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Author Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007.

Title A life in the twentieth century : innocent beginnings, 1917-1950 / Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Imprint Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin, 2000.

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Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. SCHLESINGER, A.    Check Shelf
 East Windsor, Library Association of Warehouse Point - Adult Department  B SCHESINGER SCH    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Biography  B SCHLESINGER    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  92 SCHLESINGER, ART    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  973.91 SCHLESINGER    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  BIOG SCHLESINGER, ARTHUR    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Biographies  B SCHLESINGER    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  973.91 S342L    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Biographies  BIOG SCHLESINGER, ARTHUR M.    Check Shelf
 Windsor Locks Public Library - Adult Department  B SCHLESINGER    Check Shelf
Description xv, 557 pages, [8] pages of plates : portraits ; 24 cm
Note Includes index.
Cover title: Life in the 20th century.
Summary "Schlesinger's personal story is ultimately the captivating history of America coming into its own as a world power. It includes a fondly remembered childhood in the Midwest; life in America of the Twenties; student days at Harvard, lived in the shadow of a distinguished father; Cambridge University in England in the twilight year between the Munich Pact and the start of World War II; the bitter debate in the United States in the months before Pearl Harbor; a stint overseas with the Office of Strategic Services; the fate of postwar liberalism, under attack from right and left; the origins of The Vital Center. Here is a dramatic evocation of the struggles, the questions, the paradoxes, and the triumphs that shaped our era." "Interweaving personal and national stories, Schlesinger conjures up the colorful details of everyday life, offering readers a rare and revealing window on both the private world of a notable American writer and the innocent beginnings of the American century."--Jacket.
Contents Backdrop -- The Twenties -- East from Iowa -- Midwesterners in Cambridge -- Life of a Reader -- The Thirties -- Prep School -- Round the World -- Harvard College: What I Did -- Harvard College: What I Enjoyed -- Harvard College: What I Learned -- The Twilight Year -- The Forties -- A Nation Divided -- On the Brink -- Washington at War -- Blowup at OWI -- Oh So Secret -- London 1944 -- War's End -- The Ages of Jackson -- Free Lance -- CPUSA vs. ADA -- Alarums and Excursions -- Back to Harvard -- 1948 -- Deals Fair and Unfair -- The Vital Center.
Subject Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007.
United States -- History -- 20th century.
Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007.
Schlesinger, Arthur M.
Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007. (OCoLC)fst01432453
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Life in the 20th century.
ISBN 0395707528
9780395707524
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