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The Girl I Left Behind: A Narrative History of the Sixties
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At the height of the Vietnam War protests, twenty-eight-year-old Judith Nies and her husband lived a seemingly idyllic life. Both were building their respective careers in Washington--Nies as the speechwriter and chief staffer to a core group of antiwar congressmen, her husband as a Treasury department economist. But when her husband brought home a list of questions from an FBI file with Judith's name on the front, Nies soon realized that her life was about to take a radical turn. Shocked to find herself the focus of an FBI investigation into her political activities, Nies began to reevaluate her role as grateful employee and dutiful wife.




A heartfelt memoir and a piercing social commentary, The Girl I Left Behind offers a fresh, candid look at the 1960s. Recounting Nies's courageous journey toward independence and equality, it evaluates the consequences of the feminist movement on the same women who made it happen--and on the daughters born in their wake.

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A heartfelt memoir and a piercing social commentary, The Girl I Left Behind offers a fresh, candid look at the 1960s. Recounting Nies's courageous journey toward independence and equality, it evaluates the consequences of the feminist movement on the same women who made it happen--and on the daughters born in their wake.

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        Future chroniclers of the period may well place the drug and hippie scene as, historically, mere decorative fringe to “the women's movement that came out of the 1960s,” which was, according to Nies, “the most successful and transformative social movement of the twentieth century.” Historian and biographer Nies (Nine Women: Portraits from the American Radical Tradition
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In a fresh, candid look at the 1960s, Nies pairs illuminating...

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