THE AMERICAN RED CROSS HISTORY by Foster  Dulles

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS HISTORY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A detailed history of the humanitarian organization from its foundation in 1881 and early growth under the guidance of Clara Barton through the last world war and present infinite services. Clear and readable, the progress and pitfalls outlined through the years provides a sociological and ideological yardstick of America. A truly representative American institution in theory, organization and execution, the Red Cross has mirrored our national problems and enlarging responsibilities- from limited domestic aid to international cooperation, wartime emergency service to peacetime public welfare- this greater parallel may readily be discerned in these pages and provides a wider interest and value to an already important subject. This is an objective report that is heartening without whitewashing.

Publisher: Harper