A Very Dangerous Citizen: Abraham Lincoln Polonsky and the Hollywood Left
"Abe Polonsky was fascinating, brilliant, mercurial, a giant of our time. He held the line against McCarthyism in all its forms and phases all his ... Show synopsis "Abe Polonsky was fascinating, brilliant, mercurial, a giant of our time. He held the line against McCarthyism in all its forms and phases all his life. He did it with vigor and the joy of fighting for right. His history is the best of the left. As a man he was charming, amusing, concerned--a great listener and a greater raconteur, and an even better friend. This much needed book is a tribute to him."--Lee Grant, Oscar-winning director/actress "A long-overdue critical biography of a significant talent and political intellect lost to the cold war waged in and on Hollywood. Buhle and Wagner expertly trace the roots of the Hollywood Red Scare to the streets of New York, the streets that produced the likes of writer-director-activist-teacher Abe Polonsky."--Jon Lewis, author of "Hollywood v. Hard Core: How the Struggle Over Censorship Created the Modern Film Industry"