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Odyssey Of A Liberal – Freda Utley

by Zoot Rollo

November 27, 2014

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“Freda Utley has had some part in many of the grand and grim events of our time, and has known half the people worth knowing…. Indeed, she has known our time and its afflictions as have few other people. Her sketches of Bloomsbury in the twenties, of Russian existence under Stalin (when her Russian Jewish husband vanished forever into the prison-camps), of China devastated by war and ideology, of Greenwich Village in the forties, and of Washington intrigue more recently (this last to be enlarged in a promised second volume of memoirs) are the work of an involved observer pitilessly realistic and penetrating.”
1974 NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, 1974 ODYSSEY OF A LIBERAL — Russell Kirk

This week we begin serializing her story, as told in her in autobiography “Odyssey of a Liberal, published in 1974, in weekly installments. We hope you will enjoy it, is is nothing but a history of the first half of the 20th century through the eyes of one intimately involved those world changing events! We begin the story this Saturday, November 29th.

Freda’s son, Jon Utley, speaks at length about his parents and his fathers arrest and execution here.

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