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The Pied Piper: Allard K. Lowenstein and the Liberal Dream
The Pied Piper: Allard K. Lowenstein and the Liberal Dream
By Richard Cummings
Grove Press, 1985, 569 pp.

A lengthy biography of an extraordinary political activist and speaker. For three decades, until he was murdered by a deranged former friend in 1980, Lowenstein was a tireless leader, especially of the young, in liberal causes. But Cummings brings out his occasional lack of candor and allegations about his sexual orientation and CIA connections.