NEW YORK (Oct. 30)
Harper and Brothers today announced publication on Nov. 3 of a biography of Julius Rosenwald, late merchant and philanthropist.
The biography, described by the publishers as a “full-length portrait of a nationally beloved citizen,” was written by M.R. Werner, one of America’s outstanding biographers.
In a statement on the book, the publishers declare: “In this full-length portrait of a nationally beloved citizen is to be found the measure of man at his best. For Julius Rosenwald was not merely the merchant genius behind the phenomenal growth of the great mail order business of Sears, Roebuck and Company, nor merely the generous philanthropist who gave away $63,000,000 in his work among Negroes, in education, in Jewish resettlement projects, in public health, and other social reforms. To both critics and admirers, to the millions whom he has helped to help themselves, he typifies the virtues and ideals of ‘the American way.’ He is the man whose simplicity, faith, courage, rugged individualism and innate kindliness will provide posterity with the pattern of a full and useful life.”