This biography of Edna Ferber tells the story of the author's life and career. Edna Ferber was a best-selling author in America from the 1920s to the 1950s. Eleven of her vels were made into Hollywood films including Giant , starring James Dean, Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor. Her work and voice had ermous political influence: she was one of the most outspoken women of that or any other day. The state of Wisconsin continues to pay tribute to her as a leading advocate for nature consevancy and the dangers of deforestation whose mark is still felt today. She was a zealous crusader for children's rights in the workplace. And then, of course, there is the glamour of her social set: Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, and her longtime collaborator, George S. Kaufman.