Apr 03, 07
Read in April, 2007
I've actually had this on my shelf for a long time and finally decided that I really needed to read some E. B. White. While I can't sit and read too many of these essays at one time, they are quite brilliant. A liberal man of the city who moves to live on a farm in Maine, White looks at the world as I wish more of us would--what is our impact on others and on our world? While he is writing his column for Harper's (this book is a collection of those commentaries) World War II is going on in Europe and White discusses the feelings of most Americans who do not want to enter the war. All this changes after Pearl Harbor and Americans make great sacrifices for the war effort. This collection is quite moving and also helped me to understand my parents better as they were teenagers in New England at the time.