Five welcome additions (Vols. 51, 52, 54, 55 and 56) to the well-known "Chronicles of America" series, covering the years from Versailles to the end of the Second World War. Mr. Faulkner follows the road from normalcy to depression. It was a happy thought to have an outsider, though an exceedingly well-informed and acute one--Denis Brogan--interpret the contentious question of the New Deal. Mr. Pratt has written a succinct, rapidly moving account of America's rôle in the war. The editor of the series, Allan Nevins, has undertaken, in two volumes, the difficult task of tracing the divagations of United States foreign policy. A forthcoming volume is to cover the home front during the war.
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