Captain Bickel of the Inland Sea. Charles Kendall Harrington

1919 The Biblical World  
makes his point clearly and it is one that Christian people ought to see in this time of criticism and serious testing. The American Girl and Her Community. By Margaret Slattery. Boston: Pilgrim Press, 1918. Pp. 170. $1.25. Miss Slattery knows girls; she speaks with wonderful energy; she writes with force. This is a vital book. The single chapter, "The Girl at Home," is a remarkable combination of accurate observation, keen reflection, and searching conclusion. Any girl reading this will
more » ... r new values in the meaning of life; any mother will discern new worth and responsibility in the home life of her daughter. Miss Slattery emphasizes the social claim of the community upon American girls. She sets forth the definite fields for service clearly, concretely, and persuasively. No reader can leave the report of the yearning in the heart of the seventeen-year-old girl, living in the crowded sections of a great city and working in a corset factory, without a kindled heart and a deep desire to give her "more room." It is this tense human feeling in Miss Slattery's book which gives it peculiar value. Captain Bickel of the Inland Sea. By Charles Kendall Harrington. New York: Revell, 1919. Pp. 301. $1.75.
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