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Oscar Handlin • 186 Items / 34 Books, 63 Articles, 88 Reviews
This Was America (1949)
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Published Reviews
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    The Missing American Self (Review)
    This Was America, by Oscar Handlin
    1. This Was America by Oscar Handlin
    Commentary, September 1949, pp. 296-297
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    Hammer and Sickle Over Asia (Review)
    This Was America, by Oscar Handlin
    1. This Was America by Oscar Handlin
    Commonweal, May 27, 1949, pp. 180-181
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    Through Foreign Eyes (2 Reviews)
    This Was America, by Oscar Handlin
    1. This Was America by Oscar Handlin
    2. Upon This Continent by Abel Plenn
    The Saturday Review, July 9, 1949, p. 18
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    Atlantic Bookshelf (8 Reviews)
    Reader's Choice
    1. Watch the Northwind Rise by Robert Graves
    2. Toasted English by Marghanita Laski
    3. The Christmas Tree by Isabel Bolton
    4. The Road Between by James T. Farrell
    5. Sixteen Self-Sketches by Bernard Shaw
    6. Days with Bernard Shaw by Stephen Winsten
    7. American Themes by Denis W. Brogan
    8. This Was America by Oscar Handlin
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1949, pp. 82-90
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    Books in Brief (8 Reviews)
    Cream Hill, by Lewis Gannett
    1. Cream Hill by Lewis Gannett
    2. My Life in the Red Army by Fred Virski
    3. Israel: A History of the Jewish People by Rufus Learsi
    4. Pioneers of American Freedom by Rudolf Rocker
    5. The Portable Milton by Douglas Bush and John Milton
    6. Strategic Intelligence for American World Policy by Sherman Kent
    7. My House Is Yours by Elsa Larralde
    8. This Was America by Oscar Handlin
    The Nation, May 28, 1949, p. 620
  6. Spring Book Section
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    On a Certain Conflict in Foreigners (8 Reviews)
    Report on America, by Robert Payne
    1. Report on America by Robert Payne
    2. Fear, War, and the Bomb by P.M.S. Blackett
    3. As Others See Us by Andre Visson
    4. What the English Think of Us by Fred Vanderschmidt
    5. America Through British Eyes by Allan Nevins
    6. America in Perspective by Henry Steele Commager
    7. This Was America by Oscar Handlin
    8. American Themes by Denis W. Brogan
    The New Republic, April 18, 1949, pp. 15-18
  7. The Bookshelf
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    Variations on the American Theme (10 Reviews)
    This Was America, by Oscar Handlin
    1. This Was America by Oscar Handlin
    2. As Others See Us by Andre Visson
    3. American Themes by Denis W. Brogan
    4. Report on America by Robert Payne
    5. Paths to the Present by Arthur M. Schlesinger
    6. Father Knickerbocker Rebels by Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker
    7. Upon This Continent by Abel Plenn
    8. The Power of Freedom by Max Ascoli
    9. Ideological Differences and World Order by F.S.C. Northrop
    10. American Argument by Pearl S. Buck and Eslanda Goode Robeson
    Common Ground, Summer 1949, pp. 102-105