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Meister, Richard A.: Meister, Geraldine
ARCHIVE OF KPFA RADIO TRANSCRIPTS AND TRAVEL DIARIES BY RICHARD A. MEISTER, LONGTIME SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA JOURNALIST COVERING ORGANIZED LABOR, FARM WORKERS, AND POLITICS, AND DESCRIBING HIS TRAVELS IN EUROPE, THE SOVIET UNION, AND LATIN AMERICA]
[Various places including San Francisco Bay Area, Europe, and South America (see below), 1973. Seven binders, one M.A. thesis. More than 2,000 leaves, as detailed below. Prong fastener binders. All but one binder with typed labels taped to front cover. Corrections in ink and pencil throughout. A variety of material laid in (see below). Some wear to binders. Occasional small closed tears to outer margins (no loss of text), fraying and chips to edges of some pages, occasional tanning. Thesis: Red buckram, spine gilt. Scuff to lower edge of front board, light shelf wear. The collection in overall very good condition. A substantial collection of radio commentary transcripts and travel diaries from longtime San Francisco Bay Area activist, journalist, and author, Richard "Dick" Meister. For many years a commentator for left-leaning radios stations, such as Berkeley's KPFA, among others, and a journalist for many Bay Area newspapers, Meister's radio commentaries provide the views of a progressive and inquisitive journalist during a time of significant social upheaval in the United States. Very sympathetic to socialist experiments, his diaries of travels in Europe, the Soviet Union, communist Eastern Europe, and Latin America, record the feelings and observations of a critic of unbridled capitalism who was at the same time aware of the excesses and crimes of post- Stalinist communist regimes. Although often addressing challenging topics, Meister's writing is accessible, insightful, often humorous, and touches on a wide variety of topics along the way. In his radio commentaries, he … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
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