Yoko Ono puts it simply: “All of us have a lot to learn from Beate Gordon, a woman with the courage to match her convictions.”
Nothing could be more true, as the remarkable new biography, LAST BOAT TO YOKOHAMA: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF BEATE SIROTA GORDON makes abundantly clear. LAST BOAT unveils details of the life of the woman who, at age 22, helped write the post-WWII Japanese constitution, drafting an article that granted women’s equality. She spent the next 40 years traveling Asia to pinpoint the most interesting music, theater, dance, and performance artists to introduce them to U.S. audiences.
Beate’s fascinating life is revealed in this book, starting with an in-depth look at her father, famed classical pianist Leo Sirota. It includes diary excerpts from her mother, details of how Beate came to write a constitution at such a young age, exclusive interviews with Beate by the authors, and notes on the lasting impact of her cultural efforts.
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