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measure that failed to come up to his standards. Each, in his highly
personal way, seemed more of a rebel than he might have appeared had
he not come to reject the more dispensable parts of his "frontier heri-
tage": license to despoil the land, license to substitute, too often,
craftiness for intelligence, ostentation for achieved culture, violence for
reason. But it was more than simple rejection: it was a steady expan-
sive movement out of the local into the cosmopolitan, begun early
and continued through life: higher education continuing to educate
both the self and a great host of others, far beyond the University
There is no convenient way of summing up; the scope is too broad,
the variety too great. Anyone seeking the "image" of Texas here will
be disappointed. He will find few traces of that already maggoty word.
None of the three could have cared less about "building" an "image";
what they were all concerned with, without talking about it, was setting
examples. An "image" is what you hire Madison Avenue to construct
for you (and you get what you pay for); an example is what you live,
and leave. Extend the words and the difference comes into sharper
focus: imaginary, exemplary. These were exemplary men.
University of Texas at Austin JOSEPH JONES
Second Chance: the Triumph of Internationalism in America During
World War II. By Robert A. Divine. New York (Atheneum),
1967. Pp. ix+371. Bibliography, index. $8.50.
This is an excellent study of an important subject. United States
diplomacy during the Second World War has been ably recounted by
Herbert Feis and others; Divine's study now gives the parallel and
equally significant story of the triumph of internationalism within
the United States.
The account moves primarily on three levels: the Administration,
the Congress, and the various private internationalist organizations.
The author displays the greatest verve and literary excellence in the
passages relating to the Administration and the Congress. The sec-
tions dealing with the private internationalist organizations might
have been equally excellent if the author had given something short of
an exhaustive account of their activities and had focused more on
evaluating their influence and importance. It is admittedly, however,
exceedingly difficult to measure the influence of such groups.
One of the merits of this study is the penetrating insights given
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 71, July 1967 - April, 1968. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117145/. Accessed September 21, 2014.