WINDOWS FOR THE CROWN PRINCE by Elizabeth Gray Vining
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WINDOWS FOR THE CROWN PRINCE

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Mrs. Vining has a sensitive and perceptive appreciation of the Japanese, a growing awareness of their capacity for building on what they have maintained from the past, while facing forward, not back. In four years she saw the crown prince change from a boy lacking in initiative, hampered by tradition, insecure- to a normal youth on the verge of manhood, still somewhat shy, but free of the trammels of his position, alert and inquiring of mind, with a quiet humor, deep sense of appreciation, an awareness of responsibility. Simply told, with much color and feeling for Japanese culture, and with excellent characterization of a people taking hold and pulling themselves out of the devastation of war and along a road to peace.

Pub Date: May 12th, 1952
Publisher: Lippincott