In 1963, this book was 21 years old and still way ahead of its time and simultaneously dated.
To re-read it now is to recognize Wylie's genius, and to wish this book was indeed on high school or college reading lists for all it still has to say.
Written in 1942, much of what Wylie says in this tome applies equally well in today's society.
I am willing to deeply mine boring pages to discover the occasional wise gem, but its all empty here. Read more
This was one of the most valuable text resources that I had during graduate school.Published 5 months ago by K. N. Nelson
With a pen as sharp as a sword and hyperbole that provokes belly laughs, Wylie dissects our way of life. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Stacey Duncan
This was one of the few books I read as a child. I enjoyed it then, I enjoyed it now. It arrived in excellent condition. Thank you.Published 14 months ago by Charles E Fulks
Everything from the church,the cult of mom, to the military Philip Wylie gives his interesting and witty view and understanding of America during the second great war. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Gregory Breedlove
I read this book completely aware of the hate speech to come, yet I was still blown away by the incoherent ramblings of this miserly fiction writer. Read morePublished on March 6, 2013 by Bojack
I don't have a problem with an author criticizing religion/hypocrisy when the truth needs to be told, but when you blaspheme Christ, and write as if you are wiser than him and... Read morePublished on February 20, 2012 by V-ROD
A classic of American literature that should be on every Amaericans list of 'must read' books. Written in 1942, much of what Wylie says in this tome applies equally well in today's... Read morePublished on January 4, 2011 by overseassailorman
Iteresting critical commentary on pre WWII society. Shows America was not monolithic or upbeat in its attitudes.Published on September 28, 2010 by Goodbear