PEACE IN THEIR TIME by Emery Kelen

PEACE IN THEIR TIME

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Kelen, the internationally famous caricaturist, is straight from Hungary. With Hungarian gusto he presents a goulash of anecdote and intuitive character analysis of the great and near great that he sketched between the two wars. A pacifist himself, Kelen's workshop was the League of Nations. Wherever an assembly of peace talks was held, Kelen was there drawing the faces and bodies of statesmen, revealing the inner men behind the masks with the devastating distortion of a great caricaturist's honest eye. Breezy, colloquial and spicy, Kelen shares his memories of Neville Chamberlain, Lady Aster, Churchill and Eden (""the lean man to Churchill's fat man""). His comments on Mussolini, Hitler, Titulescu, Gandhi and others, all of whom he saw at close, x-ray range are full of the small details and glimpses of character which escape the formal historian.

Publisher: Knopf