May 222014
 
A Summer in Italy, 1929 (Part 10)
This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series A Summer in Italy, 1929

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series A Summer in Italy, 1929 Frances and Bob as Feminists The crash of the stock market in late October 1929 went unmentioned by either Bob or Frances. When Frances arrived in New York aboard the Saturnia on November 16, Bob came down from Northampton to [...]

Mar 242013
 
A Summer in Italy, 1929 (Part 9)
This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series A Summer in Italy, 1929

This entry is part 9 of 10 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 10 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 10 in the series A Summer in Italy, 1929

This entry is part 7 of 10 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 10 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 [...]