ALL OUR YEARS: An Autobiography by Robert Morss Lovett

ALL OUR YEARS: An Autobiography

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A literate, expansive account of a rich, well-rounded life, of a man who as writer, educator, and social reformer came into intimate contact with students and fellow workers on whom he had tremendous influence. As public servant, he was himself often in the stream of history. In delightful, warm, sensitively written autobiography, he records a Boston boyhood, a Harvard education, teaching there and later at the University of Chicago. He writes of travel; of editorship of The Dial at its height, and the New Republic under Croly; of Hull House with Jane Addams; of the presidency of The League for Industrial Democracy and its role in the Sacco-Vanzetti Case and the Greco-Carillo Case; of his part as a pacifist when pacifism had a legitimate place; as defender of civil liberties. Then of his government service in the Virgin Islands, and on the staff of the University of Puerto Rico. He knew intimately great figures of his day,- Gertrude Stein, William Allen White, the Colums, Santayana, President Eliot of Harvard, Hamlin Garland, Glenway Wescott, William James, Robert Herrick, Thorstein Veblen, and many others as varied in their contribution to the modern world as those we have named. An urbane, brilliant and delightful book -- the sort of autobiography for which there is great need today.

Pub Date: May 17th, 1948
Publisher: Viking