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Recreation Leader's Handbook


reviewed by J. Bertram Kessel - 1955

coverTitle: Recreation Leader's Handbook
Author(s): Richard Kraus
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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David Riesman in The Lonely Crowd and Russell Kirk in A Program for Conservatives write about the social boredom besetting people in America. Richard Kraus offers a partial solution to this problem of leisure in his Recreation Leader's Handbook. It is a practical book prefaced with theory; one that can be used by the lay recreation leader and the professional alike. It is also quite probable that this book will serve as the text for at least some of the social recreation courses taught at many of the more than fifty colleges in the United States that offer a major program of studies in recreation. Instructors for these courses have been looking for a book like this. Recreation in the United States has become a J major business within the past decade. A prominent firm of investment brokers describe it in terms of $31 billion. They claim that Americans spend 12... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 57 Number 3, 1955, p. 207-207
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4669, Date Accessed: 9/26/2020 12:20:21 AM

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