Books: U. S. Reality v. U. S. Dream

AMERICA'S TRAGEDY—James Truslow Adams—Scribner ($3).

Three years ago James Truslow Adams described (in The Epic of America) what he called "the American dream"—that state of spiritual somnambulism in which all men were to have an equal chance in a brand new world. Like most patriotic U. S. citizens, Author Adams regards this idealistic belief as the essential promise of his country. Last fortnight, in more realistic vein, he described one of the tragic fulfilments of the U. S. dream. Soundly documented and popularly written America's Tragedy traces U. S. sectionalism from its colonial...

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