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STARRED REVIEW

A Life in the 20th century: Innocent Beginnings, 1917 – 1950

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Review of ‘A Life in the 20th century: Innocent Beginnings, 1917 – 1950’

After his junior year at Harvard College in the 1930s, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. had a summer job in the Charlestown Prison where his assignment was to prepare case histories for prisoners about to appear before the parole board. We wrote our case histories out of court records, social workers' reports and prison interviews and…

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