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Puerto Rico: Island of Promise

reviewed by Manuel Cabranes 1961

coverTitle: Puerto Rico: Island of Promise
Author(s): Ruth Gruber
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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In this thin tome, written by a highly literate journalist and a former staff member of the New York Herald Tribune, we have an excellent introduction to modern Puerto Rico—its history, its people, its contemporary problems, and its great dreams and aspirations. As in her previous books on Israel, Miss Gruber demonstrates here a keen understanding of the mechanics of social and economic progress. This is a small book—surely no authoritative reference source on Puerto Rico. Nor is it a history of Puerto Rico or a thorough analysis of the island's economic revolution of the past 15 years. This is the work of a journalist, and its story is not so much of one event, or of any particular sequence of events, as of a people undergoing a great and profound transformation. The account examines almost every significant aspect of modern Puerto Rico: the dichotomy of urban and rural life, the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 62 Number 7, 1961, p. 585-585
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3270, Date Accessed: 7/21/2018 11:09:23 PM

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