THE MAN IN EUROPE STREET by Rupert Croft-Cooke

THE MAN IN EUROPE STREET

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Absorbing reading -- in spite of the fact that already it is out of date, disproved, and resultingly irritating. Croft-Cooke set out to visit Europe in a trailer, to find out from the man on the street in village and town, how he felt about things. He came back an unconfessed convert to Fascism, an ardent admirer of Hitler and Germany. Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Jugoslavia all confessed to fear of the German menace; most of them expressed determination to stand up for their rights. But in Germany (and to about the same extent in Italy) he found happiness, full employment, courtesy, an expressed desire for peace, and worship of their leaders, especially in Germany And from those countries he took happy memories. Such is the power of controlled speech -- and yet he went to seek the truth.

Publisher: Putnam