GOD AND MY COUNTRY by MacKinlay Kantor
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GOD AND MY COUNTRY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

There's a Mr. Chips' quality to this deceptively simple story of Lem Siddons, scoutmaster. MacKinlay Kantor could so easily have slipped over the borderline into sentimentality, and instead he has told quietly, in realistic terms, the story of one man whose influence permeated a whole Iowa town and rural area, and who made scouting much more than an extra curriculum activity for himself and for the boys who came to represent America at its sturdiest best. There's no drum beating for the American vision here, but true democracy emerges in boys at every social and human level, as does a microcosm of America that strengthens one's faith. The text in abridged form will appear under the title, The Man Who Stayed Home in the Saturday Evening Post.

Pub Date: Feb. 8th, 1953
Publisher: World