Family Secrets, Financial Collapse, and a Hidden History of American Banking

Alice Echols


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  • Sales track record: Her book Scars of Sweet Paradise sold over 11,000 copies.
  • Media track record: Echols’ previous books have received national review attention in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Salon, People, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, Elle, and many other publications. Daring was named a Gustavus Meyers Outstanding Book Winner, and Scars of Sweet Paradise was a "Best Book" by the Los Angeles Times, and was People’s "Pick of the Week."
  • Platform: Echols has been featured on ABC’s "20/20," The History Channel’s "1969," and the BBC’s (and Biography Channel’s) documentary "Southern Discomfort: Janis Joplin." She has been interviewed at length by the New York Times, The Nation, and Salon, and has appeared on many radio programs, including Britain’s premiere morning talk show, "Today Programme," and many NPR programs, including "On Point," "Morning Edition," and "Studio 360." Echols’s articles have appeared in The Nation, the Village Voice, LA Weekly, Women’s Review of Books, and Bookforum.
  • Credentials: Echols is a prominent historian of the United States who is widely recognized as an expert on American culture, the history of the West, and the history of capitalism.

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