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The century of the common man

Author: Henry A Wallace; Russell Lord
Publisher: New York : Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943.
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"Before there is a blueprint there must be a vision, whether it be for a battleship, a cathedral or a world society. This is the book of a vision of a world in which a man may be proud to live. Many architects will make many blueprints before the structure of this vision is erected, but it is the wonder of our war-torn world that never have so many men and women in so many lands been hopeful and determined that this  Read more...
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Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965.
Century of the common man.
New York, Reynal & Hitchcock [1943]
(OCoLC)565202927
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry A Wallace; Russell Lord
OCLC Number: 1634924
Description: 96 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: ch. 1. Our second chance --
ch. 2. What we have learned --
ch. 3. The price of free world victory --
ch. 4. Inter-American banking --
ch. 5. The rubber question --
ch. 6. Russia --
ch. 7. World organization --
ch. 8. Trade agreements --
ch. 9. The national debt --
ch. 10. Horatio Alger is not dead --
ch. 11. Business measures --
ch. 12. The new isolationism --
ch. 13. Three philosophies --
ch. 14. Work, peace, and health --
ch. 15. George --
a commencement address.
Responsibility: by Henry A. Wallace. Selected from recent public papers and edited by Russell Lord.

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"Before there is a blueprint there must be a vision, whether it be for a battleship, a cathedral or a world society. This is the book of a vision of a world in which a man may be proud to live. Many architects will make many blueprints before the structure of this vision is erected, but it is the wonder of our war-torn world that never have so many men and women in so many lands been hopeful and determined that this vision become reality. The London Observer remarked recently, "Mr. Wallace's voice is that of the oldest and simplest American idea. 'Men and women can not be really free until they have plenty to eat and time and ability to read and think and talk things over.' His speeches and writings of the past year comprise a manifesto supplementary to the Four Freedoms." Here for the first time, Mr. Wallace's ideas for the future are drawn together in one volume. Here is the general pattern, parts of which have formed the basis of his speeches of the last year. It includes particularly the text of two speeches which have commanded the widest attention -- "The Price of Free World Victory" and "Russia"--And a very recent one which is available nowhere else, "George -- a Commencement Address." This may prove to be one of the fundamental books of our time. The plans may be long in maturing, may be trimmed or throttled by fears and greeds but as long as the vision remains, men will find strength to struggle toward it. This book is short. All the great documents of liberty seem to be short."--

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