Jessica Mitford was the fifth of the six Mitford daughters and always the rebel among her sisters - Nancy, Pam, Diana, Unity and Debo. At the age of 19 she eloped to the Spanish Civil War with her cousin, Esmond Romilly and the two of them moved to the US in 1939. Esmond Romilly died in action in 1941 and Jessica later married Bob Treuhaft, a lawyer, with whom she lived in California. A one-time member of the American Communist Party, Jessica was a frequent target for the House Committee of Un-American Activities and was a passionate supporter of civil rights.
The American Way of Death Revisited (Bfmt Dec 00);
Hons and Rebels;
Grace Had an English Heart;
Daughters and Rebels: An Autobiography;
The Making of a Muckraker;
A Fine Old Conflict