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Full Name: Max Eastman
Writer, author, editor, publisher. "The Child of the Amazon and Other Poems," was born in Canadaigua, studied at Columbia University and lived in Manhattan. Following his graduation from Williams College in 1905, he did graduate work at Columbia University and taught there from 1907 to 1911. He went on, after salvaging "The Masses" to found the "Liberator" at 138 W. 13th St.. He was a prominent leader of left-wing opinion in the United States. He joined the Communist Party, but left it in 1923 and became a strong opponent of Soviet communism, which he criticized in such works as "The End of Socialism in Russia" (1937) and "Marxism: Is It A Science?" (1940). From 1941 he served as a roving editor of the "Reader's Digest," and he contributed many articles on current topics to "American Mercury" and other periodicals. In addition, he translated works by Aleksandr Pushkin (1929), Karl Marx (1932), and Leon Trotsky (1928-1937). Published Edna St. Vincent Millay, William Carlos Williams, Elinor Wylie, E. E. Cummings, John Dos Passos, and Ernest Hemingway.
Author's Timeline:
1883 Ontario County
Born in Canadaigua 
1969 (Unknown) County
1913 (Unknown) County
"Child of the Amazons"
1937 (Unknown) County
"The End Of Socialism in Russia"
1940 (Unknown) County
"Marxism: Is It A Science?"
? Chemung County
? Westchester County
Eastman lived in Croton-On-Hudson, New York. 
? New York County
Lived in Manhattan 
? New York County
Studied at Columbia University. 

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