy Summer Leadership Institute (SLID).