THE BRIDGE: My Own Story by Ernest Poole

THE BRIDGE: My Own Story

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The title suggests that in one man's life he has bridged the chasm between the security of a past generation and the uncertainties of today. From a sheltered Chicago childhood and upbringing, he plunged into the eye-opening pattern of social service in New York. His interests and his gifts turned him into writing channels; he covered strikes and social unrest and was considered a radical in his day. He was sent to Russia in 1905, to report the revolution -- was a war correspondent in Germany in the last World War, was constantly writing on the side -- fiction, plays, etc. while never losing touch with world affairs. He knew loads of interesting people, but they are casually introduced, not brought in for the sake of their names. As his life settled down into a city and country existence, he philosophizes on ways of living, on people, on his own marriage, his children, etc. A pleasantly nostalgic autobiography, that introduces a delightful personality. The market will stem from those who knew and loved The Harbor, His Family, etc.

Publisher: Macmillan