Mothers in the Fatherland: Women, the Family, and Nazi Politics

Claudia Koonz, Author
Claudia Koonz, Author St. Martin's Press $25 (556p) ISBN 978-0-312-54933-6
Reviewed on: 02/01/1987
Release date: 02/01/1987
In a sequel memoir to his out-of-print Stop Pushing!, Herr, chairman of the Thomas More Association, reminisces about the foundation and growth of his career as a ""voice of the Catholic loyal opposition.'' For more than 30 years his column of witty, incisive, often irreverent commentary on matters clerical and secular that appeared in Critic magazine won for him a following of Catholic liberals and intellectuals. His Ohio boyhood, New York experiences as a journalist, and military service shared with writer E. J. Kahn Jr. (whose gem of an essay on their combat days is included) are recalled with pungent insouciance, a quality that has served Herr well in his spirited career in Catholic publishing. In an afterword, Andrew Greeley calls Herr the ``Catholic Everyman'' and suggests his approach as a paradigm for Catholicism in the postVatican II era. Thomas More Book Club selection. (February 18)
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