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VAN LOON, Hendrik

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Date Published: 1939

Description: 2 full pages on pictorial letterhead, single spaced, in response to a reader (whose letter is enclosed) praising Van Loon's book "Our Battle" but objecting to his referring to Jews as "Orientals". Old Greenwich, Conn., 16 March, 1939. With original mailing envelope.

Comments: Van Loon is scathing in his reply "...for God's sake let us drop all the chips on all the shoulders...I have spent eight months doing nothing but trying to help Jews get out from the unspeakable Nazi rule... I have had to publish OUR BATTLE after overcoming the unwillingness of the publishers to print such a book...and when I preach war upon the swine in Germany...I get flooded with letters denouncing me for my militaristic inclinations.....and I am no longer interested in comma's nor two sentences from an entire book...."

Condition: fine
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 211417

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Dear Mr. Hample, Just a short note to confirm receipt of the book and my absolute satisfaction with it. I am in the process of building a library of books from the interwar period to document and understand the events as seen by contemporaries as very often knowledge of what happened afterwards colours the views of historians. I am mainly focussed on Italian matters but books describing current events in other countries such as Germany, UK, France, Spain, Japan and the US are of interest to me. If you have a catalogue or can indicate to me any other books that you think could interest me, I would be very gratefll.Thank you in advance and best regards. - Massimo C.
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