Independent: A Biography of Lewis W. Douglas

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Independent: A Biography of Lewis W. Douglas

By Robert Paul Browder and Thomas G. Smith
Knopf, 1986
473 pp. $30.00

Lewis Douglas (1894-1974), scion of a wealthy Arizona mining family, was a major figure in the American establishment for all of his adult life; businessman, educator and public servant-he was American ambassador to Great Britain in the crucial years just after World War II. This is an excellent, detailed biography based on the Douglas papers and a wide range of other sources.

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