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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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Judith Nies. (2009). The Girl I Left Behind: A Narrative History of the Sixties. HarperCollins.

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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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        "Nies' combination period history and memoir is a highly valuable first-person record of a woman who finds herself, and the movement she grew with." — Publishers Weekly

        "Refreshingly candid. . . . Nies' personal take on the ripple effects of the women's movement—both on those involved directly and those who followed—is honest and engaging." — Booklist

        "Educational and entertaining." — Kirkus Reviews

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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
        ) combines her memoir of the girl she was with an account of the world in which she grew up to become a “pioneer feminist.” She delineates a milieu of limitations on women's lives unimaginable today—a time when “women were supposed to marry well, dress well, and entertain well,” and when men's clubs had “Ladies' Entrances” and Congress a “Ladies' Gallery.” Nies combines personal memoir (her family history, student days, her travels, her marriage, her jobs from summer waitress to being “one of only a handful of professional women on Capitol Hill”) with period history (the Cuban missile crisis, the Women Strike for Peace campaign against nuclear testing, the formation of NOW) and well-known people with whom she crosses paths (Madeleine Albright, Paul Wolfowitz, Dorothy Day and Gloria Steinem, to name a few). While the book lags at times, Nies's combination period history and memoir is a highly valuable first-person record of a woman who finds herself, and the movement she grew with.

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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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