Inside the USA Author:John Gunther THIS HAS THE ORIGINAL BOOK WRAPPER. — Mr. Gunther begins his tour of the United States with three chapters on California, its color, intellectual climates, people, problems, and proceeds for six more up the Pacific Coast. After inspecting the Northwestern states, foaming with social energy, he continues in a broad eccentric circle through the gia... more »nt West (six chapter) and then emerges into the Great Plains states. He devotes the next ten chapters to that immense mattress of corn, hogs, and isoationism. the Middle West. He makes next an upward detour through New England (four chapters) and then reaches the detonation and labryrnthine complex of New York. Circling around the formidable pivot of Pennsylnania, he proceeds slowly down the Atlantic Seaboard, inspecting on the way the border states, Then, with seven chapters, he breaks into the fast-changing world of the South, and finally, with five more, comes to a geographical climax in the giant world of Texas and the new states of the Southwest.
Mr. Gunther deals not only with polictical, economic or geographic features in each state, but with such national and local questions as the Negro problem labor, the TVA corruption in the cities, wheat and farm prices, conservation, the St. Lawrence Waterway and much else. In addition, as in the other "Inside" books, he shows his constant awareness of people--of individuals--and the influence and force of their personalities and characters. Here, for instance are shrewd and revealing sketches of such varied people as Stassen, Henry Kaiser, Saltonstall. Ford, LaGuardia, Colonel McCormick, La Follette, Ellis Arnall of Georgia, white hopes in the West like Wayne Morse, Republican contenders like Dewey, Taft, Warren, Vandenberg and Bricker, and a round dozen senators from Pappy O'Daniel to McKeller.« less