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  • Isolated America (1940) by Raymond Leslie Buell
    5 Reviews, 2 Readable
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      (2 Reviews)
      A Foreign Policy for America, by Charles A. Beard
      1. A Foreign Policy for America by Charles A. Beard
      2. Isolated America by Raymond Leslie Buell
      The Saturday Review
      , May 18, 1940, p. 5 - PDF
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      (2 Reviews)
      A Foreign Policy for America, by Charles A. Beard
      1. A Foreign Policy for America by Charles A. Beard
      2. Isolated America by Raymond Leslie Buell
      The Nation
      , May 25, 1940, pp. 656-657
    3. [+]
      (17 Reviews)
      General
      1. A Foreign Policy for America by Charles A. Beard
      2. Isolated America by Raymond Leslie Buell
      3. A Federation for Western Europe by W. Ivor Jennings
      4. The Long Watch in England by Eugene Lohrke and Arline Lohrke
      5. This War by Thomas Mann
      6. Great Britain: An Empire in Transition by Albert Viton
      7. Our British Empire: Its Structure, Its History, Its Strength by Stephen Leacock
      8. Forty Years a Country Preacher by George B. Gilbert
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      10. The Stranger in the House by Howard Coxe
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      13. Westward from Vinland by Hjalmar R. Holand
      14. Empress of the Dusk by John W. Vandercook
      15. Down to Earth by Alan Devoe
      16. Siege by Julien Bryan
      17. The Long Trail from Texas by Frazier Hunt
      The New Yorker
      , May 25, 1940, p. 74
    4. [+]
      (25 Reviews)
      The United States
      1. The United States in World Affairs, 1939 by Whitney H. Shepardson and William O. ...
      2. Mobilizing Civilian America by Harold J. Tobin and Percy W. Bidwell
      3. American White Paper by Joseph Alsop, Jr. and Robert Kintner
      4. A Foreign Policy for America by Charles A. Beard
      5. Isolated America by Raymond Leslie Buell
      6. Peace in Our Time? by James P. Warburg
      7. Chart for Rough Water: Our Role in a New World by Waldo D. Frank
      8. A Diplomatic History of the American People by Thomas A. Bailey
      9. The American Stakes by John Chamberlain
      10. The Protection of American Export Trade by Francis B. Sayre
      11. North Pacific Fisheries by Homer Ewart Gregory and Kathleen Barnes
      12. Your Navy by Claude Banks Mayo
      13. A Navy Second to None by George Theron Davis
      14. False Prophets of Peace by Walter Armin Linn
      15. America's House of Lords by Harold L. Ickes
      16. Since Yesterday by Frederick Lewis Allen
      17. 1940~~Nineteen Forty by Jay Franklin
      18. You Americans by B.P. Adams
      19. The New Deal Goose Step by Carl H. Mote
      20. Labor and Democracy by William Green
      21. Lessons in Liberty by Clarence Manion
      22. Which Way, Democracy? by Wilfrid Parsons
      23. The Catholic Crisis by George Seldes
      24. Calvin Coolidge: The Man from Vermont by Claude M. Fuess
      25. The Story of Thomas E. Dewey by Rupert Hughes
      Foreign Affairs
      , July 1940, pp. 751-753
    5. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Isolated America, by Raymond Leslie Buell
      1. Isolated America by Raymond Leslie Buell
      2. A Foreign Policy for America by Charles A. Beard
      The New Masses
      , July 9, 1940, pp. 26-29 - PDF