Editor's Note

Eleanor Maccoby wrote a book-length memoir of her life at age 99, two years before her death. It is a fascinating and richly detailed account of a life well lived, filled with reminiscences and perspectives that are written with Eleanor's characteristic honesty and humor. The excerpts in this article focus on Eleanor's professional career, starting when she and her husband, Nathan (“Mac”) Maccoby, moved to Washington, DC, during World War II. We invite interested readers to read the full memoir for insights into Eleanor's upbringing and personal life ().


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