Learning to See

A Novel of Dorothea Lange, the Woman Who Revealed the Real America
Product Number: EB00725227
Released: Jan 22, 2019
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062686541
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At a time when women were supposed to keep the home fires burning, Dorothea Lange, creator of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century, dares to be different. Now, in this riveting new novel by the author of The Other Alcott, we see the world through her eyes… In 1918, a fearless twenty-two-year old arrives in bohemian San Francisco from the Northeast, determined to make her own way as an independent woman. Renaming herself Dorothea Lange she is soon the celebrated owner of the city's most prestigious and stylish portrait studio and wife of the talented but volatile painter, Maynard Dixon. By the early 1930s, as America's economy collapses, her marriage founders and Dorothea must find ways to support her two young sons single-handedly. Determined to expose the horrific conditions of the nation's poor, she takes to the road with her camera, creating images that inspire, reform, and define the era. And when the United States enters World War II, Dorothea chooses to confront another injustice—the incarceration of thousands of innocent Japanese Americans. Learning to See is a gripping account of the ambitious woman behind the camera who risked everything for art, activism, and love. But her choices came at a steep price…

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Author(s): Elise Hooper
Original Publish Date: Jan 22, 2019

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Author(s): Elise Hooper
Narrator(s): Cassandra Campbell
Product Number DD42156
Released: Jan 22, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982608590
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Author(s): Elise Hooper
Narrator(s): Cassandra Campbell
Product Number Z100139924
Released: Jan 22, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062892027

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