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Feuerlicht, Roberta Strauss (1931–1991) - Biography

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Roberta Strauss Feuerlicht was born November 23, 1931, in New York City to Isaac and Lena (Wesler) Strauss. She received a B.A. from Hunter College in 1952 and married Herbert Alan Feuerlicht, a sculptor, in 1958. She worked as an editor for the Glen Oaks News and This Month magazine in New York before becoming a freelance writer. In 1963 she published her first historical work, Andrews’ Raiders . In 1965 she began a series on revolutions and biographies called American R.D.M. This resulted in a number of books: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Gandhi, Madame Curie (all 1965), Theodore Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, Jr. (1966). The series led to several more books by commercial publishers such as The Desperate Act (1968), A Free People (1969), Henry VIII (1970), In Search of Peace (1971), America’s Reign of Terror (1971), Zhivko of Yugoslavia (1971), and Joe McCarthy and McCarthyism (1972). In 1977 she wrote a history of the trial and executions of Nicolas Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Roberta Feuerlicht died on October 4, 1991, of congestive heart failure.

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almost 3 years ago

In her book "Justice Denied," Roberta Strauss Feuerlicht quotes Hyman Kaplan, adding that she is distantly related to him. He was my uncle, so I must be distantly related to her — although she is no longer alive — and to any of her heirs. Is there any way to reach them?

Thanks.