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THE TORCH OF FREEDOM

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Twenty biographies of famous men in exile, written by today's expatriates, including Feuchtwanger, Sigrid Undset, del Vayo, Maurois, Sforza, Ludwig, Heinrich, Mann, Masaryk, and others, Men have been chosen as subjects among those who fought for political or national freedom, -- Kosiuszko, Bolivar, Heine, Kossuth, Mazzini, Garibaldi, Marx, Carl Schurz, Masaryk Senior, and Sun-Yat-Sen. Ovid, whose libertinage offended the strict state morality of his times; 10th century Olav, the proud viking who tried to Christianize Norway, Denmark's Tycho Brave, astronomer, who sought refuge from bigoted persecution, Voltaire, Byron, Victor Hugo, Dostoevski, Zola, men of letters whose opinions or morals incurred disfavor. A capable compendium of great men, who -- for the most part -- sacrificed themselves for an ideal, interpreted by authors whose own status as exiles presumably gives them a more sensitive approach.

Pub Date: Oct. 11th, 1943
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart