It Had to Be Revolution: Memoirs of An American Radical

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It Had to Be Revolution
Memoirs of an American Radical

CHARLES SHIPMAN

WITH A FOREWORD BY HARVEY KLEHR

Cornell University Press

Ithaca and London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Preface xvii
  • 1 - The Right or Wrong School for a Bad Boy 1
  • 2 - Trying -- Not Very Hard -- to Adjust 7
  • 3 - Columbia, the Socialist Club, and a Wonderful Magazine 12
  • 4 - The Ford Peace Expedition 21
  • 5 - Eleanor 29
  • 6 - Will You Be Drafted? 34
  • 7 - Confirmation from Afar 42
  • 8 - Camp Upton 46
  • 9 - The Road to Mazatlán 50
  • 10 - Jesús Escobar 60
  • 11 - Byways Untouched by the Mexican Revolution 69
  • 12 - Mexico City and the Cinco Gatos 71
  • 13 - Not Really a "Red" Newspaper 77
  • 14 - Borodin 82
  • 15 - Revolutionist by Profession 92
  • 16 - In Soviet Russia 100
  • 17 - Lenin, Trotsky, and a Historic Congress 108
  • 18 - Goodbye to John Reed 119
  • 19 - A Frustrated Mission to Mexico 127
  • 20 - Manuel Gómez and Wife in Chicago 134
  • 21 - The Anti-Imperialist Department 153
  • 22 - Moscow after Eight Years 169
  • 23 - Temporary Refuge in Wall Street 175
  • 24 - Definitely Sylvia 179
  • 25 - My "Demarche into Cultural Work" 184
  • 26 - A Father out of a Job 190
  • 27 - Bertolt Brecht and the Theater Union 194
  • 28 - Painful Disillusionment 202
  • 29 - More Shipman Than Gómez 205
  • 30 - A Different Man and a Different War 211
  • 32 - I'd Rather Be in Wilton 218
  • 33 - A Proposal That Could Not Be Refused 222
  • 34 - Rich and Poor in New Canaan 226
  • 35 - Italy, Israel, and Rumania 229
  • 36 - After All 233
  • Epilogue 235
  • Index of Names 237
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