GEORGE SPELVIN, AMERICAN AND FIRESIDE CHATS by Westbrook Pegler

GEORGE SPELVIN, AMERICAN AND FIRESIDE CHATS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is the second volume of the Pegler material. Your sales of this should be fairly predictable, and Pegler fans who delight in his carping criticism of the Administration, of Labor, of certain groups, will want to have their favorite columnist on tap for apt quotation. To most readers, outside this group, enough's enough and where Pegler can be taken in small doses, a book develops a rash. His alter ego, George Spelvin, emerges as a vinegary and spiteful critic, whose thinking is dominated by his suspicion and dislike of labor unions. Pegler's strength in his daily column seems to be his anti-attitude. He's even anti-columnist. The humor wears thin, and in mass, the criticism seems destructive and tending towards spreading disunity, distrust, dislike.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1942
Publisher: Scribner