Mar 242013
 
A Summer in Italy, 1929 (Part 9)
This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series A Summer in Italy, 1929

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series A Summer in Italy, 1929 Frances Alone What a queer mixture — a baby & Rome.1 The first few days after Bob left Rome on September 12 were wretched for Frances. The Nannis brought her home from the station after Bob’s train departed and tried [...]

Nov 122012
 
A Summer in Italy, 1929 (Part 8)
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This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series A Summer in Italy, 1929 Gestation of the Joint Committee In the middle of October Binkley took the train down to New York for a couple of days of research and meetings. This visit, as it turned out, would help to set in motion some [...]

Oct 312012
 
A Summer in Italy, 1929 (Part 7)
This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series A Summer in Italy, 1929

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series A Summer in Italy, 1929 War Guilt and the Peace Conference The visit to Barnes at which the bad wine was served involved Binkley in one of the bitterest feuds in American academia, concerning the historical question of Germany’s war guilt. This dispute involved three [...]

Oct 222012
 
A Summer in Italy, 1929 (Part 6)
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This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series A Summer in Italy, 1929 Smith College The morning after he arrived in Northampton, Binkley started arranging the furniture. They had taken the second floor of a house, sight unseen. Bob was pleased to find that the first floor was a shop, and that the [...]

Oct 152012
 
A Summer in Italy, 1929 (Part 5)
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This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series A Summer in Italy, 1929 Binkley Returns The beginning of the academic year at Smith College drew near, and Bob left Rome on the morning of Sept. 12. The leave-taking with Frances at the station was emotional. In the first of two letters he sent [...]