The Lives and Times of Dorothy Thompson and Rebecca West

Susan Hertog discusses Dangerous Ambition: Dorothy Thompson and Rebecca West New Women in Search of Love and Power, which chronicles these two women writers who achieved unprecedented fame and influence at tremendous personal cost. American Dorothy Thompson was the first female head of a European news bureau, a columnist and commentator with a tremendous following. Rebecca West, an Englishwoman, was a journalist, literary critic, novelist, and historian. They were drawn to ambitious men.