David and Liz

Dancing Through Love

by David Kruidenier, Elizabeth Kruidenier & With Beverly Rivera Davis



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/3/2007

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 374
ISBN : 9780595428960
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : N/A
ISBN : 9780595872336
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 374
ISBN : 9780595688968

About the Book

David Kruidenier is a publishing magnate and member of one of the most powerful families in media; Elizabeth Kruidenier is an unflappable civil rights attorney and champion of racial equality, women's rights, and access to education. Despite competing interests, betrayal, and unthinkable tragedy, their love affair and marriage endures against the backdrop of the last half century of American history, from the assassination of President Kennedy to the first U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Burdened with the label of nepotism and consumed with self-doubt, David's success as a publisher and eventual CEO of Cowles Media is obstructed by family politics and a downturn in the economy. Elizabeth struggles with the traditional constraints of the roles of wife and mother. Eventually, Elizabeth's new position as a partner in a major law firm takes off just as David's career crashes to an end.

Their lifelong love story, told by both husband and wife, is at once a vibrant portrait of a deeply passionate, unbreakable marriage and a compelling chronicle of a remarkable period in American history.

About the Author

Elizabeth Woodwell Stuart Kruidenier is a civil rights activist, lawyer, and philanthropist. A graduate of Connecticut College and Drake University, Elizabeth is senior partner in the Parrish Kruidenier Dunn Boles Gribble & Cook Law Firm.

The late David Kruidenier was the CEO and president of Cowles Media Company, a Pulitzer Prize?winning newspaper publisher, and philanthropist. A graduate of Yale and Harvard universities, he spent the majority of his career managing one of the largest family-owned media companies in the country.

Beverly Rivera Davis is a journalist and former television producer who currently serves as U.S. political correspondent for PROFIL, Austria?s top weekly newsmagazine.