We’re all fascinated by Cinderella stories. This one happens to be true, with many twists. Extremely rich WASP man marries very poor Jewish immigrant in 1905. But she turns out to be the strong one. The new book by Adam Hochschild (King Leopold’s Ghost, To End All Wars, Spain in Our Hearts) is called Rebel Cinderella: From Rags to Riches  to Radical, The Epic Journey of Rose Pastor Stokes. Under Woodrow Wilson the anti-immigrant, clamp down on the free press, anti-war turned pro-war president, Rose Pastor Stokes became a huge lefty celebrity. There’s a lot that foreshadows the feminism and Trumpism of today.

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