An evaluation of American traits that examines the qualities of the American mind, religion, philosophy, sport, colleges,...

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CHARACTERISTICALLY AMERICAN

An evaluation of American traits that examines the qualities of the American mind, religion, philosophy, sport, colleges, individualism, democracy, etc. No worship of the past here, but a wholesome regard for the simple, trite principles of our basic institutions and a belief in the characteristic blend which has produced a national Americanism. This is a reasoned, adult reply to the many widespread criticisms of our ways, and should prove a source of pride in its temperate arguments and its mirroring of worthwhile values in our life. A book for the mature reader, for the intelligence demanding an intellectual understanding of its national fundamentals.

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ISBN: 1443729027

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Publisher: Knopf

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1949