No Other Road to Freedom

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No Other Road to Freedom

By Leland Stowe
Knopf, 1941
432 pp. $3.00

Mr. Stowe went to Europe in September 1939 as war correspondent for the Chicago Daily News. The first four-fifths of this engrossing book record his experiences in Britain through the early months of the Sitzkrieg, in Finland during the war with Russia, in Norway at the time of the Nazi invasion and conquest, in the Balkans during the "softening-up period," and in Greece and with the Greek Army in Albania during the Italian "invasion in reverse." This book is not, however, just another "correspondent's confessions," for Mr. Stowe finds a lesson and a moral in the events he witnessed, and in his concluding chapters he seeks to convince his fellow Americans that Nazism is as much a danger to them as it was to any of the other nations which Hitler has attacked. Mr. Stowe, who says he was an isolationist when he went over to report the war, is especially effective in his demonstration of the hollowness of the Lindbergh thesis and of the insidious peril which it holds for our democratic institutions and our national independence.

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