THIS WAS AMERICA by Oscar- Compiler Handlin

THIS WAS AMERICA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A revealing mirror of America and Americans as seen by European observers, this judiciously selects extracts from writings of literary men, journalists, scientists, diplomats, professional men, politicians, sociologists, business men and men of the world. From the beginnings of our existence as a nation this traces the impressions chronologically and offers a sense of American growth. Our youth, our adolescence, our coming of age are reflected by many unfamiliar writers, by others well known -- De Tocqueville, de Saint Mary, Maurois, Vom Luckner, etc. A dissection that makes an interesting companion to American history.

Pub Date: April 21st, 1949
Publisher: Harvard University Press