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Living Overseas

reviewed by Edward Joseph Shoben, Jr. - 1962

coverTitle: Living Overseas
Author(s): Louise Winfield
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Africa is only one of the places to which more and more Americans are traveling, and Mrs. Louise Winfield's Living Overseas (Washington, D. C.: Public Affairs Press, 1962. Pp. xvi + 237. $4.50) is a rather useful and certainly entertaining guidebook for those "who follow jobs to die ends of the earth." With about 1,800,000 Americans abroad, about a quarter-of-a-million of them in family groups, such a volume is not without its uses. Happily, Mrs. Winfield concentrates on the role that US nationals play of ambassadors without portfolio, and her discussions of how to learn new mores and to appreciate strange cultures are informed and wise ones. She is also much concerned with how Americans can properly maintain their own national identity while working as appreciative guests in countries other than their own, and she draws a sharp distinction between understanding the people among whom one is living while overseas... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 64 Number 1, 1962, p. 89-89
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3012, Date Accessed: 6/1/2020 1:36:49 AM

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