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By John S. Reshetar Jr.

Whereas now not having fun with really the literary benefits or richness of Leonard Schapiro's fresh ebook at the comparable topic (noted right here July 1960), it is a very capable and well-grounded remedy of the tangled and tough heritage of the C.P.S.U.

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World War I was not an experience shared by many Americans. Nonetheless, the number of writers who made it their business to disillusion themselves in Europe, as ambulance drivers rather than combatants, was a long one. Those who failed to make it into the trenches - like F. Scott Fitzgerald - deeply regretted it. Hemingway told him that death in war offered a central truth about human experience, to be observed unblinkingly, and Fitzgerald was gullible enough to believe him. The irony was that a war which, from an official American point of view, was fought to sustain liberal principles was seen by many writers as marking the impotence of those principles in the face of an implacable world.

Indian policy, A Century of Dishonor. SELECTED HISTORICAL/CULTURAL EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD M. Kalokairinos, excavating at Knossos on Crete, discovers wall of legendary labyrinth at palace of King Minos. Rodin's sculpture The Thinker. Ibsen's Ghosts. Pastor attracts women to his "high class" Sitting Bull returns to United States from clean variety shows by giving away Canada; military breaks promise of parsewing kits and dress patterns. don and imprisons him. Alexander III begins reign as Russian czar.

Theatres closed or converted to the now dominant medium of cinema. In 1931 Loews had staged vaudevilles in thirty-six theatres. In 1932 the number was twelve. A year later the figure was three. Repertory companies died; road companies ceased traveling. By 1933 half of New York's theatres were closed. Yet, for all this, American drama flourished. The comedies of S. N. Behrman and Philip Barry, the moral melodramas of Robert Sherwood, Maxwell Anderson, and Lillian Hellman, the sentimentalities of William Saroyan and Thornton Wilder, the musicals of George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein 11 more than justified what had once seemed the irresponsible optimism of Sheldon Cheney in proposing that America had now claimed leadership in the English-speaking world.

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