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  • Author: Ralph Bates

    Total Archives: 172 Items - 8 Books, 37 Articles, 127 Reviews
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    1. [+]
      (Review)
      These Are the Russians, by Richard E. Lauterbach
      1. These Are the Russians by Richard E. Lauterbach
      The Nation
      , July 14, 1945, p. 44
    2. [+]
      (Review)
      How to Build a Record Library, by Paul Affelder
      1. How to Build a Record Library by Paul Affelder
      The Nation
      , November 22, 1947, p. 566
    3. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      The Development of Hispanic America, by A. Curtis Wilgus
      1. The Development of Hispanic America by A. Curtis Wilgus
      2. Good Neighbors by Hubert C. Herring
      3. Chile, Land of Progress by Earl Parker Hanson
      4. Colombia: Gateway to South America by Kathleen Romoli
      The Nation
      , August 9, 1941, p. 120
    4. [+]
      (Review)
      In Hazard, by Richard Hughes
      1. In Hazard by Richard Hughes
      The New Republic
      , November 2, 1938, p. 369
    5. [+]
      (Review)
      Operation Victory, by Francis W. de Guingand
      1. Operation Victory by Francis W. de Guingand
      The Nation
      , September 27, 1947, p. 319
    6. [+]
      (Review)
      A Man's Place, by Ramon J. Sender
      1. A Man's Place by Ramon J. Sender
      The Nation
      , November 2, 1940, pp. 424-425
    7. Books in Review 
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      (Review)
      Aragon: Poet of the French Resistance, by Hannah Josephson, Malcolm Cowley, and...
      1. Aragon: Poet of the French Resistance by Hannah Josephson, Malcolm Cowley, and...
      The New Republic
      , December 17, 1945, pp. 842-843
    8. [+]
      (Review)
      The Argentine Republic, by Ysabel F. Rennie
      1. The Argentine Republic by Ysabel F. Rennie
      The Nation
      , May 12, 1945, p. 548
    9. [+]
      (Review)
      The Red Army, by Michel Berchin and Eliahu Ben-Horin
      1. The Red Army by Michel Berchin and Eliahu Ben-Horin
      The Nation
      , January 23, 1943, p. 135
    10. [+]
      (Review)
      The Forging of a Rebel, by Arturo Barea
      1. The Forging of a Rebel by Arturo Barea
      The Nation
      , July 19, 1947, p. 76
    11. [+]
      (Review)
      A Day of Battle, by Vincent Sheean
      1. A Day of Battle by Vincent Sheean
      The New Republic
      , August 10, 1938, p. 27
    12. [+]
      (Review)
      Beethoven and the French Revolution, by Fan S. Noli
      1. Beethoven and the French Revolution by Fan S. Noli
      The Nation
      , September 11, 1948, p. 297
    13. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Planning the War, by Clive Garsia
      1. Planning the War by Clive Garsia
      2. Douhet and Aerial Warfare by Louis A. Sigaud
      3. The Nature of Modern Warfare by Cyril Falls
      The New Republic
      , December 1, 1941, p. 740
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      (Review)
      Rebellion in the Backlands, by Euclides da Cunha
      1. Rebellion in the Backlands by Euclides da Cunha
      The New Republic
      , February 21, 1944, pp. 250-252
    15. [+]
      (Review)
      A Miniature History of the War, by Robert C.K. Ensor
      1. A Miniature History of the War by Robert C.K. Ensor
      The Nation
      , May 5, 1945, p. 522
    16. [+]
      (Review)
      Bevin and Company, by Patricia O'Flynn Strauss
      1. Bevin and Company by Patricia O'Flynn Strauss
      The Nation
      , July 12, 1941, p. 38
    17. [+]
      (Review)
      Anton Bruckner: Rustic Genius, by Werner Wolff
      1. Anton Bruckner: Rustic Genius by Werner Wolff
      The Nation
      , March 28, 1942, p. 375
    18. Books and the Arts 
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      (Review)
      The Last Train from Berlin, by Howard K. Smith
      1. The Last Train from Berlin by Howard K. Smith
      The Nation
      , September 12, 1942, p. 215
    19. General Articles 
      1. The Last Train from Berlin by Howard K. Smith
      The New Republic
      , October 20, 1937, pp. 286-289
      1. The Last Train from Berlin by Howard K. Smith
      The New Republic
      , October 27, 1937, pp. 333-336