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Dorothy Thompson

Lewis Institute 1912

Dorothy ThompsonJournalist and political commentator, Dorothy Thompson became a leading correspondent in Europe after World War I. After interviewing Adolph Hitler she became his vocal critic, leading to her expulsion from Nazi Germany and her rise in fame. The author of seven books on political science and a regular columnist for the New York Herald Tribune and Ladies’ Home Journal, Thompson was nicknamed the “First Lady of American Journalism.” Her second husband was the writer Sinclair Lewis.

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