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“Bella Abzug: How One Tough Broad From the Bronx Fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, Pissed Off Jimmy Carter, Battled for the Rights of Women and Workers, Rallied Against War and for the Planet, and Shook Up Politics Along the Way” has a comically long subtitle that really lets you know what you’re in for. This oral history includes lengthy interviews with a wide array of people who knew Abzug, who represented the West Side of Manhattan and parts of the Bronx in Congress in the 1970s and was one of the founders of the National Women’s Political Caucus. Written by two of the founding editors of Ms. magazine, the book was useful in explaining how Abzug “came to the women’s rights movement from the civil rights movement,” Waller says.

Rex Huppke’s commentary regarding Trump and his followers lying to the American public (The Journal Times, Sept. 12) is the sign of a narcissi…

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