THE GENEROSITY OF AMERICANS by Arnaud C. Marts

THE GENEROSITY OF AMERICANS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In a foreword, Norman Vincent Peale states that this is the only book of its kind: even so, worthy as it may be, it is still difficult to think of who might be interested in reading it. It is heartening to note the persistent growth in ""private generosity for the public good"" which now has topped eleven billion dollars a year in this country; and spiritual motivation, of the incentive to give not only from country to country but century to century. He traces patronage, subsidy and benevolence as they have created churches first, then hospitals, schools, and the encouragement of the arts. There is even a considerable inventory of individual institutions, but still the paragraph organization/presentation is not an inducement to read this-- for pleasure, even though its author, active in many philanthropic works and the former president of Bucknell, never takes a self-congratulatory stance.

Pub Date: Jan. 21st, 1965
Publisher: Prentice-Hall