About the Author
was born the first of four children in Bayonne, N.J., on June 10, 1916. She attended local schools, and worked for federal government agencies while obtaining a bachelor's degree from City College of New York (1942). In 1944 she became a secretary for A. Brothman and Associates, which led to her entanglement in the the kind of mythical conspiracy common in the McCarthy era. After her release from prison, she found employment in the private sector until 1970, when she began teaching, retiring in 1984. She is an accomplished violist, volunteers at a local hospital, and enjoys her devoted nieces and nephews, three of whom are active musicians.