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Things in the Saddle

Selected Essays and Addresses by George Norlin

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$65.00 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674598850

Publication Date: 01/01/1940

233 pages


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George Norlin’s host of admirers throughout the country will welcome this collection of the most notable addresses he has made and papers he has written in recent years. Needless to say, they represent the finest thinking of a man trained in the classical tradition but alive to every important issue of our own day. His wide experience has given him a perspective that lends extraordinary weight to his views on current problems. He was lecturing at the University of Berlin during the year in which Germany capitulated to Hitlerism, and much of the interest of this book will be found in his urgent call for a militant loyalty to our democratic faith as our first line of defense against the advancing madness of the Nazi revolution.

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