When Wendell Willkie Went Visiting: Between Interdependency and Exceptionalism in the Public Feeling for One World

  title={When Wendell Willkie Went Visiting: Between Interdependency and Exceptionalism in the Public Feeling for One World},
  author={Samuel Zipp},
  journal={American Literary History},
  pages={484 - 510}
  • Samuel Zipp
  • Published 1 September 2014
  • Sociology
  • American Literary History
In April 1943, Robert van Gelder, the New York Times book editor, used his regular column, “Speaking of Books,” to hail a recent bestseller. The book, One World (1943), by the 1940 Republican presidential nominee Wendell Willkie, had provoked an unprecedented sensation. Ten days after it appeared, the little volume was jumping out of the stores like no book before it in the history of publishing. The story of Willkie’s journey around the world in late 1942, One World would eventually reach… Expand
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