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The Letters and Journal of Brand Whitlock
The Letters and Journal of Brand Whitlock
By Allan Nevins
Appleton-Century, 1936, 2597732 pp

The memoirs of America's wartime representative in Belgium are very readable. The Journal, covering the years 1914-1921, is concerned principally with the war and its aftermath. The Letters -- dealing largely with literature, municipal politics, the progressive movement in America, and travel -- go from 1894 to the year of his death, 1934. The Journal is particularly valuable for its frank account of the work of the Commission for Relief in Belgium.