Men Want Something Real



Frank Buchman found a new society when he returned to the United States in the spring of 1919. The social upheavals of the Great War had changed the country’s economy, politics, religion, and social relations. The Victorian culture he left behind had become modern America. Flappers and philosophers had replaced the temperance advocates and evangelical preachers he knew in 1914.


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