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Faces in the Crowd

Faces in the Crowd

By David Riesman

Yale University Press, 1952, 751 pp.

Continuing the work begun in "The Lonely Crowd" (noted here July 1951) to develop a scheme for the understanding of "character, politics and society" in America, Professor Riesman here presents 20 portraits of individuals to illustrate some of the facets of the American character in its social and political setting. Although the book deals with individuals the aim is still that of arriving at certain generalizations about American society.