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The Resource The only woman in the room : a memoir, Beate Sirota Gordon

The only woman in the room : a memoir, Beate Sirota Gordon

Label
The only woman in the room : a memoir
Title
The only woman in the room
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Beate Sirota Gordon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A vivid and very personal account of one woman's life in Europe, prewar Japan, and the United States. As the daughter of renowned Russian pianist Leo Sirota, Beate Gordon grew up in the cosmopolitan world of the concert tour, then settled in Japan in the 1930s. During World War II, while her parents remained in Japan under secret service surveillance, Gordon lived alone in the United States, monitoring Tokyo Radio in five languages for the government and later writing radio propaganda. She recounts her dramatic reunion with her parents in Tokyo, where she worked in General MacArthur's headquarters, and evokes the postwar suffering in defeated Japan. Her intimate description of helping draft the women's rights section of Japan's new constitution is an astonishing record of history in the making. On returning to the States in 1947, Mrs. Gordon became a cultural impresario, bringing artists, dancers, writers, and musicians from all over to the United States. Her adventures in search of performing artists in such remote and exotic places as Mongolia, Tibet, India, and Indonesia make for hilarious and sometimes hair-raising anecdotes
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
UOK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordon, Beate
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gordon, Beate
  • Arts
  • Impresarios
  • Japan
Label
The only woman in the room : a memoir, Beate Sirota Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223046961604
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Homecoming -- Vienna, my birthplace -- The house in Nogizaka -- In wartime America -- The equal rights clause -- Career and family -- East and west
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
171 p.
Isbn
9784770021458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
491608184
Label
The only woman in the room : a memoir, Beate Sirota Gordon
Publication
Bar code
31223046961604
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Homecoming -- Vienna, my birthplace -- The house in Nogizaka -- In wartime America -- The equal rights clause -- Career and family -- East and west
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
171 p.
Isbn
9784770021458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
491608184

Library Locations

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      100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102, US
      37.779376 -122.415795
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