THERE WERE GIANTS IN THE LAND by Stepen Vincent and others  enst

THERE WERE GIANTS IN THE LAND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Prepared at the suggestion of the Treasury Department, these are skeleton biographical essays that depict, in focussed incidents and interpretations, the contribution of each historic figure to American thought and life, and discuss what would be their attitudes to the challenge of today. A roster of fighters, that includes Catholic, Negro, Jew, foreignborn, as well as accepted American heroes, who knew grim times and who faced them with ""courage, ingenuity and sacrifice"", this makes an imposing reminder of the heritage of Americans. Subjects range from Cardozo, Wilson, Schurz, to Webster, Jackson, Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson -- and among the contributors are Woolcott, Tarkington, Sandburg, DeKruif, the Van Dorens, Wendell Wilikie, Marquis James, Esther Forbes, Henry Seidel Candy- to mention only a few. Well handled morals and propaganda piece.

Pub Date: Sept. 10th, 1942
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart