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Van Loon

Popular Historian, Journalist, and FDR Confidant

  • Authors
  • Cornelis A. van Minnen

Part of the The World of the Roosevelts book series (WOOROO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Prologue

    1. Cornelis A. van Minnen
      Pages 1-3
  3. The Formative Years

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Cornelis A. van Minnen
      Pages 7-16
    3. Cornelis A. van Minnen
      Pages 17-23
    4. Cornelis A. van Minnen
      Pages 33-38
  4. In Search of a Place

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Cornelis A. van Minnen
      Pages 41-46
    3. Cornelis A. van Minnen
      Pages 47-58
    4. Cornelis A. van Minnen
      Pages 59-70
  5. The Jazz Age

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Cornelis A. van Minnen
      Pages 73-82
    3. Cornelis A. van Minnen
      Pages 83-107
    4. Cornelis A. van Minnen
      Pages 109-135
  6. The 1930s

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Cornelis A. van Minnen
      Pages 139-159
    3. Cornelis A. van Minnen
      Pages 161-174
    4. Cornelis A. van Minnen
      Pages 175-195
  7. The Great Fight for Freedom

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Cornelis A. van Minnen
      Pages 199-218
    3. Cornelis A. van Minnen
      Pages 219-242
    4. Cornelis A. van Minnen
      Pages 243-260
    5. Cornelis A. van Minnen
      Pages 261-267
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 269-352

About this book

Introduction

Upon his death, Hendrik van Loon was described in The Times obituary as 'one of the most engaging products of the marriage between Holland and the United States'. One of FDR's true and closest friends, van Loon emigrated from the Netherlands to the United States at age 20, in 1902. Working as a historian, journalist, illustrator, and radio commentator, van Loon immersed himself in American cultural life from the 1920s through the '40s, until his death three months before D-Day. Van Loon's professional relationships and friendships with such distinguished persons as Sinclair Lewis, Van Wyck Brooks, H. L. Mencken, Albert Einstein, Herbert Hoover, and Fiorello La Guardia bolster his place as a celebrity of his times. This biography is an exciting and nuanced portrait of a man deeply involved in American cultural life in the first half of the twentieth century.

Keywords

20. Jahrhundert 20th century Herbert Hoover liberty Poland Russia USA World War II

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781403977144
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-53213-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-7714-4
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