The Book Review Digest, Volume 13, 1917 Thirteenth Annual Cumulation Reviews of 1917 Books by Various

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Vol. XIII February, 1918 No. 12



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Many minds and hands have contributed to the success of the Book Review Digest in the year 1917. Descriptive notes have been written by Margaret Jackson, Corinne Bacon, Justina Leavitt Wilson and Mary Katharine Reely. Classification numbers have been assigned by Corinne Bacon. The editorship has been divided between Margaret Jackson and Mary Katharine Reely, Miss Jackson leaving at the end of October to assume new duties on the staff of the New York Public Library School. Thruout the year the tasks of assembling material, preparing copy, and meeting the exacting demands of proof and press work have been carried on by Pauline H. Rich and Alice Sterling, and, on the business side, the correspondence which keeps us in touch with advertisers, publishers and subscribers has been ably handled by Frances Sanville. Credit for the supplementary List of Documents published with each issue goes to Adelaide R. Hasse and Edna B. Gearhart of the New York Public Library. For the Quarterly List of New Technical Books, to the Applied Science Reference Department of Pratt Institute Free Library, Brooklyn.

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Who reads reviews? Much thought, scholarship and wit goes to their writing. Is a corresponding measure of appreciation given to the reading?

At first thought it might be assumed that it is the business of the Digest to discourage the reading of reviews, but we should vigorously deny any such accusation. The excerpts which we carefully cull and bring together for purposes of contrast and comparison are meant to serve as guide posts only; to serve as guides to the busy persons who make books their business. But we should be sorry to think that we were in any way detracting from the enjoyment of those to whom books should be a pleasure. We should be glad to feel that even the rushed, overworked librarian to whom our publication is a “tool” might occasionally find her curiosity so piqued by our judiciously selected quotation that she would turn back to the pages of the Nation or the Dial or the New Republic or the Spectator to read the review as a whole. It has pleased us to be told this year that in two of the larger libraries of the country the Digest is kept on file in the periodical room. From the testimony of these two libraries it appears that reviews are read and that demands for them come to the librarian. “Where can I find a review of ——,” and the Digest is referred to for answer. This public use of the Digest gives sanction to a new practice which we have somewhat tentatively adopted this year, that of starring (*) certain reviews. An asterisk so used means, generally speaking, Here is something worth reading. It may mean, if the book is a serious work of information, that the reviewer, also an expert on the subject of the book, throws further light on it; it may mean, in case of a work of literature, Here is an excellent piece of literary criticism, worth your reading for its own sake.

Signs of any kind are so seldom noticed that we call special attention to this one, and, even tho we know that prefaces are so seldom read, we trust that the notice will come to the attention of some one who will find this feature useful.

We should like to feel that the Digest itself, with its interesting assemblage of contrasting opinions, would be of value to the reading public if it were occasionally handed out over the desk to inquiring readers. Indeed one flattering friend has advised us to issue a special edition in larger type for sale on the news stands! But altho this course hardly seems practicable, we believe that in its present form, the Digest might be of some general interest and that if it were made more accessible it might act as an influence in the formation of critical taste. Even the inveterate reader of fiction might be helped by it, and to the more thoughtful it would serve as a guide to a course of reading in literary criticism.

Publications from which Digests of Reviews are Made

Am. Econ. R.—American Economic Review. $5. American Economic Association, Ithaca, N. Y. Am. Hist. R.—American Historical Review. $4. Macmillan Company, 66 Fifth Ave., New York. Am. J. Soc.—American Journal of Sociology. $2. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Ill. Am. J. Theol.—American Journal of Theology. $3. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Ill. A. L. A. Bkl.—A. L. A. Booklist. $1. A. L. A. Publishing Board, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, Ill. Am. Pol. Sci. R.—American Political Science Review. $3. American Political Science Ass’n, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. Ann. Am. Acad.—Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. $6. 36th St. and Woodland Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. Astrophys. J.—Astrophysical Journal. $5. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Ill. Ath.—Athenæum. $4. Bream’s Buildings, Chancery Lane, E. C., London. Atlan.—Atlantic Monthly. $4. Atlantic Monthly Company, 3 Park St., Boston, Mass. Bib. World.—Biblical World. $2. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Ill. Bookm.—Bookman. $3. Dodd, Mead & Co., 4th Ave. & 30th St., New York. Bot. Gaz.—Botanical Gazette. $7. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Ill. Cath. World—Catholic World. $3. 120-122 W. 60th St., New York. Class. J.—Classical Journal. $2.50. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Ill. Class. Philol.—Classical Philology. $3. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Ill. Dial—Dial. $3. 608 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, Ill. Educ. R.—Educational Review. $3. Educational Review Pub. Co., Columbia Univ., N. Y. Elec. World—Electrical World. $3. McGraw-Hill Company, Inc., 10th Ave. at 36th St., New York. El. School J.—Elementary School Journal (continuing Elementary School Teacher). $1.50. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Ill. Engin. News-Rec.—Engineering News-Record. $5. McGraw-Hill Company, Inc., 10th Ave. at 36th St., New York. Eng. Hist. R.—English Historical Review. $6. Longmans, Green & Co., 39 Paternoster Row, London, E. C. Forum—Forum. $2.50. Forum Publishing Co., 286 Fifth Ave., New York. Hibbert J.—Hibbert Journal. $2.50. Sherman, French & Co., 6 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. Ind.—Independent. $4. 119 W. 40th St., New York. Int. J. Ethics—International Journal of Ethics. $2.50. Prof. James S. Tufts, Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, Ill. Int. Studio—International Studio. $5. John Lane Co., 116-120 West 32d St., New York. J. Geol.—Journal of Geology. $4. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Ill. J. Philos.—Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods. $3. Sub-Station 84, New York. J. Pol. Econ.—Journal of Political Economy. $3. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Ill. Lit. D.—Literary Digest. $3. Funk & Wagnalls Co., 354-360 Fourth Ave., New York. Nation—Nation. $4. P. O. Box 794, New York. Nature—Nature. $7.75. Macmillan Company, 66 Fifth Ave., New York. New Repub.—New Republic. $4. Republic Publishing Co., Inc., 421 W. 21st St., New York. N. Y. Times—New York Times Book Review. $1. Times Square, New York. No. Am.—North American Review. $4. North American Review Pub. Co., 171 Madison Ave., New York. Outlook—Outlook. $4. Outlook Co., 381 4th Ave., New York. Pol. Sci. Q.—Political Science Quarterly. $5 (including supplement). Academy of Political Science, Columbia Univ., New York. Pub. W.—Publishers’ Weekly. $5. 241 W. 37th St., New York. R. of Rs.—American Review of Reviews. $3. Review of Reviews Co., 30 Irving Place, New York. Sat. R.—Saturday Review. $8. 10 King St., Covent Garden, London, W. C. School R.—School Review. $1.50. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Ill. Science, n. s.—Science (new series). $5. Science Press, Sub-Station 84, New York. Spec.—Spectator. $8. 1 Wellington St., Strand, London, W. C. Springf’d Republican—Springfield Republican. $10. The Republican, Springfield, Mass. Survey—Survey. $3. Survey Associates, Inc., 112 E. 19th St., New York. The Times [London] Lit. Sup.—The Times Literary Supplement. $2.10. The Times, North American office, 30 Church St., New York. Yale R., n. s.—Yale Review (new series). $2.50. Yale Publishing Ass’n, 120 High St., New Haven, Conn.

In addition to the above list the Book Review Digest frequently quotes from Henry Turner Bailey’s reviews in the School Arts Magazine; Boston Transcript; New York Call; Cleveland Open Shelf; N. Y. Best Books; N. Y. Libraries; N. Y. City Branch Library News; New York Public Library New Technical Books (a selected list, published quarterly); Pittsburgh Monthly Bulletin; Pratt Institute Quarterly Book List; St. Louis Monthly Bulletin; Wisconsin Library Bulletin (Book Selection Dept.), and the Quarterly List of New Technical and Industrial Books chosen by the Pratt Institute Library.


=Abbreviations of publishers’ names= will be found in the Publishers’ Directory at the end of the Annual, 1916 number.

=An asterisk (*) before the price= indicates those books sold at a limited discount and commonly known as net books.

=The figures= following publisher’s name represent the class number and Library of Congress card number.

=The descriptive note= is separated from critical notices of a book by a dash.

=The plus and minus signs= preceding the names of the magazine indicate the degrees of favor or disfavor of the entire review.

=An asterisk (*) before the plus or minus sign= indicates that the review contains useful information about the book.

=In the reference to a magazine=, the first number refers to the volume, the next to the page, the letters to the date and the last figures to the number of words in the review.

Book Review Digest Devoted to the Valuation of Current Literature Reviews of 1917 Books


=ABBOTT, EDITH, and BRECKINRIDGE, SOPHONISBA PRESTON.= Truancy and non-attendance in the Chicago schools. *$2 Univ. of Chicago press 379.2 17-3577

“‘Truancy and non-attendance in the Chicago schools’ carries the tale of public education—‘the most important subject that we as a people can be engaged in’—through its vivid history in the second city in the United States, from the establishment of our free schools to the present day, indeed it may be said, to the last authentic news on the topic in the present day. ... Beginning with a picturesque survey of the struggle for the ‘free-school’ principle (1818-55), the chronicle continues with a relation of the main events of the struggle for the compulsory principle (1855-83) ‘when the first compulsory law was passed,’ and closes with a record of the various activities characterizing the period, still continuing, ‘of struggle for the perfection of the compulsory law.’”—Dial

“This book should be carefully read by every administrative officer in charge of the enforcement of school attendance or child labor laws, and also by every person who contemplates the difficult task of drafting such legislation. Practically every feature of the system recommended for Illinois is in effect in one or more other states.” H. L. Sumner

+ =Am Econ R= 7:409 Je ‘17 750w

Reviewed by E. L. Talbert

+ =Am J Soc= 22:839 My ‘17 370w

“A clear, logical and interesting study, illustrated with the case histories of many children, of value to social workers and specially to educators. A companion volume to ‘The delinquent child in the home’ (Booklist 9:9 S ‘12).”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:374 Je ‘17

+ =Cleveland= p108 S ‘17 30w

“Of especial interest for two reasons. Because it forms a striking comment on a characteristic American weakness—our failure to realize—our inability to follow up with sustained attention or even with intelligent curiosity the vital social experiments made, or perhaps one should say the vital social experiments mentioned as mandatory, by our statute-books. It is of interest also because of its description of our inability to correlate juvenile laws whose joint efficiency should guarantee a child a fair opportunity for education.” Edith Wyatt

+ =Dial= 62:310 Ap 5 ‘17 1650w

=Educ R= 54:94 Je ‘17 50w

“By far the most extensive study of the kind that has yet been made for any American city. ... The recommendations are reasonable and conservative. ... The book is therefore written from the social worker’s sympathetic point of view rather than from the frequently more circumscribed, and usually somewhat different, point of view of the professional school man. It is a model of rigorous scientific study of the questions involved that ought to be of large suggestiveness to other cities in their making of similar studies.” J. F. Bobbitt

+ =El School J= 17:771 Je ‘17 550w

“It is likely that the book will result in an important improvement of the child labor law in Illinois.” J. H. T.

+ =Int J Ethics= 27:535 Jl ‘17 100w

“The question of how to make compulsory education laws and child labor laws jointly effective is so important that light upon it is to be welcomed from every quarter. The experience of Illinois with such legislation is that of one of the most advanced states; it is described by two experienced workers in the Chicago School of civics and philanthropy in a manner that goes well outside the field suggested by the title.”

+ =Nation= 104:438 Ap 12 ‘17 230w

=Pittsburgh= 22:691 O ‘17 90w

=Pratt= p15 O ‘17 40w

“A story competently told with adequate documentation, not essentially different from that which could be presented for most parts of the country during the same periods. The accomplishment of this book is to take public schooling out of its antiquated and still somewhat academic atmosphere, and out of the outworn but persistent habits and concepts of the earlier American community, to present it in the light of the social background in which it belongs today, and compel the reader to realize that the education of the children of our great cities demands consistent thinking and courageous following up of its implications and honest common sense in administration.” G: H. Mead

+ =Survey= 38:369 Jl 28 ‘17 1350w

=ABBOTT, ELEANOR HALLOWELL (MRS FORDYCE COBURN).= Stingy receiver. il *$1 (4c) Century 17-7926

A middle-aged woman who is tired of spending her wealth on people who receive grudgingly, a young doctor and a beautiful and radiant young girl who rejoices in the name of Solvei Kjelland, are the characters in this little story. The rich woman is ill. The young doctor is trying to cure her. The rich woman is offered one wish. This is what she wished: “That the last mail of the day may never leave me utterly letterless; and that I may always be expecting a package by express!” The story was published as a serial in the Woman’s Home Companion.

=A L A Bkl= 13:353 My ‘17

“The story is possible but we cannot escape from the feeling that it is wildly improbable. The young doctor is the one real character in a world of phantoms. ... Although it possesses a certain amount of charm in the telling it lacks conviction.”

– + =Boston Transcript= p13 Ap 7 ‘17 280w

+ =Ind= 90:594 Je 30 ‘17 40w

“It is a gay and sweet little story, unusual in its beginning, happy in the way it ends, entertaining and sympathetic throughout the progress of its pretty romance. It is full of laughter, and it has touches, especially in unexpected bits here and there about the older woman, of tenderness.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:99 Mr 18 ‘17 270w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p19 Mr 25 ‘17 250w

=ABBOTT, GEORGE FREDERICK.= Turkey, Greece and the great powers; a study in friendship and hate. maps *$3 (3c) McBride 949 17-7959

The two parts of this book are quite distinct. In part 1 chapters devoted to France and the Turks, Russia and the Turks, England and the Turks, and The Germanic powers and Turkey are followed by a discussion of Turkey’s choice in the present war. “While the practical statesman must deplore the effects of that choice,” says the author, “the philosophical onlooker will derive a certain cold satisfaction from its perfect logicality. The capricious hand of chance had nothing to do with it. It all came about in strict accordance with the law of causation. Each side reaped precisely what it had sown.” The treatment of Greece and the powers in part 2 is similar. The historical relationship of Greece to each of the great powers at war is studied at some length in order that her position and attitude at the present time may be understood. The policy of the Allies toward Greece since the beginning of the war is characterized as stupid and blundering, producing an effect exactly opposite from that desired. Mr Abbott was a war correspondent in the Turko-Italian war and published a book on “The holy war in Tripoli.” He is also author of “Turkey in transition.”

“Very readable, it gives a better understanding of the Near East problem. Many references and a page list of source material.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:16 O ‘17

“The last chapter, ‘The moral suasion of Greece,’ is an excellent study of popular sentiment.” C. H. P. Thurston

+ =Bookm= 46:289 N ‘17 40w

“The author is more convincing in his historical statements, for which he invariably cites his authorities, than he is in his judgments of contemporary policies. The book is certainly a valuable contribution to a better understanding of the Near East problem. There are two maps; one of Turkey in Europe at its zenith, published about 1680, and the other is of the Balkans today.”

+ — =Boston Transcript= p6 My 2 ‘17 730w

+ =Dial= 63:164 Ag 30 ‘17 420w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:91 Je ‘17

=Pittsburgh= 22:824 D ‘17 60w

“So far as it professes to be a historical examination of the relations between Turkey and Greece and the great powers the book is defective and badly planned. ... Mr Abbott brought to his task much familiarity with Balkan countries, an incisive style, and an evident capacity for laborious research. Yet the result is to some extent disappointing, for the book lacks balance and perspective. ... Yet, with all its faults, some sections of it serve a very useful purpose, and it is worth reading.”

– + =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p51 F 1 ‘17 1350w

=ABBOTT, GRACE.= Immigrant and the community. *$1.50 (2c) Century 325.7 17-13469

Our policy toward the immigrant has been one of laissez-faire. Miss Abbott’s purpose in this book is to show how, as a result, both the immigrant and the community have suffered, and to point out means for his protection and better adjustment to American life. The book is based in part on lectures given before the Chicago School of civics and philanthropy and consists of chapters on: The journey of the immigrant; The problem of finding a first “job”; The special problems of the immigrant girl; Protection against exploitation; The immigrant in the courts; The immigrant and the public health; The immigrant and the poverty problem; The immigrant and industrial democracy; The education of the immigrant; The immigrant in politics; The immigrant and American internationalism; The immigrant’s place in a social program. The author is a resident of Hull House and director of the Immigrants’ protective league of Chicago. Judge Julian W. Mack writes an introduction for the work.

“No other existing book treats so fully or so well the problem of the woman immigrant. Admirable example of settlement house method and viewpoint. As a work of reference, particularly in statistics, needs to be used with caution.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:426 Jl ‘17

“Miss Abbott has been able to put her evidence into readable form, to appeal to our common humanity and yet reveal that she is not blind to the problems involved. The volume is to be highly commended to all who are interested in immigration, and particularly to those who want to know the extent of our own failure to safeguard newcomers and help in their readjustment to our life.” C. K.

+ =Ann Am Acad= 74:302 N ‘17 210w

“Miss Abbott’s plea is for adjustment rather than assimilation. In this respect she disagrees with the textbook writers, and perhaps with most staunch Americans. She believes that the immigrant brings a contribution to America which should be preserved. One of the most interesting of her many pertinent suggestions regarding immigrant adjustment is that we organize more carefully the potentialities for the development of an international understanding through immigration into this country and return migration.” L. L. Bernard

+ =Dial= 63:205 S 13 ‘17 1150w

+ =Ind= 91:186 Ag 4 ‘17 180w

“It is not Grace Abbott’s facts, but her inferences, that will produce two opinions about her volume. ... The entire responsibility for the stranger within our gates she places squarely upon our shoulders. Perhaps, so long as we admit him, that position is arguable. But Miss Abbott will not allow us to lighten the burden by restricting immigration. ... Yet it might be urged that the immigrant himself would profit by a slower infiltration, which would prevent the growth of the huge foreign colonies which have hindered as well as aided his advance, and have created a special problem for a democracy already pretty well loaded up.”

=Nation= 104:763 Je 28 ‘17 400w

“The book fails in just one point. After piling on a tremendous indictment—an indictment that every American should read and ponder—there is no great general lesson drawn. These questions press for reply: What drives these hordes here? Should they continue to come? Should we let them in? If they have a right to come, then these further questions appear to need answer.” W: M. Feigenbaum

+ — =N Y Call= p14 Jl 15 ‘17 500w

“Authoritative, incisive. The book cuts far below the surface alike of censure and of complacency. It offers the kind of information which, now perhaps as never before, every American needs.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:169 Ap 29 ‘17 600w

=Pratt= p10 O ‘17 30w

“Miss Abbott is director of the Immigrants’ protective league of Chicago, and has worked for the Massachusetts immigration commission. Her study of the problem has included visits to some of the most important European homes of the immigrant, notably, Galicia, Croatia and the Slovak districts of Hungary and Bohemia. It is from her own experiences and knowledge of the question that she has drawn in writing a discussion that is illuminating in its choice of incidents and sound in its suggestive conclusions.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 My 16 ‘17 600w

“The only disappointing chapter of the book is that which deals with the immigrant and the public health.” B. L.

+ — =Survey= 38:372 Jl 28 ‘17 1200w

+ =Wis Lib Bul= 13:153 My ‘17 70w

=ABDULLAH, ACHMED.= Bucking the tiger. *$1.35 (2½c) Shores 17-15283

“Ritchie Macdonald finds himself ‘dead broke.’ ... Unable to borrow any money in Spokane, he evolves an original scheme to lift from him, and from the little group of men with whom he foregathers, the common burden of dead-brokeness. ‘There’s just one way, and I’ve pointed it out to you. We chip in—all of us—all but one—we buy a heavy life insurance for that one. He kills himself at the end of a year, and we divide the money.’ The adventurers agree and gamble to decide who shall be the one sacrificed. The lot falls to Mac himself. He sees to it that it does. Another clause has meanwhile been added to the agreement, whereby the prospective suicide is to be provided by his confrères with sufficient money to make this last year of his life one long enjoyment. ... Mac at once takes up quarters in the leading hotel of Spokane. ... Now enters the little manicurist, Emily Steeves. And soon Mac finds that the idea of suicide is growing less and less alluring. He becomes identified with certain large life insurance interests. Makes money rapidly. A plot is formed to discredit him. But he circumvents this plot, and gets out of the fulfillment of the suicide pact exactly as Emily declares he must, ‘without paying blackmail and without welshing.’”—Boston Transcript

=Boston Transcript= p6 Ag 22 ‘17 360w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:86 Je ‘17

“A slangy, but broadly amusing tale.”

=Springf’d Republican= p19 Je 10 ‘17 150w

=ABT, ISAAC ARTHUR.= Baby’s food; recipes for the preparation of food for infants and children. *$1.25 Saunders 613.22 17-19828

The author, who is professor of diseases of children in the Northwestern university medical school, says in his foreword: “Young mothers, nurses, and caretakers frequently ask the physician for minute directions for the preparation of foods for infants and older children. I have attempted to collect from various sources recipes for the preparation of the most commonly employed foods. I undertook to do this primarily for my own convenience in prescribing for patients and meeting the repeated demand. I claim no originality in regard to the recipes, and acknowledge my indebtedness to various sources for information.” He appends a list of authorities in English and German and refers to practical help given by various women dietitians. In addition to the recipes, which are grouped by class and indexed, the book contains tables of Mineral constituents of the food, Caloric value of various foods, Diet lists (for children up to five years), Baths and packs, Tables of measurements, etc.

“A good collection of recipes. ... For the intelligent mother.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:79 D ‘17

“A most useful book for mothers, and one that will save many doctor’s bills.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:555 N ‘17 40w

=ACADEMY OF POLITICAL SCIENCE.= Labor disputes and public service corporations; ed. by H: Raymond Mussey. (Proceedings, v. 7, no. 1) pa $1.50 Acad. of political science 331.1 17-26392

“This is a valuable survey of American, Canadian, and Australian experience in governmental mediation and arbitration, with statements of the attitude of the labor unions toward compulsory arbitration, mediation, and conciliation.”—R of Rs

=Am Econ R= 7:411 Je ‘17 130w

=A L A Bkl= 13:375 Je ‘17

“The book is divided into four sections: (1) Government mediation and arbitration, (2) Trade unions and compulsory arbitration, (3) Trade unions and mediation and conciliation, (4) Recent aspects of labor disputes. The fourth section discusses arbitration of recent labor disputes and also the Adamson act, from the employees’, employers’ and public viewpoints.”

=Engin N= 77:435 Mr 15 ‘17 90w

+ =R of Rs= 55:443 Ap ‘17 30w

=ACHARYA, ANANDA.= Brahmadarsanam; or, Intuition of the absolute. il *$1.25 (2½c) Macmillan 181 17-24840

An untechnical introduction to Hindu philosophy by Ananda Achārya. The author discusses the six systems of Hindu philosophy all of which differ from the philosophies of the rest of the world by presupposing that the soul is ultimate reality. His analysis leads up to a tabulation of the four states of our psychic life, viz. (1) waking, in which we are conscious of the outward universe; (2) dreaming, in which we are conscious of the inward universe; (3) dreamlessness, in which we are unconscious of the inward and outward universe; (4) Turiya, in which we are self-conscious in the absolute sense. The four states correspond to (1) conquest of the objective world of sense and emotion; (2) conquest of the subjective world of intellect and reason; (3) conquest of the subtile world in which the first two lie in seed form; (4) freedom in the identity of self with God, and the attainment of the absolute. His doctrine of error, expounded at some length and consisting in thinking of non-existence as existence, suggests the Christian science idea. The study is stimulating and inspirational.

“Unqualified approval can scarcely be the meed of an author who professes to be scientific yet has no notion of history and no clear sense of the value of definition. These faults vitiate the ‘Brahmadarsanam.’ Despite these defects, the ‘general reader’ will learn a good deal from the Acharya’s book, and his exposition, albeit rather too flowery and poetical, of Hindu monism is, on the whole, to be approved.”

+ — =Nation= 106:97 Ja 24 ‘18 300w

+ =New Repub= 13:132 D 1 ‘17 130w

“Sri Ananda Acharya is an excellent writer. He has a faculty for making the most abstract and profound subject absorbing and entertaining. His method is direct, concise, yet vivid and human.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:498 N 25 ‘17 220w

“Brief and popular exposition of Hindu philosophical doctrine presented to us by a Hindu in terms which are not exposed to the suspicion of western or of Christian prejudice. His book is well worth reading. But we must repeat the caution that its teaching may mislead those who are unfamiliar with the phraseology and development of western speculation.”

+ — =Spec= 119:357 O 6 ‘17 1000w

“Satisfactory to such as it satisfies. And others will take refuge in ‘common sense.’ Perhaps the better, or best, attitude is to welcome the book as offering an exposition of the Vedānta school of philosophy not readily to be found elsewhere in such clear and full detail.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p484 O 11 ‘17 950w

=ACKERMAN, CARL WILLIAM.= Germany, the next republic? il *$1.50 (3c) Doran 940.91 17-17989

In his preface the author makes the following somewhat surprising statement: “I believe that the United States by two years of patience and note writing, has done more to accomplish the destruction of militarism and to encourage freedom of thought in Germany than the Allies did during nearly three years of fighting.” He was in Germany as correspondent for the United press from March 1915 to the breaking off of diplomatic relations and he watched the progress of thought in Germany during that time. President Wilson’s notes started the people to thinking, but as the thinking did not go far enough, a crushing military defeat is now looked to as the only hope for a democracy in Germany. Contents: Mobilization of public opinion; “Pirates sink another neutral ship”; The gulf between Kiel and Berlin; The hate campaign against America; The downfall of von Tirpitz and von Falkenhayn; The period of new orientation; The bubbling economic volcano; The peace drive of December 12th; The Bernhardi of the seas; The outlawed nation; The United States at war; President Wilson. Among the illustrations are a number of interesting German cartoons.

=A L A Bkl= 14:17 O ‘17

Reviewed by C. H. P. Thurston

+ =Bookm= 46:289 N ‘17 20w

=Cleveland= p102 S ‘17 50w

“We knew very little of Germany before the war, and we know practically nothing of what has been going on in that country since August, 1914. Our conception of the whole war is confined to some trite phrase, such as ‘democracy against autocracy.’ ... In view of this deplorable situation, it is fortunate that Mr Ackerman has written this book; it is a book that every American, and especially every American liberal, should find of the greatest value.” Ward Swain

+ =Dial= 63:104 Ag 16 ‘17 2750w

+ =Ind= 91:473 S 22 ‘17 300w

+ =Lit D= 55:34 S 29 ‘17 600w

“When the more impartial post-bellum histories of the war are written, volumes like Mr Ackerman’s will have become invaluable source-books. And this solely because of the facts presented, not because of any insight. To disagree with Mr Ackerman’s interpretation of his facts does not necessarily imply that one maintains the opposed or pacifistic view. It means rather a criticism of his plausibility. So many flagrant inconsistencies appear in the book because, I believe, his viewpoint towards our entrance into the war is the result of a reasoned rather than a felt conviction. To reconcile his early statement that Wilson’s two years of diplomatic patience and appeal to public opinion did more to liberalize Germany than all of England’s and France’s attacks in the field with his later statement that only a crushing military victory for the Allies will free Germany of her autocratic rulers—such a task would require more dialectical skill than Mr Ackerman possesses.” H. S.

+ – — =New Repub= 13:129 D 1 ‘17 1950w

“The author, who stayed in Germany during the last two years of the war and whose dispatches to the American press betrayed a keen insight in German public affairs, offers mainly a description of the internal struggle between the Bethmann-Hollweg and the Tirpitz factions and its reaction upon American foreign policy. While in general his judgment is reliable, his description of Bethmann-Hollweg as leading the democratic forces can hardly be called well-chosen.” J. Koettgen

+ =N Y Call= p14 Jl 8 ‘17 880w

“One of the most illuminating phases of his book is the view he gives of the discussion and division of opinion among the people and in the government itself as to submarine warfare.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:306 Ag 19 ‘17 350w

+ =Pittsburgh= 22:679 O ‘17 80w

“The earlier chapters are by far the most interesting. The last two chapters—on the United States at war, and President Wilson—descend to journalese and add nothing to the book.” Frank Fitt

+ — =Pub W= 92:816 S 15 ‘17 520w

+ =R of Rs= 56:549 N ‘17 100w

“Whatever may be said of the value of this evidence, the portions of Mr Ackerman’s book that deal with Germany, though containing little that is new, are of interest to the American public; the chapters on America’s entrance into the war, with long quotations from speeches and editorials, make the most obvious sort of padding.”

+ — =Springf’d Republican= p17 Jl 1 ‘17 750w

“For the serious student of affairs the importance of the book lies in the large mass of information which it contains as to the struggle which was going on all the time in Germany between the two great parties, the Pan-Germans and the party of comparative moderation which centered round the Foreign office.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p3 Ja 3 ‘18 1400w

=ACTON, JOHN EMERICH EDWARD DALBERG-ACTON, 1st baron.=[2] Selections from the Correspondence of the first Lord Acton; ed. with an introd. by J: Neville Figgis and Reginald Vere Laurence. 2v v 1 *$5 Longmans 17-31664

=v 1= The editors have made selections from Lord Acton’s correspondence with Cardinal Newman, Lady Blennerhassett, W. E. Gladstone and others. This collection constitutes volume 1 and is to be followed by a second volume devoted to correspondence with Döllinger. The letters have been arranged in three groups: Early letters; Ecclesiastical correspondence; General correspondence. Groups 2 and 3 are then subdivided. The editors say, “Out of a large mass of letters we have chosen those which throw most light on Acton’s development.”

“A liberal Catholic, a lover of freedom, enunciator of the maxim that ‘liberty depends on the division of power,’ and an opponent of capital punishment, Acton was in advance of much of the opinion of his time. For this reason, if there were no others, the correspondence is worthy of attentive study.”

+ =Ath= p597 N ‘17 180w

“The importance of these letters is due essentially to the fact that they relate to Lord Acton rather than to Lord Acton’s times and contemporaries.” W. S. B.

+ =Boston Transcript= p10 D 8 ‘17 700w

“Though he knew too many men as well as books to be dull, the lovers of personalities and gossipy biography are warned off. On the other hand, those who wish to understand something of the beginnings of continental liberalism in church and state will find so much instruction in Lord Acton’s letters that they will be well repaid for the attentive reading which they demand.”

+ =Sat R= 124:333 O 27 ‘17 1250w

“This new volume of Acton’s own correspondence is welcome in so far as it throws light on his elusive personality, but it must be added that the letters are not often as interesting as we had hoped. For our part, we should have preferred a strictly chronological order for the Acton-Gladstone correspondence, which would then have illustrated clearly the long and intimate friendship existing between these two eminent men. As it is, we are carried backward and forward, from one topic to another. His editors have diligently annotated the text, and their biographical references are valuable. But the book is, like Acton’s other writings, not at all easy to read.”

+ — =Spec= 119:417 O 20 ‘17 2150w

“Apart from the notes and the index it cannot be said that the editors have done their work particularly well. Their worst sin is their method of arrangement. ... This sounds like order, but in fact produces chaos.”

+ – – =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p488 O 11 ‘17 1900w

=ADAMS, ARTHUR BARTO.= Marketing perishable farm products. (Columbia univ. studies in history, economics and public law) pa *$1.50 Longmans 338 16-14602

For descriptive note see Annual for 1916.

“In thus stating the problem it seems that the author must realize that he is dealing with a question of the distribution of wealth; that is, with the method of its apportionment among those who produce and handle farm products. But he considers marketing as entirely a part of production. In his review of the present system of marketing and in his analysis of its cost he dwells only upon activities which are mechanically necessary to put goods in the hands of the consumer. ... Mr Adams goes farther in recommending government aid than many authorities—Mr Weld, for instance, in his work on ‘The marketing of farm products’; but not so far as Mr Elwood Mead, who has the Australian and European situation in mind.” W: R. Camp

=Am Econ R= 7:125 Mr ‘17 1350w

“The author has produced a valuable work. It is analytical, not dogmatic, keeps in view the facts, and is constructive. It overturns preconceived opinions and demolishes the positions of some writers and many agitators. The reader of the work has the sense of dealing with something substantial and trustworthy and feels that he has secured a much better foundation for judging the case of the much maligned marketing or middleman system.” J: M. Gillette

+ =Am J Soc= 22:559 Ja ‘17 650w

“The book is valuable in pointing out definite defects and discussing corrective measures. It does not contribute much that is new to the solution of the problem.” N. D. H.

+ =Ann Am Acad= 70:325 Mr ‘17 180w

Reviewed by C. L. King

=Survey= 37:585 F 17 ‘17 280w

=ADAMS, FRANKLIN PIERCE.= Weights and measures. *$1 Doubleday 817 17-29489

A new book of verses, selected from the author’s contributions to newspapers and magazines. Mr Adams parodies Amy Lowell, Sara Teasdale, Edgar Lee Masters, and Horace, and writes on The indignant captain of industry, The patriotic merchant prince, and other modern themes. “Don’t tell me what you dreamt last night” is inspired by Freud, and “Strange cases” relates a series of tales with surprising conclusions—surprising because not unusual.

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:119 Ja ‘18

+ =Cleveland= p134 D ‘17 100w

“Besides his funniness, which depends as much on his assumptions of intimacy as on a gentle irony, Mr Adams is felicitous in his use of exacting metres and involved rhyme-schemes. Most choice is his use of slang in paraphrasing Latin.”

+ =Dial= 63:528 N 22 ‘17 420w

“As any one might know by mention of ‘F. P. A.’ as the author, this is a delightful book. It is so full of a number of things!”

+ =N Y Times= 22:485 N 18 ‘17 320w

=ADAMS, JOHN DUNCAN.= Carpentry for beginners. il *$1.50 Moffat 684 17-24720

“John D. Adams has gathered together his articles on carpentry which have previously been printed in magazines, and they now appear in book form under the title ‘Carpentry for beginners.’ Beginning with the simplest of articles which the average small boy can make, the author proceeds to describe others, more difficult, some of which would be a credit to a cabinet maker. ... For those who do not care to undertake the laborious task of getting out their own stock, each article has its mill bill. This enables the builder to have all material cut and planed, leaving only the putting together and finishing to be done.”—Springf’d Republican

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:79 D ‘17

“The photographs, drawings and descriptions are so clear that with patience one should turn out very creditable pieces of furniture granting that one has the necessary knack.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p15 D 1 ‘17 130w

=ADAMS, JOSEPH QUINCY.= Shakespearean playhouses. il *$3.50 (4½c) Houghton 792 17-24678

A history of seventeen regular and five temporary English theaters which takes advantage of the findings of later scholars. The writer, who is assistant professor of English in Cornell university, has examined original sources first hand and offers his own interpretation of historical evidences. The audience sought includes college and university students of Shakespeare or of the Elizabethan drama; all persons interested in English literature; and those interested in the history of the theater. The illustrations and maps are note-worthy for their value as a pictorial history of English theaters from their beginning to the restoration. The bibliography, tho “not intended to be exhaustive, is fairly complete.”

“A good reference book.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:82 D ‘17

“Its material is drawn from a first-hand examination of original sources and from an independent examination of the historical evidences. It is to be regretted, however, that in reproducing old documents he has chosen to modernize their spelling and punctuation, and that he has thought it necessary to change dates from the old style chronology to the new.” E. F. E.

+ — =Boston Transcript= p10 N 28 ‘17 630w

“Since the present cannot be understood without a thorough knowledge of the past, Mr Adams’s scholarly account of ‘Shakespearean playhouses’ is an important factor in any study of contemporary development. Mr Adams’s book will be welcomed by all students of the theatre, whether of its contemporary or historical phases.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:578 D 30 ‘17 170w

=ADAMS, SAMUEL HOPKINS.= Our square and the people in it. il *$1.50 (2c) Houghton 17-29518

“Walled in by slums stands our square, a valiant green space, far on the flank of the great city,” writes the author in a foreword. He has told a series of stories of the people of the square, the little sculptor, the doctor, the Scotch tailor and others. The stories deal with matters of every day life but are told from the point of view of a romanticist. Contents: Our square; The chair that whispered; MacLachan of our square; The great peacemaker; Orpheus, who made music in our square; “Tazmun”; The meanest man in our square; Paula of the housetop; The little red doctor of our square. Some of these are reprinted from magazines.

=A L A Bkl= 14:129 Ja ‘18

“It would not be altogether candid to say that their truth to life impresses one as he reads these pleasant chapters. That there is no evil under the sun which true love may not remedy might well be the motto of each essay.”

+ — =Boston Transcript= p6 D 26 ‘17 240w

“The author’s style, stimulating and capricious as it always is, sets heart-strings to vibrating and brings tears close to the surface.”

+ =Lit D= 55:51 D 29 ‘17 180w

“They are pleasant stories, ... and if they make one feel that they belong to some enchanted dreamland rather than in and around a New York east side park, they are, nevertheless, agreeable and entertaining.”

+ — =NY Times= 22:458 N 11 ‘17 900w

“The stories are luminous with a delicate humor and wholly free from the vulgarity which sometimes characterizes stories in or about the slums.”

+ =Outlook= 117:510 N 28 ‘17 170w

=ADLER, ALFRED.= Neurotic constitution; outlines of a comparative individualistic psychology and psychotherapy; auth. English tr. by Bernard Glueck and J: E: Lind. *$3 Moffat 130 17-4718

“Dr Adler, starting as a pupil of Freud, has now been disowned by the master because of the diminished emphasis laid by Adler on the sexual element. The neuroses grow, according to Adler, from a sense of inferiority, due itself to some actual or imagined bodily infirmity. The neurotic individual, even as a child, feels himself inferior and his position and outlook insecure; this feeling, not acquiesced in, leads to a self-assertion (the ‘masculine protest’) that seeks fictitious and strained means of expression, while at the same time shrinking from the real tests of life.”—Survey

“The book is not pleasant reading, and one has, all through, the impression that Adler is trying very hard to defend himself in a position, which really does not need such valiant efforts, to gain the fulfillment of his own craving for security.” Wilfrid Lay

=Bookm= 45:199 Ap ‘17 1250w

“Furnishes many suggestions of therapeutic value. ... Any person, whether neurotic or not, would be much interested in and benefited by a reading of Dr Adler’s work.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:272 Jl 22 ‘17 250w

“‘The neurotic constitution’ prompts the observation that if all the studies of Freud and his method are to be translated for the American public they should at least be put into intelligible English.”

=Springf’d Republican= p6 F 20 ‘17 110w

Reviewed by R. S. Woodworth

=Survey= 38:361 Jl 21 ‘17 130w

=AIKEN, CONRAD POTTER.= Jig of Forslin. *$1.25 Four seas co. 811 A17-1323

“‘The jig of Forslin’ is a much more ambitious effort than ‘Turns and movies.’ ... Its theme, as explained in the preface, is ‘the process of vicarious wish fulfillment by which civilized man enriches his circumscribed life and obtains emotional balance. It is an exploration of his emotional and mental hinterland, his fairyland of impossible illusions and dreams.’ Forslin, alone in his hall bedroom, dreams himself by turns a murderer, a juggler, the lover now of a woman of the street, now of a great queen, now of a lamia. He ranges through all periods, all climes. The sound of music binds his dreams together.”—N Y Times

“The poem as a whole is unlike anything else. The sensibilities will be offended, the coarseness of the picturesque novel is introduced, and yet there are sections of mystical beauty and lyrical intensity. It will arouse discussion, and rightfully so, because, whatever one may say of form and method, there is little or no artifice in the substance. As a poet Mr Aiken gains immeasurably with this poem.” W. S. B.

=Boston Transcript= p9 D 20 ‘16 1300w

“The author has not quite completed the dramatization of his narratives. They are poignant as stories of other men and women, as dramatic monologs, if you will, but in spite of painstaking efforts on Mr Aiken’s part their vicarious significance in Forslin’s life does not really emerge from the fluid mixture.”

+ — =Ind= 89:366 F 26 ‘17 150w

“The author has not tempered the rashness of his colors, but, by substituting vision for reality, he has in a manner lowered the gas, and, in the restful though morbid twilight, effects are more poetical and less repulsive. Mr Aiken employs many verse-forms, including free verse. He is a born metrist.” O. W. Firkins

+ =Nation= 105:245 S 6 ‘17 290w

“The evident purpose is to render man’s vicarious satisfaction of the tabooed impulses. The thing will be done some day, but it will take a greater knowledge of life and man and Freud than this poet seems to possess.” Clement Wood

— =NY Call= p15 Ja 5 ‘18 130w

“‘The jig of Forslin,’ no less than ‘Turns and movies,’ is a poem of youth, but of youth imaginative, not sensuous.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:55 F 18 ‘17 350w

“To the persons who like the newer schools of verse and enjoy the study of the processes of the mind, and to all poets, one heartily commends ‘The jig of Forslin,’ a most extraordinary novel in verse.”

+ =R of Rs= 55:211 F ‘17 120w

“With a refreshing sense of relief, the reader in search of something new comes upon the work of a new poet who deserves the term in a descriptive sense as well. Such a writer is Conrad Aiken, one of the youngest of contemporary poets, a graduate of Harvard in the class of 1911, and already the author of two volumes of verse.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 Mr 18 ‘17 1100w

=AIKENS, CHARLOTTE ALBINA.= Home nurse’s handbook of practical nursing. 2d ed, thoroughly rev il *$1.50 (1½c) Saunders 610.7 17-7826

The first edition was published in 1912. Changes in the new edition consist of minor revisions and additions. “Of the additions, the most important are the notes on the care of premature babies, infantile paralysis, tuberculosis patients, aged patients, and patients afflicted with chronic diseases of the heart and kidneys, and on the prevention of mental diseases—all of which have their beginnings, and in most cases their endings, in the home.”

=A L A Bkl= 13:361 My ‘17

=AINGER, ARTHUR CAMPBELL.= Memories of Eton sixty years ago; with contributions from Neville Gerald Lyttelton and J: Murray. il *9s Murray, London 373 (Eng ed 17-13276)

“The author finds a reason for the presentment of another book on Eton in the fact that many of the events of the years from 1850 to 1860 show the passing of the old order and the birth of the new. Not only to old Etonians, but also to the general reader, this volume of memories clinging around the ancient school, its inner life, the discipline, manners, and customs of far-off days, and the picturesque buildings, some of which are no more, will be of great interest.”—Ath

“The illustrations are very attractive.”

+ =Ath= p104 F ‘17 90w

“To the old English public schoolboy, these reminiscences of sixty years ago will call up many vivid recollections; to the old American schoolboy they will prove no less delightful by their contrasts between the educational systems and methods of the two countries.” E. F. E.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Ja 12 ‘18 1250w

“He has fulfilled his task, obviously a labour of love, in a manner that calls for unstinted praise at the hands not only of those who owe to Eton the educational and moral training which has fitted them for the battle of life, but of all Englishmen who are justly proud of this, one of her greatest institutions.”

+ =Library World= 19:271 Ap ‘17 430w

“Mr Ainger writes always with the urbanity which is the special charm of the Etonian. Never unkind, as is the way of some stylists more careful of effect than of the truth, he speaks out when criticism is needed.”

+ =Sat R= 123:sup5 Mr 31 ‘17 950w

“It is even scrappy; but does that matter if every scrap is a pleasure? Inserted between the chapters are seventeen of his school songs and other verses, and Johnson’s ‘Boating song,’ which, with Mr Ainger’s ‘Carmen’ and ‘Vale,’ is known all the world over.”

+ =Spec= 118:440 Ap 14 ‘17 720w

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p89 F 22 ‘17 800w

=AKSAKOV, SERGIEI, TIMOFIEEVICH.= Russian gentleman; tr. from the Russian by J. D. Duff. *$2.25 (2½c) Longmans (Eng ed 17-22678)

Sergiei Aksakov was a Russian writer who lived from 1790 to 1859. He is the author of two autobiographical works, one of which “Years of childhood” was published in English last year. The other, “Recollections,” is promised for future publication. The present work is pre-autobiographical. It deals with matters before the author’s time and ends with the year of his birth. “Family history” is its more exact title. The translator’s preface says, “‘A Russian gentleman’ seems a suitable title for this book, because the whole scene, in which a multitude of characters appear, is entirely dominated and permeated by the tremendous personality of Aksakov’s grandfather, Stepan Mihailovitch. Plain and rough in his appearance and habits, but proud of his long descent; hardly able to read or write, but full of natural intelligence; capable of furious anger ... but equally capable of steadfast and even chivalrous affection; a born leader of men and the very incarnation of truth, honour, and honesty—Stepan Mihailovitch is more like a Homeric hero than a man of modern times.”

=A L A Bkl= 14:57 N ‘17

+ =Ath= p256 My ‘17 50w

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Je 30 ‘17 420w

“The hot-tempered but strictly honorable country squire of eighty years ago is splendidly portrayed. The picture of the times in which he lived, however, is the picture of a nightmare.”

+ — =Ind= 92:56 O 6 ‘17 130w

“It is accepted in Russia as a faithful picture of the conditions which prevailed in the district of Orenburg under Catherine the Great.”

+ =Pittsburgh= 22:649 O ‘17 50w

=Pratt= p47 O ‘17 30w

“Mr Duff, who has already given us an excellent rendering of Aksakov’s ‘Years of childhood,’ has added to our indebtedness by this translation of what is generally admitted to be his masterpiece, ‘Family life,’ under the title of ‘A Russian gentleman.’”

+ =Spec= 118:565 My 19 ‘17 1750w

“Half-imaginary memoirs is the best description we could give of this book. As for its merit, it is simply this, that every page of it is interesting with a quiet but intense interest.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p187 Ap 19 ‘17 1350w

=AKSAKOV, SERGIEI TIMOFIEEVICH.=[2] Russian schoolboy; tr. from the Russian by J. D. Duff. *$2.25 (2½c) Longmans 18-1741

“A Russian gentleman,” “Years of childhood,” and “A Russian schoolboy” are the three volumes of Aksakov’s recollections, named in chronological order. The second however, which appeared in English translation in 1916, was written later than the other two, having been published within a short time of the author’s death. The book, which begins with a touching account of a little boy’s homesick longings for his mother, covers the years from 1799 to 1807, and consists of four long chapters: My first term at school; A year in the country; My return to school; Life at college. An appendix contains a sketch, “Butterfly-collecting, an episode of college life,” which was the author’s last piece of writing.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Ja 2 ‘18 450w

“This completes Mr Duff’s translation of the memoirs of one of the most striking and individual among Russian writers.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p530 N 1 ‘17 40w

“When we consider the rare merit of these books we can scarcely thank the translator sufficiently. Ignorant as we are of the works of Aksakov, it would be rash to say that this autobiography is the most characteristic of them; and yet one feels certain that there was something especially congenial to him in the recollection of childhood. He is not, we think, quite so happy in the present volume because he passes a little beyond the scope of childhood. ... Aksakov’s peculiar gift lay in his power of living back into the childish soul.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p539 N 8 ‘17 1950w

=ALDEN, RAYMOND MACDONALD.= Alfred Tennyson: how to know him. il *$1.50 Bobbs 821 17-25767

The author is professor of English in Leland Stanford Jr. university. “Professor Alden adopts the method of copious quotation intermingled with commentary and exposition. He gives us the meagrest details of Tennyson’s life and then only as his doings and his writings are interwoven.” (Boston Transcript) He takes up “all the important briefer poems of Tennyson” with the text; gives “some account of the general character and structure of the great works which are too extensive to be represented by giving their full text”; but does not include the dramas. One chapter is given to “the relations of our age to the Victorians, as illustrated by the poetry of Tennyson.”

“A sound interpretation.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:84 D ‘17

“Like its predecessors in the same series, Professor Alden’s ‘Tennyson: how to know him,’ is better than its title. And like its predecessors, it is all the better because it does not fulfill the implications of its title. ... Professor Alden interprets the poet and his work with a sound judgment. ... But his style is, we regret to say, frequently far from impeccable.” E. F. E.

+ — =Boston Transcript= p6 S 29 ‘17 1400w

+ =Cleveland= p133 D ‘17 100w

+ =Ind= 92:64 O 6 ‘17 100w

“As an American interpreter of Tennyson, Professor Alden labors under the disadvantage of remoteness from the poet’s environment and also from his modes of thought. This remoteness from Tennyson’s world leads his interpreter into misconception. He misses the point of ‘The northern farmer.’ ... On the whole, Professor Alden is on the side of the angels, and defends this Victorian archangel against the attacks of the little cliques, the faddists and the Philistines. He might, however, make fewer concessions to the enemy.”

+ — =Nation= 105:603 N 29 ‘17 1000w

“A teacher who renounces much of Tennyson, and whose admiration of what is left is strong and contagious—such is Mr Alden.” P. L.

+ — =New Repub= 13:24 N 3 ‘17 1250w

=ALDIS, HARRY GIDNEY.= Printed book. (Cambridge manuals of science and literature) il *45c (1c) Putnam 655 17-8491

“The scope of the present volume is limited to a brief outline of the origin and development of the printed book of the western world, printed for the most part on paper, occasionally on vellum, and more rarely on other material. In point of time the subject falls within the last five hundred years.” (Introd.) Contents: The advent of printing; The spread of the art; The fifteenth-century book; The scholar-printers of the sixteenth century; English books, 1500-1800; The modern book; The construction of a book; Illustrations; Bookbinding and bookbindings; The handling and mishandling of books. The volume has several interesting illustrations, a bibliography and an index.

=A L A Bkl= 14:44 N ‘17

“There is an excellent chapter on modern presses.”

+ =Cleveland= p112 S ‘17 20w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:59 Ap ‘17

“Interesting little book.”

+ =Pittsburgh= 22:667 O ‘17 20w

=Pratt= p22 Jl ‘17 10w

=ALDON, ADAIR.= Island of Appledore. il *$1.25 (3c) Macmillan 17-28795

Appledore island lies off the New England coast, and it is here that Billy Wentworth, who had never seen salt water before, comes to spend a summer with an aunt. He had not wanted to come at all and he has made up his mind not to like the Atlantic ocean. But that mood cannot last, and he is shortly asking old Captain Saulsby to teach him all about boats. Billy has use for his new knowledge, and some very real adventures lie before him, for this is the time of the European war and German spies are at work along the Atlantic coast. In the end Billy enlists in the navy.

=A L A Bkl= 14:100 D ‘17

+ =Ind= 92:448 D 1 ‘17 20w

“A capital story for boys.”

+ =Outlook= 117:432 N 14 ‘17 10w

“Any one who knows Appledore as one of the Isles of Shoals will recognize in a moment that Adair Aldon has taken liberties with the scenery. The author admits it, claiming a novelist’s license, and then proceeds to write a stirring tale.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 D 8 ‘17 190w

=ALDRICH, DARRAGH.= Enchanted hearts. il *$1.35 (1½c) Doubleday 17-25127

A story which is as wholesome for grown-ups as it is enchanting to younger readers. Little Comfort, the heroine, sleeping or waking, inhabits her castle of dreams where she is Fairy-godmother. “That,” she says, “is what I truly am; but of course my business is peeling potatoes and things and washing dishes. I wait on tables, too, mostly—when I am not making beds.” In the boarding house where she wields alternately her fairy wand and the paring knife is her Princess who writes stories. Fairy-godmother observes that when the fat envelope comes back, gloom prevails. Her work is to hunt up a Prince who can save the Princess. Success seems to come readily after a visit to the rooms of a rich, bored young man whom the wand transforms. But the uncertain days that follow, days during which Fairy-godmother tests and even doubts the magic of her wand, ripen her childish wisdom. She never gives up, and the end makes her dreams all come true.

“A good story of its kind.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:94 D ‘17

“The Pollyannas and Little Sir Galahads have made so vivid an impression on our present day fiction that we probably shall not lose their influence for some time to come. We can forgive that influence, however, when it gives us a character as lovable as Fairy godmother in ‘Enchanted hearts.’”

+ =Boston Transcript= p8 N 24 ‘17 300w

“There is a spirit of reality, spontaneous joy, and spiritual faith in the book which excites and maintains interest. It even disarms criticism when sane reason disapproves of excessive flights of fancy.”

+ =Lit D= 55:48 D 29 ‘17 250w

=ALDRICH, MILDRED.= On the edge of the war zone. il *$1.25 Small 940.91 17-24668

Miss Aldrich’s letters published under the title of “A hilltop on the Marne” covered the period between June 3 and September 8, 1914. The first letter in the present volume, also written from the little house near Huiry on the Marne, is dated September 16, 1914, and the last April 8, 1917. The book pictures for us both the spirit of the French nation and the happenings in one little corner of France, “from the battle of the Marne to the entrance of the Stars and Stripes.” (Sub-title)

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:51 N ‘17

“Miss Aldrich has seen little more than the smoke of distant conflict, but she has lived in the very heart of France during all its struggle. These quiet letters, quite devoid of thrilling incident, are the essence of the home life of these memorable three years and to the reader who knows nothing of the technical art of war they are far more interesting than detailed accounts of battles.” F. A. G.

+ =Boston Transcript= p7 D 8 ‘17 1650w

“The reader will appreciate and share the writer’s evident affection for the French peasant and find especially interesting her account of supplying books to the poilus and of work with the American base hospital in the neighborhood.”

+ =Cleveland= p118 N ‘17 70w

“Has nothing quite so thrilling to relate as the earlier book, but it lacks neither interesting incidents nor charm of style.”

+ =Ind= 92:61 O 6 ‘17 30w

“Every one knows that Miss Aldrich can write and that she has a very human, observant eye, and a unique understanding of the French mind under the stress of the war. Her new book is packed with incidents and observations of the pathos and beauty of the French spirit.”

+ =Lit D= 55:38 D 8 ‘17 150w

“A quiet record of one woman’s experiences and reactions more illuminating than many volumes of vague generalizations.” E. P. Wyckoff

+ =Pub W= 92:1387 O 20 ‘17 350w

“Full of vital, soul-stirring experience.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:442 O ‘17 70w

=ALEXANDER, PHILIP FREDERICK.=[2] Earliest voyages round the world, 1519-1617. (Cambridge travel books) il *75c Putnam 910.4

“In the century, 1519-1617, covered by this travel-book there were six voyages round the world—one Spanish, led by a Portuguese, Magellan; two English, led by Drake and Cavendish; and three Dutch, led by Van Noort, Speilbergen, and Le Maire and Schouten. Mr Alexander includes in this volume Pigafetta’s account of the Magellan expedition; Francis Pretty’s narratives of Drake’s piratical voyage, and of Cavendish’s first voyage; and an account of Le Maire and Schouten’s discovery of the route round Cape Horn. There are numerous illustrations, including a sixteenth-century map of Drake’s voyage corrected by the great navigator; a dozen pages of useful notes; a brief introduction to the narratives; and a table of important dates in the history of discovery.”—Nature

“As a contemporary source book, which maintains the atmosphere of the great days of the early voyages, this compilation will prove extremely useful and stimulating.”

+ =Nature= 98:388 Ja 18 ‘17 150w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:134 S ‘17 30w

“As an introduction to Hakluyt and the publications of the Hakluyt society, nothing could be better. As a school text-book, nothing could be more attractive.”

+ =Spec= 118:110 Ja 27 ‘17 110w

=ALEXINSKY, GREGOR.= Russia and Europe; tr. from the manuscript by Bernard Miall. *$3 Scribner 947 17-5551

“A previous work of the author’s on modern Russia was devoted to the distinguishing facts of Russian life as contrasted with the life of western Europe. And now he discloses how Russia has ‘Europeanized herself’ and sums up the effects of European influences on the great Slav empire, past and present. ... We read that it is through the foreigner’s money and his novel forms of exploitation that the old state of things in Russia has been subject to a profound upheaval. Coming to the present war, the author says that all the democrats in Russia recognize in it the cause of liberty, external and internal. They see in the fraternity of Russia and the western nations a force tending to democratize and Europeanize their country. And they believe their country will achieve its own liberty when it reaches the end of the road leading to victory over the external oppressor.”—Boston Transcript

=A L A Bkl= 13:344 My ‘17

“This writer, who has been a member of the Duma, knows his Russian intimately. ... Interesting chapters are devoted to ‘The Europeanization of the state’ and ‘Ideals.’ The influence of western ideas upon philosophy and social movements is set forth in an attractive way. ... Mr Alexinsky’s book should help to calm the fears of those who have been led to believe that great Russia will, sooner or later, decide to throw in her lot with Germany and Austria.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p8 Mr 10 ‘17 400w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:77 My ‘17

+ =N Y Times= 22:84 Mr 11 ‘17 750w

+ =Outlook= 116:74 My 9 ‘17 80w

=Pittsburgh= 22:677 O ‘17 20w

=Spec= 118:342 Mr 17 ‘17 140w

“Mr Bernard Miall has done well in the essential matter of making the book read almost as though it were written in English; but he is open to reproach for certain defects apparently due to carelessness. The book badly needs an index, and no indication is given of what system of transliteration has been followed. He is curiously reckless with the centuries.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p50 F 1 ‘17 850w

=ALEXINSKY, TATIANA.= With the Russian wounded; tr. by Gilbert Cannan; with an introd. by Gregor Alexinsky. *2s 6d Unwin, T. Fisher, London 940.91

“The author is the wife of Gregor Alexinsky, who played so revolutionary a rôle in the second Duma that he was exiled to Paris. On the outbreak of the war, Mrs Alexinsky, who shares her husband’s internationalist hopes, went to Russia primarily to discover if it really was a people’s war. Several months as a nurse in a hospital train finally destroyed her early scepticism. ‘All wars are not the same,’ her patients would say to her, ‘but ours is a just war.’ Other ideas, however, received confirmation. There was a touching, dull wonder at the stupidity of a world which made wars necessary—even the most ignorant peasants expressed that. ... If there was likewise a determination to fight this war ‘to a finish,’ it was only because the men believed it was the one sure way to end future conflicts.”—New Repub

+ =New Repub= 9:307 Ja 13 ‘17 400w

+ =N Y Times= 22:140 Ap 15 ‘17 400w

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p539 N 9 ‘16 70w

=ALFORD, LEON PRATT=, ed. Manufacture of artillery ammunition. il *$6 McGraw 623.45 17-5988

Papers reprinted from the American Machinist. “The material splits up into sections on shrapnel, high-explosive shells, cartridge cases and fuses. In each field the manufacturing methods are disclosed for a variety of sizes; production data are given for each kind and size of ammunition shown.”—Engin News-Rec

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:431 Jl ‘17

“The appendix includes some timely suggestions, based on twenty-six months’ experience of the allied nations, for the standardization and procurement of machine tools by the United States government.”

+ =Bul N Y Public Library= 21:482 Jl ‘17 100w

“An up-to-date text on munitions manufacture has been earnestly desired by the Council of national defense and by every manufacturer who may have to turn his plant into an arsenal. The most obvious way to secure such a book was to reprint the papers that have appeared in the American Machinist since the onset of the European war. The contact with munitions manufacture is coming at so many points that this work will be needed by great numbers of industrial engineers who will not themselves bear the direct responsibility of manufacture.”

+ =Engin News-Rec= 78:360 My 17 ‘17 130w

“Admirable work—complete, practical, and carefully illustrated.”

+ =N Y P L New Tech Bks= p11 Ap ‘17 100w

“A very interesting and valuable book.”

+ =Pittsburgh= 22:443 My ‘17 6w (Reprinted from Iron Trade Review p732 Mr 29 ‘17)

=Pittsburgh= 22:521 Je ‘17

“Contains 699 illustrations.”

+ =Pratt= p18 Jl ‘17 30w

=ALINGTON, CYRIL ARGENTINE.= Shrewsbury fables. *75c Longmans 170

“‘Shrewsbury fables’ are addresses given in the chapel of Shrewsbury school by the former headmaster, Cyril Alington, who last year succeeded Dr Lyttelton as headmaster of Eton. ... Dr Alington’s early addresses are on simple and practical questions of religion and ethics, and since the war have mainly to do with service of the country in the army. The last address, however, is a pleasant homily on the quest of glory and its transitoriness.”—Springf’d Republican

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:93 Je ‘17 20w

“We confess to a certain degree of dismay that an eminent head master, among whose functions is, presumably, that of educating the taste of his pupils, should hold up so bizarre a style of composition for their imitation, for boys are essentially imitative. ... Of the moral and religious lessons which Dr Alington desires to enforce in the garb of fable we would speak with all respect and appreciation. ... Apart from this one lapse [concerning Milton] from good taste and wisdom, it is the form, and not the matter, of these discourses that we do not like.”

+ — =Sat R= 123:390 Ap 28 ‘17 820w

“There are not a few passages which in their delivery must have provoked smiles, for Mr Alington is not afraid of humour, even of a freakish kind; but, as a set-off, there is a great deal that is profoundly serious and touching. We are reminded at times of Bunyan and again of Plato, but the touch and the illustrations are essentially modern and admirably suited to the boy audience.”

+ =Spec= 118:236 F 24 ‘17 1900w

=Springf’d Republican= p8 Ap 20 ‘17 220w

“If anyone strange to the public school system of England and its ideals were to need a short cut to the understanding of them, he might do worse than begin with Mr Alington’s ‘Fables.’”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p103 Mr 1 ‘17 620w

=ALLEN, GEORGE HENRY; WHITEHEAD, HENRY C., and CHADWICK, FRENCH ENSOR.= Great war. 5v v 2-3 il ea $5 Barrie 940.91 (Eng ed 15-19225)

“A comprehensive popular history ... to be sold by subscription.” (Springfield Republican) “Volume 1 treats of: Causes of and motives for the war; Volume 2, The mobilization of the moral and physical forces; Volume 3, The original German plan and its culmination. There is a ‘Chronological table’ at the end of each volume.” (Pittsburgh) Volume 1 was run in the Digest in 1915.

“The preceding volume dealt with the causes of the war. This one concerns the manner in which the conflict was begun, the last conversations of diplomats and statesmen, etc. ... There is something finely dramatic in his account of the memorable sessions of the Reichstag and the House of commons. ... The second part of the volume most readers will find of less interest. There is lengthy statement of the military organization of the warring powers and also of their naval strength. ... It cannot be said that the author displays improper prejudice for the Teutonic allies, but prolonged acquaintance with the German people has brought him thoroughly under the glamour of their achievements and their greatness. The German army is the exemplar and the pattern. ... There is lack of clear, trenchant, lucid generalization, and especially of interpretation, while the statistical comparisons might be better made in tables than by the narrative form in which they are expounded. In the third part there is a chapter on the mobilization of financial resources, interesting and especially good as regards Great Britain and Germany.” E: R. Turner

+ — =Am Hist R= 22:864 Jl ‘17 1400w (Review of v 2)

=Am Pol Sci R= 11:594 Ag ‘17 50w (Review of v 2)

“The book is written in a terse and lucid style, and its logical plan, combined with its clear and judicial manner of treatment, makes it a work of much popular appeal, although the painstaking care of the authors to make it comprehensive and accurate in its use of facts gives it scholarly authoritativeness.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:282 Jl 29 ‘17 220w (Review of v 2)

=Pittsburgh= 22:49 Ja ‘17 30w (Review of v 1-3)

“The publishers have done their part well by providing a volume which, if somewhat too large for comfortable reading, is handsomely printed and generously illustrated. ... ‘The great war,’ so far as issued, provides a full, clear, authentic view of the beginning of the conflict, and, while the work is intended for the general reader, historical students will find it useful for reference.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p10 Ap 27 ‘17 220w (Review of v 2)

=ALLEN, H. WARNER.= Unbroken line. il *$2 Dutton 940.91 (Eng ed 17-1330)

“An illustrated survey of the French trenches from Switzerland to the North sea, by one of the British newspaper correspondents with the French armies in the field during the years 1915-16.” (R of Rs) “Under Mr Allen’s guidance, we are able to take a personally conducted tour along the line and remark the idiosyncrasies of its several sections. Except in the case of the defence of Nancy and the Somme offensive, he attempts no consecutive narrative of the fighting, but contents himself with illustrating military geography with graphic anecdotes of heroism and ingenuity. ... The book is brought up to date by a chapter describing the first ten weeks or so of the battle of the Somme—or rather of that part of the battle assigned to the French troops.” (The Times [London] Lit Sup)

“Mr Allen had opportunities for observation accorded to perhaps no other press correspondent save Frederick Palmer. And the story he tells of his journey from Switzerland to the Channel along the ‘Wall of civilization’ is one of high inspiration and encouragement.” F. B.

+ =Boston Transcript= p7 Ap 28 ‘17 700w

“Among the illustrations are many official photographs reproduced by permission of the French government.”

=R of Rs= 55:551 My ‘17 40w

“The reader derives a clear impression of the daily life and the temper of the French soldiers.”

+ =Spec= 118:105 Ja 27 ‘17 350w

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p530 N 9 ‘16 650w

=ALLEN, WILLIAM HARVEY.= Self-surveys by colleges and universities; with a referendum to college and university presidents. (Educational survey ser.) il $3 World bk. co. 378 17-29342

“To make it easier for American democracy to understand, and to shape for democracy’s ends, the higher education upon which it spends a half-billion dollars yearly, is one purpose of this book,” says the foreword. The work consists of “first-aid tests that will help a trustee, president, professor, parent, or student act as business doctor or efficiency engineer to his own college.” The author is an ardent advocate of the self-survey in preference to the survey by outside experts. He says, “The study of higher education which is most needed today is study by colleges themselves of themselves, and by each college of itself.” Contents: The survey movement in higher education; Procedure for a coöperative college survey; Relation of trustees to president and faculty; Executive and business efficiency; Faculty government; Extracurricular activities of students; Course of study; Instructional efficiency; Relation with college communities. Various “exhibits,” including the faculty questionnaire of the University of Wisconsin, are given in the appendix.

+ =El School J= 18:393 Ja ‘18 600w

+ =School R= 26:64 Ja ‘18 420w

=ALLEN, WILLIAM HARVEY, and PEARSE, CARROLL GARDNER.= Self-surveys by teacher-training schools. (Educational survey ser.) il $2.25 World bk. co. 370.73 17-29341

In this work the authors advocate the plan of educational survey that was employed in a study of the eight normal schools of Wisconsin. This survey was carried out by the State board of public affairs, and in his introduction President Carroll G. Pearse, of the Milwaukee normal school, points out some of its advantages: “The study was neither framed nor carried on by any foundation or other private agency, nor was it conducted by a distant bureau, whose knowledge of the study and findings and whose influence on the methods of work and conclusions drawn could not be only nominal. The survey was coöperative. ... The survey was not hurried. ... The study was made by men who were familiar with the problems to be studied. ... The study was not only coöperative but also immediately and continuingly constructive.” Contents: Reasons for self-surveys; Pathfinding by Wisconsin’s normal schools; Steps in making a self-survey; Making self-surveys build as they go; Administration problems; Course-of-study problems; Supervision problems; Classroom instruction; Training department’s training; Extra-curricular activities of students; Technique of reporting surveys; General needs of teacher-training schools; Exhibits.

+ =El School J= 18:393 Ja ‘18 600w

“It cannot be doubted that this book in the hands of normal schools and college administrators will provide a powerful impetus for improvement of present methods of administering higher official work in this country.”

+ =School R= 26:64 Ja ‘18 830w

=ALLEN, WILLIAM HARVEY.=[2] Universal training for citizenship and public service. il *$1.50 (3c) Macmillan 323 17-27906

Dr Allen who is director of the Institute for public service in New York believes that one of the great problems for all countries after the war will be how, while removing war’s wreckage, to guarantee the permanence of its benefits and to direct its momentum towards rebuilding what war has torn down. The purpose of his book is to formulate for lay students of public affairs certain minimum aims and steps which are within the reach of the general public. “In addition to listing minimum essentials that are necessary in training privates for citizenship, it discusses briefly other minimum essentials of training which citizens should require for drillmasters, for entering and remaining in public and semi-public service, and for the professions. Three other chapters indicate the country’s need for specialized training for parenthood, for public spirited use of special gifts and for creative imagination and devoted attention to the country’s upbuilding after the war.” (Publishers’ note)

“The somewhat arid title of this book scarcely suggests to the reader its really inspiring appeal. Replete with the latest ideas as to civic work, its discussion of the problems of citizenship that confronts us now, and will confront us after the war, is terse, vigorous, and helpful to a high degree.”

+ =Outlook= 118:66 Ja 9 ‘18 60w

=ALTSCHUL, CHARLES.= American revolution in our school text-books; with an introd. by James T. Shotwell. *$1 Doran 973.07 17-25472

“The object of this informal study is ... to determine whether we are justified in thinking that the history text-books in use more than twenty years ago may have had a definite prejudicial influence on the minds of a considerable part of our population; and if so, to what extent the text-books in use at present promise a different result.” (Preface) “Applying a rather rigid formula, Mr Altschul praises (by implication) the school books that show the political conditions in England prior to the Revolution and indicate that the action of the British government was not supported by the people at large. He condemns (by implication) those that do not dwell on British political conditions prior to the Revolution and that do not enumerate and honor the eminent Englishmen who espoused the American cause.” (Springf’d Republican)

“Drawing his data from some ninety-three text-books, he establishes some significant results. The book is a compilation with a moral which Professor Shotwell draws in his excellent introduction.” C. H. Van Tyne

+ =Am Hist R= 23:403 Ja ‘18 600w

=A L A Bkl= 14:87 D ‘17

“Should be purchased by school superintendents from Portland, Me., to Portland, Ore., and used as a guide for the elimination of antiquated rubbish and the acquisition of such rare but procurable text-books as tell the story of our struggle with England in a presentation that is fair to both countries.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p7 N 10 ‘17 330w

“We heartily recommend this whole book to the American public for perusal and thoughtful consideration. But in pointing out the significance of such a study as this, we must by no means lose sight of Mr Altschul’s fair-mindedness, his modesty, the complete absence from his book of anything that approaches the dogmatic. Nor should any mistake be permitted as to the object of his criticism; as we have said, he is not criticising American research, but American elementary school textbooks and it is not their accuracy with which he finds fault. He does not quarrel with the truth of their facts, but with their incompleteness—an incompleteness that makes for superficiality and prejudice, and that is responsible for an impression that is inaccurate, however correct the statement of narrow fact may be.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:399 O 14 ‘17 1850w

=R of Rs= 57:104 Ja ‘18 90w

=Spec= 119:772 D 29 ‘17 550w

“Mr Altschul seems to favor a method of teaching history which should be deliberately friendly to the English, as the teaching of the past has been, it seems, deliberately unfriendly. But what is wanted is the truth—a critical, rather than sentimental view—and it is just a matter of common-sense pedagogy to determine at what age a child can adopt a critical view.”

+ — =Springf’d Republican= p8 S 28 ‘17 600w

=ALTSHELER, JOSEPH ALEXANDER.= Rulers of the lakes. (French and Indian war ser.) il *$1.35 Appleton 17-24207

“This is a book for boys, full of Indian warfare, treachery, intrigue, skirmishes, narrow escapes, and portraying American history from the time of Braddock’s defeat at Fort Duquesne to the Colonists’ success at Lake George. The principal characters are young Robert Lennox and his Indian friend Tayoga, who make the journey through the wilderness, in the face of terrible danger, to warn Fort Refuge, and afterward do scout duty and hard fighting at Lake George and Lake Champlain.” (Lit D) “While it is linked up with the two preceding volumes, ‘The hunters of the hills’ and ‘The shadow of the north,’ by means of a common set of characters, the story is complete in itself, and may be enjoyed and understood independently of its companion tales.” (Springf’d Republican)

“Not important but readable.”

+ — =A L A Bkl= 14:172 F ‘18

“Gives a picture of Iroquois life and warfare that is historically true.”

+ =Ind= 92:449 D 1 ‘17 40w

“The description of life in the wilderness, of the intrigue and cunning necessary in dealing with the French and Indians, of repeated encounters where ultimate success depends on quick wit and wily cleverness, makes fascinating reading for youth.”

+ =Lit D= 55:38 O 27 ‘17 160w

“Mr Altsheler draws some very vivid pictures of the struggle between the forces contending for the North American dominion; but the individual efforts of the daring trio will occasion the reader the livelier interest.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p15 S 23 ‘17 260w

=ALVORD, CLARENCE WALWORTH.= Mississippi valley in British politics. 2v *$10 Clark, A. H. 973.2 16-23066

“In an exhaustive two volume study of ‘The Mississippi valley in British politics,’ Clarence Walworth Alvord recounts the various attempts made by the British government to settle and develop the vast territory between the Appalachian barrier and the Mississippi which came into its hands as a result of the Treaty of Paris in 1769. In the opinion of the author the failure of the British to solve the problem of governing and settling this region was one of the leading causes of the American Revolution, and a far more important one than the riots and patriotic demonstrations in Boston and other cities on the Atlantic coast which bulk so large in our histories.”—Ind

“Able as is the political narrative yet the most interesting, illuminating chapters are those which discuss the rival capitalistic enterprises of land speculation and the fur trade (the only two lines open in the West to moneyed men), and the political manoeuvring of each for the right to exploit the great interior in its own interests.” A. C. Ford

+ =Am Econ R= 7:382 Je ‘17 800w

“Professor Alvord has himself published a study of the proclamation of 1763. ... And twenty years ago Professor Coffin gave us an excellent history of the Quebec act of 1774. But hitherto no one has attempted a comprehensive study of the many problems involved in the possession of the western territory, or of the British policy of dealing with these problems during the whole period from the Peace of Paris to the opening of the Revolution. ... The results of Professor Alvord’s labor constitute an important contribution to the literature of the American Revolution.” Carl Becker

* + =Am Hist R= 22:671 Ap ‘17 1600w

“Professor Alvord’s volumes will prove of interest to at least four groups of persons: students of the history and problems of colonial administration; ... persons interested in British political history; ... persons who seek a corrective on that treatment of pre-revolutionary American history which fixes the attention upon the performances of the ‘madding crowd’ of New York and Boston, to the exclusion of things transmontane. ... Finally, for students of western history the work has much illuminating interpretation.” F: A. Ogg

* + =Am Pol Sci R= 11:349 My ‘17 650w

“These volumes contain a detailed, but rather dull and dryasdust narrative of the story of British misgovernment of North America in the eighteenth century. Ample bibliographies are included, as well as a good index.”

+ =Ath= p51 Ja ‘17 30w

“Professor Alvord makes out an excellent case, and in the two large volumes which contain the elaboration of his theory, he has brought to light a mass of historical material of surpassing interest and value, if not absolutely convincing. ... But apart from this question, these two volumes have a value of their own as a study of the development of the Mississippi valley which we have not found matched in any other similar compass. The historian, the economist, the student of affairs, will alike find in them material of incalculable value. The style is one to attract the reader, and the copious footnotes and citations afford opportunity to pursue the study of the subject still further.” G. H. S.

+ =Boston Transcript= p8 D 27 ‘16 1850w

“A splendid bibliography and a good index complete this scholarly inquiry.”

+ =Cath World= 106:119 O ‘17 1900w

“There are few readers on this side of the Atlantic who will not have much to learn from Mr Alvord’s learned and thoughtful volumes. They are accompanied by some useful maps.” H. E. Egerton

+ =Eng Hist R= 32:299 Ap ‘17 950w

=Ind= 89:232 F 5 ‘17 250w

“All that Professor Alvord has here written of the actual attempts to settle the western territory, of land-schemes and land-grants, of the activities of promoters, and of the migrations of restless wanderers and pioneers is of the greatest interest and value. ... If the fact be recognized that in this work we are dealing with only one aspect of a great and difficult problem, and are not to look on what it contains as a study of causes culminating in the American revolution, then we can freely accord to it the praise that it justly deserves.”

+ =Nation= 104:579 My 10 ‘17 1850w

=Pittsburgh= 22:323 Ap ‘17

“To most readers these volumes will give a wholly new conception of the attitude of Great Britain towards its American possessions during the decade preceding the Revolution. From public and private documents never before published, Professor Alvord shows that the ministry at London was far more deeply concerned than has generally been supposed with the fate of its western possessions in America.”

+ =R of Rs= 55:107 Ja ‘17 140w

=AMERICAN HIGHWAY ASSOCIATION.= Good roads year-book, 1917. 6th annual ed $2 Am. highway assn. 625.7 (12-14988)

“The ‘Good roads year book’ for 1917 of the American highway association carefully summarizes, as usual, the progress of the last year in the improvement of roads in the commonwealths, our insular possessions, and Alaska. A new departure is to be found in two hundred pages devoted to papers upon those simple and non-technical features of highway construction and maintenance which a commissioner entrusted with the expenditure of road funds should know. There has been a demand for this from local road officials who have found that most of the treatises on roads are more useful to engineers than to the uninitiated. The American highway association has entered upon this work with enthusiasm, enlisting some fifty experts in it. The result is a veritable brief reference-book upon rural road building, applicable to the whole country.”—Nation

+ =Nation= 105:268 S 6 ‘17 170w

=AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS.= City planning progress in the United States, 1917. il $2 Am. inst. of architects 710 17-15450

“Valuable service has been rendered by the production of this survey of city-planning effort—and lack of effort—in 233 cities and towns of the United States. Information obtained from authentic published reports or from signed reports by responsible authorities is presented for every city and town of 25,000 or less (1916 census estimates) and for some smaller places. The review for each city and town is a readable account of local city-planning activities, whether private, semi-public or public. Maps and halftones are freely used. A ‘Summary’ of four pages is devoted chiefly to progress at home and abroad in various lines during 1917. This is followed by four pages of city-planning references, by Theodora Kimball, Harvard university.” (Engin News-Rec) The compilation has been made by the Committee on town planning of the American institute of architects under the editorship of George B. Ford, city planner, to Newark and Jersey City, author of “Comprehensive city planning,” etc., assisted by Ralph F. Warner.

“In the revised and extended edition promised early in 1919 it is to be hoped that an attempt will be made to bring out clearly for each city just what has been accomplished in the realization of the reports and plans reviewed. Where nothing has been done, it would perhaps help the cause, both locally and generally, to say so instead of leaving the reader to draw his own conclusions. The need for more definiteness may well be illustrated by the case of Hartford, Conn.”

+ =Engin News-Rec= 78:603 Je 21 ‘17 380w

=AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION.= Teaching of government; report by the Committee on instruction, C: Groves Haines, chairman. *$1.10 Macmillan 353 16-23033

The report of a committee appointed in 1911 to investigate this subject. “Besides a very suggestive section on ‘Recent progress in the teaching of government,’ there are parts devoted to a report on the teaching of civics in secondary schools, the course of study, report on the teaching of political science in colleges and universities, and an appendix containing the report of state committees on the teaching of civics in elementary and secondary schools. ... The section on the course of study contains suggestions as to the subject-matter and methods of approach to the study of government in both the elementary and the secondary schools, and rather complete bibliographies on methods of teaching and books for both texts and references.” (School R)

=A L A Bkl= 13:287 Ap ‘17

“Teachers of government have waited long and patiently for this book. In some respects the book is likely to prove of service. On the other hand, its value is greatly impaired by the lack of orderliness in arrangement, by the inclusion of much that is of neither present-day interest nor usefulness, and by the complacent contempt for accuracy in matters of detail which the volume shows all too plainly. Within the twenty-odd pages of the bibliography, in fact, one may find excellent examples of nearly everything that a good bibliographer ought not to do.”

* – + =Nation= 104:314 Mr 15 ‘17 750w

“The report is of considerable value and is well worth a careful perusal by civics teachers in both junior and senior high schools.”

+ =School R= 25:293 Ap ‘17 450w

=AMES, JOSEPH BUSHNELL.= Under boy scout colors. il *$1.35 (2c) Century 17-25246

Dale Tompkins, a newsboy out of school hours, has faithfully studied the boy scout handbook in the hope of some day becoming a real scout. A sudden emergency, in which a little boy’s life is at stake, finds Dale with the necessary knowledge and skill at his command. At many other times in the course of the story, the value of boy scout training is put to the test and in the final chapter the team work of the entire troop is called for in a crisis. The story has appeared serially in St Nicholas, and has been “approved by the Boy scouts of America.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:135 Ja ‘18

“A good and wholesome tale of its kind.” J: Walcott

+ =Bookm= 46:498 D ‘17 190w

=Lit D= 55:59 D 8 ‘17 50w

=ANDERSON, BENJAMIN MCALESTER.= Value of money. *$2.25 Macmillan 332 17-14066

“Those economists who are thinking vitally are using money as their approach to economic theorizing. Professor Anderson is among these. This book aims to show money as a function rather than an instrument of modern business life. Because it is functional, it is dynamic, changing under the influence of complex social forces and in turn being a factor in the change of these social forces. In a word, the author applies the concept of social value which he has outlined in a former treatise to the problem of money value. This necessitates the refutation of the quantity theory of money, marginal utility and other fundamental principles of orthodox analysis.” (Survey) The author is assistant professor of economics at Harvard university.

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:112 Ja ‘18

“An important and rather technical discussion.”

+ =Ind= 92:487 D 8 ‘17 20w

“Seldom does a book developing such novelties show such signs of patient study. Almost too much attention has been given to details and to defense of his differences with the defenders of the orthodox ideas on these subjects.”

+ — =NY Times= 22:298 Ag 12 ‘17 1100w

“The book shows patient study and very thorough acquaintance with the literature of the subject. It will surely stimulate interest and discussion. It is a contribution to a slowly forming body of opinion which would rewrite economic theory in terms of a sounder social psychology.” H. F. Grady

+ =Survey= 39:74 O 20 ‘17 250w

=ANDERSON, ISABEL (PERKINS) (MRS LARZ ANDERSON).= Odd corners. il *$2.50 (3c) Dodd 910 17-28483

Traveling in the unusual way means necessarily getting a view of things from an unaccustomed angle. House-boating, for instance, on inland waters from New York to Key West promises something new in the way of travel sensations. The writer’s zig zag journeyings take her across the southern states to California, down into Mexico, across to the gulf, thence to Spain and Morocco, on to India, back to England, over the fiords of Norway into Russia, across Siberia to Japan and thence to China. The chapters on China give glimpses of court life, tell of visits to famous temples in Peking, to mounds and tombs of the ancestors, and intimately describe sensations that natives, streets, and buildings produce upon the tourist in Hankow, Nankin and Shanghai.

=A L A Bkl= 14:125 Ja ‘18

“This last journey [to Mexico] was undertaken while Diaz still ruled and her observations are superficial and wholly from the point of view of the private car in which she traveled.”

+ — =NY Times= 22:579 D 30 ‘17 130w

=St Louis= 15:430 D ‘17 10w

“When the wife of a member of the American diplomatic corps undertakes to tell the reading public of some of the corners of the world she has seen, there is always a promise of something out of the ordinary. And when such a writer brings to the task the enthusiasm and freshness that belong to the writings of Mrs Larz Anderson, the promise is usually more than fulfilled.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p10 N 16 ‘17 400w

=ANDERSON, ISABEL (PERKINS) (MRS LARZ ANDERSON).= Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines. (Spell ser.) il *$2.50 Page 919.69 16-23396

“Out of her personal observations and many historic sources Mrs Anderson has gathered the material for the writing of her third book of travel. ... She has gathered into her latest volume a vast fund of information about our Pacific possessions. She writes about the land and its people, about the historic and political conditions, and she introduces her readers to the great scenic beauty of these islands, and to the quaint customs of their inhabitants. ... No less entertaining than her sketches of Hawaiian life are her descriptions of the Philippines, and they are all visualized by a series of excellently reproduced photographic illustrations.”—Boston Transcript

“It has two good maps, one of the Hawaiian Islands, and one of the Philippines.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:263 Mr ‘17

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 N 25 ‘16 250w

+ =Dial= 62:150 F 22 ‘17 230w

=ANDERSON, PAUL LEWIS.= Pictorial photography; its principles and practice. il *$2.50 Lippincott 770 17-21825

“That there is a school of real photography in this country is evidenced in Mr Anderson’s ‘Pictorial photography,’ a handbook devoted almost wholly to the obtaining of beautiful, artistic effects in pictures made through the purely mechanical means of a camera and its accessories. ... ‘Pictorial photography’ is divided into five parts, Apparatus, Negative modification, Printing methods, Color and Miscellaneous. Its closing chapter on motion picture photography is a sane criticism of the admirable features and the faults of that important department of modern work with the camera.”—Boston Transcript

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:47 N ‘17

“The illustrations in this book are revelations. They are free from the sharp decisiveness of the photograph we have known as a type, are rich in shadow and an occasional blur of mystery that lifts the product to a plane that is in essentials artistic.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Ag 22 ‘17 180w

=Cleveland= p136 D ‘17 10w

“A helpful manual, broad in scope but not too technical for the comprehension of the amateur.”

+ =Ind= 92:345 N 17 ‘17 120w

=Pittsburgh= 22:651 O ‘17 30w

“This volume comes with a distinct field of usefulness, and will find the welcome it deserves from all who realize the finer possibilities of lens work. ... But with all his intimate and extraordinarily well-digested knowledge of technical possibilities, Mr Anderson persistently keeps before the mind of the reader, who is also a photographer, that there is something more needed to produce the perfect picture than merely perfection of technique and taste in composition.” G. I. Colbron

+ =Pub W= 92:815 S 15 ‘17 500w

=ANDERSON, SHERWOOD.= Marching men. *$1.50 (2c) Lane 17-24209

This is not a novel of war, but of labor. “Beaut” McGregor, son of a miner, “huge, graceless of body, indolent of mind, untrained, uneducated, hating the world,” saw his fellow-countrymen as “a vast, disorganized, undisciplined army, leaderless, uninspired, going in route-step along the road to they know not what end,” and the idea came to him to teach these men to march rhythmically, shoulder to shoulder, until they should become “one giant body,” and a brain should grow in the giant they had made. As a boy McGregor worked in his mother’s bakery and afterwards in a stable in the mining town where he was brought up. Then he went to Chicago where he worked his way up in an apple warehouse, studied law, and won a reputation by defending a man wrongly accused of murder. This success gave him a chance to leave his class, but his sense of solidarity with the working-class prevailed, and he continued to struggle to “make an army out of labor by progress from the mere rhythm of marching to a rhythm of like-mindedness in society.” (New Repub) Three women influenced his life—the undertaker’s daughter in the mining town; Edith, the milliner who gave him her savings that he might study, and Margaret, daughter of a rich man and worker in a settlement.

Reviewed by H. W. Boynton

=Bookm= 46:338 N ‘17 140w

“Naturally all brief characterizations are unfair, but I suppose ‘Marching men’ might be described as a pæan to order and (quite incidentally, I hope) a naked and somewhat febrile celebration of force. It is, in fact, too insistently, too stridently and remorselessly dedicated to the main theme to make a wholly satisfactory novel. ... Mr Anderson’s is surely the last word of anti-intellectualism; for the men who follow McGregor do not know why they are marching or whither. ... Marching satisfies a deep disposition. Very well, let them march, and trust to luck that the collectivist mind will emerge. To present a programme would be only to repeat the old intellectualist fallacy of the socialists and the organizers. ... Mr Anderson has the skill to make you feel the thick press of life in great cities.” G: B. Donlin

– + =Dial= 63:274 S 27 ‘17 1650w

=Nation= 105:403 O 11 ‘17 600w

“The sensational and spectacular scheme by which this Pennsylvania miner aspires to evoke the solidarity of labor hardly succeeds in escaping the ludicrous. But ‘Marching men’ is not a literal novel. It has, indeed, its large element of the caveman piffle that played such a part in the romanticizations of Jack London, but outside this puerility, this day-dream of the male egoist, there is a great deal of inspiring symbolism in ‘Marching men.’ ... The chief fact about ‘Marching men’ is not its rhetoric, its grandiloquence. It is its apprehension of the great fictional theme of our generation, industrial America.” F. H.

+ — =New Repub= 12:249 S 29 ‘17 1500w

“Back of the new volume is a big idea, a strong purpose, a white light. It is obviously propaganda, interesting because it makes you thoughtful about the struggle that is going on here in Chicago and in all the labor centers of the land. ... Mr Anderson’s novel, while it compels one to read it to the end, is weak in many places. It savors too much of a preachment, and in the handling of the final chapters falls a bit flat.” J: N: Beffel

+ — =N Y Call= p14 N 11 ‘17 950w

“A disappointing book. For in the very beginning of it the descriptions of Coal Creek, the miners, and Norman McGregor’s hatred alike of the place and of the people, are sufficiently well done to lead the reader to expect a novel of possibly a trifle more than average interest and average merit.”

– + =N Y Times= 22:442 O 28 ‘17 260w

=Pittsburgh= 22:748 N ‘17 50w

“Mr Anderson writes with an earnestness that cannot fail to awaken respect. Tho his characters occasionally—by no means always—sound a little more than human, his appreciation of the perversities of the social order—or disorder—and his sincere seeking for ‘the wherefore of the why,’ gain for this comparatively new author a sympathetic response.” Doris Webb

+ — =Pub W= 92:1372 O 20 ‘17 350w

=ANDREÄ, JOHANN VALENTIN.= Christianopolis; tr., with an historical introd., by Felix Emil Held. (Germanic literature and culture) il *$1.25 Oxford 321.07 16-14590

“Christianopolis, a translation from the Latin of Johann Valentin Andreae, portraying ‘an ideal state of the seventeenth century,’ is an important addition to utopian literature in the English language. Professor Held’s valuable introduction connects Christianopolis with the other utopias—Plato’s, More’s, Campanella’s City of the sun, Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis, Samuel Gott’s Solyma—and with seventeenth century educational reforms. The text ranges quaintly over many of the rough realities and the fine ideals with which every people is still struggling.”—Survey

“The Latin original of this utopian sketch is very rare. It is just 270 years since Robert Boyle, in a letter to Samuel Hartlib, exprest the wish that an English version of it might be made. Such a version has now been made, and well made, by Assistant Professor Held of Miami university.”

+ =Educ R= 53:428 Ap ‘17 100w

“The introduction gives a conspectus of the literature on the whole subject, and will be useful for reference. It summarizes opinions, corrects errors, and rectifies ill-founded judgments. Dr Held doubtless overestimates his author, but the things for which Andreae may be regarded as noteworthy are properly specified, and a fair degree of probability is made out for the theses here propounded.”

+ =Nation= 104:375 Mr 29 ‘17 230w

“Dr Held’s translation of ‘Christianopolis’ is not only accurate, but it reads easily.” C. A. Williams

+ =School R= 24:710 N ‘16 180w

+ =Survey= 37:586 F 17 ‘17 180w

“The matter of his pages is admirable, but the manner it deserves is lacking. It is as the socialist who so long ago saw that the social question is a moral and religious one, as the promoter of educational and scientific reform, that he is important.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p341 Jl 19 ‘17 1350w

=ANDREYEV, LEONID NIKOLAEVICH.= Confessions of a little man during great days; tr. from the Russian by R. S. Townsend. *$1.35 Knopf 17-26393

“The book is just the quite shameless confession of a little clerk who gets no nearer the war than Petrograd, a futile, stupid, fussy, egoistic, but affectionate, sensitive, and somehow lovable little man of forty-five, with but one heroic quality, his honesty—at least to himself; he does not spare himself when he writes the diary that no one is to see. ... He wins your sympathy, from a fellow-feeling, and he keeps it, even when he is worrying about himself and his miserable digestion and his neglected state while his fine wife goes nursing, even when the smallness of his life makes him most ridiculous. ... Again when he decides to go to the front and serve with the ambulance you believe that he will go and somehow play his little part.”—The Times [London] Lit Sup

“Registers his revolt against war, his gradual patriotic awakening and finally his desire to help. Will appeal to many Americans now entering upon similar experiences.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:448 Jl ‘17

+ =Boston Transcript= p7 My 26 ‘17 220w

“Andreyev’s genius for analysis attains an intensity at times that is fairly hypnotic. ... But the analysis is not all. There are moments of great poetic freshness—pages of lyric beauty with accents exultant or despairing, as in the vivid pictures of springtime in Petrograd, or the moonlit city, still and mysterious and fearful, or the scene in the depot where the wounded soldiers arrive.”

+ =Dial= 62:527 Je 14 ‘17 280w

=Pratt= p50 O ‘17 20w

“This diary of a non-combatant increasingly touched by war is one of the most remarkable books the war has produced.”

+ =Sat R= 123:207 Mr 3 ‘17 720w

“There is no purpose or propaganda here. All Andreyeff wants is to be honest, and he leaves you to make what you like of it. ... This honesty is what makes the book so absorbing, that and two other things; first, the extraordinary skill with which, in the simplest words, Andreyeff creates his little man and the splendid wife and the jolly children and the rest; and secondly, the fact that Ilya Petrovitch Dementev is a universal type. Even a brief, terrible description of how some women were tortured by Turks—Andreyeff’s one lapse into the ghastly—cannot altogether dismay you, for even here there is more pity than horror.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p92 F 22 ‘17 950w

=ANESAKI, MASAHARU.= Nichiren, the Buddhist prophet. il *$1.25 Harvard univ. press 294 16-17131

“This study is a kind of foreword to the author’s forthcoming work on the ‘Religious and moral development of the Japanese.’ The teachings and influence of Nichiren have played a large part in the present religious attitude of the Japanese nation. He has been called the ‘Nietzsche of Japan.’ ... His teachings, which unified religion and ethics, rescued pure Buddhism from the contamination of spurious beliefs and restored it to the purity of its original high ideals and to the worship of one Buddha (Buddha Sakya-muni), the Lord of the universe. To the restored purity of the Buddhist faith can be traced—at least in part—the great vitality of the Japanese nation.”—R of Rs

“This sketch, written under the inspiration of Professor Royce and his own experiences as professor of Japanese literature and life at Harvard, will help to an understanding of Japan.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:196 F ‘17

=Dial= 63:411 O 25 ‘17 200w

+ =Int J Ethics= 27:403 Ap ‘17 70w

“Though he never converted the rulers of the land he gathered a considerable following and founded a sect which is to-day enjoying a notable revival. Nichiren, moreover, was not only a preacher, but a writer of real power, and Dr Anesaki has wisely given us many extracts from the ‘prophet’s’ essays and letters.”

+ =Nation= 104:24 Ja 4 ‘17 400w

“This brief, clear exposition of Nichiren’s personality and teachings is a distinct contribution to the literature of religious psychology and a clearly cut portrait of a man western scholars will indeed be glad to know.”

+ =R of Rs= 55:105 Ja ‘17 270w

“The author is professor of the science of religion at the Imperial university of Tokio.”

+ =St Louis= 15:94 Mr ‘17 15w

“Undoubtedly the most complete history of the thoughts and acts of this remarkable man that has ever been published in the English language.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 Jl 8 ‘17 330w

Annual of new poetry, 1917. *5s Constable & co., London 821.08

“Thirty pages, and more, of this volume are occupied by ‘dramatic reveries’ from Mr Gibson’s ‘Livelihood.’ Seven other poets are included. Two, Mr Davies and Mr Drinkwater, furnish barely twenty pages between them. There remain Mr Sturge Moore and Mr R. C. Trevelyan, who contribute each a single long poem, Mr Robert Frost, Mr Gordon Bottomley, and Mr Edward Eastaway.”—The Times [London] Lit Sup

=Ath= p309 Je ‘17 80w

“Perhaps the most interesting contributions to this volume are those by Edward Eastaway [Edward Thomas], whose poetic impulse was stimulated by the example of Robert Frost ... and who now lies dead on a French battlefield.” E: Garnett

=Atlan= 120:373 S ‘17 210w

“Mr Trevelyan’s drama is pretty enough but has none of the wit and brilliancy of his best work. ... Mr Gordon Bottomley contributes several beautiful little poems, all full of the pressure of life and death and of the greatness of to-day as coming out of yesterday and travelling to to-morrow. ... Mr Frost’s poems are just little bits of fact or incident which he has observed, sometimes more or less interesting, sometimes defiantly commonplace. ... Mr Eastaway is a real poet, with the truth in him. ... He has no instinct of selection. Several of his pieces here are not so much poems as notes out of which poems might have been made. But he has real imagination.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p151 Mr 29 ‘17 2000w

=APUKHTIN, ALEKSIEI NIKOLAEVICH.= From death to life; tr. from the original by R. Frank and E: Huybers. il 60c R. Frank, 15 E. 40th st., N.Y. 17-15469

“This first volume in the Gems of Russian literature series is a little book of sixty-odd pages containing a novelette by A. Apukhtin, Russian poet and novelist, who died in middle age a quarter of a century ago. The novelette might be called an essay in reincarnation, for it chronicles in the first person the thoughts and emotions of a man, a member of the Russian nobility, from the moment of his death until, on the day of his funeral, his individuality enters life again in the new-born infant of his wife’s maid. This brief shadow time is filled with intimations of previous existences which waver in and out through the dead man’s consciousness of what is going on around him, and it is ended by a passionate longing for life which fills him as his soul is born again into the body of the infant just entering the world.”—N Y Times

“The extravagance of the central idea in no way detracts from one’s enjoyment of the piece. The prose is simple and direct—and the images are poetic.”

+ =Dial= 63:282 S 27 ‘17 150w

“Such a trifle might seem memorable if stumbled on or more humbly presented, but for the first of a number of Gems of Russian literature it is scarce more glowing than artful glass.”

– + =New Repub= 13:192 D 15 ‘17 160w

“The eerie conceit is told with such simplicity and sincerity that it carries the air of absolute truth.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:260 Jl 8 ‘17 300w

=ARCHER, WILLIAM=, comp. Gems (?) of German thought. *$1.25 Doubleday 940.91 17-15965

Extracts from over eighty books and pamphlets, of which the full titles and dates of publication are given in every instance, showing, “the dominant characteristics of German mentality,” and arranged under the headings: “Deutschland über alles”; German ambitions; War-worship; Ruthlessness; Machiavelism; England, France, and Belgium—especially England. Mr Archer states in his introduction that the great majority of the quotations are taken direct from the original sources, and adds that “it will be found by anyone who puts the matter to the test that in no case is there any unfairness in taking these brief extracts out of their context. The context is almost always an aggravating rather than an extenuating circumstance.” There is an “Index of books and pamphlets from which quotations are made,” and an “Index of authors,” with brief notes placing the different writers in the public life of Germany.

=A L A Bkl= 14:17 O ‘17

=Ath= p411 Ag ‘17 70w

Reviewed by H. M. Kallen

=Dial= 63:264 S 27 ‘17 1300w

=Nation= 105:153 Ag 9 ‘17 330w

“Mr Archer has done an important service, as ingenious as it is real, to the cause of truth and of sober realization of the fundamental causes of the great world war by the compilation of this volume.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:247 Jl 1 ‘17 870w

=R of Rs= 56:325 S ‘17 140w

“It is unnecessary to insist upon Mr Archer’s qualifications for the task. As a literary and dramatic critic he has always been distinguished for independence, honesty, and a remarkable freedom from all insular bias. ... And his knowledge of continental literature is based upon first-hand acquaintance with the originals. The method he has adopted in this book is what might be expected from so well equipped and conscientious a writer.”

+ =Spec= 118:672 Je 16 ‘17 1700w

“They are meant to amuse us—as they do, except when we stop to reflect that a certain blindness in the German mind, which they exemplify, and which is much more a lack of humor than of humanity, has been a trait that helped to make the war possible.”

=Springf’d Republican= p17 Jl 1 ‘17 520w

=ARCHER, WILLIAM.= God and Mr Wells; a critical examination of “God, the invisible king.” *$1 Knopf (*1s 9d Watts & co., London) 201 17-24674

“Mr Archer is concerned about what the men of the future may think of Mr Wells, and accordingly writes what is certainly a witty and exhilarating, and the publisher calls a ‘complete and crushing,’ rejoinder. ... The critic’s point of view is that of the grave and respectful rationalist, who believes in the tendency of human progress towards good, but declines to be persuaded, by what he regards as ‘a mere system of nomenclature,’ into the belief that Mr Wells has found a new religion, a new God—in other words, the ‘key to the mystery of existence.’”—Ath

“As a literary effort, Mr Archer’s book is clearer, more humorous, and much more convincing than the book that evoked it. We say this without intending any adjudication on the issues at stake.”

=Ath= p406 Ag ‘17 130w

Reviewed by W: L. Phelps

* =Bookm= 46:723 F ‘18 950w

“Not much is left of Mr Wells’s glowingly imaginative creation after Mr Archer has devoted a hundred searching pages to its consideration but a large number of brightly colored shreds and tatters. Mr Archer has enjoyed himself very much in the making of them and the reader has equally enjoyed the process. But Mr Archer has not been simply destructive. As he goes along, and in a score or more of pages at the end, he modestly outlines a basis for man’s attitude toward the mystery of the universe and of himself that is austere almost to grimness but is simple, manful, and reasonable.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:368 S 30 ‘17 750w

=Pittsburgh= 22:769 N ‘17 80w

“In the latter part of his book Mr Archer extends his criticism from Mr Wells’s theology to Christian theology, and then he strikes us as no less ineffectual, because no less ignorant, and considerably less amusing, than Mr Wells when similarly engaged.”

— =Spec= 118:92 Jl 28 ‘17 550w

“Mr Archer is, it seems, an agnostic, and the destructive force of his Scottish intellect makes havoc with Mr Wells’s confident and bustling attempt to discover a God in the universe.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 O 1 ‘17 910w

=ARMSTRONG, HAMILTON FISH=, ed.[2] Book of New York verse. il *$2.50 Putnam 811.08

An anthology of New York verse, fittingly introduced and concluded with selections from Walt Whitman and celebrating both the ancient glories and the modern beauties of the city. The early poems in the collection are arranged in order of events. We have: Verrazano in New York harbour; Hudson’s last voyage; Epitaph for Peter Stuyvesant; When Broadway was a country road, etc. The later poems are arranged loosely by locality: Central park; Brooklyn bridge; Washington square; Broadway. Among the modern poets represented are Sara Teasdale, Chester Firkins, Dana Burnet, Ruth Comfort Mitchell, James Oppenheim, and Edward Arlington Robinson. There are over sixty illustrations, many of them from interesting old prints.

+ — =New Repub= 13:322 Ja 12 ‘18 210w

“In spite of its considerable bulk, this book of New York verse is hardly ever monotonous. The whole possession of the city’s past is suggested in the earlier pages, and no reader will leave them without a keen appreciation of Manhattan nomenclature.”

+ =N Y Times= 23:6 Ja 6 ‘18 620w

=ARNDT, WALTER TALLMADGE.= Emancipation of the American city. *$1.50 (2½c) Duffield 352 17-18177

“Home rule appears to the author to be the first step toward a solution of the many problems of the modern city. Not only is the achievement of this step necessary to enable the city to direct its affairs in its own interest, but it is indispensable to the training of its citizens in moral self-direction. Concentration of business and political responsibility through commission government (or its equivalent), the short ballot, separation of local from national political issues, the substitution of independent for partisan tickets, an adequate and irreproachable civil service, the regulation and curtailment of public-utility franchises, the rationalization and standardization of the finance methods of the city within the limits at least of solvency—these are some of the most important reforms explained and urged.” (Dial) There are seven appendices dealing with city charters, preferential voting, etc., and a two page bibliography.

“In not a few paragraphs the language, whether of criticism or of praise, is stronger than a dispassionate analysis of the facts would support. Nevertheless the book will make an effective appeal to those who like to drink their potions of reform propaganda with some ginger mixed in it.”

+ — =Am Pol Sci R= 11:789 N ‘17 150w

“Careful and illuminating study of the principles underlying home rule.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p9 N 3 ‘17 130w

“The viewpoint of the author is decidedly sane and progressive, and the book may be trusted to hold the interest of the average reader.”

+ =Dial= 63:276 S 27 ‘17 200w

“One of the best recent studies and discussions of American municipal government in the present age of reform.”

+ =Ind= 92:108 O 13 ‘17 100w

“It might be said that Mr Arndt has made available in the most readable way all the best thought of the intelligent business class and their unconscious academic allies on municipal government reform. ... Here, it seems to me, lies the value of the book for us. It is a compact and handy guide to recent useful political inventions, some of which it will pay us well to appropriate for our own purpose. There is, however, abundant evidence in this work of an utter failure to understand the heaviest burdens to which our cities have fallen heir.” Evans Clark

+ — =N Y Call= p15 O 14 ‘17 1150w

“One would have welcomed a more detailed account of the beginnings of municipal reform in this country, with some comment on the pioneers of the movement.”

+ — =R of Rs= 56:327 S ‘17 160w

“The best field for the book is probably among those newly enfranchised women who desire a simple, straightforward account of current reform efforts as an aid in understanding public questions.” R. S. Childs

+ =Survey= 39:370 D 29 ‘17 180w

=ARNOLD, SARAH LOUISE.= Story of the Sargent industrial school at Beacon, New York, 1891-1916. il Sarah L. Arnold, Simmons college, Boston 640.7 A17-1514

An intimate account of the founding, growth and success of the Sargent industrial school at Beacon-on-Hudson. To establish a home school for girls, without an institutional aspect, where culture and refinement abound, where house-keeping and home-making are efficiently taught, where the community spirit is nourished—this was the original hope of the founder. She began her work in 1878 and from that time to the present has trained more than ten thousand girls. The program provides courses in sewing, dressmaking, embroidery, cooking, house-keeping, laundry work, physical training, singing and drawing. The influence of the school upon the community is a valuable aspect of Mrs Sargent’s success.

=ARNOLD, THOMAS JACKSON.= Early life and letters of General Thomas J. Jackson, “Stonewall” Jackson. il *$2 Revell 17-241

“From earliest childhood, Mr Arnold (who is a nephew of General Jackson) tells us, his memory is very clear as to the personal appearance of General Jackson, ‘and from that time forward I knew him quite well as a boy would know a man.’ ... In later years, Mr Arnold knew intimately General Jackson’s boyhood companions, and from them gathered much unpublished interesting information. In addition, he recently came into possession of more than one hundred letters from General Jackson’s private correspondence. Of all this material he has made good, judicious use, producing what seems to the reader to be a new, and certainly a true portrait of the famous Confederate chieftain.”—Lit D

“These evidences of Jackson’s growth and inner life are both enlightening and characteristic, although it must be said that they do not materially qualify the picture we have in Dabney’s ‘Life and campaigns’ or Henderson’s remarkable portrait of more recent years. Mr Arnold has done his part of the work well and acceptably, without parade or undue hero-worship.” W: E. Dodd

+ — =Am Hist R= 23:413 Ja ‘18 1150w

=A L A Bkl= 13:398 Je ‘17

=Boston Transcript= p8 Ja 31 ‘17 470w

“The domestic qualities of Stonewall Jackson are traced in a biography by his widow, the military qualities, in the standard biography by Henderson. Neither Mrs Jackson nor Henderson, however, was fully or accurately informed about the early life of the great soldier. Information regarding these formative years has been gathered carefully by Mr Thomas J. Arnold, Jackson’s nephew, and is now published. ... For those who would become thoroughly acquainted with either the exact details of Jackson’s life, or the fulness of his character, an acquaintance with Mr Arnold’s work is indispensable.”

+ =Dial= 62:250 Mr 22 ‘17 250w

“A somewhat new and very personal view of the Confederate leader.”

+ =Ind= 89:421 Mr 5 ‘17 160w

+ =Lit D= 54:260 F 3 ‘17 850w

=R of Rs= 55:216 F ‘17 80w

=ARONOVICI, CAROL.= Social survey. (Bu. for social research of the Seybert inst. of Philadelphia) il $1.25 (2½c) Harper press, 1012 Chancellor st., Philadelphia 309.1 16-17518

This work has been developed from a pamphlet that was published as Bulletin no. 20 of the department of social and public service of the American Unitarian association. Parts of the book have also appeared in newspapers and magazines. Its purpose is to suggest lines of inquiry for those contemplating a local survey. Contents: The meaning of the survey; General considerations; Character of the community; The city plan; Local government; Suffrage; Industry; Health; Leisure; Education; Welfare agencies; Crime; Statistical facts and the survey; Social legislation and the survey; The facts and the people; A social program. A list of Social agencies of national scope is given in an appendix and there is a bibliography of thirty-six pages.

“The volume gives evidence of rather hasty composition. Its workmanship is distinctly inferior to the grade which the writer has maintained in special articles. Current platitudes too frequently appear as substitutes for clear thinking. ... The book gives little or no evidence of any utilization of the numerous reports of social surveys. A noticeable deficiency is the absence of even a brief résumé of the social survey movement. The merits, rather than the deficiencies, of the book are likely to impress the majority of its readers. The section on housing is an exceptionally good piece of work. Well-selected charts provide striking illustrations. ... The bibliography is of service not only for its representative enumeration of surveys, but also for the classified selection of books. There is, however, no acknowledgment of the author’s evident indebtedness to the ‘Bibliography of the social survey,’ published by the Department of surveys and exhibits of the Russell Sage foundation.” E. W. Burgess

=Am Econ= R 7:424 Je ‘17 420w

“Based on the author’s wide experience as director of the Bureau for social research, Philadelphia, this book furnishes a good, usable text for civic clubs and classes or communities which are contemplating a survey.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:243 Mr ‘17

“Closes with an excellent bibliography.”

+ =Cleveland= p37 Mr ‘17 60w

“A useful introduction to the subject for the general reader, as well as a convenient manual of reference in regard to the important surveys already completed. The work is characterized thruout by an active appreciation of the value of facts as a guide to conduct, and of the value of vision in guiding research.”

+ =Ind= 90:217 Ap 28 ‘17 120w

“It is not a handbook for social surveyors, but it is a first-rate introduction for the average citizen to the problems of his community.” R. E. Park

+ — =J Pol Econ= 25:752 Jl ‘17 270w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:8 Ja ‘17 50w

=Pittsburgh= 22:131 F ‘17 90w

=St Louis= 14:428 D ‘16

=ARTSYBASHEV, MIKHAIL PETROVICH.= Tales of the revolution; tr. by Percy Pinkerton. *$1.50 (1½c) Huebsch 17-26653

There are five stories in this book: Sheviriof; The blood-stain; Morning shadows; Pasha Tumanof; The doctor. All are stories of men and women who sacrificed themselves for the revolution. It appears a hopeless cause, in which a few helpless individuals hurl themselves in futile rebellion against an invincible power, but the stories, dark as they are, will be read with a different feeling now, when it is known that the sacrifice was not in vain.

=A L A Bkl= 14:25 O ‘17

“Characterized for the most part by a grim realism.”

=Ath= p253 My ‘17 10w

“This writer never lays himself open to criticism on the ground of inconsistency or of producing horror merely for horror’s sake. The emotions that he describes are justified by the situations which produce them, and these in turn by his characters, who are undoubtedly real to his experience. ... Personally we read him with mingled feelings—a deep admiration for his power and a feeling of the futility of its expenditure.” R. M.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Jl 11 ‘17 400w

“Artzibashef was a very young man when he wrote some of the stories in ‘Tales of the revolution,’ but they show little sign of immaturity. ... We may not like the Russia he shows us, we may even profess to disbelieve in its existence, yet he himself is the best proof that it does exist. It is a Russia that we must take into account in the present crisis, and in spite of Artzibashef’s black pessimism, by no means as a factor altogether evil. For it is an honest and a straightforward and an unsentimental Russia, and even in its hopelessness it keeps on striving.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:249 Jl 1 ‘17 800w

=ASH, SHOLOM.=[2] Mottke, the vagabond (Mottke ganef); tr. and ed. by Isaac Goldberg. *$1.50 (1½c) Luce, J: W. 17-30731

This novel, translated from the Yiddish, is a story of life in a Jewish village in Russian Poland and in the underworld of Warsaw. Mottke is born into an overcrowded household. His mother, who gave birth to a child each year, earned her living and that of her family by nursing other people’s children, her own being left to survive or die, as it happened. Mottke, who early shows a tenacious grasp on life, survives, to grow up an unkempt, unlettered lad, the terror of his village. At fourteen he had experienced all the sensations of life—except murder. And that follows not long after. In turn Mottke is a blower in a glass factory, a member of a troupe of wandering acrobats, and keeper of a brothel. He is torn between his love for two women, is moved to reform himself for the sake of one of them, is betrayed by her, and in the face of the other’s efforts to save him, gives himself up to defeat.

“The story has the usual characteristic of Russian literature, frankness, but also a certain wide humanity which makes it distinctive. In the great conflict of passions running through the book decency inevitably triumphs. The descriptions of Jewish life, told in nervous, vivid style are arresting.” I. W. L.

+ =Boston Transcript= p7 D 22 ‘17 780w

“The people throughout are well drawn, and the realism with which the life of the underworld is given makes it at once more pitiful and less alluring than most authors dare to present it. It is a sordid enough story, as far as its scenes go. Thieves, vagabonds, outcasts figure in it very largely. But they are not stereotyped, and therefore they have those moving qualities which belong to life in all its confusion of beauty and misery.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:570 D 23 ‘17 1000w

=ASHBEE, CHARLES ROBERT.= American league to enforce peace; with an introd. by G. Lowes Dickinson. *2s 6d Allen & Unwin, London 341.1 17-24821

“Mr Ashbee, who was one of the few Englishmen present at the inauguration of the American League to enforce peace, interprets in this book the tendencies of modern American opinion; and emphasizes the significance of that movement, which passed almost unnoticed in England until President Wilson’s speech in June, 1916. Like Mr Brailsford and others, he considers the adhesion of America to a League of nations would bring this project into the sphere of practical politics; and he is alive to the value of the United States as a counter-weight in the European league; for the United States, within its own borders, is solving by fusion some problems of nationality.”—Int J Ethics

+ =Ath= p256 My ‘17 90w

=Int J Ethics= 27:539 Jl ‘17 100w

“If Mr Ashbee does not later prove a true prophet, he has at any rate written a stimulating and incisive analysis of recent American public opinion towards international problems.”

+ =New Repub= 13:sup16 N 17 ‘17 170w

=Spec= 118:568 My 19 ‘17 80w

=ASHLEY, ROSCOE LEWIS.= New civics; a textbook for secondary schools. il *$1.20 Macmillan 353 17-11359

“Part 1 is devoted to the topic, ‘The citizen and society,’ and contains chapters on citizenship, the education of the citizen, the American nation, civic organization, and the American home and family. Part 2 deals with ‘Government and the citizen’ and is made up of a chapter on each of the following topics: suffrage and elections, other means of popular control, civil liberty and public welfare, public finance, city government, state and country government, the national constitution, and the national government. Part 3 is on the general topic, ‘Some public activities.’ Public health and welfare, labor and industry, commerce, other business activities, territories and public land, and foreign relations are the subjects considered. The appendix contains an outline of a course on civic problems. ... At the end of each chapter there is a list of general references on the material considered in the chapter, a series of topics for special consideration with exact references on each, a group of studies which contain material for brief daily reports, and, finally, a number of questions based, for the most part, on the text. Besides the foregoing aids the book contains some sixty-four well-selected illustrations and eight maps and charts.”—School R

“Equipped with excellent notes and teaching aids. The book has been recommended to teachers of citizenship for adults in the extension department of the Cleveland schools.”

+ =Cleveland= p135 D ‘17 90w

“If books like this could be placed in every school it is no rash prediction that the electorate of the next generation would view political issues more sanely and thoughtfully than this.”

+ =Ind= 91:235 Ag 11 ‘17 70w

“Singularly free from any partisanship. Written as a text for high schools, it may well serve as a handy reference to the general reader.” A. D.

+ =St Louis= 15:322 S ‘17 24w

“From the standpoint of teaching aids the book has much to commend it. ... There is also an abundance of marginal notes as well as footnotes. On the whole the book is a decided improvement over the traditional text on civics.”

+ =School R= 25:532 S ‘17 280w

=ASHLEY, W. B.=, comp. Church advertising; its why and how; papers delivered before the Church advertising section of the twelfth annual convention of the Associated advertising clubs of the world. il *$1 (4c) Lippincott 260 17-19521

“A series of lively discussions of church advertising and publicity methods by authorities on the subject, who presented their views at the first national conference on church advertising held in Philadelphia in June, 1916. Seemingly nothing has been omitted in the way of church advertising, from the out-of-door devices, steeples, bulletins, etc., to moving pictures and newspaper publicity.”—R of Rs

+ =Ind= 91:293 Ag 25 ‘17 100w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:125 Ag ‘17

+ =R of Rs= 56:331 S ‘17 90w

“This volume gives many useful suggestions for the church which is looking for ideas. Hesitating churches will likewise get inspiration. Tell the world about the gospel and do it in the 20th century way—advertising. That seems to be the burden of these exhortations.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p8 Ag 1 ‘17 250w

=ASHMUN, MARGARET ELIZA.= Heart of Isabel Carleton. il *$1.25 (2c) Macmillan 17-25745

A sequel to “Isabel Carleton’s year,” one of last season’s popular books for girls. The early scenes of the story are laid in London in the fall of 1914. Isabel and her cousin, Mrs Everard, who have been traveling on the continent, reach England just as war is declared. The second part of the story takes her back to Jefferson. She is joyfully received by her family and enters the state university with every promise for a bright future. But there is a dark cloud in her sky, for between herself and Rodney Fox, always her best and most understanding friend, there seems to be a barrier. But this situation is adjusted and Isabel is further made happy by the opportunity to do a service in memory of her friend, Molly Ramsay, whose death had been the tragic incident of the year before.

“Distinguished by its wholesome simplicity and its emphasis on natural interests and companionships. Not as sentimental as its title.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:135 Ja ‘18

+ =N Y Times= 22:547 D 9 ‘17 70w

“An agreeable story for girls.”

+ =Outlook= 117:432 N 14 ‘17 20w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p13 D 16 ‘17 140w

=ASHTON, HELEN.= Marshdikes. *$1.40 Brentano’s

“Marshdikes is the house on the coast of England where Michael and Celia Dittany have made their home, and where they each do their writing. In different ways each has a sincere fondness for Francis Harland and a deep desire to bring more happiness into his life, as well as to give him some real interest in existence. For this reason they invite him to Marshdikes, hoping that this intimate glimpse of their own happiness may bring him nearer to falling in love with Michael’s young half-sister Letty, who imagines herself tremendously in love with Harland. Through a series of clever chapters, Francis evades their efforts, always fearful of where they may lead him and always content with his rather superficial life. The way in which Celia gains her end, only to discover at last that she has made a mistake, is cleverly managed.”—Boston Transcript

“A certain gift of brilliant dialogue is the largest attraction of this novel by a new writer.”

+ — =Boston Transcript= p6 Jl 18 ‘17 320w

“The story, which begins simply as a gay and sparkling tale, becomes more serious as it proceeds.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:137 Ap 15 ‘17 250w

=ATHERTON, MRS GERTRUDE FRANKLIN (HORN).= Living present. il *$1.50 (2½c) Stokes 940.91 17-18157

Mrs Atherton spent several months in France in 1916 studying the work of French women. She devotes the major part of her book to the work they are doing to help win the war and to the changes that the war seems to be making in French life, especially in the re-action of the French woman to life. The last five chapters, under the caption “Feminism in peace and war,” discuss the present and probable future status of woman in the United States as well as in Europe.

=A L A Bkl= 14:17 O ‘17

“One gets a feeling of impressions caught at lightning speed and given out all the more personally for not having been mulled over and reasoned out.” Edna Kenton

+ =Bookm= 46:343 N ‘17 830w

“A distinctly valuable sociological contribution as well as a vivid record of contemporary women.” D. F. G.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Jl 11 ‘17 920w

“The second part of the present volume is worthless; but the first part where the author states facts, and does not attempt to philosophize, is interesting and even inspiring.”

+ — =Cath World= 106:124 O ‘17 570w

“Strongly tinged with Mrs Atherton’s personality and feministic views, the book is readable and provocative of thought.”

+ =Cleveland= p118 N ‘17 50w

“Mrs Atherton’s book, we believe, would have been more delightful, had she confined herself to portraiture and narrative, instead of undertaking, rather superficially, an abstract discussion of values.”

+ — =Dial= 63:166 Ag 30 ‘17 400w

=Ind= 91:352 S 1 ‘17 60w

+ =Lit D= 55:48 D 1 ‘17 200w

“Her book is a curious although intriguing jumble of prejudice, keen, swift insight, merciless observation and a good deal of perhaps unconscious snobbery. Only Mrs Atherton could have written it without misgivings.”

+ — =New Repub= 12:310 O 13 ‘17 450w

“She writes with frank and astonishing one-sidedness.” C. W.

— =N Y Call= p14 Ag 26 ‘17 180w

+ =N Y Times= 22:254 Jl 8 ‘17 950w

“Of some of the ideas she strikes out, one can say only that they show ability, not that they are inherently sound. The notion, for example, that there is among woman an instinctive tendency toward a return to the primeval matriarchate, though none too seriously advanced, is yet advanced with more seriousness than it probably deserves. Inherently sound ideas are, however, not lacking.”

+ — =No Am= 206:635 O ‘17 950w

+ =Outlook= 116:592 Ag 15 ‘17 90w

+ =Pittsburgh= 22:679 O ‘17 40w

“Her speculations as to the bearing of the war on the future course of feminism in France are also provocatively stimulating.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p579 N 29 ‘17 770w.

=ATKINSON, ELEANOR (STACKHOUSE) (MRS FRANCIS BLAKE ATKINSON).= Hearts undaunted; a romance of four frontiers. il *$1.30 (2c) Harper 17-31031

This story follows the forward movement of the frontier from northern New York to Chicago. The heroine, Eleanor Lytle, spends her childhood as a captive among the Indians. As a little girl of three, she attracts the attention of Chief Cornplanter, who kidnaps her and makes her an honored member of his tribe. She is grown to young womanhood before she is returned to her sorrowing mother. To make up to her for the years of suffering, Eleanor marries the man who is her mother’s choice, but later, after his death, she marries one she loves and goes westward with him, as a pioneer to the new frontier.

“Of limited appeal.”

+ — =A L A Bkl= 14:168 F ‘18

“Despite its interest, and the fact that it is based on historic truth, the book does lack the element of realism. It is glossed over with sentimentality; heroism and nobility are unrelieved by any mere human failing. It is, however, much more entertaining than the average romance, and the stressed historic note gives it an added interest.”

+ — =N Y Times= 22:500 N 25 ‘17 400w

=ATWOOD, ALBERT WILLIAM.= How to get ahead; saving money and making it work. *$1.25 (2c) Bobbs 331.84 17-6557

“The purpose of this book is to help young men and women of moderate earning capacity to save and invest money. Incidentally its aim is to show the advantages of thrift. The main purpose is the practical one of explaining actual, workable methods of saving and investment.” (Introd.) The author writes on: Money—its use and abuse; Real and unreal wants; Personal finance; Family finance; Saving on small wages; Making money work; Owning a home; Different kinds of desirable investments, etc.

“Author is a lecturer on finance at New York university.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:329 My ‘17

“There is not much in recognition of those ideals of life which are higher than money making and money saving. But there are a few reminders that many wage-earners are failing to make the most of their opportunities.”

=Boston Transcript= p6 Je 27 ‘17 350w

+ =Ind= 90:517 Je 16 ‘17 40w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:43 Mr ‘17

=Pittsburgh= 22:689 O ‘17 40w

+ =St Louis= 15:135 My ‘17 30w

=St Louis= 15:347 S ‘17

=AUMONIER, STACY.= Friends, and other stories. *$1 (2½c) Century 17-23334

“Stacy Aumonier, author of ‘Olga Bardel,’ is an Englishman well known in London as a landscape painter as well as a writer. This book contains three of his short stories, of which ‘The friends,’ which gives title to the volume, appeared in the Century Magazine. ... The other two, ‘The packet’ and ‘In the way of business,’ are similar in theme and treatment. ... All three deal with business men in London, salesmen and department managers of furniture or dry goods houses, and the central theme of all of them is the immense amount of alcohol these men consume by way of facilitating the conduct of their affairs. ... One of the stories, ‘In the way of business,’ deals with the business career of a hard-working, upright, morally fastidious man who does not like alcoholic drinks and to whom they are physically ruinous. The story tells how, notwithstanding his struggles, he cannot make a living for his family until, little by little, he comes round to the methods of the others, and what happened to him afterward.”—N Y Times

“The initial story is by far the best of the three. ... There is no air of preaching about it, no attempt to draw a moral. It is just a story told with such fine realism, such artistic and impressive selection and arrangement of incidents that it becomes wholly convincing.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:336 S 9 ‘17 470w

=AUSTIN, FRANK EUGENE.= Examples in battery engineering. il $1.25 Austin, F. E., Hanover, N.H. 621.3 17-20028

“‘Battery engineering’ is quite distinct from the subject of the chemistry, or chemical reactions accompanying the operation of batteries. The latter subject is not given extensive consideration in this book; it being deemed expedient to devote the discussion to those features that are of importance in the efficient industrial operation of any and all types or kinds of cells and batteries. ... The arrangement of the subject matter in lessons under important subject headings adapts the book for use as a textbook, while the discussion of the application of theory to practice renders the book useful to electricians, operators of submarines, and of automobiles.” (Preface) The author is a professor in the Thayer school of civil engineering connected with Dartmouth college.

=AUSTIN, FRANK EUGENE.= Preliminary mathematics. $1.20 Austin, F. E., Hanover, N.H. 512 17-11117

“This book is designed by its author, a professor in the Thayer school of civil engineering connected with Dartmouth college, to serve as a connecting link between the study of arithmetic and the study of algebra. The subject matter up to page 77 is suitable for pupils in the eighth grade and below, while the remaining portion of the text will prove of assistance to pupils in the high schools. ... Many points are explained herein that are passed over in ordinary text books. The chief object of this book is to show how to solve problems.” (Preface)

“Useful to one who has not had the advantages of school and wishes to take up arithmetic and algebra by himself.”

+ =Pittsburgh= 22:443 My ‘17 100w (Reprinted from Telephony p46 Ap 7 ‘17)

=Railway Mechanical Engineer= p175 Ap ‘17

=AUSTIN, MARY (HUNTER) (MRS STAFFORD W. AUSTIN).= The ford. il *$1.50 (1c) Houghton 17-11466

California is at once the scene and the theme of this novel. Steven Brent, one of those men who have an instinctive feeling for the soil, who are meant to be its tillers, has nurtured his ranch, Las Palomitas, till it is on the point of paying, when he yields to the persuasions of his wife and the promises held out by the speculators and goes into oil. But men of his calibre are not built for speculation. Financial failure and the wife’s death come together. The story thereafter is concerned with the two Brent children, Anne and Kenneth, whose dream it is to buy back Las Palomitas. In the end it is Anne who accomplishes it, for Anne proves to have the business sense that those two lovers of the soil for its own sake, Kenneth and his father, lack. Anne is the new woman at her best.

“Well written and more interesting for its atmosphere and character drawing than for its plot.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:448 Jl ‘17

“A story of fine feeling and (to use a wooden term) exceptional workmanship. Its four women might be taken as a microcosm of the modern world of women.” H. W. Boynton

+ =Bookm= 45:412 Je ‘17 550w

“The great social and commercial plot behind these children is strongly handled and conveys more than any other American fiction since Frank Norris of what Mrs Austin calls the ‘epic quality of the west.’” J: Macy

+ =Dial= 63:112 Ag 16 ‘17 380w

“The story is interesting, and yet it disappoints us in some way not easy to describe. There is a vagueness which allows the mind of the reader to wander and his interest to flag. ... Words cloud the plot and befog the issue.”

+ — =Lit D= 54:1858 Je 16 ‘17 180w

“In this book is a substance worthy of Mrs Austin’s rich and finished style.”

+ =Nation= 104:601 My 17 ‘17 680w

“Brooding deep beneath the ferocious animosities of capitalist and homesteader, Mary Austin has wrought in her still pastoral something of almost Biblical beauty. Some few novels of the year may offer as good construction; fewer as clear, racy diction; none a more satisfying picture than little dripping Kenneth with the drowned lamb in his arms.” T. D. Mygatt

+ =N Y Call= p14 Jl 1 ‘17 600w

+ =N Y Times= 22:157 Ap 22 ‘17 650w

“Industrial conditions, business intrigue, social reactions, and the temperaments of individuals are all constantly involved among the motives of this remarkable tale, and all are treated with knowledge, with insight, and with feeling. It is one’s final impression, however, that the story as a whole fails to attain a quite sufficient unity and strength. ... The reader is roused as by an impassioned plea; he is stimulated to the point of being ready to change his whole outlook upon life and yet in the end he cannot tell whether the thing that has so impressed him is Providence or the brute forces of life or the spirit of California. ... One must marvel at the degree of success which Mrs Austin has attained in treating a broad and complex theme both comprehensively and minutely, both psychologically and epically.”

+ =No Am= 206:132 Jl ‘17 1050w

“The description is clear and strong in its picture of industrial conditions. There are also charm and romance in the life of the young people. The plot and development are not as closely woven as one could wish.”

+ — =Outlook= 116:32 My 2 ‘17 50w

“Stands without a peer among recent books of fiction as a thoroughly characteristic portrayal of a typically American community of the West.”

+ =R of Rs= 55:663 Je ‘17 470w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p15 Jl 22 ‘17 500w

=AYDELOTTE, FRANK=, ed. English and engineering. *$1.50 McGraw 620.7 17-4324

A collection of essays for the use of English classes in engineering colleges. “A quotation from the introduction is the fullest explanation of Professor Aydelotte’s endeavor, and an index of the pedagogic value of his work: ‘To train the student to write by first training him to think—to stimulate his thought by directing his attention to problems of his own profession and of his own education and to the illumination of them which he can find in literature: these two tasks may be performed together—better together than separately—and with that double aim in view this collection has been made.’” (Engin Rec)

=A L A Bkl= 13:340 My ‘17

“An admirable collection of essays with a breadth and keenness of selection that certifies the right of its compiler to occupy the chair of English in one of our greatest engineering schools. Also a most commendable introduction whose ideas are unassailable and remarkably illustrated. ... In no sense can it be taken as a handbook. It needs the attrition of the class to make its somewhat hidden gold to glisten. To any except those who know writing and its methods, the collection of essays would prove a bewilderment.”

+ =Engin Rec= 75:275 F 17 ‘17 450w

“If this book is designed for use in a course in freshman composition, it has too limited a scope, if it is to be used for the specific purpose indicated above, as a part of a broader programme, it is an admirable volume.”

=Nation= 104:547 My 3 ‘17 400w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:61 Ap ‘17

=Pittsburgh= 22:204 Mr ‘17

“‘Collection of selected essays, some by famous authors and some by others of lesser note. ... A most interesting collection of good writings that any man will profit by reading, and it should find a welcome on the shelf of every technical man who aspires, as he should, to evaluate the place that his profession occupies in the affairs of the world.’” D. S. Kimball

+ =Pittsburgh= 22:332 Ap ‘17 60w (Reprinted from American Machinist p440 Mr 8 ‘17)

“The author is professor of English in the Massachusetts institute of technology.”

=St Louis= 15:117 Ap ‘17 12w

=AYDELOTTE, FRANK.=[2] Oxford stamp, and other essays. *$1.20 Oxford 378 18-390

“A group of essays forming the ‘educational creed of an American Oxonian’ is brought together in this volume whose writer is Professor Frank Aydelotte of the Massachusetts Institute of technology, and they are the fruits of his residence and study at the English university as a Rhodes scholar. ‘The holder of one of these appointments,’ he says, ‘who on his return from Oxford engages in university teaching in this country, inevitably makes comparisons, and looks at many of our educational problems from a new point of view. Much in the work and atmosphere of an English university is strikingly different from the adaptations of German university methods which have prevailed in our higher education for half a century. In the hope that this point of view may interest students of our educational problems, these essays are put together.’ Among their titles are ‘The Oxford stamp,’ ‘Spectators and sport,’ ‘The religion of punch,’ ‘A challenge to Rhodes scholars,’ ‘English as humane letters,’ and ‘Robert Louis Stevenson darkening counsel.’”—Boston Transcript

“Rarely before has the complex English college system and the unique English college life been described so clearly and so briefly.” E. F. E.

+ =Boston Transcript= p7 D 29 ‘17 950w

=AYSCOUGH, JOHN, pseud. (BP. FRANCIS BROWNING DREW BICKERSTAFFE-DREW).= French windows. *$1.50 Longmans 940.91 17-24699

The author of this book, the chapters of which originally appeared in the Month, an English periodical, was for the first eighteen months of the war attached to the British expeditionary force as chaplain to a field ambulance. The book does not describe military operations, but consists mainly of conversations with various French and British soldiers. Though John Ayscough is known as a writer of highly imaginative fiction, he assures us that every character and episode in these pages is taken from life, and that his first-hand impressions have not been retouched.

“It sounds like a contradiction of terms to speak of a charming war book; yet this is exactly what John Ayscough’s new volume is—a book of the war, written in the very heat of the war and out of its turbulent heart, throbbing with its deepest feelings, and yet charming beyond words. Whatever of self-revelation the soldier himself in this war may write, we can never again quite so penetratingly see into it as John Ayscough makes us see.”

+ =Cath World= 106:683 F ‘18 210w

=Cleveland= p85 Jl ‘17 60w

“The book is always sympathetic, often heart-breaking, almost always tender, and not easy to forget.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:558 D 16 ‘17 430w

“Episodes and characters are drawn from reality and each conversation is a portrait and a history.”

+ =Pittsburgh= 22:679 O ‘17 70w

“Some of the conversations are of so intimate a character that it almost seems indecent to have recorded them. Humour and pathos jostle one another in these fugitive pages. John Ayscough seems to realize that if things are tragic enough they are funny. Insight and understanding are in this book, and, in spite of a tendency to occasional gush and rhapsody, it has a value of its own. It reveals the simple greatness of the English soldier.”

+ — =Sat R= 123:sup6 My 19 ‘17 100w

“The point of view is that of a man of fifty-six, a Roman Catholic priest singularly devoid of any sectarian bias; one who, though not French, loves every field of France as if he had been born on it, and speaks her language fluently, if not idiomatically; a lover of his kind, ‘half priest and half poet’; and above all a thinker who looks at everything ‘sub specie æternitatis’, and even in the darkest hours remains undismayed and unshaken in his faith. ... This is a book which differs from most war books by reason of its aim. It shows that amid all that makes for brutalization and misery and despair in modern warfare, there are exultations as well as agonies, and that man’s soul remains unconquerable.”

+ =Spec= 118:61 Jl 21 ‘17 1650w

“Mr Ayscough evidently inspires affection in the young soldiers with whom he lives; he betrays his natural pleasure thereat, with undeniable egotism and he records far too categorically the terms in which that affection is conveyed.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p197 Ap 26 ‘17 320w

=AZAN, PAUL JEAN LOUIS.= War of positions; with a preface by Brigadier General Joseph E. Kuhn, U.S.A.; tr. at Harvard university. *$1.25 Harvard univ. press 355 17-22880

“The author of this little book is one of the group of officers sent over here by the French government to assist in the training of officers for our new American army. As chief of the military mission which was sent to the Officers’ reserve training camp at Harvard, he worked there all spring and summer, arousing the greatest of enthusiasm among the hundreds of men who were in training under him. ... The same principles of warfare which he expounded to his pupils there he has explained in this book. ... In part one the author considers the present war, its general characteristics, the different forms of warfare it has developed, the fronts, attrition, principles of offensive and defensive, the rôle of a high command in an offensive, the functions of the different arms of the service. The second part deals with ‘Positions,’ their organization, trench duties and relief, while the third and fourth parts develop the principles of attack on a position and defense of a position.”—N Y Times

=A L A Bkl= 14:75 D ‘17

“While written primarily for the instruction of American officers who are going abroad it is full of interest for the student of military history or for any intelligent reader.”

+ =Am Pol Sci R= 11:789 N ‘17 170w

“The book ought to be of the greatest value to all officers and non-coms of the new American armies and of their privates as well. In his capacity as director of officers’ schools in France, Colonel Azan has trained a large part of the French officers up to and including the rank of major. He has, therefore, learned how to teach.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:453 N 4 ‘17 450w

=St Louis= 15:417 D ‘17 20w

=The Times [London] Lit Sup= p571 N 22 ‘17 50w


=BACHELLER, IRVING ADDISON.= Light in the clearing; a tale of the north country in the time of Silas Wright. il *$1.50 (1c) Bobbs 17-11215

A story of northern New York state in the first half of the nineteenth century. Much of it is woven about the career of Silas Wright, an early governor of the state. It is told in the first person, however, by Barton Baynes, a boy who came under Wright’s protection early in his career and who was inspired by the older man’s encouragement and example. The early chapters, telling of Barton’s boyhood, spent with stern-faced Aunt Deel and big-hearted Uncle Peabody, give a good picture of the life of the times.

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:401 Je ‘17

Reviewed by H. W. Boynton

+ =Bookm= 45:408 Je ‘17 650w

“Readers Mr Bacheller will have for his latest novel, and plenty of them, but it will not be long in passing into the dim obscurity of contemporary fiction. It is thoroughly out of date. It is not even a good example of the desirable things of the past, of those departed forms of fiction whose death we sometimes regret. It is distinctly the survival of the unfittest. Yet it is entertaining in its way.” E. F. E.

– + =Boston Transcript= p8 Ap 14 ‘17 1350w

+ =Cath World= 105:554 Jl ‘17 100w

“Told with simplicity, kindly humor, and genuine understanding.”

+ =Dial= 62:483 My 31 ‘17 200w

“Excellent as are Mr Bacheller’s other works—‘Eben Holden,’ ‘D’ri and I,’ and the ever-popular ‘Keeping up with Lizzie’—none of them equals this story of the forties, either in artistic finish or in breadth of spirit. It is a book we would like every American girl and boy to read.”

+ =Ind= 90:380 My 26 ‘17 150w

“The book is amusing and certainly uplifting in its influence, but sometimes a trifle artificial.”

+ =Lit D= 54:1856 Je 16 ‘17 210w

“‘The light in the clearing’ takes us, yet again, upon a sentimental journey, in a very good sense of the term, into the past. ... Mr Bacheller has the knack of making one’s throat swell with simple, homefelt emotion for the golden rule and other tritenesses which, for the most part, we are ready enough to abandon to the movies, literary and other.”

+ =Nation= 104:581 My 10 ‘17 560w

“Very different in method and purpose from any of his previous stories, Mr Bacheller’s new novel must be accounted, at the outset, as quite the most important piece of fiction he has put forth.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:125 Ap 8 ‘17 850w

“‘The light in the clearing’ is an exact complement to ‘Eben Holden,’ as unmistakably good, less idyllic, but stronger. The two together would seem in themselves to assure their author a considerable and permanent place in American literature.”

+ =No Am= 205:947 Je ‘17 1200w

“Sturdy American ideals are wholesomely offered to admiration and emulation.”

+ =Outlook= 116:32 My 2 ‘17 50w

“It is a story of simple, homespun life, full of wide, out-door freedom, and the healing, balsamic breath of a cleaner, younger world.” F: T. Cooper

+ =Pub W= 91:1316 Ap 21 ‘17 550w

“While the story is episodical, it is skilfully knit, and the reader’s attention never relaxes until the final page is turned. The book will have a host of contented readers.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p19 My 13 ‘17 650w

“The continual exaltation of commonplace virtues makes it a wholesome but somewhat tiresome story.”

+ — =Wis Lib Bul= 13:221 Jl ‘17 40w

=BACON, CORINNE=, comp. Children’s catalog of thirty-five hundred books; a guide to the best reading for boys and girls. (Standard catalog ser.) *$6 Wilson, H. W. 028.5 17-17986

The first edition of the Children’s catalog, a 1,000-title list, was noted in the Digest in 1916. The 3,500-title list includes a few books in French and German; also a few 1916 books published too late for inclusion in the 2,000-title list. 700 volumes have been analyzed. “The editor has been fortunate in securing the advice and cooperation of Miss Agnes Cowing, of the Pratt institute free library; Miss Alice I. Hazeltine, of the St Louis public library; Miss Hatch, of the Cleveland public library, and of the staff of the Carnegie library of Pittsburgh. ... The numbers in parentheses after titles indicate approximately the grades for which the books are suitable, and have been taken for the most part from various library lists. Two of the collaborators also made suggestions as to grading.” (Preface) The 1,000 list, buckram bound, sells for $2; the 2,000 list, for $4; the 3,500 list for $6. These catalogs are also issued in paper covers printed on light-weight paper for quantity use. These are for sale exclusively to those who have previously purchased at least one bound copy. They are sold in lots of ten or more at 15c, 25c, and 40c per copy.

=A L A Bkl= 13:272 Mr ‘17

“This compilation, by one whose work in other lines gives assurance of more than usual merit, is based on many selected lists, and is the result of the advice and co-operation of children’s librarians and others familiar with literature for children.”

=Bul of Bibliography= 9:112 Ja ‘17 170w

“All workers with boys and girls, and especially those who have to do with school and public libraries will be grateful to the compiler for the infinite pains she has taken to make sure of a wise selection of really good, wholesome books for young people. Parents will do well to consult the catalog in the public library which they patronize. It goes without saying that every public library will make available this unsurpassed list, without which no library can be said to be properly equipped.” F. H. P.

+ =Education= 36:660 Je ‘17 140w

“The author and publisher of this important book has done a great service to teachers in every grade of the elementary school. As the title indicates, the list is large enough to include the best in all of the more important fields of knowledge.”

+ =El School J= 18:77 S ‘17 350w

“A most valuable bibliography of elementary-school children’s books and books about such books.”

+ =English Journal (Chicago)= 6:207 Mr ‘17 20w

“It is needless to say the advice is trustworthy and of immense value to librarians, teachers and book purchasers.”

+ =Ind= 91:297 Ag 25 ‘17 60w

“Every school and every home needs it in order to buy books intelligently.”

+ =Journal of Education= 85:702 Je 21 ‘17 120w

“The catalog containing 2,000 titles and analyticals for 447 volumes has been practically tested in our children’s room and found to answer most of the demands, although for large collections the 3,500 list now [April, 1917] in preparation will of course be more satisfactory. ... The questions now asked by school children demand indexes that will lead directly to up-to-date reliable facts. How well this demand has been met may be judged by a few titles taken at random from the 2,000 catalog. ... The profession owes a debt of gratitude to Miss Bacon for supplying so indispensable a tool that will lessen the present duplication of effort and promote greater efficiency.” N. M. De Laughter

+ =Public Libraries= 22:148 Ap ‘17 400w

“The list will be useful to librarians for selection and for cataloging. The subject headings conform in the main to Miss Mann’s ‘Subject headings for use in dictionary catalogs of juvenile books.’ It will be useful at the librarian’s desk if checked with books in the library and used as a printed catalog. ... Extra copies would be useful for the public, for special use of teachers, or for catalogers.”

+ =Wis Lib Bul= 13:18 Ja ‘17 270w

=BACON, CORINNE=, comp. Prison reform. *$1.25 (1c) Wilson, H. W. 365 17-4496

This volume in the Handbook series is designed to give the reader a general knowledge of prison reform in the United States. The material of the book, a selection of the best articles from the literature on the subject, is arranged under nine headings: History of prison reform; Conditions and methods in prisons and reformatories; Sing Sing and Warden Osborne; Psychopathic clinics and classification of prisoners; Convict labor; Indeterminate sentence; Probation and parole; Jails; Centralized control of penal institutions. The bibliography, which is unusually full, follows a similar arrangement. A paper on “The prison of the future” has been written for the volume by Thomas Mott Osborne.

=A L A Bkl= 13:288 Ap ‘17

=Cath World= 105:835 S ‘17 140w

“There is an excellent bibliography.”

+ =Cleveland= p39 Mr ‘17 80w

“A timely and much-needed work.”

+ =Ind= 89:362 F 26 ‘17 20w

“It is a compilation of over 90 articles by students and experts covering almost the entire field of penology. ... In addition to the 300 pages devoted to the various aspects of reform within the walls, there is a valuable bibliography of 24 pages, listing books, pamphlets, reports, periodicals and many articles dealing with the general subject. ... We take pleasure in commending this book to all students and readers of penological problems.”

=Journal of Prison Discipline and Philanthropy= n s 56:43 Mr ‘17 140w

=Springf’d Republican= p15 Jl 15 ‘17 180w

Reviewed by Philip Klein

=Survey= 38:46 Ap 14 ‘17 120w

+ =Wis Lib Bul= 13:59 F ‘17 60w

=BACON, GEORGE WASHINGTON.= Keeping young and well; annotated by W: T: Fernie. *$1 (3c) Clode, E: J. 613 17-24683

The author of “Health and longevity” packs these new chapters full of valuable matter which aims at a maximum of utility with a minimum of words. A long study of personal hygiene and a life-long practice of what the writer preaches give authority to his undertaking. Contents: Health hints for the home; Bodily organs and their functions; Our food, and errors in diet; The drink habit; Light, pure air and ventilation; Respiration and deep breathing; Cheerfulness and happiness; Exercise and rest; Sound sleep and its benefits; Vital energy—conserved or wasted; A long and healthy life; Fifty maxims and rules for the aged; Colds: causes, prevention, remedies; One hundred ailments—cause, prevention and home remedies; Our foods and their medicinal values; Medical glossary.

=BADLEY, JOHN HADEN.= Education after the war. *$1.25 Longmans 375 (Eng ed E17-671)

“The author has been for many years a leader in British education, especially in the Workers’ educational association, but he is best known for the demonstration school which he has maintained for twenty-four years at Petersfield in Hampshire. ... Mr J. H. Badley was trained at Rugby, at Cambridge and in Germany. He was interested with Cecil Reddie and Edward Carpenter in the opening of Abbotsholme, but turned from this work to the establishment of his old experimental school primarily because of his interest in coeducation. ... The book contains a careful consideration of the needs of each stage of life from the nursery up. The differentiation of workers and professional groups is well thought out. The plan for training for national service gives consideration to the claims of militarism.”—Springf’d Republican

“Mr Badley rightly says that all subjects will be equally narrowing in their influence if the value of any kind of work be judged by the direct help it will give to the earning of an income. He proposes that special work required for professional training should be begun during the last two years of the suggested longer school course, with the object of relieving the university of much of the preliminary work which now usually occupies the first year of its course. Stress is laid upon the value of research to university students.”

+ =Ath= p355 Jl ‘17 200w

“Of especial interest to Americans are the plans for training for national service. A positive program is given in detail but possibly of equal importance is the very clear showing of what is not essential to this training.” F. A. Manny

+ =Educ R= 54:191 S ‘17 600w

“America has much to learn from what he offers.”

+ =Ind= 91:296 Ag 25 ‘17 100w

“Those who have followed the author’s work will not be surprised to find the outline and details of this post-war program suggestive at many points for American needs.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 Ag 22 ‘17 400w

=BAGWELL, RICHARD.= Ireland under the Stuarts and during the interregnum. 3v v 3 *$5 Longmans 941.5

=v 3= 1660-1690.

“There are now six stately volumes written by Mr Bagwell, and in them he narrates the fortunes of his native land from the days of the Tudors to the fall of the Stuarts at the battle of the Boyne. ... In the larger part of the present book he has no other historian to fear, for he is the first to describe the reign of Charles II at any length or with any proper sense of the importance of its opening years. ... From measures to men there is an easy transition. The historian is quite at home in drawing the characters of men like Lord Robartes, Lord Berkeley, Essex, and Clarendon, who were the real governors of the country. ... Another prominent man is Tyrconnel, and a consideration of his strange career introduces quite naturally the revolution in Ireland. ... In the concluding chapters Mr Bagwell has a short account of the three churches and the social state of the country from the restoration to the revolution.” (The Times [London] Lit Sup) For volumes 1 and 2 of this history, consult Digest annual volume for 1909.

“The first adequate account of Ireland during the restoration. That, in a sense, is the chief contribution of this present volume. ... From his pages are eliminated that passion which has made most Irish history all politics, and that memory of wrongs which has made most Irish politics all history.” W. C. Abbott

+ =Am Hist R= 22:645 Ap ‘17 1000w (Review of v 3)

“Though Irish by birth, Mr Bagwell is probably of Anglo-Irish stock. In politics he is a Unionist of the more positive type. This fact is, of course, sufficient to render his work unacceptable to a large part of the reading public in Ireland; for in spite of his almost painful effort to do justice to both sides in the controversies of Britain, it is quite clear that Mr Bagwell regards the union of Ireland with England as one that is necessary to both countries. Critics generally have, however, found much to praise in Mr Bagwell’s histories. His evident fairness, his judicial attitude, his restraint in drawing conclusions and in framing statements have been remarked upon by many reviewers. For his literary style there is very little to be said: it is clear but prosy and bald.” L. M. Larson

+ =Dial= 62:354 Ap 19 ‘17 1600w (Review of v 3)

“The first two volumes of ‘Ireland under the Tudors’ appeared in 1885. It was hailed in this Review as inaugurating ‘a new departure in Irish historiography,’ by its ‘judicial tone’ and its unprejudiced method of treating the political and ecclesiastical controversies of the sixteenth century. At the same time the complaint was made that ‘he crowded his canvas with too many facts to enable the student to realize quite distinctly the salient features of his subject.’ The present volume deserves the same praise, but is not open to similar criticism. Mr Bagwell’s six volumes (including in the total the three on ‘Ireland under the Tudors’) are a monument of well-directed industry, and he has gained in mastery of his materials as his work proceeded.” C. H. Firth

* + =Eng Hist R= 32:296 Ap ‘17 500w (Review of v 3)

“Ireland, more, almost, than any other land, demands the candor of impartiality in those who would narrate its history. To have achieved this with such splendid thoroughness is Mr Bagwell’s peculiar triumph. The period under consideration is one of the most crucial in all Irish history. ... To read intelligently the history of the nineteenth century in Ireland one must understand and appreciate the results of this distribution of territory in the seventeenth. ... The book is provided with helpful notes and a useful index.”

* + + =Nation= 105:128 Ag 2 ‘17 330w (Review of v 3)

“He does not describe the war after the Boyne, perhaps because Dr Murray has done this so thoroughly in his recent book. The chapters on social conditions and the churches are excellent but very brief. Dr Bagwell is reserved to a fault, but his history—the work of a whole generation—is the best and almost the only impartial account of Tudor and Stuart Ireland.”

+ =Spec= 117:sup533 N 4 ‘16 130w (Review of v 3)

“Since the death of W. E. H. Lecky, Mr Richard Bagwell is the foremost Irish historian. ... No one could adequately review a book like that lying before us, and hope to do full justice to its many-sidedness. All we can say is that we have been steadily using its two predecessors in the course of our work on the Stuart period and that the more we use them the more we admire them.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p496 O 19 ‘16 1700w (Review of v 3)

=BAILEY, EDGAR HENRY SUMMERFIELD.= Text-book of sanitary and applied chemistry; or, The chemistry of water, air and food. 4th ed rev *$1.60 Macmillan 660 17-13814

“Prof. E. H. S. Bailey’s ‘Sanitary and applied chemistry’ appears this year—the eleventh since its first publication—in a fourth, revised edition. Its persistence in recurring editions is testimony to the place it has won for itself in our colleges. Designed for students who have already had a course in general chemistry, it deals with the most important applications of chemistry to the life of the household, without attempting to cover the whole field of what may be called ‘chemistry in daily life.’ An important feature of the book is the introduction of directions for performing many well-chosen illustrative experiments. In this latest edition, the text has been corrected and much of it rewritten and brought down to date; and chapters on Textiles and on Poison and their antidotes have been added, increasing the contents by about sixty pages over the last previous edition of 1913. A good index enhances the working value of the text.”—Nation

“The chapters on the Purification of water and Sewerage have been revised and brought up to date. ... There is no bibliography in this edition.”

=A L A Bkl= 13:455 Jl ‘17

“It is not only an excellent textbook, but is written in such a clear style that it should prove valuable to housewives wishing a work of general information and reference on their everyday problems.”

+ =Ind= 91:264 Ag 18 ‘17 50w

+ =Nation= 105:275 S 6 ‘17 160w

=St Louis= 15:393 N ‘17 20w

“Throughout the text there are distributed 197 well selected experiments which will greatly help to fix important facts in the student’s mind.” W. P. Mason

+ =Science= n s 46:540 N 30 ‘17 100w

=BAILEY, HENRY CHRISTOPHER.= Highwayman. *$1.50 Dutton (Eng ed 15-19412)

“The hero of ‘The highwayman’ is of the type that the Baroness Orczy delights in drawing—imperturbable, expressionless, of an ironical turn of mind, and possessed of depths which a woman’s charm alone can stir. In the generation of Harry Boyce these qualities cried out for adventure and romance, for it was also the generation of the ‘good’ Queen Anne, of the Pretender, and of the great Duke of Marlborough. With all these did our hero have dealings, but more especially was he lured by the charms of the wayward Alison, whom fate and the impulse of a moment had given him to wife.”—Dial

“We should have been glad to see more of the historical characters introduced by Mr Bailey, for he succeeded in creating a fascinating illusion of their presence and speech. Praise is due to the excellent style of the novel, which is undoubtedly the work of an accomplished and conscientious draftsman.”

+ =Ath= 1915, 2:174 S 11 200w

“His wit is more after the manner of Fielding or of Wycherley than of the later and the modern historical sentimentalists. ‘The highwayman’ is a good brisk story for those not too squeamish.”

=Dial= 62:403 My 3 ‘17 120w

“Piquancy is the chosen note, and the performer thoroughly enjoys being piquant. ... There is great play of wit in these pages, as well as the play of swords; the author especially loves, and liberally presents, the naughtiness of polite humor in the reign of Queen Anne.”

=Nation= 104:460 Ap 19 ‘17 200w

+ =N Y Times= 22:136 Ap 15 ‘17 250w

“An over-mannered and not altogether agreeable tale of Queen Anne’s time.”

— =Outlook= 115:622 Ap 4 ‘17 10w

“A story most spirited, as is always Mr Bailey’s work, of the open road.”

+ =Spec= 115:513 O 16 ‘15 20w

=BAILEY, LIBERTY HYDE.= Standard cyclopedia of horticulture. 6v v 6 il *$6 Macmillan 634 (14-6168)

=v 6= “The last volume extends from S through Z. In addition there is a complete index to the six volumes, a finding list of binomials, a cultivator’s guide and a supplement of additional species which have been introduced to cultivation in this country since the first volumes were prepared. The list of collaborators contains the names of the most prominent men in horticulture and allied sciences in this country.”—Springf’d Republican

“It is to be expected that the nomenclature of this work will be adopted so far as possible by all nurserymen and landscape architects, so that there will be some uniformity. A finding-list is intended to accompany volume six, giving the various more important common and botanical names of plants, with a reference to the name under which the plant appears in the cyclopedia. A committee of the American society of landscape architects, the Ornamental growers association, and other bodies interested, is now working upon the subject of the standardization of the names of plants, and the finding-list will have the benefit of their labors to the date of its publication.”

=Landscape Architecture= 7:100 Ja ‘17 230w

=N Y Times= 22:165 Ap 29 ‘17 80w

“The sixth volume in every way upholds the high standard set by the preceding volumes. ... The cyclopedia is a work containing items of interest to the practical man as well as the scientist. Every group of plants is treated from both the practical side and the botanical viewpoint. ... It is of interest to the florist, market gardener, nurseryman, botanist, landscapist and all lovers of plant life. ... While there are many changes in nomenclature, they are such as have been recommended by the highest authorities in the country.”

+ + =Springf’d Republican= p15 Jl 22 ‘17 220w

=BAILEY, TEMPLE.= Mistress Anne. il *$1.35 (2c) Penn 17-11213

“Mistress” Anne Warfield was a young Maryland school-teacher with clear ideals and a belief in the dignity of work. She was also the granddaughter of Cynthia Warfield, an aristocrat of the older South. So when the quiet of the little southern village was invaded by a popular novelist, a New York doctor and his mother (who, however, were of the South), and some brilliant society women, Anne’s innate good breeding overcame her inexperience and comparative poverty and she found her place among them. The scene changes from the quiet Maryland riverside to fashionable New York and three love-stories run to a comfortable conclusion.

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:448 Jl ‘17

“It is written in the same vein as its successful predecessor, ‘Contrary Mary,’ but is neither so quaint nor so touching nor so piquant as the earlier book.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Je 9 ‘17 170w

=N J Lib Bul= p7 Ap ‘17 20w

+ =N Y Times= 22:250 Jl 1 ‘17 250w

+ =Ontario Library Review= 1:116 My ‘17 150w

+ =Outlook= 116:116 My 16 ‘17 20w

“Even more praiseworthy than the story itself is the atmosphere of the book. Avoiding the flippant optimism, which has of late been so heavily exploited, Miss Bailey employs a more sane and convincing treatment.” Joseph Mosher

+ =Pub W= 91:1319 Ap 21 ‘17 420w

“While it is primarily a wholesome love story, beneath the surface is a call to service in the great army that work for public weal. Anne Warfield is one of the most delightful heroines of the year’s novels.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:102 Jl ‘17 70w

“The author pictures the loyalty of southern folk to their ancestral homes and their spirit of noblesse oblige.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p19 Je 10 ‘17 330w

=BAIN, FRANCIS WILLIAM.= Livery of Eve. il *$1.50 (5½c) Putnam 17-14951

Another fairy tale in imitation of the Hindu. The tale is told by the Moony-crested god to the Daughter of the Snow, and at the end of it he propounds a conundrum. The tale is of Aparájitá, whose beauty was such that the only rival she had to fear was her own reflection in the pool, and of Kámarúpa, the barber, who was unrivaled for ugliness, and of Keshawa, the king, who cared nothing for women, altho he unfailingly attracted their love. To gain her own ends, Aparájitá makes use of the spell by means of which the soul may enter another body. The soul of the handsome king takes on the ugly body of the barber, and the ugly one finds himself enshrined in the body of the king. The conundrum at the end has to do with the old problem of women’s wiles.

“No other European writer gives us such a sense of being absolutely at home with the Pundits. Kipling, in comparison with the author of ‘A digit of the moon’ or ‘A draught of the blue’ or ‘Ashes of a god,’ seems to be a Cockney interloper.”

+ =Dial= 63:163 Ag 30 ‘17 370w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:123 Ag ‘17

“We assure those who have read ‘A digit of the moon’ and ‘The ashes of a god’ with amusement and joy, that they will find equal pleasure in ‘The livery of Eve.’”

+ =R of Rs= 56:102 Jl ‘17 150w

“Mr Bain shows us, with all his wonted mastery of picturesque simile and phrase, that the old Hindu spirit and imagination survive, after countless generations of foreign rule. He displays a Hindu literature, subtly blended with and purified by western poetic sentiment and western ethics. ... He has been more successful than most in creating in western minds the atmosphere of Indian romance.”

+ =Spec= 118:567 My 19 ‘17 1250w

“While rich in local color, the book is not by a great deal so rich as ‘A digit of the moon.’ One looks almost in vain for the telling phrases, the subtly cultivated rhythms which in the first work brought the exotic beauty of tropic nights and days home to us.”

=Springf’d Republican= p15 Jl 15 ‘17 250w

“We do less than justice to this book if we do not read it aloud, for each syllable has been hammered into place and is taking thrust and strain as in poetry.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p223 My 10 ‘17 1450w

=BAINVILLE, JACQUES.= Italy and the war; tr. by Bernard Miall. *$1 (1½c) Doran 945 (Eng ed 17-26484)

The author’s purpose is “to show Italy as the war has revealed her.” He says, “The Italian state is one of the most original and one of the most vigorous elements of modern Europe, and one of the richest in future promise. The war came at one of the most favourable moments of its growth and evolution. Italy was able to seize upon this moment, and to-morrow, we believe, she will count in the world for more than she counted yesterday.” He writes of: Italian opinions and intentions; The adaptations of the House of Savoy; The nationalist tradition; Italy is no longer the country of the dead; The Quirinal and the Vatican; From the Triple alliance to the Quadruple entente; The historic month in Italy; The future. The author is a Frenchman who has seen long service as a correspondent in Italy.

=A L A Bkl= 13:442 Jl ‘17

“M. Bainville’s work is of peculiar interest, and gives some idea of inner Italy, as well as of the motives which led to her intervention in the war.”

+ =Ath= p36 Ja ‘17 100w

=Boston Transcript= p6 My 29 ‘17 300w

Reviewed by H. J. Laski

+ =Dial= 63:15 Je 28 ‘17 30w

+ =Lit D= 55:36 S 15 ‘17 450w

“For us, his book is admirably informative.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:179 My 6 ‘17 750w

=Pratt= p44 O ‘17 20w

=R of Rs= 55:551 My ‘17 70w

=Springf’d Republican= p6 Ag 24 ‘17 430w

=BAIRNSFATHER, BRUCE.= Bullets and billets. il *$1.50 (3c) Putnam 940.91 17-3729

Bruce Bairnsfather is a cartoonist whose drawings picture the humor of trench life. In this book he has written of the early days of the war, illustrating the account with some of his own sketches. Modern warfare appears to be a muddy business, but the good humor of the author-artist and his pals seemed to be proof against all physical discomforts.

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:393 Je ‘17

“Among the trivial books growing out of the war, this one found its place abroad and it will amuse a certain (or uncertain) number here.”

=Boston Transcript= p8 Mr 14 ‘17 70w

Reviewed by P. F. Bicknell

+ =Dial= 62:306 Ap 5 ‘17 170w

“Unfortunately for us our officer-author gets him a man servant shortly after the book begins and moves out of the picturesque mud—had he seen less of his own class and more of his men this might indeed have been a book to rival ‘Kitchener’s mob.’” Robert Lynd

+ =Pub W= 91:213 Ja 20 ‘17 200w

“This volume is not in the least literary, but it bubbles over with laughter and a very human enjoyment of rare comforts. ... It is well illustrated, too.”

+ =Sat R= 122:580 D 16 ‘16 450w

“The drawings of Captain Bairnsfather have become so much of an institution in the army that they scarcely need an introduction. Personally we are not convinced that some type might not have been found equally comic yet standing less questionably for all that the war means to a democracy that goes forth to fight. ... The book before us shows how much Captain Bairnsfather has in him. His jokes are spontaneous, and, when he tries, they fit the drawings perfectly. He has, moreover, firmness and a power to charm when he pleases.”

+ — =Spec= 118:239 F 24 ‘17 150w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p19 Mr 25 ‘17 300w

“Here we have an army officer who invariably depicts his men (to whom his book is dedicated) as the very type which the army is anxious to suppress. ... It is not with Captain Bairnsfather’s humour that we quarrel, for his situations are invariably amusing. It is because he standardizes—almost idealizes—a degraded type of face.”

– + =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p621 D 21 ‘16 450w

=Wis Lib Bul= 13:123 Ap ‘17 80w

=BAKER, HARRY TORSEY.= Contemporary short story; a practical manual. $1.25 Heath 808.3 17-1356

“In the course of six chapters the author outlines in a lively manner the essentials of the American short story from both the editor’s and the reader’s point of view, drawing largely for his material upon his own personal editorial experience. ... ‘This volume,’ he says, ‘accordingly aims to teach promiscuous young authors, whether in or out of college, how to write stories that shall be marketable as well as artistic. It attempts to state succinctly, and as clearly as may be, some fundamental principles of short-story writing. ... Each chapter is followed by a series of suggestive questions for beginners in fiction, and at the end of his book are printed lists of American fiction magazines, books on the short story, and titles of representative short stories by English and American writers.’”—Boston Transcript

“The chief criticism has been that he forgets the ideals of the masters and preaches ‘popularity and financial success at all hazards.’”

=A L A Bkl= 13:301 Ap ‘17

“Its author’s qualifications for his task are set forth after his name in these words: ‘Instructor in English in the University of Illinois, formerly special reader of fiction manuscripts, International magazine company, publishers of Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazar, etc.’ ... It is obvious again and again, as we turn the pages of Mr Baker’s book, that his knowledge of what sort of short story will be profitable runs far in advance of his critical faculty.” E. F. E.

– + =Boston Transcript= p6 Ja 20 ‘17 650w

“Mr Baker’s drawback is that he has only one market in mind—the market represented by the American magazines that pay highest. ‘It pays, therefore,’ he writes ‘to find out in advance what American editors dislike’ ... But what is required is another standard altogether, not the raising of the commercial standard. A few editors might be induced to consider what discriminating minds approve of.” M. M. Colum

=Dial= 62:347 Ap 19 ‘17 500w

“Brief and ‘snappy’ book on manuscript salesmanship. ... If the author had only refrained from occasional references to art and artistry his little volume would have been wholly justifiable. For there is no reason in the world why short-story writers should not ply their trade for money. ... Only, when they do so, they should stop talking about art.”

=Nation= 104:548 My 3 ‘17 420w

— =New Repub= 10:108 F 24 ‘17 1350w

“There is a really illuminating chapter on ‘How magazines differ,’ followed by a description of a magazine office from the inside.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:162 Ap 22 ‘17 500w

“A commonsense little volume that should find an audience despite the fact that it is an addition to a long list of books whose excellence varies with their number.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 Ap 16 ‘17 260w

=BAKER, ORIN CLARKSON.= Travelers’ aid society in America; principles and methods. *$1 (6½c) Funk 910.2 17-14808

This little book, published under the auspices of the Travelers’ aid society of New York city at the close of the thirtieth anniversary of active travelers’ aid work there, deals with the “protection from danger and prevention of crime for travelers, especially young women, girls and boys traveling alone.” (Sub-title) The appendix gives Instructions to agents.

=BAKER, RAY STANNARD (DAVID GRAYSON, pseud.).= Great possessions. il *$1.30 (3c) Doubleday 17-28078

A slender volume which nevertheless can lure one for a brief respite away from the strident noises of a care-troubled world into a realm where loafing with one’s soul is encouraged. It is another adventure in contentment, Grayson leading the way this time to the country where he points out the well-flavored things of garden and field—the smells, sights, sounds, touches and tastes, two of which, the sense of taste and the sense of smell, having been shabbily treated, he thinks, in the amiable rivalry of the senses. Other essays in the group delve down to the wealth of love to be found in the hearts of humble men.

“Pleasant essays in the author’s familiar vein.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:84 D ‘17

Reviewed by A. M. Chase

+ =Bookm= 46:336 N ‘17 250w

+ =Cleveland= p132 D ‘17 40w

“A fitting successor to ‘The friendly road’ and ‘Adventures in contentment.’ A word should be said for Thomas Fogarty’s delightful drawings, which are entirely in harmony with the text.”

+ =Lit D= 55:43 D 8 ‘17 110w

“What we dislike chiefly, perhaps, is the complacency of his mellow hieratic chant, with its double appeal to those who incline to go ‘back to the land,’ and to those who are determined to be ‘glad,’ according to the current fashion (in fiction).”

– + =Nation= 106:118 Ja 31 ‘18 510w

=Outlook= 117:387 N 7 ‘17 40w

+ =Pittsburgh= 22:804 D ‘17 20w

“It is a privilege to come in contact with the type of mind here represented. He is eminently restful, and his attitude promotes a readjustment of values.” F: T. Cooper

+ =Pub W= 92:1379 O 20 ‘17 450w

“It is a delightful book; rich in its wisdom, redolent of nature, and bespeaking a love for humble things and men of gentle will.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 N 18 ‘17 370w

=BAKSHY, ALEKSANDR.= Path of the modern Russian stage, and other essays. il *7s 6d Palmer & Hayward, London 792 (Eng ed 17-17074)

“In these essays the author is largely concerned with the problem of representational versus presentational stage performances. Should illusion be carried to its furthest limits? Should the play be represented, as at the Moscow art theatre, as ‘an independent entity existing side by side with’ the observing audience? Or should it be presented through the medium of the stage? Other matters dealt with are the advantages and disadvantages of ensemble-acting, and long-run plays. The concluding essay treats of ‘The kinematograph as art.’”—Ath

=Ath= p541 N ‘16 70w

“Valuable is the author’s essay on living space and the theatre, and his criticism of Mr Gordon Craig’s theories. But abstraction seems pushed to the point where words become abstracted from meaning in the essay on a poet-philosopher of modern Russia, the whole sustained in the Nietzschean jargon of the mythic opposition between Dionysus and Apollo. In more than one sentence the old opposition of the classic and romantic spirit is all that is implied.”

+ — =Int Studio= 61:99 Ap ‘17 250w

“The impression left by Mr Bakshy’s very interesting book, which is full of suggestive remarks and illuminating criticism, is that there is very little future for naturalism.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p487 O 12 ‘16 1300w

=BANCROFT, GRIFFING.= Interlopers. il *$1.50 Bancroft co., 156 5th av., N.Y. 17-20421

“A study of the ‘yellow peril,’ as the subtle and irresistible absorption of California by the Japanese, whom the law has excluded from citizenship, but has failed to keep off the land. ... The central figure of the story is that of a young eastern-bred doctor, who makes himself an outcast among the ranchers in Eden valley by being friendly with the Japanese. In the event, he wins his lady and reëstablishes himself in the world by discovering a serum for Asiatic cholera. But he does not solve, or even help to solve, the problem of the Californian and his Japanese rival. Not all the white man’s law and gospel can dislodge the yellow man when he has once set foot in Eden valley—an interloper destined in no long time to be acknowledged as master of the premises. The Jap, in fact, is the lustier pioneer, and with a backing of oriental gold and oriental cunning more than a match for the western-born.”—Nation

“Though as a novelist Mr Bancroft still has something to acquire in coördinating the scenes of a story and in making his characters appealing, the book takes on a certain reality from the author’s extensive and affectionate knowledge of the country, and from his not altogether unsuccessful attempt to weave an interesting tale around his comment on the conditions introduced by the Japanese settlements. It is this last element that will make the book worth reading as evidence in a problem that is not without its possibilities as an international question.” F. I.

+ — =Boston Transcript= p6 S 8 ‘17 750w

“The matter of the story is better than its manner: the characters have an air of struggling against the language the author puts into their mouths; for he makes them all talk like a book. The action is impeded by various dissertations on fruit-ranching, Japanese customs, or Asiatic cholera—very interesting in themselves.”

=Nation= 105:247 S 6 ‘17 320w

“The plot is merely a thread on which the author has hung a rather interesting essay on the Japanese in California.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:303 Ag 19 ‘17 350w

=BANCROFT, HUBERT HOWE.= In these latter days. $2 Blakely-Oswald co., 124 Polk st., Chicago 304 17-25254

Mr Bancroft is a historian with a long list of volumes to his credit. He has for some time made his home in California, so it is natural that many of the papers in this new book should deal with the problems of the Pacific coast, notably with questions of Asiatic immigration. “Contents: A problem in evolution; Apocalyptic; Infelicities of possession; Germany and Japan; The still small voice; Life’s complex ways; The psychology of lying; China and the United States; The autocracy of labor; Municipal rule and misrule; The declination of law; Fallacies and fantasies; The economics of education; The mysterious history of the spirit creation; Spiritual and rational development; Ab ovo; As others see us; Spirit worship of today; The new religion; The war in Europe; Crystallized civilization; Why a world industrial centre at San Francisco bay? Revival of citizenship; The initiative; Assurances for the future.” (Pittsburgh)

=Boston Transcript= p9 O 20 ‘17 400w

=N Y Times= 22:581 D 30 ‘17 60w

=Pittsburgh= 22:687 O ‘17 90w

“This work of Mr Bancroft’s reveals the author’s pungency and individuality of mind, but reveals also signs of age. Mr Bancroft is eighty-five. Considering this fact, it is easy to understand his overwrought denunciations of current American life.”

– + =Springf’d Republican= p6 O 2 ‘17 270w

=BANG, JACOB PETER.= Hurrah and hallelujah; a documentation; from the Danish by Jessie Bröchner; with an introd. by Ralph Connor. *$1 (2c) Doran 940.91 17-10428

Dr Bang, of the University of Copenhagen, has collected excerpts from German poems, sermons, etc. His title is taken from a book of poems issued by a German pastor. His purpose is “to show, on the one hand, to what a pitch the contempt and hatred for things foreign has been carried, and, on the other hand, how widely the overestimation, not to say the worship, of things German has spread in Germany.” There are chapters on German prophets, German war poetry, The war in sermons, Speeches by German professors, etc. The book was prepared for publication in 1915.

=A L A Bkl= 13:393 Je ‘17

=Dial= 62:256 Mr 22 ‘17 130w

Reviewed by H. M. Kallen

=Dial= 63:263 S 27 ‘17 1100w

“We do not know among modern books any one volume which will give to the English reader in so brief a form so clear a reflection of the militaristic spirit which seems to possess, not only the military leaders, but the teachers of every description in Germany.”

=Outlook= 116:305 Je 20 ‘17 100w

“Those who have any lingering doubts as to the wisdom of the present course taken by the government will find in ‘Hurrah and hallelujah,’ a collection of documents edited by Dr J. P. Bang, of the University of Copenhagen, a terrific arraignment of Germany out of the mouths of her own poets, prophets, professors, and teachers.”

+ =R of Rs= 55:552 My ‘17 130w

“Prof. Bang, in his chapter on ‘The trend of German thought,’ makes the absurd mistake—or else the translation does—of classifying Nietzsche with Treitschke and Bernhardi as prophets of German world-power. Otherwise his observations are apparently correct. ... The numerous examples cited give the book its value.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 Ap 2 ‘17 950w

“Dr Bang, who is a professor of the University of Copenhagen, and himself a distinguished theologian, has done well to publish this book. ... It is a valuable supplement to Professor Nippold’s book on German Chauvinism, which appeared shortly before the war, and to the similar collections made by Mr Alexander Gray in his three pamphlets, ‘The new leviathan,’ ‘The upright sheaf,’ and ‘The true pastime.’”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p630 D 28 ‘16 1200w

=BANGS, JOHN KENDRICK.= Half hours with the Idiot. *$1.25 (5c) Little 817 17-14182

“Readers of Bangs are familiar with the boarding house of Mrs Pedagog for single gentlemen, where the Idiot, the Doctor, the Poet, the Bibliomaniac, and Mr Brief, the lawyer, assemble daily for refreshments. Over the waffles each morning the Idiot discourses of some theme of timely interest, like Christmas shopping, the income tax, medical conservation, etc.”—Springf’d Republican

=A L A Bkl= 13:439 Jl ‘17

“Not quite so spontaneous in their humor as the breakfast-table talks in ‘Coffee and repartee.’”

+ — =Cleveland= p104 S ‘17 50w

“Mr Bangs gives no intimation in this volume that his humor is in danger of going stale or ceasing. It is in his usual style, only more so, which is good enough for most of us.”

+ =Springf’d= Republican p17 Je 24 ‘17 160w

=BARBEE, LINDSEY.= Let’s pretend. il. 75c Denison 812 17-19694

A book of fairy plays for children, provided with notes on costume and properties, stage directions, etc. Contents: The little pink lady; The ever-ever land; When the toys awake; The forest of every day; A Christmas tree joke; “If don’t-believe is changed into believe.” In some of the plays the number of characters is large, making them suitable for school entertainments where many children take part.

+ =Ind= 92:444 D 1 ‘17 30w

“A book of delightful children’s plays. ... They are merry and whimsical and carry their little sermons unobtrusively.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:444 O ‘17 40w

“The value of these plays is increased by practical directions for costuming, by stage directions and by other helps to production.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 D 20 ‘17 80w

=BARBER, CHARLES H.= Besieged in Kut and after. *5s Blackwood, London 940.91

“Major Barber records his journey from Basra up to Kut, then the return of the army from Ctesiphon, the long-drawn siege, the hopes and disappointments, the surrender, life as a prisoner in Baghdad, his exchange, and the passage down the river again to the familiar lower reaches—familiar, but already transformed by the preparations for the new advance—and then the farewell to ‘the desert land where we had left only two good years of our life, measured by the standard of time, but a good ten by those of our feelings.’ What those feelings were it is easy to guess, though the author wraps them all in their wonderful natural cover of the soldier’s courage and hopefulness and kindness.”—The Times [London] Lit Sup

+ =Sat R= 124:312 O 20 ‘17 250w

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p371 Ag 2 ‘17 130w

“Major Barber’s book is a little epic. ... And it is none the less an epic for being in form an impersonal and matter-of-fact record of daily events. The sub-title might be ‘Endurance.’”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p374 Ag 9 ‘17 780w

=BARBER, FREDERIC DELOS, and others.= First course in general science. il *$1.25 Holt 502 16-17507

“This book is written for the American school child. It opens with the statement that ‘the primary function of first-year general science is to give, as far as possible, a rational, orderly, scientific understanding of the pupil’s environment to the end that he may, to some extent, correctly interpret that environment and be master of it. It must be justified by its own intrinsic value as a training for life’s work.’ Setting out with this idea, the authors take the various phenomena with which the child is likely to be confronted, and deal with them in a manner calculated to arouse his interest.”—Nature

“It covers somewhat the same field as Caldwell and Eikenberry (Booklist 11:299 Mr ‘15), but is, perhaps, more technical, fuller on physical science, heat, light, ventilation, and refrigeration, and contains less on biology and physical geography, has problems and exercises as well as more illustrations. ... A revision and enlargement of the author’s ‘Elements of physical science,’ published in 1906.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:379 Je ‘17

+ =Ind= 91:264 Ag 18 ‘17 120w

“Its facts in regard to physics and vital phenomena are carefully stated, and the many applications of elementary principles to human welfare are ingeniously and clearly presented.”

+ =Nation= 104:560 My 3 ‘17 150w

“Probably the best use of the book is as a teacher’s guide to give him ‘copy’ which he can work up and adapt to his own class.”

+ =Nature= 98:348 Ja 4 ‘17 400w

=BARBER, HERBERT LEE.= Story of the automobile; its history and development from 1760 to 1917; with an analysis of the standing and prospects of the automobile industry. il *$1.50 (2½c) Munson 629.2 17-16907

As one reads the sub-title of this book he wonders what Franklin had to do with the automobile. Specifically, the author accords Franklin, as the discoverer of electricity, the credit for the electrical automobile, and, in a more general way, shows that in his teachings of frugality and thrift he laid the cornerstone, 150 years ago, on which the superstructure of the automobile business has been erected. The 250 pages tell a concise story of the mechanical and commercial evolution of the automobile, its popularity and its democratization by Henry Ford. What will particularly interest makers and dealers is the analysis of the industry from a financial and investment standpoint, contributed by the Business Bourse International, Inc.

=BARBUSSE, HENRI.= Under fire; the story of a squad; tr. by Fitzwater Wray. *$1.50 (1½c) Dutton 940.91 17-23984

This book was first published in France, December, 1916, under the title, “Le feu,” and received the prize offered by the Académie Goncourt of Paris for the best book of the year. It has had a wide sale in France. The author is a French soldier who does not hesitate to relate the grim and sickening details of life at the front. He quotes a fellow-soldier as saying: “If you make the common soldiers talk in your book, are you going to make them talk like they do talk, or shall you put it all straight—into pretty talk?” And Mr Barbusse answers that he will not “put it all into pretty talk.” He has kept his word. The book is “not a chronicle, still less a diary, but combines pictures of men in masses, and of individual types, moralisings, impressions, observations, episodes, into a sort of epic of army life from the point of view of a private soldier.” (Bookm) And the soldier’s point of view on the war seems to be that while war has turned him and his fellows into “incredibly pitiful wretches, and savages as well, brutes, robbers, and dirty devils,” that, because they are fighting “for progress, not for a country; against error, not against a country” they must fight on until the spirit of war is slain, and, “there’ll no longer be the things done in the face of heaven by thirty millions of men who don’t want to do them.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:59 N ‘17

“Its realism is carried to the extent that some passages are more than merely painful to the reader: they are repellent. There is so much insistence upon the dirt, the vermin, the stench, and the sordidness in the battle zones, and so wrapped in a charnel-house atmosphere are many pages, that we think the artistry of the book has suffered in consequence. However, it is, we repeat, a remarkable production: and it must be admitted that this tale of soldiering in its grimmest and grimiest aspects is well worth reading.”

+ — =Ath= p470 S ‘17 170w

“The sub-title, the ‘Life of a squad,’ is somewhat misleading. There is much more than the life of a squad in this brilliant and varied narrative, which records or divines wide areas of experience.” F. M. Colby

+ =Bookm= 46:90 S ‘17 1250w

“In contrast to his book, the others seem like documents, or pious memorial volumes, or collections of extracts from the average war articles in the magazines. Whether this difference will appear to those who read it only in the present English version it is hard to say, for the translator has come down upon it rather heavily.” C. M. Francis

+ — =Bookm= 46:451 D ‘17 150w

“But a short time ago it would have been thought impossible that the war’s abominations could be restated with such force and vividness as to make them appear almost new to us, yet this is what has been accomplished here by a master hand exercising extraordinary gifts of expression with unrestricted freedom. The book is an achievement that will endure. If it reaches the huge sales here that are recorded of it in France, much credit will be due to the translator, who has done his work extremely well.”

+ =Cath World= 106:409 D ‘17 850w

“He is magnificently indifferent to the curious editorial taboo which results in the frigid brevity of the war dispatch and the inhuman abstractions of Mr Frank H. Simonds. To a man tremendously in earnest who wanted to make those at home see and feel the war—yes and smell it too—any squeamishness would naturally be a simple irrelevance. It would not be thought of, and M. Barbusse hasn’t thought of it. The result is a book of terrific impact, a horrible and fascinating document that brings one nearer to the desolation and despair of No Man’s Land than anything else I have read.” G: B. Donlin

+ =Dial= 63:455 N 8 ‘17 1550w

“Barbusse has the essentially French ability of creating atmosphere. The action moves in vivid patches and flashes of color against a gray background of mud and drizzling rain.”

+ =Ind= 92:561 D 22 ‘17 630w

“It is unnecessary to have been at the front to judge of M. Barbusse’s veracity. It is a book that is no more to be questioned than the diary of Captain Scott or the deathless pages of Tolstoy.” F. H.

+ =New Repub= 12:358 O 27 ‘17 1700w

“‘Under fire’ is an example of genre art, crude often, as Rodin’s casts are crude, as Millet’s paintings are crude. ... The greatest chapter in the book is the last called ‘The dawn.’” B. H.

+ =N Y Call= p14 N 25 ‘17 1550w

“M. Barbusse has succeeded in giving an unforgettable impression of the war as it exists, and in offering us a new point of view from which to consider it and its fighters.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:360 S 23 ‘17 700w

=Pittsburgh= 22:651 O ‘17 60w

+ =Pittsburgh= 22:748 N ‘17 70w

“Makes most other war books—barring perhaps Hugh’s letters from the trenches in ‘Mr Britling’ and Donald Hankey’s ‘Student in arms,’ first series—seem flat and soulless—merely pictorial, a kind of motion picture. We laugh with Empey in ‘Over the top,’ but here one doesn’t read to laugh.” Robert Lynd

+ =Pub W= 93:213 Ja 19 ‘18 600w

=BARCLAY, FLORENCE LOUISA (CHARLESWORTH) (MRS CHARLES W. BARCLAY).= White ladies of Worcester. *$1.50 (1½c) Putnam 17-29023

A novel which views such mediaeval matters as cloisters, feudal pomp and chivalry in the light of our twentieth century breadth of view. The hero possesses all the qualities of the knight of chivalry, its heroine is a cloistered maiden who humbly relinquishes her religious vows for love. But here is the modern note. The Bishop of Worcester not only brings the lovers together but in so doing voices the following sentiment: “Methinks these nunneries would serve a better purpose were they schools from which to send women forth into the world to be good wives and mothers, rather than storehouses filled with sad samples of nature’s great purposes deliberately unfulfilled.” The setting and atmosphere are true to the twelfth century.

=A L A Bkl= 14:129 Ja ‘18

“The book, which is overloaded with sentiment, does not carry conviction.”

— =Ath= p679 D ‘17 90w

“Except for an occasional ‘methinks,’ and incidental allusions to palfreys and battlements, the cumbersome trappings of mediaevalism, the battles, the conclaves, the obsolete language, are absent from the book. It is rather in the substance of the story that the spirit of an earlier day is felt.” Joseph Mosher

+ =Pub W= 92:1375 O 20 ‘17 450w

“The story has an excellent plot, and is told with commendable restraint, and without the cloying sentimentality and wearisome artificialities characterizing so many of the author’s stories heretofore.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p11 Ja 27 ‘18 300w

“A pleasing, sentimental romance. ... The whole is too obviously conceived in a modern spirit: we feel the medievalism is but stage scenery and the sentiments those of the twentieth century.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p530 N 1 ‘17 280w

=BARKER, ERNEST.= Ireland in the last fifty years (1866-1916). pa *1s 6d Oxford 941.5 (Eng ed 17-14126)

“The author begins with a survey of the period to which his book relates, and proceeds to discuss the Irish church and education, the agrarian question, and the government of Ireland. The latter part of the book deals with Ireland to-day. Mr Barker regards the rebellion of 1916 as ‘a rebellion of those extremists who have, during the last fifty years, found their enemies no less in the Home rule party of Ireland than in the British government.’”—Ath

=Ath= p203 Ap ‘17 70w

“This well-written pamphlet gives a dispassionate account of Irish affairs during the last half-century. ... We must demur to Mr Barker’s suggestion that the Unionist party has accepted Home rule. He should have explained more clearly the position of protestant Ulster, which is imperfectly appreciated by those who do not know Ireland and her history.”

+ — =Spec= 118:210 F 17 ‘17 90w

“Nor does he stop with the Church and Land acts—he goes on to discuss in some detail the whole agrarian problem in Ireland as the long series of Land acts has left it, with a peasantry relieved of ‘landlordism’ and turning to a variety of boards, departments, and associations for help and guidance in the new problems that confront them. This is the really valuable part of Mr Barker’s book, and it can be heartily recommended to all who wish to understand the present economic situation in Ireland.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p44 Ja 25 ‘17 650w

=BARKER, GRANVILLE.=[2] Three short plays. *$1 Little 822 17-30424

“Rococo,” the first of the three plays, written in 1912, is a farce-comedy with scene laid in an English vicarage. “Vote by ballot,” dated 1914, is a comedy of English politics. The third “Farewell to the theatre,” written in 1916, is a conversation between two persons, a man and a woman, the second of whom is leaving the stage after a long career.

“These plays are tempered with the thin, keen edge of Barker’s fastidious intellectualism. ... In this trifle [’Farewell to the theatre’], hardly a play, Barker is more the poet, or the symbolist, of ‘Souls on Fifth’ than the dramatist.”

+ =R of Rs= 57:109 Ja ‘18 190w

=BARKER, HARRY.= Public utility rates. *$4 McGraw 658 17-10566

“A discussion of the principles and practice underlying charges for water, gas, electricity, communication and transportation services.” (Sub-title) “After eight years of collection, comparative analysis and study the author has brought to fruition his effort to present “a comprehensive discussion of (1) such corporation and municipal activities as affect service and rates, (2) the trend of public opinion and court and commission decisions, and (3) the most important engineering and economic problems involved.” This he has done ‘in the hope’ that the mere presentation, in one volume, of the diverse phases of rate making may be of service in provoking thought—‘in spite of the inherent shortcomings of the text.’” (Engin News-Rec)

“Perhaps the most orderly and generally comprehensive of the many engineering treatises on valuation and rate making. ... The discussion is carefully balanced, and it offers many excellent criticisms and suggestions. The author appears public-spirited, with possibly an over-confidence that his own state of mind is that of public service corporation officials. If space permitted, many minor points might be profitably discussed or criticized.” J: Bauer

+ =Am Econ R= 7:636 S ‘17 140w

“In its good style and thoroughly readable quality, the book reflects the author’s experience as an editor of one of the most successful technical weeklies (Engineering News). Though it treats a highly technical subject, it does so in a manner to command the interest of the reader, introducing him with a brief and pertinent historic sketch to a logical presentation of the subject, adding breadth and perspective by a discriminating analysis of the essential differences in the rate-making problem of different utilities. Its chief value lies in the comparison of the differences in the nature and past solutions of the problem. ... It should be particularly helpful to the young student.”

* + =Engin News-Rec= 79:322 Ag 16 ‘17 1450w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:90 Je ‘17

“‘What is needed to save the observer from being swamped with facts in decisions and froth in partisan theories is just such a clear and unbiased analysis as Mr Barker’s work. ... The volume is the result of painstaking editorial observation over a period of eight years. ... Where there are two sides to a question each is given a fair statement.’”

+ =Pittsburgh= 22:444 My ‘17 60w (Reprinted from Municipal Journal p539 Ap 12 ‘17)

=Pratt= p27 O ‘17

=St Louis= 15:171 Je ‘17

=BARKER, W. H., and SINCLAIR, CECILIA=, eds. West African folk-tales. il *7s 6d Harrap & co., London 398.2

These thirty-six tales are “based upon the folk-lore of the natives of the Gold coast.” (Ath) “The subject-matter has been obtained largely from native school teachers. ... Different versions of the same story have been collated, spurious additions discovered and discarded, and the common framework isolated and established. We are told that all the material thus collected will be available eventually for the use of the student of folk-lore; but in the meantime the authors have contented themselves with trying to interest a different and wider public in the subject by retelling the original basic stories as simply and directly as possible. ... [The book includes] the primitive version of a classic story which the negro slaves took with them across the Atlantic, and which emerged from the mouth of ‘Uncle Remus’ ... as the immortal adventure of Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby.” (Spec)

“A curious feature of the Gold coast folk-stories is the number of Anánsi or spider tales.”

+ =Ath= p463 S ‘17 150w

“The tales are mostly of the explanatory ‘Just-So’ type which Kipling popularized, and although they have none of Kipling’s wonderful power of personification or triumph of linguistic invention in the telling, they are quite as ingenious and convincing in substance. ... The illustrations are delicately and imaginatively drawn, and exactly right to convey the spirit of the letterpress and to stimulate the curiosity of a child.”

+ =Spec= 119:247 S 8 ‘17 800w

“These West African stories do not ‘grip’ as some others of their kind succeed in doing. ... They are not as dramatic as some, nor are they so surprising. ... The human element is lacking to them also; they throw little light on the manners and customs of the story-teller and his friends. ... A word may be said in appreciation of the illustrations. Their white outline on black ground is most effective.”

– + =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p388 Ag 16 ‘17 900w

=BARNARD’S= Lincoln, the gift of Mr and Mrs Charles P. Taft to the city of Cincinnati. il *50c (6½c) Stewart & Kidd 17-21909

The most interesting contribution to this little volume is that of the sculptor, George Grey Barnard, who tells what the statue means to him and what he tried to make it express to others,—“Lincoln, the song of democracy written by God.” In addition the book presents various documents connected with the unveiling of the statue in Cincinnati: a poem by Dr Lyman Whitney Allen, the presentation address of William Howard Taft, and the speech of acceptance by George Puchta, mayor of the city. There are five illustrations from photographs, and one from an etching by E. T. Hurley.

=Ind= 92:384 N 24 ‘17 400w

=N Y Times= 22:476 N 18 ‘17 580w

“Mr Taft’s address is a broad and true appreciation of Lincoln’s character.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 N 18 ‘17 650w

=BARNES, JOHN BRYSON (O. N. E., pseud.).= Elements of military sketching and map reading. 3d ed rev il *75c (5c) Van Nostrand 623.71 17-14002

“The publication of this book was undertaken with a view of providing a textbook suitable for beginners in the subject of military sketching. To the original book has been added chapters on map reading and landscape sketching.” (Preface) The book is illustrated with diagrams and sketches accompanying the text and folding maps are provided in a pocket at the end.

=N Y P L New Tech Bks= p13 Jl ‘17

=BARNETT, GEORGE ERNEST, and MCCABE, DAVID ALOYSIUS.= Mediation, investigation, and arbitration in industrial disputes. *$1.25 (6c) Appleton 331.1 16-23810

“The book is based on a study of the activities of the American national and state agencies of mediation and arbitration. The elements of weakness in the present system are analyzed, and the necessary conditions for the successful working of such systems are set forth. After giving due consideration to the experience of other countries in dealing with the problem of industrial disputes, particularly to the Canadian experience under the law for the compulsory investigation of such disputes, the authors present a plan for the reorganization of the existing systems.”—N Y Call

Reviewed by E. L. Earp

+ =Am J Soc= 23:559 Ja ‘18 300w

“Authoritative study. Useful for debates.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:5 O ‘17

“The attitude of the authors is impartial and practical, and the treatment of the subject is scholarly. It might be wished that the results of the last three years be included in the book. The appendices contain the Newlands act and the recommendations of the Industrial commission on mediation, arbitration, etc.” J. T. Y.

+ =Ann Am Acad= 71:230 My ‘17 200w

=Engin N= 77:108 Ja 18 ‘17 130w

+ =Ind= 89:508 Mr 19 ‘17 150w

=N Y Call= p14 D 10 ‘16 80w

“This volume is one of rather more than ordinary value. ... As a historical study and book of reference, trade unionists and Socialists should find this book a valuable addition to their material on the highly important and timely subjects of which it treats.” C. M. W.

+ =N Y Call= p14 Mr 18 ‘17 300w

“The book is timely and useful, particularly in its tendency to convince the unions that they are too successful for their own interests in some respects. Partisanship may win a battle or two, but fairness is needed to win the campaign for public sympathy and support.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:270 Jl 22 ‘17 620w

=Pratt= p11 O ‘17 10w

“The authors of this book, who hold chairs, respectively, at Johns Hopkins and Princeton, submitted a report in June, 1915, to the United States Commission on industrial relations. The present volume is based on that report but illustrated material has been added and the statements have been brought down to date. In this form it is the best available discussion of the subject in English.”

+ =R of Rs= 55:220 F ‘17 60w

=St Louis= 15:47 F ‘17

“The classifications in the book are admirably arranged, and its conclusions and recommendations are clearly set forth. It is somewhat unfortunate, however, that a book dealing with such an important problem does not contain more vitality. On the whole, the monograph is to be heartily recommended to everyone interested in social readjustments for its careful analysis and its timely suggestions.” H. W. Laidler

+ — =Survey= 39:45 O 13 ‘17 740w

=BARR, MRS AMELIA EDITH (HUDDLESTON).= Christine, a Fife fisher girl. il *$1.50 (1½c) Appleton 17-22293

The scene is laid in the little fishing village of Culraine, Scotland, some seventy years ago. Christine’s parents are hard-working, upright, shrewd, deeply religious fisher-folk, whose great ambition is to educate their son, Neil, as a dominie. With the help of Christine, who is intellectually the abler of the two, Neil prepares for the university, but chooses the law instead of the church, and while taking from his parents and Christine all that they can give, grows more and more forgetful and neglectful of them. The tragedy of the ungrateful son is balanced by the love story of the dutiful daughter, whose chief admirers are Angus Ballister, a gentleman, and Cluny Macpherson, a fisherman. The end of the story leaves her not only a happy wife, but a successful authoress.

=A L A Bkl= 14:129 Ja ‘18

“A love story of characteristic sweetness and charm.” H. W. Boynton

+ =Bookm= 46:340 N ‘17 40w

“Age can not wither nor custom stale Mrs Barr’s infinite variety. Her writing days have spanned many generations yet no more vigorous character has been given novel readers this year than her Christine.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p7 O 3 ‘17 270w

“One carries away from this story a pleasant impression of fresh breezes, of a people strong and upright and generally goodhearted. ‘Christine: a Fife fisher girl,’ is a novel which will be warmly welcomed by Mrs Barr’s many admirers.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:333 S 9 ‘17 700w

“As heretofore, the story betrays a high moral tone, which makes her novels well-nigh unique among the light fiction of the present day.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p13 D 16 ‘17 220w

=BARR, MRS AMELIA EDITH (HUDDLESTON).= Joan. il *$1.50 Appleton 17-3151

“Mrs Barr has gone to the mining region of Yorkshire for her latest novel, and has drawn a clear and convincing picture of the mining folk and the industry. A very different affair is Yorkshire mining from mining here in America, and in a foreword Mrs Barr explains the root of this difference. It lies chiefly in the fact that the miners in England are sons of the soil, men who have grown to maturity in the neighborhood in which they work, and who have followed their fathers ‘down pit.’ ... There is plenty of romance in the new story by a born writer of love stories, Joan being a winsome lass, with spirit and courage and beauty. Her fate is a man some years older than herself, and there is wealth and splendor, too, and many happy occurrences. Each character is well visualized; there is a human directness in Mrs Barr’s writing that becomes more pronounced as time passes.”—N Y Times

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“Pleasing in its freshness and sincerity and especially interesting as the work of an author in her eighty-sixth year, who in this book is depicting the scenes with which she was familiar in her girlhood.”

+ =Cleveland= p33 Mr ‘17 70w

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=BARRETT, SIR WILLIAM FLETCHER.= On the threshold of the unseen. 2d rev ed *$2.50 Dutton (*6s 6d Kegan Paul, London) 134 17-29365

“Sir William Barrett, who was for many years professor of experimental physics in the Royal college of science for Ireland, was one of the principal founders of the Psychical research society in 1882, and his interest in and close attention to the subject has been continuous for over forty years. In 1908 he published a book (written many years previously) containing his critical investigations under the title ‘On the threshold of a new world of thought.’ His present publication is in the nature of a new edition of that work, including fresh evidence (obtained independently of any professional mediums) as to survival after death. The book is in six parts. It opens with general matter on psychical research and the objections of science and of religion. Part 2 discusses ‘the physical phenomena’—rappings, levitations, &c. ... Canons of evidence, mediumship, the subliminal self, &c., are then discussed. Part 4 collects particulars of apparitions, automatic writing, and other evidence of survival. Part 5 deals with clairvoyance, trance phenomena; considers difficulties; and advances various corrections and suggestions; and in Part 6 the deeper aspects of the matter are explored—the lesson of philosophy in the interpretation of nature; the mystery of personality; reincarnation; the implications of telepathy.” (The Times [London] Lit Sup) Sir William Barrett is also the author of the volume on “Psychical research” in the Home university library.

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“It seems impossible for any reasonable man to dispute the case for further study, philosophic and scientific, of the evidence so far collected, and admirably presented in the volume here reviewed.” T. W. Rolleston

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“The author has passed the psalmist’s warning milepost of threescore and ten, but his handling of evidential matter and his discussions in this volume show that his mind is still keen and fresh and has lost none of its habitual scientific method and temper. ... He discusses most interestingly his idea of an unseen world evolving in harmony with our own. This idea, it is apparent, is closely akin to that of a finite, evolving God which has been developed by philosophical writers from Kant down to William James and has just had forceful presentation by H. G. Wells. But Sir William nowhere intimates perception of the kinship of the two ideas.”

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“What is of most immediate interest at the present moment is his account of certain very recent personal experiments conducted with well-known amateurs.”

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“The present short volume presents evidence and considerations on the spiritualist side with a welcome absence alike of credulity and of rhetoric.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p251 My 24 ‘17 300w

“The chief interest of this book, primarily a clear and temperate presentation of the case for scientific spiritualism, is its suggestion that there is such a thing as a scientific spirituality. ... It is another matter when we can feel that the slow patient gropings of science are inspired by a spiritual aim. ... It is this that Sir William Barrett, like Sir Oliver Lodge, does not neglect. He keeps the reader aware that psychical research is the beginning of an attempt to test an intuition of reality. This is a real meeting ground for discussion.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p280 Je 14 ‘17 950w

=BARRIE, ROBERT.= My log. il *$2 Franklin press 17-22077

“Robert Barrie was fortunate in having a father able to give him advantages in youth that many never attain to. When he was nearing the age of twenty-one he had his heart set on a bigger boat than those he had been sailing, and ‘the governor’ had the $2000 ready for it, but asked the boy to go around the world instead. He accepted on condition that his brother of seventeen should go with him, and that trip, which lasted well past a year, is the main part of ‘My log,’ written thirty years later for a birthday gift to ‘the governor.’ ... Paris bulks large in the later chapters, the Paris of the studios.”—Springf’d Republican

“He brings back a life, seemingly as far removed from us today as that of the moyen age. A life whose freedom from wars and rumors of wars seems now well-nigh incredible. Of those moyen days Mr Barrie is delightfully reminiscent, rambling along from one subject to another, in the friendliest of ways which renders negligible any ‘barrier of limit,’ and makes the reader a ‘comrade of the road.’”

+ =Boston Transcript= p7 S 12 ‘17 450w

“The book has its entertaining aspects, but as a whole belongs to the class of autobiographies which are more interesting to the author’s own personal friends and to himself than to the public at large.”

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“Mr Barrie is a good raconteur and while his father and friends will appreciate the book more than anyone else, it has merit and style; and its make-up is such as one might expect in a gift from one maker of fine books to another.”

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=BARRON, CLARENCE WALKER.= Mexican problem. il *$1 (4c) Houghton 917.2 17-20844

Mr Barron, for ten years reporter on the Boston Transcript, is now manager of the Wall Street Journal, Boston News Bureau and Philadelphia News Bureau. He is also the author of “The audacious war” and “Twenty-eight essays on the Federal reserve act.” He went to Mexico to study the oil situation and found in that situation the solution of the Mexican problem, which he had “failed to find in railroad, agricultural or mining development.” The result of his observations is embodied in this book, the greater part of which “is devoted to an account of the development of the oil industry in Mexico, to its various conflicting interests, and to the influence and work of Edward Doheny, the man who ‘has always stood by’ and who is as much concerned with the social as with the commercial problem of Mexico.” (Boston Transcript) There are a number of illustrations from photographs, and, at the end, a map showing the lands of the Mexican petroleum company. The preface is by Talcott Williams.

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“Granting that all the facts are so stated by Mr Barren, that he is not far out of the way in his deductions, and that his little book is worthy of attention, he but touches the surface of the Mexican problem as it exists to-day.”

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“Mr Barron writes himself down as 100 per cent plutocratic, and even Prussian in his outlook upon life. ... Mexico is a great country. Mr Barron looks at it only as a means of getting oil for American and foreign capitalism. Mexico has been in disorder for years. He wants tranquility. And he has written this book as a means of arousing American public opinion to consent to intervention in the unhappy nation to the south.” W: M. Feigenbaum

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“Mr Talcott Williams’s preface is only some twenty-five pages in length, but it compacts the thought and experience of a lifetime by a man with peculiar opportunities for a just judgment upon conditions like Mexico’s. ... Both Mr Barron and Mr Williams draw an attractive picture of the Mexican people.”

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“Supplies fresh and valuable information on the petroleum industry in the Tampico-Tuxpan oil fields.”

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“This book supplies fresh and valuable information concerning one major economic interest in Mexico—petroleum. But quite outside its purview lie four others—agriculture, mines, rubber, henequen. It surveys with some degree of intimacy five to ten thousand square miles of territory. Mexico has over 750,000. No reader of the volume can afford to forget these limitations. Within them it is an excellent piece of work. ... Mr Barron is sympathetic in his attitude toward the Mexican people ... but rather sharp with the Mexican government. He is also impatient with Washington.” G. B. Winton

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=BARROW, GEORGE ALEXANDER.= Validity of the religious experience. *$1.50 (2c) Sherman, French & co. 201 17-13311

As a preliminary study in the philosophy of religion, the author makes an examination of religious experience. He accepts religious experience as a fact, as something which happens. He says, “In raising the question of validity, whatever we may mean, we do not mean to question the fact of its existence or what its existence includes. We do not ask whether any given case of religion is or is not a true religious experience. We are concerned only with the form of the religious experience and the questions we ask are questions of possibility and of implication. Our analysis is therefore to be an analysis of concepts.” The book consists of seven lectures delivered originally at Harvard university. Contents: The problem of a philosophy of religion; Religion real and unique; The source of religion; The test of religion; Human and superhuman; Personality; A foundation for theology.

“His work will satisfy the scholar, but it is too ponderous and heavy for the average reader. If his thesis could be set forth in half the words and in more popular style it would insure itself of wider reading.” G. F.

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“The effort, unusual in these days, to determine the real by analysis of the mere form of experience, produces here, as it has so often done, abstractness of treatment and dryness of style.” G: A. Coe

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=BARRY, WILLIAM FRANCIS.= World’s debate; an historical defence of the Allies. *$1.25 Doran 940.9

“The peace of Westphalia, the execution of Charles I, Washington, Napoleon, the Vatican council, not to speak of the real protagonists, Bismarck and the German emperor, the Boer war, Queen Victoria, and President Wilson all contribute to Dr Barry’s picture of ‘The world’s debate,’ which we need not say is the debate between civilization and kultur, between the Catholic Christian ideal of France and England and the heathenism of Prussia.” (The Times [London] Lit Sup) The author says, “‘Autocracy in its assault on democracy was my subject; but my hope was to prove by facts and history two things: first that absolute power is doomed ... and, in the second place, that democracy and Christianity ought to recognize each other as by origin and spirit of the same nature.’” (The Times [London] Lit Sup Ag 23 ‘17)

“The whole method of handling bears the stamp of originality. When the historian combines with scientific exactness the imagination of the poet and the vision of the preacher he holds a powerful weapon with which to drive home truth.” A. M.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 N 14 ‘17 750w

=The Times [London] Lit Sup= p407 Ag 23 ‘17 50w

“Dr Barry is a pleasant guide; often rambling and discursive, with no very deep display of learning, he gives us his interpretations of the moral of modern history, and from time to time illustrates his story by the personal reminiscences which make the book resemble a pleasant conversation.”

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=BARTLETT, FREDERICK ORIN.= Triflers. il *$1.40 (2c) Houghton 17-10201

A man and a woman, Americans, who meet by chance in Paris, decide in a most commonsense and business-like way to marry. They have known one another for ten years altho they have seen little of one another. The serious responsibilities of marriage are distasteful to both of them, but the marriage they agree upon is to have no responsibilities. Marjory, for her part, desires freedom. The working out of the experiment is the theme of the story. Their meeting with an old lover of Marjory’s induces the two triflers to look at life seriously. By this time too they have fallen deeply in love with one another.

“Brightly written and entertaining in its way.”

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“Having begun with an arbitrary and improbable, if not impossible, situation, the author is at some pains to motivate fully the rest of his tale. He has succeeded in tracing real character development, and has subordinated circumstances to it in a large measure.” R. W.

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“Mr Bartlett has so much skill and charm, his style is so clear and pleasing that some day he will surely write a less trifling book.”

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“A somewhat improbable romance. ... The book is hardly on the level with Mr Bartlett’s ‘Wall street girl,’ which was notably original and true to life.”

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“The reader is not denied a happy ending, but the suspension of interest coincides with the interjection of the false note.”

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=BARTLEY, MRS NALBRO ISADORAH.= Paradise auction. il *$1.50 (1c) Small 17-23973

The influence of one gracious and beautiful woman on the lives of four young people is the central theme of this story. “Darly,” so called from her son’s childish name for her, had been a famous English actress in her youth, but she had given up the stage and had come to a small American city in order to give her child a simple and wholesome bringing up. His playmates from childhood, Paul and Natalie Kail and Molly Brene look up to Darly as Jack himself does. Paul and Molly marry early but Natalie, who loves Jack, and Darly, his mother, suffer together the pain of seeing him marry a shallow, flippant little parasite who is destined to make marriage a mockery. It seems for a time that the mother’s life of sacrifice has been in vain; but it has not, and not only Jack, but the others as well, find, even after her death, that their destinies are shaped by her ideals.

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“We follow the separate destinies with an interest which does not wane through a long story.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Ag 18 ‘17 300w

“It is a rather futile and exhausted subject, handled in a manner that is skilful, though lamentably typical of modern magazine fiction.”

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“Though the novel is much too long, it holds the reader’s interest fairly well. The people are real with a possible exception of the somewhat too remarkable and admirable Darly.”

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“The characters move without artificial stimulus. This is particularly true in the cases of the actress-mother and the son’s parasitic wife. The dialog is spontaneous.”

+ — =Springf’d Republican= p15 Ag 26 ‘17 500w

=BARTON, BRUCE.= More power to you. *$1 (2½c) Century 170 17-23552

Fifty editorials from Every Week which are really sermonettes. They are tiny doses of American idealism offered to business men who are in danger of sacrificing home life, friends, books, even dreams on the altar of business success. The writer shows that many a man has, as a by-product of his building, strengthened the character and lifted the ideals of hundreds of his associates, and helped in the regeneration of entire communities. There is some good advice concerning how to achieve that by-product.

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“Mr Barton has the honest American respect for material ‘progress’ and business ‘success.’ But he is not sentimental on the one hand or materialistic on the other. ... ‘More power to you’ is a stimulating, vigorous, wholesome little book.”

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“It is a little book that bids us stop for a moment and examine our rushing world. It is a book of simple aphorisms phrased so cleverly that the advice is often concealed for the moment by the sugar coating.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 N 4 ‘17 160w

=BARTON, GEORGE AARON.= Religions of the world. (Handbooks of ethics and religion) *$1.50 Univ. of Chicago press 209 17-20653

The author is professor of biblical literature and Semitic languages in Bryn Mawr college, Pennsylvania. The book “opens with an outline of primitive religions, and then, having stated the main elements of religion in Babylon and Egypt, goes on to deal with the religion of the ancient Hebrews, Judaism, and Mahommedanism. The next section of the book is concerned with Zoroastrianism, from which it passes to the religions of India, China, and Japan. Chapters on the religions of Greece and Rome follow, and the book closes with a section on Christianity.” (The Times [London] Lit Sup) “At the close of each chapter supplementary readings are given. These are divided into two classes, one for extended work, and one for those who have but a limited time to give to the subject. At the end of the volume there are lists of books on special subjects for the teacher, topics for study, and an ‘outline of a book to be written by the student.’ There is a good index.” (Boston Transcript)

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“The volume is meant to be a textbook, and as such it is admirable.”

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“His work is colored throughout by the conviction of the Protestants that man is saved by faith alone; his book is little more than a summary of the views which various peoples have entertained in regard to God, the soul, immortality, and so on.”

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“An admirable text-book for the study of comparative religions. Without being controversial it is animated throughout by the characteristic spirit which recognizes that pagan religions are the product of the soul’s quest after God.”

+ =Outlook= 117:309 O 24 ‘17 60w

“A terse, well-written text-book packed with the facts concerning the great religions of the world.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:329 S ‘17 80w

“Valuable to all who want a concise and accurate survey of the ideals and growths of the religious systems of the world. ... The book fills a real need in the popular religious literature of the day.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 Ag 17 ‘17 300w

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p408 Ag 23 ‘17 180w

=BARTON, GEORGE EDWARD.= Re-education. *$1 (7c) Houghton 362 17-31277

A fearless analysis of the institutional system of the United States by a business man and for business men. The writer believes that there are some fundamental weaknesses or fallacies in our present system of dealing with education, sin, insanity and disease. He bases objections to the existing institutional system on the failure to do more than prevent, during the period of incarceration, the act of which the prisoner or patient has been guilty. He would build up a system of re-education which would make producers of inmates of institutions with an increase of efficiency. The thought underlying the inquiry and arraignment emanates from the best social theory of the day.

=BASHFORD, HENRY HOWARTH.= Songs out of school. (New poetry ser.) *75c Houghton 821

There is a note of quiet happiness in this small book of poems. Even “The vision of spring, 1916,” the one piece in the book that touches on the world tragedy, speaks with the voice of hope. Other poems are, The high road, Little April, Litany in spring, Lullabies at Bethlehem, Cradle songs, River songs.

“A small collection of verses, most of which appeared in the Spectator, the Nation, the Outlook, and Country Life.”

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+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Mr 21 ‘17 140w

“There are serious and elegant poems which comport themselves becomingly, but the zest of the book lies in the pattering and twittering verses which in five or six instances overleap that elusive but difficult barrier that divides mere attractiveness from authentic charm.” O. W. Firkins

+ =Nation= 104:710 Je 14 ‘17 180w

“The difference between a minor and a sub-minor poet is something to be felt rather than explained, yet there is a definite line between. ... Mr Jeffers is a conventional minor poet; Mr Arensberg is an unconventional one; we catch, out of the corner of our eye, a glint of wings, spite of the manifest failures of each. Mr Bashford, on the other hand, without a failure to his credit, is distinctly a sub-minor. ... The trouble with his verses is that they lack something vital, a distinctiveness, a tang, the scent of personality.”

=N Y Times= 22:257 Jl 8 ‘17 180w

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=BASSETT, JOHN SPENCER.= Middle group of American historians. *$2 (2½c) Macmillan 928 17-2031

The “middle period” of which the author writes is not exactly defined. Its beginning is placed at some time following the close of the War of 1812, its ending at the time when the scientific spirit gained dominance over the patriotic school of historical writing. 1884, the year of the founding of the American historical association, is suggested as the closing date of the period. The author’s purpose is to treat of the men who were writing history during this time, Jared Sparks, George Bancroft, Prescott, Motley, and Peter Force. There is an introductory chapter on Early progress of history in the United States, and a concluding chapter on The historians and their publishers.

“His chapters on Sparks and Bancroft make the largest contribution of fresh material, for many unpublished passages are drawn from the Sparks manuscripts in the Harvard college library, and still more from the Bancroft manuscripts in the keeping of the Massachusetts historical society.” M. A. DeW. Howe

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+ =Boston Transcript= p6 F 24 ‘17 120w

“A distinguishing characteristic of the work is that it has to do with historians rather than with history: the author is far more interested in the men themselves and in their activities than he is in the books they wrote. ... The book is itself a piece of careful research rather than a contribution to historical criticism or the history of ideas; and taken for what it is, it will be found, by professional historians at least, and one would think by a rather wide reading public as well, a very useful book and an extremely interesting one.” Carl Becker

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“The book is eminently readable and is valuable for its appreciation, sympathetic and yet critical, of the men who made this middle period a golden age of historical writing in the United States.”

+ =Nation= 104:631 My 24 ‘17 900w

+ =N Y Times= 22:143 Ap 15 ‘17 450w

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“Offered as the understudy of a more elaborate work which the author hopes to produce if the future favors.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 Je 24 ‘17 720w

=BASSETT, LEE EMERSON.= Handbook of oral reading. *$1.60 Houghton 808.5 17-2347

“This book is the outgrowth of several years of classroom instruction and practice based on the theory that effective oral expression is the result of clear thinking.” (Preface) The first of the three parts into which the book is divided is devoted to the problem of thought-getting and to the modulations of the voice that serve to make meaning clear to others. Part 2 is devoted to the problem of the imaginative and emotional response to thought. The technical problems of tone production are treated in part 3. The book is well supplied with illustrative material. The author is associate professor of English at Leland Stanford Junior university.

“Sensible ideas, well expressed. Everts’ ‘The speaking voice’ (A L A Catalog 1904-1911) will be sufficient in the average library.”

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“Good selections, a clear statement of principles, and a full outline for teachers.”

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“The high-school teacher of public speaking will be interested in this book, which sets forth very forcibly the principles of natural oral expression. ... The book might be more attractive to the high-school student if more of the selections were from contemporary literature.” E. F. Geyer and R. L. Lyman

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=Springf’d Republican= p8 Ap 25 ‘17 150w

=BASSETT, SARA WARE.= Story of sugar. il *75c (2½c) Penn 17-16751

Uniform with the stories of cotton, gold and silver, lumber, wool, iron, leather and glass. It is written for boys and girls from seven to twelve and has a thread of plot upon which hang bits of true information about the history and manufacture of sugar. A real sugaring-off in the maple woods, a visit to a sugar refinery, and another to a candy factory are narrated with emphasis on the processes that children can readily grasp. The sport and adventure intermingled are wholesome, the sort that live boys and girls have a big appetite for.

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+ =Springf’d Republican= p15 D 1 ‘17 100w

=BASSETT, SARA WARE.= Wayfarers at the Angel’s. *$1.25 (3½c) Doran 17-28601

This is another Cape Cod story by the author of “The taming of Zenas Henry.” A wooden angel, long ago a ship’s figurehead, guards the door of the “straggling house on the bluff, half buried in vines and flowers,” which is the home of three bachelors; John Bartlett, retired captain of the life-saving station; Timothy Talbot, with his Civil war relics and his seven pairs of shoes, which he wears in unvarying rotation, and David Furber, the happy-go-lucky sailor lad whom the life-savers have rescued from a foundering barque, and who after being wrecked twelve times, has now elected to stay ashore. Into this household comes Ann, who is “better’n a trained nurse, she’s a born one,” to nurse David through a fever, and life becomes a different thing to all three men. It also changes greatly for Ann, whom one of the three persuades to stay with him always as “angel of the grey house—a sight better one than that wooden image over the door.”

“The little tale is slight, but rather pleasant. There are some amusing bits, and only one disagreeable character in the book, all the rest being virtuous to a degree.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:442 O 28 ‘17 150w

“Sara Ware Bassett writes another buoyant ‘Cape’ story which nowise infringes upon the rights and prerogatives of Mr Lincoln.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p15 D 23 ‘17 290w

=BASSETT, WILBUR.=[2] Wander-ships; folk-stories of the sea, with notes upon their origin. *$1.50 Open ct. 398.2 17-27992

“The book under the above title—‘Wander-ships’—is a small collection of some of the stories about wonderful and strange ships that have been reported as sailing the seas, from and to no port or haven. ... To further emphasize the stories, for the benefit of the student of such literature, copious notes on the various tales are appended. ... The volume is something of an encyclopædia on the subject of ghostly craft and vessels, the origin and voyages of which are lost in the shades of earliest tradition.”—Boston Transcript

“The several tales are interesting, whether the reader is or is not familiar with such ‘yarns,’ and the volume is a distinct contribution to the literature of the sea.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Ja 5 ‘18 280w

“The work is a very unusual one, but will be a source of delight to those who love to dig down into fundamentals, for even if the superstitions of past ages are taken as the subject, the work is in itself essentially a scientific one.” J. W.

+ =N Y Call= p14 D 29 ‘17 800w

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=BATCHELDER, ROGER.= Watching and waiting on the border. il *$1.25 (3c) Houghton 355.7 17-13927

The author writes of his experience on the Mexican border with one of the Massachusetts regiments of the National guard. His first purpose is to answer the many questions asked him since his return: “Was it hot down there?” “What are the Mexicans like?” and so on. His second is “to show, by narrating the story of the mobilization and the subsequent service of the National guard, how pitifully incompetent and unprepared it was and is, to form the reserve military force of the United States.” The book has an introduction by E. Alexander Powell.

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“While Private Batchelder is frankly outspoken in discussing these questions, he writes with the good sense and judgment born of experience. As a record of personal service in what may fairly be termed a hard country physically, his book is well worth reading by every recruit as a helpful guide to his duty and conduct.”

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“To those interested in military life with just a dash of adventure thrown in there is an especial appeal in ‘Watching and waiting on the border.’”

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=BAYLEY, WILLIAM SHIRLEY.=[2] Descriptive mineralogy. il *$3.50 Appleton 549 17-21365

This work, prepared as a textbook for students, is designed to give “a comprehensive view of modern mineralogy rather than a detailed knowledge of many minerals.” The author says, “It does not pretend to furnish a complete discussion of the mineral kingdom, nor a means of determining the nature of any mineral that may be met with. The chapters devoted to the process of determinative mineralogy are brief, and the familiar ‘key to the determination of species’ is omitted. In place of the latter is a simple guide to the descriptions of minerals to be found in the body of the text.” The three parts of the book are devoted to: General chemical mineralogy; Descriptive mineralogy, and Determinative mineralogy. Lists of minerals are given in appendixes; also a list of references. Hintze’s “Handbuch der mineralogie” has been drawn on for matter in the text, and “Mineral resources of the United States” has been used as a basis for the statistics. The author is professor of geology in the University of Illinois.

+ =Pittsburgh= 22:814 D ‘17 80w

=BAYLISS, WILLIAM MADDOCK.= Physiology of food and economy in diet. *65c Longmans 613.2 Agr17-520

“‘The physiology of food and economy in diet’ is a rather academic manual which has arisen, Professor Bayliss tells us, from a course of lectures given at University college, London, in November, 1916. ... After a brief résumé of the problem as a whole, Professor Bayliss studies the uses of food, the classes of foodstuffs, the question of quantity, accessory factors, digestibility, alcohol, vegetarianism, exercise, the value of cooking, characteristics of certain articles of diet, and possibilities of economy. As a general summary of his directions, he concludes with the aphorism, ‘Take care of the calories and the protein will take care of itself.’”—N Y Times

“The American reader will perhaps turn with especial interest to the study of the work of the Commission for relief in Belgium as an example of good food ministration and control.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:395 O 14 ‘17 150w

=Pratt= p19 O ‘17

=St Louis= 15:327 S ‘17 10w

“In a hundred pages he presents in clear, concise and fascinating language the fundamental principles of nutrition. Bayliss, though noted for his work on the secretory glands and not recognized as an expert on nutrition, has nevertheless written with the appreciative touch characteristic of the master mind.” Graham Lusk

+ =Science= n s 46:18 Jl 6 ‘17 50w

+ =Spec= 118:520 My 5 ‘17 180w

Bayonet training manual used by the British forces. (Van Nostrand’s military manuals) il *30c Van Nostrand 355

This pocket manual is a reprint of material which appeared in the Infantry Journal for May, 1917. The copyright is held by the United States Infantry association. The preface states that the instructions are from the latest British training manual (1916), and that they are based on experience in accordance with which the forces are now being trained.

=BEACH, HARLAN PAGE.= Renaissant Latin America. il $1 (2c) Missionary educ. movement 266 16-22287

“An outline and interpretation of the Congress on Christian work in Latin America, held at Panama, February 10-19, 1916.” The author has prepared a condensed account of the congress, quoting as largely as was consistent with his purpose from speeches and reports. Contents: The story of the Congress; Re-discovering Latin America; Interpretation, message, method; Latin Americans and education; Leaves for the healing of nations; The upbuilding of womanhood; The Latin evangelical churches; The home fulcrum; Unity’s fraternal program; Congressional addresses; Aftermath and estimates.

“The volume is interesting from beginning to end and for the busy reader meets an urgent need.” J. W. M.

+ =Am J Theol= 21:480 Jl ‘17 90w

“Much suggestive and stirring material is contained in this condensed review of Christian work.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Mr 3 ‘17 300w

“The exchange of ideas was noteworthy as delegates were present from nearly all over the world, and from these workers Dr Beach has collected a most interesting fund of facts.”

+ =Ind= 90:257 My 5 ‘17 60w

“While the enthusiasm of the author for the South Americans carries him perhaps a little too far, yet the book is well worth reading.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 Ap 8 ‘17 140w

=BEACH, REX ELLINGWOOD.= Laughing Bill Hyde, and other stories. il *$1.35 (1c) Harper 17-30123

The title story is a tale of Alaska, so is the one following, “The north wind’s malice.” Among the others, several are stories of business, one is a newspaper story. Some of the titles are: His stock in trade; With bridges burned; With interest to date; The cub reporter; Out of the night; The real and the make-believe; Running Elk; The moon, the maid, and the winged shoes; Flesh. The book is printed without table of contents.

“He excels in one kind of fiction which is purely American: the business story.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p7 D 22 ‘17 300w

“There is nothing particularly original or striking in any of these tales, but many of them will no doubt furnish amusement for an idle hour. They are written in Mr Beach’s well-known and rather agreeable style.”

+ — =N Y Times= 22:516 D 2 ‘17 800w

=BEALS, MRS KATHARINE (MCMILLAN).= Flower lore and legend. *$1.25 Holt 716.2 17-23777

The author has brought together a store of miscellaneous information—myth, legend, and fancy, with quotations from poetry,—connected with thirty-five of our common flowers. Chapters are given to the snowdrop, arbutus, crocus, narcissus, dandelion, violet, pansy, mignonette, buttercup, etc.

=A L A Bkl= 14:75 D ‘17

=BEAN, C. E. W.= Letters from France. il *5s Cassell & co., London 940.91

“Mr Bean, war correspondent for the Commonwealth of Australia, has not attempted to narrate the full story of the Australian imperial force, but gives graphic accounts of the first impressions of some of the Australians in France, of their life in the trenches and in billets, of the share of the Australians in the Somme advance and in the fighting at Pozières, and of their bravery at Mouquet Farm.”—Ath

=Ath= p420 Ag ‘17 110w

“The simple, easy style of these letters shows us clearly what the Australians have done in France.”

+ =Sat R= 123:552 Je 16 ‘17 1050w

“It is a wonderful story, and it is told with great spirit. Mr Bean warns his readers that the Australian troops hate to be called ‘Anzacs,’ just as they hate being called ‘Colonials.’”

+ =Spec= 118:675 Je 16 ‘17 120w

=BEARD, FREDERICA=, comp. Prayers for use in home, school and Sunday school. *60c Doran 248 17-24844

The author has assembled a number of prayers for children and young people. In those for little people she appeals to the child’s natural love of rhythm and repetition. Those for older boys and girls are drawn from many sources and are characterized by a spirit of reverence. They are arranged in four groups: Prayers for little children; Prayers for boys and girls; Prayers for young people; For use on special occasions.

“A beautiful collection.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:73 D ‘17

“Tho not many are adapted to use in public schools, in private schools, in the home and Sunday school, they would provide splendid suggestive training.”

+ =Ind= 91:354 S 1 ‘17 60w

=Ind= 92:449 D 1 ‘17 30w

=BEAUFORT, J. M. DE.= Behind the German veil; a record of a journalistic war pilgrimage. il *$2 (2c) Dodd 940.91 17-14977

Before going to Germany in 1914 as the representative of a London newspaper, the author had spent three years in journalistic work in New York, and he acknowledges a debt of gratitude to his American training. He is a Hollander by birth and parentage and as a boy was sent to school in Germany. His sympathies, even before starting on his mission to Germany, were strongly pro-Ally. He says, “I started on my mission and entered Germany with as far as possible an open mind. I could not honestly say at that time that I hated the Germans; I merely had no use for them.” All his experiences within the German empire intensified his feeling. The book consists of four parts: General impressions; My trip to the eastern front and visit to Hindenburg; An incognito visit to the fleet and Germany’s naval harbours; Interviews.

“He relates his experiences and impressions in journalistic and entertaining fashion.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:17 O ‘17

“The style in which the book is written is not attractive, but the matter is undeniably of interest.”

+ — =Ath= p204 Ap ‘17 170w

“The material is interesting but the writer dilates rather too freely on his own shrewdness and ‘nerve.’”

+ — =Cleveland= p101 S ‘17 60w

“If there is anything ‘Behind the German veil’ which is particularly worth disclosing, it has not been revealed by J. M. de Beaufort.”

— =Nation= 106:70 Ja 17 ‘18 160w

“Offers some of the most interesting firsthand accounts that have come out of Germany. ... Mr de Beaufort writes vivaciously, although somewhat garrulously, and his book is full of interesting matter of much importance for Americans if they would understand the German spirit. He was in Europe as the correspondent of the London Daily Telegraph.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:215 Je 3 ‘17 600w

=Pittsburgh= 22:680 O ‘17 20w

+ =R of Rs= 56:107 Jl ‘17 90w

=BEAVERBROOK, WILLIAM MAXWELL AITKEN, 1st baron.= Canada in Flanders. maps *1s 3d Hodder & Stoughton, London 940.91

The second volume of the official story of the Canadian expeditionary force covers the period between September, 1915, and July, 1916. For an account of the first volume consult the Digest annual, 1916, under Aitken, Sir William Maxwell—the name of Lord Beaverbrook before he was raised to the peerage.

“The descriptions of the dash and vigour of the Canadian troops are graphic and inspiring.”

+ =Ath= p258 My ‘17 70w

=St Louis= 15:417 D ‘17 20w

“Lord Beaverbrook’s second volume concerning the Canadians, which is written by him as the Canadian ‘Eyewitness,’ contains a most readable and workmanlike account of the long and bitter struggles first at St Eloi and then at Hooge, in the Ypres Salient, which ended a fortnight before the battle of the Somme began.”

+ =Spec= 118:675 Je 16 ‘17 120w

“It is difficult to conceive of anything more likely to stimulate zeal and efficiency than volumes of this kind. The general public cannot master an official dispatch, so long after the event, without considerable explanatory notes and plans. The whole scheme of the volumes at present issued is to present a coherent account of an action as a whole, and at the same time to signalize individual acts of gallantry.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p110 Mr 8 ‘17 600w

=BECHHOFER, C. E.=, ed. Russian anthology in English. *$1.50 Dutton 891.7 A17-1637

“Translated extracts in verse and prose from twenty-five authors (of whom only one, Volynsky, is new to English readers), with some ballads and folk songs.”—The Times [London] Lit Sup

=A L A Bkl= 14:119 Ja ‘18

“This collection of extracts from Russian verse, drama, and prose is too fragmentary to be satisfying. In some of the examples, such as the excerpt from ‘The idiot’ by Dostoevsky, the absence of context makes for obscurity and a sense of incompleteness. Other examples are enjoyable, such as Gogol’s idyllic ‘Old-world gentle-folk,’ ‘The death of Ivan’ by Alexis Tolstoy, Pushkin’s poem ‘The three sisters,’ Leo Tolstoy’s thoughtful criticism of Maupassant, and the slyly humorous sketch by Chekhov, ‘A work of art.’ Many prominent modern Russian authors are represented, though we miss the names of Gorky, Grigorovitch, Artsibashev, and Sologub.”

+ — =Ath= p360 Jl ‘17 100w

+ — =Boston Transcript= p7 N 3 ‘17 230w

=The Times [London] Lit Sup= p214 My 5 ‘17 20w

=BECKLEY, ZOË, and GOLLOMB, JOSEPH=, comps. Songs for courage. *$1 Barse & Hopkins 821.08 17-15993

Courage is one of “the subjects made prominent by the war” to which librarians are officially advised to give special attention in book selection. In this collection of over 100 titles we find the old favorites, such as Henley’s “Invictus,” Sill’s “Opportunity,” Matthew Arnold’s “Self-dependence,” together with the work of more recent writers.

=Cleveland= p121 N ‘17 50w

“Many old favorites are here. ... There are also many unworthy verses. The inferior verse far outranks the worthy. And it is surprising to note how many of the poems of revolutionary courage are missing.” Clement Wood

+ — =N Y Call= p14 Je 24 ‘17 120w

=BEECROFT, WILLEY INGRAHAM=, comp. Who’s who among the wild flowers and ferns. new and combined ed il *$1.50 Moffat 582 A17-406

“The outstanding feature of the work and the one which commends it to the ordinary student, is that a person need not be a botanist to use Mr Beecroft’s guide.” (Springf’d Republican) “The flowers are classified by colors, as in most volumes of the kind, and under, the name of each flower ample description is detailed for identification. There are blank pages for notes.” (Boston Transcript)

=A L A Bkl= 13:361 My ‘17

+ =Boston Transcript= p13 Ap 7 ‘17 150w

“The inclusiveness of ‘Who’s who among the wild flowers and ferns’ will rightly make it a popular guide.”

+ =Ind= 91:109 Jl 21 ‘17 40w

“While scientific and accurate, it is entirely untechnical.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 Ag 29 ‘17 130w

=BEER, GEORGE LOUIS.= English-speaking peoples; their future relations and joint international obligations. 2d ed *$1.50 (2c) Macmillan 327.73 17-17291

Mr Beer was formerly lecturer in European history at Columbia university, and is the author of “The old colonial system, 1660-1754,” etc. He recalls in his preface Admiral Mahan’s essay of 1894 entitled “Possibilities of an Anglo-American re-union,” and goes on to say: “What in 1894 was unripe and academic, has today become urgent and practical.” A series of notes is appended which furnish a running bibliography to easily accessible and non-technical literature. Some of the material in the book appeared originally in the Political Quarterly, New Republic, and elsewhere.

+ =Am Econ R= 7:840 D ‘17 60w

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:112 Ja ‘18

=Ath= p463 S ‘17 60w

“Valuable as the author’s opinions are, it is no discourtesy to him to say that the facts, figures, and references appended to the book in some forty pages of ‘Notes’ are in some respects even more valuable; for facts on these contentious subjects are often ignored and sometimes very difficult to get at, and Mr Beer has a genius for relevant documentation.”

+ =Ath= p505 O ‘17 1600w

=Cleveland= p138 D ‘17 60w

“Mr Beer’s argument is logical and forceful. He has scrupulous regard for the facts of history and economics; his views are the outcome of a lifetime of study of British imperial and colonial affairs and of international politics. Many, perhaps most, of his readers will shrink from his conclusions. But no one will be justified in withholding from this book the tribute of candid and thoughtful consideration.” F: A. Ogg

+ =Dial= 63:520 N 22 ‘17 1100w

=Ind= 92:60 O 6 ‘17 70w

Reviewed by Sinclair Kennedy

=J Pol Econ= 26:101 Ja ‘18 470w

“The valuable references and notes are sure to be of immediate help to every thoughtful reader interested in this absorbing and timely question.”

+ =Lit D= 55:45 O 13 ‘17 300w

“The volume is easily one of the most weighty pieces of writing about the war that has yet appeared in this country, and should be widely read.”

+ =Nation= 105:322 S 20 ‘17 560w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:133 S ‘17 30w

“A factor of the first importance in the molding of public opinion in this country. ... In three remarkably thoughtful concluding chapters Mr Beer discusses the predominant factors in the unity of English-speaking peoples, the economic possibilities in co-operation, and the community of Anglo-American policy toward China and Latin America. The chapter on the growing economic interdependence of the world is, in particular, closely reasoned.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:356 S 23 ‘17 1200w

“Without necessarily giving full credence to ideas that are indeed but tentatively advanced, one may affirm that ‘The English-speaking peoples’ is a statesmanlike book. In its grasp of the ends to be wished for, in its perception of present realities, and in the caution of its conclusions, Mr Beer’s book differs essentially and completely both from those forecasts of the future which are more or less frankly utopian and from the desperately opportunistic proposals which the present world-crisis has called forth from certain would-be practical idealists. Although his style is of the plainest (in both senses of the word), the author possesses an unusual power of extracting fundamental truths from a great mass of conflicting facts. ... The book will prove valuable for its broad and illuminating criticisms of such general ideas as that of nationality, and of such programmes or proposals as pan-Americanism and the League to enforce peace.”

+ + =No Am= 206:478 S ‘17 950w

=Outlook= 117:64 S 12 ‘17 150w

“He states his arguments cogently, but without heat, and fortifies every position he takes up with a full reference to facts and authorities. We regret only that in the effort to be at once condensed and accurate he has allowed his style to become, at times, so abstruse and technical as to prevent his volume from appealing to the widest possible public.”

+ — =Spec= 119:sup472 N 3 ‘17 800w

“We are bound to demur to his too facile assumption of the abandonment of free trade by Great Britain.” R: Roberts

=Survey= 38:549 S 22 ‘17 650w

=The Times [London] Lit Sup= p395 Ag 16 ‘17 50w

“It is one of the best, most original, and judicious attempts to construct out of the political anarchy of these times new organizations. ... Mr Beer modestly describes his book as a livre de circonstance dealing with an unpredictable future. It is in reality a valuable addition to political science. ... This book, with its earnest appeal for support to a permanent, loosely knit association between Great Britain and the United States, is to be welcomed by every one who has at heart the ideals which these two countries represent.”

+ + =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p422 S 6 ‘17 620w

“The book is the work of a scholar, and it is, as scholars say, thoroughly documented. But it is not primarily addressed to scholars, and it is not a dry-as-dust performance. It is addressed to thinking people who are ready to consider seriously and with care the duty of the nation in this great crisis, and it abounds with fresh suggestions and arguments which are bound to excite interest and open new channels of thought.” G. B. Adams

+ =Yale R= n s 7:416 Ja ‘18 1200w

=BEERS, HENRY AUGUSTIN.= Two twilights. *$1 Badger, R: G. 811 17-25112

“This volume includes selections from two early books of verse, long out of print; a few pieces from ‘The Ways of Yale’; and a handful of poems contributed of late years to the magazines and not heretofore collected.” (Preface) The author has been professor of English literature in Yale university since 1880.

=BEITH, JOHN HAY (IAN HAY, pseud.).= All in it; “K (1)” carries on. *$1.50 (2½c) Houghton 940.91 17-29361

This is the continuation of “The first hundred thousand,” promised us by Captain Beith. “‘The first hundred thousand’ closed with the battle of Loos. The present narrative follows certain friends of ours from the scene of that costly but valuable experience, through a winter campaign in the neighbourhood of Ypres and Ploegsteert, to profitable participation in the battle of the Somme.” (Author’s note) Captain (now major) Wagstaffe and Private (now corporal) Mucklewame reappear in this volume.

“Told with the same humorous turns and descriptions that made the first book so readable.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:88 D ‘17

“Bit by bit Major Beith pieces together the tale of the fighter in the present war. He does not minimize its horrors, but he does not over-emphasize them. Through his entire story runs an undercurrent of optimism.” E. F. E.

+ =Boston Transcript= p8 N 7 ‘17 1500w

=Cleveland= p130 D ‘17 60w

=Ind= 93:128 Ja 19 ‘18 50w

“Ian Hay’s own narrative is full of the brightest humor, not untouched with an equally bright cynicism. ... And yet it would be a grave mistake to assume that because he writes brightly, and often humorously, Major Beith’s is a ‘light’ book. It is far from that. ... In ‘All in it’ the heroism is present always. The terrible things are not glossed over.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:462 N 11 ‘17 750w

+ =Outlook= 117:520 N 28 ‘17 100w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p11 Ja 27 ‘18 580w

=BEITH, JOHN HAY (IAN HAY, pseud.).= Getting together. *50c (6½c) Doubleday; Houghton 940.91 17-6208

In this little book, Captain Beith, who has been lecturing in the United States, attempts to bring Briton and American to an understanding of one another. He answers some of the questions that have been put to him: How about that blockade? What are you opening our mails for? Would you welcome American intervention? etc.

“Appeared in the Outlook, F 7 ‘17.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:345 My ‘17

+ =Cath World= 105:843 S ‘17 180w

+ =Cleveland= p102 S ‘17 50w

“A sincere and fine-spirited effort to explain misunderstandings between the citizens of Britain and the United States.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:45 F 11 ‘17 800w

Reviewed by Joseph Mosher

=Pub W= 91:593 F 17 ‘17 350w

“His brief account of the voluntary help rendered by America to the Allies before she came into the war will surprise many people. ... His manly and sensible little book should do good.”

+ =Spec= 118:678 Je 16 ‘17 140w

“Ian Hay’s little essay in Anglo-American propagandism will not increase his literary reputation. ... There is no need of a presentation of the case of the Allies to intelligent Americans, and this book is not so conceived as to win over old-fashioned Yankees who entertain animosity toward Great Britain. The softness of the language defeats its own purpose.”

– + =Springf’d Republican= p15 Mr 4 ‘17 400w

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p203 Ap 26 ‘17 220w

=BEITH, JOHN HAY (IAN HAY, pseud.).= Oppressed English. *50c (6½c) Doubleday 941.5 17-18156

The author of “The first hundred thousand” and “Getting together,” a Scotsman, has some witty and practical things to say on the world attitude toward the “English” as distinct from the “British” people. He writes: “In the war of to-day, for instance, whenever anything particularly unpleasant or unpopular has to be done—such as holding up neutral mails, or establishing a blacklist of neutral firms trading with the enemy—upon whom does the odium fall? Upon ‘England’; never upon France, and only occasionally upon Great Britain. ... On the other hand, ... a victory gained by English boys from Devon or Yorkshire appears as a British victory, pure and simple.” The fourth and fifth chapters make clear some of the answers to: “Why can’t you people settle the Irish question?”—the claims of the Nationalists, the Unionists, and of the Sinn Fein being put side by side for study by outsiders.

“Good-natured, humorous, but very lucid explanation of the Irish question.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:18 O ‘17

+ =Cleveland= p131 D ‘17 70w

“As is apt to be the case with a book of this kind, Mr Hay’s desire to make his humorous periods leads him sometimes to sacrifice the exact truth. He exaggerates the idiosyncrasies of the Englishman to make his satire carry over. Once you have forgiven that, however, you find the little book pleasant reading.”

+ — =Dial= 63:461 N 8 ‘17 190w

“The Irish rebellion was not made in Germany. It was made in England, and not a little part of it was made by just such dunderheads as Captain Beith, with their inaccurate talk of beneficences that were never really conferred and freedom that never existed.” F. H.

— =New Repub= 13:188 D 15 ‘17 1400w

“As a specimen of dry Scotch humor carrying with it a large volume of matter for serious consideration, Mr Hay’s little book is unrivalled in its way, though it is, perhaps, not exactly the ‘sense of humour’ that is likely to appeal to ardent Irish patriots. ... The book contains much matter of considerable interest to Americans, for the author has much more than an ordinary grasp of the psychology of the peoples he deals with in this little volume.” J. W.

+ =N Y Call= p14 Jl 15 ‘17 650w

=Pittsburgh= 22:674 O ‘17 70w

=Pratt= p46 O ‘17 20w

=St Louis= 15:379 O ‘17 10w

“An amusing comment on British characteristics.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p10 O 4 ‘17 300w

=BEITH, JOHN HAY (IAN HAY, pseud.).= “Pip”; a romance of youth. *$1.50 (2c) Houghton 17-9709

A happy story of irresponsible youth. Half the book is taken up with the schoolday adventures of the young hero. Pip is a valiant cricketer and when he leaves school he becomes something of a nation-wide figure. The death of his father sends him into the world to earn his living. He does so for a time as a chauffeur. There is a girl in the story, of course. Pip met her first as a friend of his sister’s, when she was sixteen. She is older and so is he when the book closes, ending with a golf match that decides an important matter for Pip.

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:354 My ‘17

“Up to the outbreak of the war Ian Hay was known in this country as the author of six books, all of them fiction. ... Prior to these, however, he had written another book. Its title is ‘Pip.’ ... Its understanding of childhood, youth and early manhood is keen, its ability to make the most of the zest of delicate comedy is complete.” E. F. E.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Mr 17 ‘17 1500w

+ =Lit D= 54:1089 Ap 14 ‘17 200w

“Captain Beith writes with genial humor, and his account of the making of Pip into a man, and a man who is a thorough Englishman, is likely to bring many a smile to the face of his reader. Having been, in the days before the war, a schoolmaster himself he knows much about the life of British schools and the character of the men who conduct them.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:93 Mr 18 ‘17 500w

+ =Outlook= 115:622 Ap 4 ‘17 60w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 Ap 22 ‘17 250w

“As a school story it is inferior to ‘David Blaize,’ and the detailed descriptions of cricket contests are beyond the American reader, but it is nevertheless a story of decided interest.”

+ =Wis Lib Bul= 13:126 Ap ‘17 50w

=BELL, ARCHIE.= Trip to Lotus land. il *$2.50 (4c) Lane 915.2 17-30747

The author outlines a six-weeks’ itinerary for the tourist to Japan, and states that his purpose is to convey to the reader something of the joys that such a tour holds for a traveler. He says that the book is not a guide book. “Mr Terry’s ‘Japanese empire’ and the excellent publications of the Imperial Japanese government railways” supply that need, and his pleasant narrative account of his own travels will serve to supplement them. Yokohama, Kamakura, Miyanoshita, Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Kobe, Nagasaki and Nikko are among the points visited. There are over fifty illustrations.

Reviewed by A. M. Chase

+ =Bookm= 46:335 N ‘17 40w

“Both instructive and entertaining.”

+ =Lit D= 56:40 Ja 12 ‘18 170w

+ =N Y Times= 22:579 D 30 ‘17 100w

“[Fulfills its purpose] admirably both in text and illustrations.”

+ =Outlook= 117:615 D 12 ‘17 60w

+ =R of Rs= 57:219 F ‘18 50w

=BELL, FREDERICK MCKELVEY.= First Canadians in France; the chronicle of a military hospital in the war zone. il *$1.35 (2½c) Doran 940.91 17-28775

Colonel Bell, attached, as medical director, to the first contingent of Canadian troops overseas, was detailed to found a Canadian hospital near Boulogne. He chronicles the progress of that undertaking among the heterogeneous lot of men whom “the hammer of time,” with many a nasty knock, welded together. The quality that made Colonel Bell the one force that held the boys together is responsible for the grip the book gets on the reader. It is a simple recital of every day routine, without central theme or plot, told in a realistic, colloquial, normal, human fashion with an eye keen to every humorous incident that livened camp monotony.

“The writer confesses to a flavor of romancing in his story, but the reader will not feel like criticising this or seeking too closely the line between fact and imagination.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p9 N 10 ‘17 400w

“Clever characterization, and many amusing anecdotes.”

+ =Cleveland= p130 D ‘17 30w

+ =Ind= 93:128 Ja 19 ‘18 170w

“Certainly, this excellent book should be read. It is so human.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:448 N 4 ‘17 700w

=Outlook= 117:387 N 7 ‘17 30w

=BELL, JOHN JOY.= Kiddies. *$1.50 (2½c) Stokes

A collection of seventeen stories about children by this well known Scottish humorist, author of “Wee Macgreegor.” That young hero appears in several of the stories. Among the titles are: Habakkuk; Little boy; Some advantages of being an aunt; The good fairy; Mr Logie’s heart; An early engagement; Silk stocking and suedes; The ugly uncle.

“The stories are canny and full of dry humor and quaint pathos.”

+ =Ind= 92:604 D 29 ‘17 200w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:63 Ap ‘17 50w

“The humorous tales are, generally speaking, the best, the serious and pathetic ones being somewhat conventional and oversentimental.”

+ — =NY Times= 22:500 N 25 ‘17 240w

+ =Outlook= 117:475 N 21 ‘17 20w

=BELL, JOHN JOY.= Till the clock stops. *$1.35 (2c) Duffield 17-5450

The clock, with its diamond-studded pendulum, stood in a secluded house in Scotland. It was guaranteed to go for a year and a day after the pendulum was set in motion—that being done on the death of its owner Christopher Craig. It was in some way to watch over the green box full of diamonds and the other fortune reserved for Christopher’s nephew, Alan Craig, supposedly lost in the Arctic. Its enemy was Bullard, London member of a South African mining syndicate, who knew of the existence of the diamonds and its guardians were a dense green liquid with which the case was partly filled, placed over the ominous word “Dangerous,” Caw, the faithful servant of the dead man, and Marjorie Handyside, the daughter of a doctor and neighbor. How these and others played their respective parts, and the surprise in store for all when the clock stopped make a thrilling tale. The writer is the author of “Wee MacGreegor.”

=A L A Bkl= 13:401 Je ‘17

“The story is well planned, and full of excitement and suspense up to the last chapter.”

+ =Ath= p101 F ‘17 30w

+ =N Y Times= 22:110 Mr 25 ‘17 250w

=Outlook= 115:668 Ap 11 ‘17 20w

“A melodrama full of alarms and surprises.”

=Spec= 118:241 F 24 ‘17 7w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 Ap 8 ‘17 210w

“Mr J. J. Bell may have had the cinematograph in mind in writing ‘Till the clock stops.’ Hidden diamonds form the mainspring of the story, and propel it forward mechanically through its allotted span; and one can imagine the pistol shots, explosions, and so forth which arise out of the search for them being reduced to a series of highly effective pictures.”

=The Times [London] Lit Sup= p44 Ja 25 ‘17 200w

=BELL, JOHN KEBLE (KEBLE HOWARD, pseud.).= Gay life. *$1.30 (2c) Lane 17-6536

A happy and wholesome story of theatrical life. The author has written it to counteract some of the sensational ideas that prevail concerning the stage. Jilly Nipchin is an attractive and impudent little Cockney who determines to put her twin gifts, mimicry and an agility in turning handsprings, to use on the stage. Her family is in need, and Jilly chooses this way of helping them. The story follows her progress with a traveling company in the provinces, in the music halls, in a repertory company, and finally takes her to America. The hero, Ed Chauncey, the world’s greatest equilibrist, is as worthy in his way as is Jilly.

+ =Ath= p414 Ag ‘17 90w

“The wholesome story shows a thorough knowledge of the external life of the stage, but not very deep understanding of universal human nature. The author is a theatrical manager and producer, and the editor of the Sketch, a semi-theatrical publication.”

=Cleveland= p63 My ‘17 70w

“The thorough knowledge of the stage and of all things stagey which the author obviously possesses apparently does not include the capacity for understanding the forces that underlie the struggles and the successes of its workers. ‘The gay life’ is superficial, occasionally clever, and of fleeting value.”

— =Dial= 62:247 Mr 22 ‘17 110w

+ =Ind= 90:84 Ap 7 ‘17 100w

“The novel is clever, amusing and graphic in its account of stage life, though developed in a somewhat jerky manner. The theme recalls certain of Leonard Merrick’s delightful tales, and of course this story suffers from the comparison, but it is an entertaining piece of work, with an attractive, very human heroine and several interesting and well-drawn characters.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:69 F 25 ‘17 350w

“The book on the whole is pleasant reading.”

+ =Spec= 119:169 Ag 18 ‘17 30w

“Mr Howard weaves a colorless romance into the narrative, but Jilly’s adventures and high spirits hold the attention without outside aid.”

+ — =Springf’d Republican= p17 D 9 ‘17 220w

“It is a jolly tale, an amusing tale, a good-natured tale. There is general truth in portions of his book, which the tale as a whole lacks.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p334 Jl 12 ‘17 500w

=BELL, JOHN KEBLE (KEBLE HOWARD, pseud.).= Smiths in war time. *$1.40 (2½c) Lane 17-30282

This story, by the author of “The Smiths of Surbiton,” “The Smiths of Valley View,” etc. is written in a lighter vein than most of the novels dealing with England in war-time. It tells us how Mr Smith, aged seventy-three, and his devoted wife, tried to help their country; how they rented their pleasant villa at Surbiton and attempted to live in a cottage; how they decided to dismiss Edith, one of the three maids who kept them so comfortable; how Mr Smith tried to observe a meatless day and fell into temptation; how he tried to drill for home service; and how “young George,” the Smith’s idolized grandson, was “reported missing” but returned in safety by aeroplane to his anxious relatives.

“The book is written with a thoroughly delightful mixture of humor and pathos; if we laugh at Mr Smith, it is very tenderly, and we are all the fonder of him for his whimsies and absurdities, just as his wise, sweet wife was. They are people we are glad to know, quiet, simple, human, ‘ordinary,’ and very lovable people, with something big and fine in them underneath it all.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:475 N 18 ‘17 550w

“A charming story; an epitome of the spirit that is making the sacrifices and upholding the nation’s determination that the sacrifices shall not be in vain.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p15 D 23 ‘17 300w

=BELL, RALPH W.=[2] Canada in war-paint. il *$1.25 Dutton 940.91 17-13337

“‘Canada in war paint’ is a series of sketches, mostly of the humorous type, of the Canadian forces across the water. Its author, Capt. Ralph W. Bell, dedicates its pages to the ‘officers, N. C. O.’s and men of the 1st Canadian infantry battalion, Ontario regiment,’ of which he is a member. He has striven to portray types rather than individuals, or as he himself puts it in the preface to give ‘vignettes of things as they struck me at the time, and later.’”—Springf’d Republican

“Among the brightest and most cheerful of the war stories from the men at the front is this crisp and relishing offering. Only a small portion is devoted to the rough and cruel side.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p8 N 10 ‘17 150w

“Captain Bell writes light-heartedly, and makes the best of the everyday events of life in the war zone, in the somewhat fragmentary jottings which he calls ‘Canada in war paint,’ but there is pathos, too, intermingled with the humor of his book.”

+ =Sat R= 123:556 Je 16 ‘17 310w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 D 28 ‘17 130w

=BELLAMY, FRANCIS R.= Balance. il *$1.35 (1c) Doubleday 17-4706

The author has told the true story of S. Sydney Tappan, playwright, who in the later days of his fame was made the subject of an adulatory biography. To the author, the hero is always Sammy Tappan, never S. Sydney. He was always Sammy to Carrie Schroeder too. When Sammy went to New York to win fame, Carrie remained at home in Melchester, but because she was a modern young woman, requiring a purpose in life, she went into a settlement. In the settlement Carrie came face to face with reality. She learned many things, one of them that men do not throw dynamite for the fun of it. From this background she goes to see Sammy’s first play, his brilliant, shallow and suggestive “Lady in the lion skin.” The shock of this play to her newly awakened social conscience and the hopelessly diverging viewpoint which it discloses leads to the break between her and Sammy. It is not bridged until Sammy, thru suffering and defeat and personal contact with the monster, Poverty, learns to see things as she does and to use his talent for better ends.

“Above and beyond the story itself, it is the fine spirit of humanity pervading the book that makes it notable. It is free from didacticism and sermonizing; it presents no programme, but it is lighted with the flame of a great conviction and charged with human sympathy and emotion.” J. T. Gerould

+ =Bellman= 22:160 F 10 ‘17 600w

“The book is full of charm and as a whole rings true.” H. W. Boynton

+ =Bookm= 45:95 Mr ‘17 550w

“If his first novel is any index of those to come, he is an author who bids fair to make his mark in American fiction.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p8 Ja 24 ‘17 300w

“You will rarely find in the writers of this country such poise, and justifiable assurance, and true sense of proportion. ... The finest thing about this exceptional novel is the masterly way in which the author has evolved his characters through the actions and incidents rendered inevitable by those characters themselves. It is this conviction of truth that remains to exhilarate, long after the story has been finished.” Ruth McIntire

+ =Dial= 62:102 F 8 ‘17 1150w

“The story is logical and true to life.”

+ =Ind= 90:256 My 5 ‘17 190w

+ =Nation= 104:270 Mr 8 ‘17 350w

“Mr Bellamy has, indeed, a decided gift for character drawing, and most of his people are clearly sketched, definitely individualized. ... ‘The balance’ is a first novel, and the plot is not always well handled.”

+ — =N Y Times= 22:24 Ja 21 ‘17 500w

“Mr Bellamy has something serious to say, and at the same time he writes a story which will probably attract a large market.” Joseph Mosher

+ =Pub W= 91:207 Ja 20 ‘17 450w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p15 F 18 ‘17 500w

=BEMAN, LAMAR TANEY=, comp. Selected articles on prohibition of the liquor traffic. (Debaters’ handbook ser.) 2d and rev ed *$1.25 (1c) Wilson, H. W. 178 17-12265

A second edition of the debaters’ handbook on Prohibition containing new material. The first edition was published in 1915, since which time prohibition has made great gains. Among the new reprints are articles for the affirmative by Arthur Capper and William J. Bryan and articles for the negative by John Koren and Rev. J. A. Homan.

=A L A Bkl= 13:456 Jl ‘17

=BENAVENTE Y MARTINEZ, JACINTO.= Plays; tr. from the Spanish, with an introd., by J: Garrett Underhill; authorized ed. *$1.50 Scribner 862 17-14040

“The plays chosen are not the best known. But they are well selected to show the author’s wide range. They are all recent and illustrative of Benavente’s latest manner. The first, ‘His widow’s husband,’ is a farcical depiction of social and political life in a provincial town. ‘The bonds of interest’ is an ingenious, modern adaptation of the old Italian comedy of masks. Crispin, Harlequin, Columbine, and Pantaloon discourse airily on important themes. ... ‘The evil doers of good’ flagellates the busybodies of a small village, who, under the guise of philanthropy, work harm with their meddlesome interference in the affairs of others. ... ‘La malquerida’ is not a thesis-drama like the rest, but a peasant play after the manner of Guimerá.”—Nation

“Well selected to represent the author’s wide range and latest manner.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:119 Ja ‘18

“Mr Underhill does yeoman’s service in the cause of the Spanish stage, showing us how very much we have to learn in America from dramatists already popular in Spain and South America.” T: Walsh

+ =Bookm= 46:607 Ja ‘18 100w

“Mr Underhill’s translation is fluent and generally satisfactory. Occasionally he uses ‘misery’ where ‘poverty’ seems to be the word—a common mistake in translating French and Spanish words. There are a few passages where the sense seems to be somewhat misinterpreted. ... But for the most part one forgets that one is reading a translation.” N. H. D.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Jl 25 ‘17 750w

“Had Mr Underhill presented us with only two of the four plays that are in this volume—with ‘The bonds of interest’ and ‘La malquerida’—we should have been inclined to accept his high estimate of the dramatic power of Jacinto Benavente.” Padraic Colum

— =Dial= 63:393 O 25 ‘17 750w

“His psychology is more brilliant than profound, and the great passions are beyond his power to portray. He is preëminently a satirist. ... But tho his satire is cynically keen, it is never bitter, and never constructive. ... The volume commends itself to a frequent reader of printed plays for one rare virtue. These are absolutely free from the ponderous mass of descriptions, suggestions, interpretations and stage directions which encumber the text of so many modern dramas. Neither characters nor settings are described at all, and no directions are given. One is not even told the heroine’s age. ... His peasants are not real peasants, but members of le grande monde masquerading in poor clothes. The roughnesses and brutalities of life are as foreign to his genius as are the great emotions.”

+ + — =Ind= 91:183 Ag 4 ‘17 460w

“Jacinto Benavente is the central figure among contemporary Spanish dramatists, the continuator of Galdós and Echegaray. Like Galdós, he is interested in social reform, but presents his message with a delicate irony of which that ponderous declaimer is incapable. And if he is less of a stage technician, in the narrow sense, than Echegaray, he interests by his very departure from theatrical convention. In his lightness of touch he is akin rather to Bretón de los Herreros than to either of his more immediate predecessors. His range is surprisingly great. He has attempted nearly every kind of play with scarcely a failure to mark his course. ... He is chiefly known as the satirist of modern social conditions in Spain. ... It is exceptionally difficult to render into English an author so subtle as Benavente, one whose effects depend so much upon lightness. Imagine Shaw in German! But Mr Underhill has been more than successful. One detects no trace of foreign idiom in his English. His biography of Benavente and critical estimate of that writer’s work is the best yet attempted in English.”

* + + =Nation= 105:264 S 6 ‘17 600w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:108 Jl ‘17

+ =N Y Times= 22:325 S 2 ‘17 260w

“Benavente is a prolific and versatile writer and it would be impossible fully to represent his accomplishment with four plays, but those selected for this volume are sufficiently varied in theme and treatment to suggest the inclusiveness of his talent.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 D 3 ‘17 380w

=BENECKE, ELSE C. M., and BUSCH, MARIE=, trs. More tales by Polish authors. *$1.50 Longmans A17-369

The first volume of “Tales by Polish authors” appeared last year. “Two of the names that appeared in the first volume are to be found in the second also—Adam Szymanski and Waclaw Sieroszewski; and Szymanski’s two newly translated tales and Sieroszewski’s one take us again to Siberia. In Szymanski’s ‘Maciej the Mazur’ and ‘Two prayers,’ the engrossing topic is the home-sickness of the Poles in Siberia. Perhaps the ache of home-sickness has never been so ruthlessly forced home as it is in ‘Two prayers.’ ... The other stories are taken from authors not included in the first volume. The longest and the most striking is ‘The returning wave,’ by Boleslaw Prus, whose real name seems to be Alexsander Glowacki.” (The Times [London] Lit Sup)

=Cath World= 105:553 Jl ‘17 130w

“The short stories in ‘More tales by Polish authors’ grip from the first to the last page by their earnestness and the power of their different authors to portray characters quite out of the ordinary. The style is exceptionally free from the abruptness so common in Slavic translations.”

+ =Ind= 90:298 My 12 ‘17 60w

“Unfortunately, half of the first volume is taken up by a tale of Sienkiewicz, ‘Bartek the Conqueror,’ which was already accessible. Chief in merit among the pieces here rendered for the first time are, perhaps, the three Siberian sketches by Szymanski. The English of the translators is excellent, with only the very smallest traces of foreign idiom.”

+ =Nation= 105:93 Jl 26 ‘17 650w

=The Times [London] Lit Sup= p560 N 23 ‘16 1100w

=BENÉT, WILLIAM ROSE.= Great white wall. il *$1 Yale univ. press 811 16-24833

“Timur, the Tartar, has long been a favorite subject for literary treatment. Marlowe wrote one of his best plays about this great, barbaric nomad, and later Rowe made him a dramatic hero. In ‘The great white wall’ William Rose Benét seizes upon this ancient and cruel autocrat for the central figure of a singularly thoughtful narrative poem. It is the story of Timur’s attack on the great wall of China, and the story is mostly a series of pageants.”—Springf’d Republican

“In Mr Benét’s inimitable rhythmic flare.” W: S. Braithwaite

+ =Bookm= 45:435 Je ‘17 30w

“Elements of fantasy are happily combined with the epic story.”

+ =Ind= 89:235 F 5 ‘17 50w

“Benét, equally with Vachel Lindsay, is restoring the chant to its proper place in modern poetry; his work is always interesting and frequently completely successful.” Clement Wood

+ =N Y Call= p14 Ap 29 ‘17 170w

+ =St Louis= 15:183 Je ‘17 20w

“There is a wealth of descriptive verse here, as well as insight into moral truths.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 Ap 24 ‘17 250w

“The poet’s metrical gifts have the fullest play here, and the verse must be heard to be fully appreciated. Mr Benét’s powers of description were never better used than in this tale of far-off things and battles long ago. The book is original in its workmanship, full of vivid description, and interesting in the life and animation that pervades it. It is Mr Benét at his best.” E: B. Reed

+ =Yale R= n s 6:862 Jl ‘17 120w

=BENNETT, ARNOLD.= Books and persons; being comments on a past epoch, 1908-1911. *$2 (4c) Doran 824 17-21768

“The contents of this book have been chosen [by Hugh Walpole] from a series of weekly articles which enlivened the New Age during the years 1908-1911, under the pseudonym ‘Jacob Tonson.’ ... Mr Frank Swinnerton approved the selection and added to it slightly. In my turn I suggested a few more additions. The total amounts to one-third of the original matter. ... I have left the critical judgments alone, for the good reason that I stand by nearly all of them, though perhaps with a less challenging vivacity, to this day.” (Prefatory note) Some of the authors included are: Wordsworth, Joseph Conrad, W. W. Jacobs, Anatole France, Swinburne, Tchehkoff, Trollope, Brieux, Henry James, and Mrs Elinor Glyn. There are also essays on such topics as “French publishers,” “The book-buyer,” “Middleclass,” “Censorship by the libraries,” etc.

“Librarians will be interested in the papers on censorship by the libraries.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:85 D ‘17

“The strife about the six-shilling and the sevenpenny novel, the attempts to censor certain novelists, and the stupid animosities of the middle class, are considered from the point of view of a wholehearted disciple of the great French realists.”

+ =Ath= p467 S ‘17 220w

“With entertainment as his special aim, and sportiveness as his deliberate manner, Mr Bennett rambles hither and thither among the books and writers of the three-year period during which he posed as Jacob Tonson.” E. F. E.

— =Boston Transcript= p7 O 10 ‘17 600w

“I think the book is chiefly interesting as a record of the casual judgements—casual in form only—of a tremendous expert on his fellow-craftsmen.” G: B. Donlin

+ =Dial= 63:523 N 22 ‘17 1500w

“The volume is always readable, it is often ‘intime,’ and it is nearly always baffling. ... His judgments seem often to issue from a mind that is constitutionally fussy rather than judicial.”

+ — =Nation= 105:671 D 13 ‘17 300w

“Mr Bennett knows what he is talking about in respect of Dostoievsky, as in respect of Conrad, Henri Becque, François de Curel, Tchekoff, Wilfred Whitten. But here as elsewhere he is dealing in stimulant, not criticism. He is imposing his will. ... Only when he is writing of H. G. Wells is he sufficiently moved by his subject to lose the coolness of a shrewd and judicious informant and become a passionate critic. ... In regard to W. W. Jacobs and Rudyard Kipling and Conrad and Henry James and Meredith there are exceedingly pertinent discriminations, but absorbed or inspired interpretation in no case outside Mr Wells.” F. H.

+ — =New Repub= 12:332 O 20 ‘17 1150w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:181 D ‘17 190w

“In the main neither sufficiently important in theme nor sufficiently careful in treatment to be worthy of permanent publication in book form.”

– + =Outlook= 117:575 D 5 ‘17 30w

“When Mr Arnold Bennett appears as a critic of men and books many of his judgments strike us as irrational, or partial, sometimes to the point of absurdity. His infatuation about Mr H. G. Wells may be the fruit of friendship, but it is not justifiable on literary grounds, not even on the grounds advanced by Mr Bennett. ... Surely Mr Bennett is paradoxical when he praises Mr Henry James for clarity.”

— — + =Sat R= 124:49 Jl 21 ‘17 1350w

“Of mid-Victorian novelists he has a poor opinion. ‘There is not one of them that would not be tremendously improved by being cut down to about one-half’; moreover, ‘they are incurably ugly and sentimental.’ Some of us will wonder to find the author of ‘The old wives’ tale’ casting this reproach in particular at Thackeray and Dickens, Charlotte Brontë and Mrs Gaskell; but it is only Mr Bennett’s humor.”

=Spec= 119:301 S 22 ‘17 130w

“This book of literary causeries is a collection of articles published in 1908-1911 in a socialist journal of somewhat exasperating and provocative type called the New Age. They are mostly skits. They are not literary criticisms, though they often reflect literary opinions—rather opinionated opinions, it may be said. ... They have no importance and for American readers no interest at all. ... The one thing that gives flavor outlasting the ephemerality of the subject is Mr Bennett’s pointed journalistic style and pungent choice of epithet. Those who are engaged in the author’s trade and are familiar with the journalists and critics of London may, therefore, read these records of a ‘past age’ with some interest. But of sound instruction or authentic inspiration they have little. To a limited extent they are diverting.”

– + =Springf’d Republican= p19 O 14 ‘17 1300w

“Mr Arnold Bennett is one of the few who can catch their sayings before they are cold and enclose them all alive in very readable prose. That is why these aged reviews (some are nearly ten years old) are as vivacious and as much to the point as they were on the day of their birth. They have another claim upon our interest. They deal for the most part with writers who are still living. We do not think this is a book of first rate criticism; but it is the book of an artist.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p319 Jl 5 ‘17 1150w

=BENNETT, HELEN MARIE.= Women and work; the economic value of college training. *$1.50 (2c) Appleton 174 17-11904

A study of the place of the college-trained woman in the modern world. In the past half century the type of girl entering college has changed; rather, many types now enter where once there was but one. The standards demanded of women have also changed, and, to some extent, college curricula have been modified to meet the new demands. All these matters are taken into account by the author, who, as manager of the Chicago Collegiate bureau of occupations, writes from the vocational expert’s point of view. She writes of: The inflorescence of the new education; College training and working efficiency; The problem of the college girl; The problem of the vocational adviser; The psychology of the girl as related to her occupation; The physiology of the girl as related to her occupation; The girl with the dramatic temperament; The philosophic temperament; The scientific temperament; The interdependence of occupations; The college girl—her own employer; The college girl and women.

“There is a specially good chapter on the problem of the vocational adviser.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:426 Jl ‘17

“A suggestive book for women in and out of college, and for the college faculty as well.” Edna Kenton

+ =Bookm= 46:345 N ‘17 280w

“Packed with common sense.”

+ =Ind= 91:136 Jl 28 ‘17 50w

“She has made a mistake in adopting a more pretentious title for her work than the results of her efforts warrant. The book falls far short of being an adequate discussion of ‘Women and work.’”

+ — =J Pol Econ= 25:856 O ‘17 200w

“Those parts of the book which deal with the specific problem of finding jobs are interesting and valuable, but when the author attempts to characterize human traits or to give the results of psychology and philosophy she shows a plentiful lack of knowledge. ... The reader of the book is likely to be exasperated by the inexcusable irregularity of the style.”

+ — =Nation= 104:739 Je 21 ‘17 400w

=Pittsburgh= 22:532 Je ‘17 70w

=Pratt= p16 O ‘17 20w

“With its sociology Miss Bennett’s book has combined some helpful information for the college graduate who is intelligently trying to choose work to fit her abilities.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 Jl 10 ‘17 480w

“Written in entertaining style, and useful not only to the girls themselves but to any one helping to educate or ‘place’ them.”

+ =Wis Lib Bul= 13:153 My ‘17 80w

=BENNETT, HENRY EASTMAN.= School efficiency; a manual of modern school management. il $1.25 (1c) Ginn 371 17-21650

The author is professor of education in the College of William and Mary, Virginia. He has had in mind, in writing this book, the average community school of medium size, and the teacher of average ability. “It is the only book that has come from the press in recent times which presents in non-technical language a discussion, both of the specific problems of instruction and of the broad questions of administration and supervision. The book is really a treatise on the principles and practice of education.” (El School J) The book includes a consideration of the school plant and two chapters deal with “Community coöperation” and “School extension.” “Problems” and “Readings” are appended to the various chapters.

“While the style of the book is distinctly non-technical the author presents the content of the most recent scientific investigations in the various fields of education.”

+ =El School J= 18:72 S ‘17 450w

=BENNETT, ROBERT JOSEPH.= Corporation accounting. (Ronald accounting ser.) il $3 Ronald 657 16-25224

“This is much more than a book on corporation accounting; it is more properly a treatise on organization from the legal, industrial, financial and accounting standpoints. It appears in seven parts: Part 1 describes the process of organizing a corporation, discusses the different classes of capital stock and shows the purpose of the various corporate meetings; Part 2 takes up the special books and records required by corporations, and analyzes the distinctive corporate accounts relating to capital stock, bonds, surplus, dividends and reserves; Part 3 is devoted to special descriptions and accounting entries relating to stocks, dividends and processes of incorporation; Part 4 treats bond issues, including a description of the different classes of bonds, their security, methods of issue, amortization of discounts and premiums, sinking funds and redemption; Part 5 explains and illustrates the balance sheet, income statement, and various other special reports and statements; Part 6 is devoted to consolidation, including merger, lease and holding company; Part 7 takes up receiverships, reorganizations and dissolutions. Much more space is devoted to general descriptions than to pure accounting discussion.”—Ann Am Acad

“Mr Bennett has given added authority and interest to many of his observations by frequent citations from some of the best known corporations in the United States. In the preface and throughout the volume there is abundant recognition of alternatives of procedure. Mr Bennett’s volume will come to take rank. ... among the first ten or a dozen titles that should be owned by every one seriously interested in accountancy. The arrangement of the book makes it readily adaptable for general reference by corporation officers and accountants. When a new edition is prepared, it is to be hoped that more systematic and thorough attention will be given to the index.” C. H. Scovell

+ =Am Econ R= 7:637 S ‘17 800w

“The book will probably serve as an excellent handbook for practical business men who wish a broad view of corporate organization, finance and accounting. The discussion is unusually clear, simple and informing. Except for incidental suggestions, the book is likely to have little value to the practicing accountant, for it is too general in treatment, or to one interested in the more scientific aspect of accounting because it is not sufficiently analytical. It may serve very well, however, as a text for college classes on account of its forms and clear descriptions.” J: Bauer

+ =Ann Am Acad= 72:227 Jl ‘17 430w

“Concise yet comprehensive.”

+ =Pittsburgh= 22:444 My ‘17 70w

=BENNION, MILTON.= Citizenship; an introduction to social ethics; with an introd. by D: Snedden. *$1 (3c) World bk. co. 323 17-20398

The author, dean of the school of education in the University of Utah says, “This book is the result of six years of experimentation in teaching ethics to college freshman and senior high-school students in the University of Utah. The topics have been developed in class discussion and afterwards written up by each student, who thus made his own text.” Part 1 treats of the nature of society and social problems; Part 2 deals with the social obligations of the individual and the opportunities society offers each one for development thru service. The book aims to meet the needs of the senior year in high school and first year in college. At the end of each chapter are questions and exercises on the subject matter of the chapter.

“On first thought the social-science teacher might feel that the book has no interest for her. Should such be her conclusion, based on a passing notice of the book, she will change her mind upon careful reading. ... By making free use of the questions a teacher could make the book the basis of a full semester’s work in social problems.”

+ =School R= 26:69 Ja ‘18 240w

=BENSON, ARTHUR CHRISTOPHER.= Life and letters of Maggie Benson. *$2.50 Longmans 17-31049

“The record of this life, largely by means of her letters, is made by her elder brother. Margaret Benson was the daughter of the distinguished Anglican clergyman who became archbishop of Canterbury in 1883, and the story of her years is necessarily to some degree the story of a family placed amid exceptional surroundings. ... Step by step we watch the progress of Margaret Benson through life, viewing the development of her mind and the eagerness with which she thought and studied. Her letters are brief and graphic, but the essential elements of her life, her work and her character are clearly summarized by her brother.”—Boston Transcript

“Such lives as the life of Margaret Benson are among those worth recording but that too infrequently give inspiration to the biographer. ... As a contribution to the history of a remarkable family, Mr Benson’s book is no less remarkable than as a contribution to the study of a notable personality.” E. F. E.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 O 24 ‘17 1750w

“Without moralizing or preaching, merely by recounting the simple story of Maggie Benson’s life, he does indeed succeed in showing ‘how life can be lived nobly.’”

+ =Cath World= 106:404 D ‘17 350w

“The life impresses her brother as a most useful one but he hardly succeeds in persuading the reader.”

— =Dial= 64:30 Ja 3 ‘18 230w

“Mr Benson has thrown together a mass of notes and hurried communications which can have very slight interest for any except friends of the family. ... Mr Benson’s own additions in the way of narrative and characterization are pleasantly written.”

– + =Nation= 105:543 N 15 ‘17 130w

“Dr Benson may rest assured that many readers, friends and strangers, will thank him for bringing out a book which will certainly elevate and strengthen and brighten them.”

+ =Sat R= 124:444 D 1 ‘17 650w

+ =Spec= 119:651 D 1 ‘17 60w

“Her brother has performed his task lovingly and well. Arthur Benson’s own contribution is in his fluent, modulated English; he supplies delightful descriptions of English country life as his family lived it.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 D 4 ‘17 950w

“It cannot be said that as far as art goes his treatment of his sister’s life marks any advance. The author with facile skill sets forth the family facts which he has mostly given elsewhere; and he includes a number of letters of all shades of interest. The attraction lies rather in that Bensonian faculty for criticizing other Bensons, as well as folk in general, which Maggie possessed in a large measure.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p552 N 15 ‘17 1000w

=BENSON, EDWARD FREDERIC.= Freaks of Mayfair. il *$1.50 (4½c) Doran 18-1525

“In ‘The freaks of Mayfair’ Mr E. F. Benson pokes fun at some very paltry people. Among them are the social snobs; the woman who makes the fad of the moment into a religion; the man who will prattle to anyone who purveys nice food; the cats of both sexes who pretend to be kittens; and the automaton who is governed not by reason or impulse, but by habit.”—The Times [London] Lit Sup

“Mr Benson is happier in his satire than in those long and rather didactic efforts in fiction by which we have so far known him. ... Compared with satire qua satire, the sketches are not of much account, they are rather too obvious and laboured; but they amuse, especially ‘The perpendicular,’ which is decidedly the best.”

+ — =Ath= p46 Ja ‘17 100w

“What makes this volume so worth while is that one feels that it is not inspired by a mere desire and delight in mocking, but that it springs rather from an honest and profound detestation of all the soft-brained and wasteful snobs and parasites that incumber a gasping world. Mr Benson, you feel, is a philosopher as austere as Emerson.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:463 N 11 ‘17 900w

“Mr George Plank’s intricate patterns of lines and squares trick out with much ornament things that are not worth any ornament at all. ... When Mr Benson has finished with his freaks, the futility of what they do compared to the effort they make to do it must be apparent even to themselves. No defence is left to them; and we fear they are too invertebrate to turn and say: ‘How came you, brother, when paper is so dear, to describe us in a rivulet of print, meandering thro’ a meadow of margin?’”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p636 D 28 ‘16 350w

=BENSON, EDWARD FREDERIC.= Tortoise (Eng title, Mr Teddy). *$1.50 (2c) Doran 17-17423

This novel, the scene of which is laid in Sussex, was published in England under the title, “Mr Teddy.” It is a gently humorous story, with a slight plot, of youth, middle-age, and old age. Edward Heaton, or “Mr Teddy,” as he is usually called, a kindly bachelor of forty, devoted to his exasperatingly selfish mother, is “the tortoise.” Other characters are the two middle-aged sisters, “Miss Marion,” who writes stories for the parish magazine, and “Miss Daisy,” who looks after their home; Mrs Vickary, clergyman’s wife and feline diplomatist, and the youthful lovers, Robin and Rosemary.

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:129 Ja ‘18

“This is a far better story than ‘The Oakleyites,’ in which similar material is handled with less spontaneity and freshness. Mr Benson has no idea or ‘message’ to convey unless it be that the humours of ourselves and our neighbours are among the best sources of refreshment the Lord has given us, and that beneath them, we may flatter ourselves, there wells many a pure fountain of kind feeling and honest purpose.” H. W. Boynton

+ =Bookm= 46:491 D ‘17 350w

“In ‘The tortoise,’ a delightful tale of English village life, Mr E. F. Benson displays again his peculiarly feminine outlook to great advantage.”

+ =Dial= 64:77 Ja 17 ‘18 80w

“‘The tortoise’ is just good enough to read when there’s nothing better around.” Harry Salpeter

– + =N Y Call= p14 Ja 12 ‘18 320w

“It is one of those quiet, human, very interesting tales which are so rare and so difficult to write.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:434 O 28 ‘17 980w

=Outlook= 117:475 N 21 ‘17 40w

+ =Spec= 119:169 Ag 18 ‘17 30w

“Mr Benson has the intuition and deftness to make trivialities take on importance.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p13 Ja 20 ‘18 500w

“Once more Mr Benson takes us into a quiet little set of ‘nice’ people in a provincial town, or village; and once more he studies them with a tenderness at once shrewder and blunter than Mrs Gaskell’s, but not less attractive.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p272 Je 7 ‘17 370w

=BENSON, OSCAR HERMAN, and BETTS, GEORGE HERBERT.= Agriculture and the farming business. il *$3.50 Bobbs 630 17-7062

The preface says that this book attempts “what has not yet been accomplished for the farmer—the bringing together in one simple non-technical volume of a wide range of practical scientific information directly related to the every-day problems of the farm and home.” The object of the authors has been to bring together in convenient form a wide variety of information that is now scattered thru reports and bulletins, etc. In addition to chapters covering the usual subjects, farm management, farm crops, live stock, etc., there are chapters devoted to: The farm home; The automobile and the farmer; Extension education and the farmer; Extension education by means of boys’ and girls’ club work, and other miscellaneous subjects. Mr Benson is connected with the United States Department of agriculture, and Mr Betts is author of “Better rural schools.”

“An admirable general work. ... Well illustrated.”

+ =Agricultural Digest= 1:460 My ‘17 60w

“There is vast deal of material touched upon between these covers, but it is not always clear upon what principle it is organized and distributed. ... This volume does pretty much all that can be done in 500 pages towards a manual of information, of laboratory experiment, and of field practice. Whether the feat is worth attempting, remains a question.”

=Nation= 103:521 N 30 ‘16 270w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:71 My ‘17

=BENSON, STELLA.= This is the end. *$1.35 (3c) Macmillan 17-29334

The author has a way of her own in telling a story, as one who has read “I pose” will know. Simplified, the story she now tells is of an English girl who leaves home in war-time to become a London ‘bus-conductor. Hoping to find her, her family starts out on a motor car journey around the English coast, following clews thrown out in the girl’s letters. Only one of them, her brother, home on leave, knows that the “house by the sea” of which she writes is fancy and make-believe. For these two, brother and sister, have always played at that game together. They have lived in a secret world, which later, comes to an end for the girl with the news of the brother’s death in France.

“Cleverness of a somewhat forced type mars the effect of this volume. The author has both imagination and insight, but her sarcastic gifts are apt to run away with her.”

+ — =Ath= p253 My ‘17 70w

“In ‘I pose’ her recklessness seemed a little too real for comfort, her modernity too desperate, her feminine nature set too defiantly against any sort of simple emotion or faith. The impression is renewed in this second novel, or fantasy.” H. W. Boynton

— =Bookm= 45:533 Jl ‘17 500w

“Starts like an essay on modern philosophy, continues like a confession, goes at a bound into fiction, shifts into the manner of a Kipling fairy tale, and ends in perfect consistency with them all.”

+ =Dial= 63:117 Ag 16 ‘17 550w

“Another very modern, and rebellious, and essentially sentimental affair.”

=Nation= 104:737 Je 21 ‘17 230w

“In spite of its many pathetic efforts at cheerfulness, and even gayety and whimsical humor, it is this effect of utter hopelessness which remains in the mind of the reader after closing the slender volume.”

=N Y Times= 22:238 Je 24 ‘17 400w

“A book so kaleidoscopic in its changes from mockery to tenderness, from realism to fantasy, defies the ordinary canons of criticism. We must not omit to note Miss Benson’s gift for verse—whimsical and mystical—or her suggestive and vivid treatment of the mysteries of existence. ... In fine, this is a book to bewilder the old, to perplex the middle-aged, and to enrapture the very modern young.”

=Spec= 118:593 My 26 ‘17 930w

“Miss Benson often irritates when she means to stimulate; and if we have dwelt on this at some length it is because the irritation spoils our enjoyment of gifts of fancy and expression not often met with. There is an imaginative tenderness in what she writes about certain dead soldiers which shows her sensibility to be delicate, rare, and true.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p152 Mr 29 ‘17 650w

=BENTON, ALEXANDER HAY.= Indian moral instruction and caste problems: solutions. *$1.40 Longmans 17-13834

“The British government in India has, according to the author, made three mistakes in dealing with the educational problem and the book may be regarded as a study of the causes of those mistakes and of possible remedies for the evil results. ... Mr Benton suggests that toleration should be substituted for neutrality; and toleration he explains to be ‘impartial favour for all religions, with maintenance of the law.’ Mr Benton’s suggestion is to found a committee in each district for religious and moral instruction, empowered to draw up a religious and moral syllabus; and this syllabus would ‘contain a narrative of the barest facts of Christ’s life simply told, with the most important gospel precepts embodied.” (Int J Ethics) “This scheme, he suggests, should be first introduced in the higher schools and colleges, ‘where the plague spot is to be found,’ rather than in the elementary schools.” (The Times [London] Lit Sup)

“The treatment of the caste problem seems to us to be somewhat inadequate. ... A similar criticism may be passed upon the treatment of the subject of religious toleration. ... Here again the defect is chiefly due to lack of space and it may be left to the reader to fill in the gaps and to apply to present day problems the truths enunciated in the past and expounded by Mr Benton. We have nothing but praise for the masterly way in which Mr Benton with the scholarship of a statesman is not content merely with stating the problem and suggesting temporary and superficial remedies but insists on referring his readers to the fundamental principles underlying the problems set forth. But some of his remedial measures are dangerous.” M. C.

+ — =Int J Ethics= 27:544 Jl ‘17 570w

“We hope that Mr Benton’s thoughtful study will commend itself to the British as well as to all governments concerned with the education and welfare of Asiatic wards.”

+ =Nation= 106:42 Ja 10 ‘18 1550w

“The failure of the educational system being assumed, many minds have been directed for many years to find a remedy, or, at least, a palliative. Mr Benton’s book is a thoughtful contribution for this purpose. But ... his proposals are open to serious political objections.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p65 F 8 ‘17 780w

=BERCOVICI, KONRAD.= Crimes of charity. *$1.50 Knopf 361 17-15181

“It is the contention of Konrad Bercovici that in being a remedy for one evil, organized charity has become itself an even greater evil to be combated. ... His charges are not made for the common reasons that it is a futile palliative, that it works toward graft and expenses wasted in red tape, but for the more vital reason that it becomes an actual force of detriment and oppression to those it is supposed to aid.”—Boston Transcript

“It is a very strong book whose pictures come very truly from the heart of reality.” D. L. M.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Ap 21 ‘17 1000w

“In spite of the extreme position of condemnation taken by the author as the result of his alleged experiences as an investigator, the book is worth reading as showing the possible need of a change of method along certain lines.”

+ =Cleveland= p93 Jl ‘17 50w

“Many of the charities condemned by the author of ‘Crimes of charity’ would certainly not be considered forms of ‘organized charity’ by those who are supposed to know what these words stand for. ... But the book is chiefly devoted to the work of a large relief agency, apparently a Jewish relief society in New York, and the author finds his opportunity to observe the methods of the society by becoming what he calls a ‘charity spy.’ ... Is it necessary to say that such dishonesty is not really the method of organized charity in America. The language of the author is extremely violent throughout. ‘This stupid ass in charge of the poor,’ ‘This spiritual hog,’ are typical of expressions found throughout the book. His conduct is almost equally violent. ... Whatever the faults of organized charity may be, they are certainly not set forth in this volume of hysterical stories.” Edith Abbott

– — =Dial= 62:478 My 31 ‘17 1200w

“The testimony given by the author is not melodramatic, but a revelation made by one who has studied at first hand conditions that are pathetic, thrilling, and revolting.”

+ =Lit D= 55:37 S 22 ‘17 200w

=Pittsburgh= 22:687 O ‘17 90w

=Pratt= p11 O ‘17 20w

“A preposterous attack.”

— =Springf’d Republican= p19 O 14 ‘17 60w

=BERENSON, BERNARD.= Study and criticism of Italian art, v. 3. il *$3.25 Macmillan 759.5 (17-14402)

“Of the six essays in this volume, five relate to Venetian painting in the fifteenth century. They have been selected because they deal with points for which there was no room in another book, published under the title of ‘Venetian painting in the United States: the fifteenth century.’ Two essays, however, on Carpaccio’s ‘Glory of St Ursula’ and ‘A Carpacciesque Madonna in Berlin,’ stand somewhat apart, being chiefly essays in method. A paper on Leonardo da Vinci is an attempt at a revaluation.”—Ath

=Ath= p197 Ap ‘17 80w

“It is equally hard to accept our critic’s final appraisal of Leonardo, whom he would put down to Botticelli’s level. And still harder is it to share his implicit tenet that the art of the Far East gives us a norm by which Leonardo’s painting, and presumably all other painting, is to be measured. ... Even if Leonardo does not seem wholly to come to his rights in this remarkable essay, the incidental criticism and the fresh point of view are boldly significant.” R: Offner

+ — =Dial= 63:447 N 8 ‘17 1850w

“Offers besides the reprinted papers a novelty and a sensation in a revaluation of Leonardo da Vinci. Mr Berenson describes whimsically his gradual liberation from the spell of legend and his final view that Leonardo is barely a great artist, rather a charming draughtsman obfuscated by the discovery of counterpoise and chiaroscuro. We by no means share the individual appreciations, or depreciations, upon which Mr Berenson’s view is based. ... The whole volume is good reading whether for the amateur or for the professional student.”

+ =Nation= 104:663 My 31 ‘17 430w

“Nor will the admirer of Leonardo be much troubled by the dubious studio works with which Mr Berenson tries to fortify his case. The essence of his attack is that knowledge, science, logic, and attention to technical problems are ruinous to the artist. Such a sweeping generalization does not stand the test of inquiry.”

=The Times [London] Lit Sup= p91 F 22 ‘17 1200w

=BERENSON, BERNARD.= Venetian painting in America: the fifteenth century. il *$4 Sherman, F: Fairchild 759.5 16-25230

“Gathered and amplified into a book, Mr Berenson’s conclusions, known to us through his serial studies in Art in America, have gained in persuasion and consequence. Mr Berenson, finding an adequately representative sequence of Venetian paintings in our collections, has grouped them historically; and adopting the discursive method of his avowed master Morelli, he has made them the pretext for discussion of almost all problems incident to their study. ... As one might expect, the central figure in the book is Giovanni Bellini, and the central problem, his chronology.”—Dial

=Ath= p307 Je ‘17 60w

“One of the most significant works of reconstructive criticism that have appeared in recent years on the subject of Italian painting. It teems with incidental criticism, æsthetic evaluations, and valuable hints of attribution. ... The 263 pages of text are abundantly illustrated with one hundred and ten reproductions and provided with two tables and two indexes.” R: Offner

* + =Dial= 62:64 Ja 25 ‘17 2500w

“Alike for enjoyment and for minute consideration of attributions and chronology the book must be read widely. Thanks are due the publisher for making what must have been a pretty costly book accessible at a price possible for students.”

* + =Nation= 104:316 Mr 15 ‘17 720w

“Whatever one may think of the author’s method, the volume shows insight and enthusiasm and contains valuable information on the subject with which it principally deals.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p19 My 20 ‘17 570w

=The Times [London] Lit Sup= p166 Ap 5 ‘17 90w

“If the book fails wholly to satisfy, the scheme on which it is planned must be held in some measure responsible. The author has attempted to rewrite the history of the Venetian school in terms of the pictures representing that school in America. These are of very unequal merit, and though interest in them doubtless gave Mr Berenson the principal stimulus for his work, it is a little unfortunate for its permanent value that it was not planned on cosmopolitan lines.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p195 Ap 26 ‘17 750w

=BERESFORD, JOHN DAVYS.= House-mates. *$1.50 (1½c) Doran 17-12391

The main interest in this story lies in the author’s analysis of the character of Wilfred Hornby, a young architect, shy, awkward, conventional, brought up “to divide society into categories.” “His early experiences at home, at school, and in the architect’s office, his love affairs and engagement to his cousin Gladys—a poseuse to the backbone ... are related with comparative brevity. Then comes the day when, for the first time in his life, obliged to act for himself, he takes lodgings on the ground floor of the old house in Keppel street, a house inhabited by all sorts and conditions of men—and women. Resolved though he is at first to have nothing to do with his fellow-lodgers, proud of his isolation, he is gradually, inevitably drawn into the life of the house. And presently he comes to know all these ‘House-mates’ of his, and one of them is the girl with whom he quickly falls honestly and deeply in love.” (N Y Times) In Keppel street Wilfred learns to alter his standard of values and comes to the “simple realization of [his] essential equality with the rest of mankind.”

“When all is said, it is by far the most vital and most appealing of all Mr Beresford’s novels.” E. F. E.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 S 8 ‘17 1300w

* =Nation= 105:292 S 13 ‘17 750w

“The hand of the craftsman continues to work, though the materials are of a quality so much thinner and cruder than those he customarily uses.”

+ — =New Repub= 13:387 Ja 26 ‘18 380w

“The book is written in a style somewhat easier than are the majority of Mr Beresford’s novels, but it does not quite rank with his best work—not with ‘A candidate for truth,’ for instance—though it is, of course, well worth reading and decidedly interesting. The development of Hornby’s character, which is the core of the book, is in every way excellent. The product of his narrow, middle-class, Sabbatarian surroundings, the brief spells of emotionalism for which he is unable to find a name, his hesitations and mistakes, and that honesty which lies at the root of his character—all these are portrayed with sure, firm strokes. ... In the last pages of the story we are given a brief glimpse of the result of the war and of several weeks’ service in the trenches on this especial temperament.”

+ — =NY Times= 22:322 S 2 ‘17 1050w

“Not by any means the equal of Mr Beresford’s ‘These Lynnekers.’ The incidents are disagreeable and in one case revolting, and the young man who narrates the history of his younger days is much more interested in his own psychological development than the reader is likely to be.”

— =Outlook= 117:100 S 19 ‘17 50w

“If, however, the book has no great central purpose, so that there seems to be no place where the reviewer can take hold, it brings out two big Beresford ideas—freedom from restraint, whether that restraint be stereotyped art or stereotyped thought, and democracy.” Doris Webb

+ — =Pub W= 92:808 S 15 ‘17 500w

“Its purpose is to show the influence of a strange group of human beings in drawing out and molding the spirit and character of a sensitively introspective young man. It is a carefully wrought picture, and a keenly analyzed situation, differing widely from the character of work Mr Beresford has done heretofore. ... It is not a particularly easy or entertaining story to read.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p15 S 23 ‘17 660w

=The Times [London] Lit Sup= p104 Mr 1 ‘17 480w

=BERESFORD, JOHN DAVYS.= The Wonder. *$1.40 (2c) Doran 17-8200

The story of a child prodigy. Victor Stott was the son of the most famous man of his time in England. It was the father’s ambition to raise up a son who should take his place. The father was a champion cricketer; the son turned out to be a Wonder. Abnormal in appearance, his well-developed and sturdy child’s body appearing frail in comparison with his massive head, Victor Stott seemed, so far as those who tried to puzzle out his case could ascertain, to possess illimitable understanding. Nothing in the universe, unless it was the mystery of his own personality, was hidden from him. He had a strange power over every one who came in contact with him. There was one being only who could defy that power. This was the idiot boy, who tried dumbly to claim a kinship with the Wonder. No-mind and absolute-mind were brought into contact in these two. As Henry Challis, the scientist, explained the Wonder, he represented finality, giving a glimpse of what a world would be without ignorance and without mystery.

Reviewed by H. W. Boynton

=Bookm= 45:315 My ‘17 400w

“All the elements of wizardry in this story can only be suggested. It is told consistently with all the verisimilitude of a scientific document, with an occasional footnote and a mention of actual men that can not fail to delude the reader, at least for the moment, into thinking that he is having set before him the life story of a prodigy that actually existed. As to his fate, ... it brings the story to a logical and a sensible conclusion.” E. F. E.

=Boston Transcript= p8 Mr 31 ‘17 1050w

=Nation= 105:456 O 25 ‘17 500w

“Throughout the book we feel restraint. Now and again in elusive realism possible analogies in the life of Jesus are hinted at, analogies which are never pressed—from that pitfall the author is saved by his understanding of how only in little flashes historical analogy may appeal to the imagination. But for the familiar and barren query, ‘What would happen if Jesus appeared on earth today?’, Beresford plainly substitutes in effect the more stimulating query, ‘What would have to happen today to produce the effect Jesus once produced?’” E. C. P.

+ — =New Repub= 13:53 N 10 ‘17 1900w

“Mr Beresford’s new story is quite unlike any of his previous novels. It is, indeed, a peculiar book, and one is not at all certain whether the author intends it to be taken partly at least, as an allegory. ... But one thing at least seems fairly certain—it is a book about which people will disagree.”

=N Y Times= 22:113 Ap 1 ‘17 500w

“The workmanship of the book is notable; its intent is presumably satirical, but it is also, to us at least, unfathomable.”

=Outlook= 115:710 Ap 18 ‘17 200w

=Pittsburgh= 22:649 O ‘17 20w

“In ‘The wonder’ Mr J. D. Beresford has satirically pilloried certain methods of education and taken a fling at the sum of human knowledge.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:553 N ‘17 210w

=BERGER, MARCEL.= Ordeal by fire; tr. by Mrs Cecil Curtis. *$1.50 (1c) Putnam 17-26261

This story of the first days of the war follows the development of a man who is transformed from a sceptic and cynic to a loyal and ardent patriot. Michel Dreher is in Switzerland when he learns that war has been declared. For a moment he entertains the idea that he need not return to his country. That he does so is due to a sense of his social position rather than to patriotism. He takes up his duties as a sergeant half-heartedly, but as the war progresses he gradually undergoes a change. Shortly before he had met a young French girl who attracted him greatly, but since love and marriage had no place in his cynical scheme of life, he had passed her by. But with his new seriousness he comes to think of her more and more often and the Epilogue, which carries the story into 1915, pictures their union. The author is a sergeant in the French army.

=A L A Bkl= 13:314 Ap ‘17

“It is grimly terrible, but not morbid.”

+ =Bellman= 22:303 Mr 17 ‘17 260w

“This, evidently, is a book of deeper mood and meaning than the now famous ‘Gaspard’; here are Gaspards in their natural setting and relation to the great theme as a whole—the great theme of France at war, which has here its finest interpretation in fiction thus far.” H. W. Boynton

+ =Bookm= 45:93 Mr ‘17 550w

“A vivid translation of a story that throbs with life.”

+ =Cath World= 105:543 Jl ‘17 160w

“The story is told in the first person with all the characteristic incident and spirited dialogue to be expected from a French writer handling such a theme.” P. F. Bicknell

+ =Dial= 62:306 Ap 5 ‘17 180w

“‘Ordeal by fire’ does for France something very much like what ‘Mr Britling’ and ‘The vermilion box’ have done for England. It shows how the war came home to France.” H. W. Boynton

+ =Nation= 104:404 Ap 5 ‘17 180w

+ =Nation= 104:491 Ap 26 ‘17 950w

“Whatever M. Berger, himself a sergeant in the French army, was solely responsible for in this book has been admirably done. ... But the work of the translator leaves much to be desired. ... One closes the book with a strong desire to read it in French.”

+ — =N Y Times= 22:26 Ja 28 ‘17 700w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 Mr 18 ‘17 150w

+ =Wis Lib Bul= 13:158 My ‘17 40w

=BERLE, LINA WRIGHT.= George Eliot and Thomas Hardy; a contrast. *$1.50 Kennerley 823 17-30753

In a preliminary chapter the writer shows that it is Eliot and not Hardy who furnished a basis upon which rational idealism may be developed,—one which, while acknowledging facts, recognizes also the relation of the spiritual elements in life to the grosser material forces. George Eliot’s idealism has been in the direction which subsequent generations have found most sound. Hardy, on the other hand, is the romantic decadent. His characters never pass from a lower to a higher spirituality but are bound on the wheel of life which inexorably breaks them in its revolution. Following a statement of these fundamental principles of difference are essays that show the striking contrast in treatment of both weak and good women; that indicate how both novelists struck the same rock in the creation of men—both making the minor characters real men, their principals, men of straw; points out the differences of goal in their love stories,—Eliot attaining wisdom higher than ourselves thru suffering and pain, Hardy descending to licentious, often brutal love; finds saneness in the treatment of old age; and closes with an illuminating estimate of radical and reactionary types with the deduction that Eliot was the radical and Hardy the reactionary.

“On every page of Miss Berle’s book is evidence of the futility of writing such a study.” E. F. E.

— =Boston Transcript= p9 N 24 ‘17 780w

“As worked out by Miss Berle the thesis becomes fruitful of excellent criticism, at once ethical and æsthetic, as the best literary criticism always is. Only the last chapter gives one pause. In her use of the words ‘radical’ and ‘conservative’ Miss Berle is somewhat arbitrary, and in a manner that may lead to confusion in the minds of many readers.”

+ — =Nation= 105:697 D 20 ‘17 200w

“The book is decidedly interesting and well phrased, but one feels that while the radicalism of George Eliot has been properly valued by the author, there are emendations that might be suitably made to the estimate of Hardy.”

+ — =R of Rs= 57:217 F ‘18 70w

=BERTSCH, MARGUERITE.= How to write for moving pictures; a manual of instruction and information. il *$1.50 (2½c) Doran 808.2 17-17069

The author is director and editor for the Vitagraph company and the Famous players film company. “Her complete discussion of the writing and production of the photoplay is followed by warnings against hackneyed themes, which she classifies, and a presentation of unhackneyed possibilities.” (Springf’d Republican) The last four chapters deal with the censorship and the educational possibilities of moving pictures. The illustrations are from photographs. There is no index.

=A L A Bkl= 14:49 N ‘17

“The literature of scenario-making is already bulky, but Miss Bertsch’s manual is well worth a place in it.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p15 Ag 19 ‘17 90w

=BETTS, FRANK.= Saga plays. *$1.25 Longmans 822

There are three plays in this collection: The passing of Sinfiotli; Ingiald Evilheart, and The sword of Sigurd. Writing in 1917, the author says in his preface, “The plays were completed in April, 1914, by one who did not believe that great wars were any longer possible. Especially in ‘The sword of Sigurd’ he used the traditional motif of the sword to stand in his imaginations for all the adventurous and creative life of men. There is now need for the actual and physical sword as well as the Sword of the Spirit. ... The writer finds nothing to alter on this account. ... ‘The sword of Sigurd’ is not intended to be a complete play. It is a prologue to a play, as yet unfinished, dealing with the death of Sigurd.”

“They present tragic episodes from the ‘Volsungasaga,’ and the terse, grinding dialogue is strong and dramatic, and a fair imitation of that in the translated sagas. But though a prose different from that of real life is tolerable in a translation, where one unconsciously makes allowances, it gives a sense of unreality here without evoking the right poetic atmosphere.”

+ — =Ath= p411 Ag ‘17 100w

“Through their likeness and unlikeness to the conditions of our own strenuous days Mr Betts’s three plays come apt to the moment. Even in the days of laughter and dancing, peace and overflowing garners they would have been found exciting, exalting work. ... The dialogue seems to thrill and quiver; and though we are always kept close to the matter in hand, the suggestions of thought on fighting, on adventure, on honour, on religion and fate, set the mind at work outside the scope of the stories here vividly and dramatically told.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p246 My 24 ‘17 900w

=BETTS, GEORGE HERBERT.= Class-room method and management. il *$1.25 Bobbs 371.3 17-13425

“Part 1, which is devoted to a discussion of general method, makes use of what Professor Betts calls the ‘four cardinal elements which comprise method.’ These to him are (1) the determination of aim, (2) the selection of material, (3) the organization of subject-matter for instruction, (4) presentation or the technique of instruction. He states the outcome of instruction in the elementary subjects as (1) fruitful knowledge, (2) right attitudes, (3) applied skills. ... In Part 2 the author discusses method in teaching, applied specifically to reading, spelling, language, arithmetic, geography, history, civics, physiology and hygiene, agriculture, and home economics. In each case he makes use of his four cardinal elements of method and tries to summarize the conclusion from the recent scientific work in learning and teaching in each of the elementary subjects.”—El School J

“In spite of the many excellences of the book, the reader familiar with contemporary critical thought in education finds frequent cause for disappointment. ... Nearly all contemporary books intended as guides to teachers, while indicating orientations of aim and subject matter, fail like that of Dr Betts, to present acceptable indications as to desirable boundaries of the areas of knowledge and skill to be mastered.” D: Snedden

+ — =Educ R= 54:203 S ‘17 1450w

“The title of the book is in part misleading. It is really a rather systematic treatise on the principles of education and general principles of method in teaching together with a statement of method applied specifically to each of the common branches. ... Prof. Betts’s discussion of the teaching of spelling ought to be very helpful. His treatment of reading from the standpoint of the ‘quantitative movement’ is quite inadequate. ... He has not taken advantage of available scientific material in the chapter on the teaching of arithmetic. ... This book will be of definite value to prospective teachers of elementary subjects or teachers who wish to keep abreast of current modes of thinking about school problems.”

+ — =El School= J 17:687 My ‘17 520w

=BEVAN, EDWYN ROBERT.=[2] Land of the two rivers. *$1 (3c) Longmans 935 (Eng ed 18-1520)

A brief historical survey that attempts to answer the question What has Mesopotamia stood for in the past? The author says: “The country which we incorrectly call Mesopotamia and the countries connected with it—Armenia, Asia Minor, Palestine, Persia—have recently become associated with living interests of the hour and immediate questions of practical politics; that may seem a reason for trying to give a fresh rapid survey of what their significance has been in former ages. ... I have tried to seize the main points and leave out all details which did not contribute to making them apprehensible.” There is one folding map.

“This admirable little sketch of Mesopotamia’s place in history is by far the best of its kind that we have seen. Mr Bevan’s very first sentence, protesting against that misleading catchword ‘the unchangeable East,’ stimulates curiosity, and is fully justified in the course of the book.”

+ =Spec= 119:452 O 27 ‘17 210w

“To write a small book on such a subject calls for special qualities in its author, if it is not to degenerate into a mere list of names and dates. Mr Bevan has avoided that pitfall. The reader with no special knowledge of ancient history will here find a book he has long wanted.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p523 N 1 ‘17 900w

=BEVAN, EDWYN ROBERT.= Method in the madness. *$1.50 Longmans 940.91 17-28628

A fresh consideration of the case between Germany and ourselves. Loyal to the cause of the Allies, in no sense a pacifist, the author who is an Englishman sets aside controversy and denunciation and prepares an unimpassioned statement of what appear to him the inexactitudes in prevalent views of Germany; and looks at Germany just as it might be looked at by some one who stood outside the hurly-burly, with a desire, not to score points, but to say what he seems to see. In the quiet atmosphere of reflection he invites the reader to a consideration of truths which forward-looking men of all countries regard as basic, calling attention to these truths as the common ground upon which plans for peace may be made, the questions of territorial possessions and economic prosperity cleared up, and the matter of future warfare settled for all time.

“This English book on the great war has two unusual characteristics: it is written in a style of fine and deliberate quality, and its writer is almost as much as it is humanly possible to be, fair and dispassionate. ... With regard to the attainment of peace, his chapter entitled ‘Differences on the major premise’ is of special worth as showing that after all the difference between the contending parties is not so much a difference of primary principles as of judgment on particular facts.”

+ — =Cath World= 106:252 N ‘17 500w

=Pittsburgh= 22:825 D ‘17 100w

“Perhaps its greatest merit is that Mr Bevan, unlike too many of the patriotic men of letters who ‘do their bit,’ has really taken the trouble to master his material. ... Our only criticism concerning the documentation of the book is that it has been allowed to appear without an index. That is all the more unfortunate because there is a certain lack of consecutiveness and plan. ... His book is valuable for the light it throws on German aims and German methods.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p315 Jl 5 ‘17 1100w

=BIERSTADT, EDWARD HALE.= Dunsany the dramatist. il *$1.50 (4c) Little 822 17-7565

This study of Lord Dunsany consists of four chapters: The man; His work; His philosophy; Letters. The author finds a happy characterization of Dunsany in the exclamation of Thoreau, “Who am I to complain who have not yet ceased to wonder?” He cannot be classified as a realist or romanticist, for he deals not with life but with dreams. The series of letters, taken from a correspondence between Mr Stuart Walker and Lord Dunsany during Mr Walker’s production of the Dunsany plays, is particularly interesting. The illustrations show scenes from the plays.

=A L A Bkl= 13:398 Je ‘17

“The most interesting section of Mr Bierstadt’s book is the chapter which records the recent correspondence between Lord Dunsany and Mr Stuart Walker, the proprietor of the Portmanteau theatre. ... The simple record of this correspondence, in itself, would make the book worth reading. ... Those of us who have seen ‘The gods of the mountain’ do not need to be told that it is a great play. All we really want to learn is a catalogue of further facts concerning the career of a dramatist whose life has been hidden in obscurity. On this account, it is unfortunate that Mr Bierstadt’s book is weakest on the score of information.” Clayton Hamilton

+ =Bookm= 45:192 Ap ‘17 700w

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Ap 18 ‘17 950w

“While Mr Bierstadt’s comments are entertaining rather than authoritative, the volume will repay perusal.”

+ — =Cath World= 106:544 Ja ‘18 110w

“He has read everything in print on the subject. He has conned all the plays and Dunsany’s other writings. Yet the result leaves one with a sense of undiscovered depths. Least fortunate of all is Mr Bierstadt in the life of Dunsany. ... The appendix, on the contrary, dealing with productions and publication, seems precise and accurate. The sixteen illustrations in half-tone give us a notion of both the man and his plays. Altogether the book will be welcome as the first treatment of a playwright whose vogue has advanced with surprising leaps in the last year or two.”

+ — =Nation= 105:18 Jl 5 ‘17 350w

+ =N Y Times= 22:316 Ag 26 ‘17 700w

“The most discriminating and valuable part of the author’s survey is his treatment of Dunsany’s philosophy. Like Yeats, Dunsany is more interested in ideas than in people. ... But he has revived Wonder for us. His plays release us from an intolerable burden of photography and realism.” Algernon Tassin

+ =Pub W= 91:975 Mr 17 ‘17 550w

=R of Rs= 55:662 Je ‘17 370w

=St Louis= 15:151 My ‘17 20w

“His criticisms are highly laudatory, but the points at which he takes issue with Dunsany are points which to the average reader will appear to have little importance.”

+ — =Springf’d Republican= p17 My 6 ‘17 480w

=BIGELOW, FRANCIS HILL.= Historic silver of the colonies and its makers. il *$6 Macmillan 739 17-25629

A vast fund of information has been collected in this work which describes and illustrates the various forms of colonial silver of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries made principally by the colonial silversmiths. It seeks its audience among possessors of colonial heirlooms, art lovers, art collectors, and art students. Church silver, beakers, tankards, flagons, mugs, chalices, table silverware, candlesticks, porringers, casters, tea kettles, inkstands, stew pans, bread baskets and many other objects wrought in silver are included with genealogical and historical notes concerning owners, donors and silversmiths. Over three hundred illustrations accompany the text.

“The 325 illustrations of pieces of colonial plate which the author has selected as typical or as particularly beautiful will arouse the wondering admiration of those who think of our forefathers only as simple and rather inartistic frontiersmen.”

+ =Ind= 92:261 N 3 ‘17 100w

“There is a confusing mass of genealogical information and dates which would appeal principally to the collector or student, but there is, too, much that is interesting for the general reader. The anecdotes that enliven these pages are of like variety and interest.”

+ — =Lit D= 55:38 D 8 ‘17 160w

“The art side of our pre-Revolutionary times is seldom brought home to us so graphically as in this well-illustrated book. The author writes as one who loves his subject and is an authority upon it.”

+ =Outlook= 117:349 O 31 ‘17 40w

“The book will prove a joy to lovers of old silver and a competent guide to collectors.”

+ =R of Rs= 57:103 Ja ‘18 220w

“He has made a book of much value in its particular place, one which collectors and connoisseurs will be very glad to possess.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 D 8 ‘17 250w

=BIGELOW, JOHN.= Breaches of Anglo-American treaties; a study in history and diplomacy. maps *$1.50 Sturgis & Walton 341.2 17-11357

In quotations from the British press the author shows that the United States has been looked upon as a treaty breaker. His purpose in this book, begun and practically finished before the war, is to examine the record of the two nations in this respect. He says, “The following study is devoted to determining the relative trustworthiness of two great nations as indicated in their conventional intercourse with each other. Beginning with the treaty of peace at the end of our War of independence, it considers all the treaties, conventions, and similar agreements negotiated between Great Britain and the United States that may be regarded as broken by either of the contracting parties, sets forth and discusses the infraction in each case, and ends with a summarising of the records on both sides and a balancing of the accounts.” This summary shows that “the United States has more than a safe balance of good faith to its credit.”

“A perusal of the work indeed fully confirms the accuracy of the statement that it ‘was not written to form or influence public opinion as to any phase or feature of the present world war.’ ... An examination of the disputes arising out of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty occupies nearly two-thirds of the volume. In this way their relative importance is perhaps unduly enhanced.” J. B. Moore

+ — =Am Hist R= 23:194 O ‘17 850w

=A L A Bkl= 14:40 N ‘17

“A curious, interesting, and, in some ways, a futile book. It would seem to reflect the spirit of an enquiring mind, rather than the results of profound research.” P. M. Brown

– + =Am Pol Sci R= 11:577 Ag ‘17 530w

“The limits of this review do not permit of an analysis, or estimate of the evidence which Major Bigelow brings forward in support of his conclusions but it may be doubted whether the case he makes out against Great Britain in some of the instances which he cites is conclusive.” J. W. Garner

=Ann Am Acad= 72:240 Jl ‘17 480w

“Marked by fairness of treatment and broad scholarly effort.”

+ =Cath World= 105:553 Jl ‘17 120w

“We have ventured to sound a note of protest against the tone and temper of this volume, which doubtless contains much valuable matter, but we should equally regret railing accusations on behalf of British claims. One can only hope that a major, even though retired, is finding now more useful scope for his energies than in fanning the flames of wellnigh extinct controversies.” H. E. Egerton

— =Eng Hist R= 32:443 Jl ‘17 900w

“Greatly to be commended for its research and candor. ... After reading the author’s gatherings and conclusions about the treatise named, one lays down the book feeling that he has produced a powerful argument for the world court that seems to be rapidly coming nearer.”

+ =Ind= 90:436 Je 2 ‘17 150w

=R of Rs= 56:215 Ag ‘17 80w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p10 My 25 ‘17 1250w

=BILBRO, MATHILDE.= Middle pasture. il *$1.25 (1½c) Small 17-26262

The middle pasture divided the two Crawford farms. Neglected and unused and overgrown with brambles, it lay between the well-kept acres, dividing the two families as well. For at their father’s death, each brother had claimed it, and the family quarrel that resulted had lasted thru many years. The difference didn’t extend to the children, however, and the pasture that separated their elders became a common meeting ground for them. Billy and Beatrice climbed the stone wall on one side to meet Mary and Carey, who came tumbling over the wall on the other. The pasture was a very paradise for play. Beatrice, a delightful mixture of earnestness and mischief and naughtiness and wisdom, tells the story, bringing into it the grown-up affairs of many of the neighbors in the pleasant little southern community.

“A mildly interesting story by a precocious child of twelve who with her brother manages the affairs of family and friends in a little southern town. ... Of course there is a sentimental interest. A good example of its type.”

=A L A Bkl= 13:314 Ap ‘17

Reviewed by H. W. Boynton

+ =Bookm= 45:313 My ‘17 250w

“Another of the type of stories to which ‘Little women’ and ‘Rebecca of Sunnybrook farm’ belong.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Je 13 ‘17 170w

+ =Dial= 62:246 Mr 22 ‘17 180w

“A good story about decent, lovable human beings told with directness and simplicity.”

+ =Ind= 90:84 Ap 7 ‘17 140w

“We are pretty close to village melodrama. But there are characterization and true color and sincere feeling in the book.” H. W. Boynton

+ =Nation= 104:404 Ap 5 ‘17 40w

“The telling is simple; but after it is all over you wonder why the book should have been written at all. It is a weak novel of the ‘old South’ type.” C. W.

– + =N Y Call= p13 Ap 22 ‘17 120w

+ =N Y Times= 22:99 Mr 18 ‘17 350w

“The atmosphere of the story is fresh and delightful.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p19 My 20 ‘17 220w

“Very real folk and a charming setting—a little Alabama farming community—make this a pleasing story.”

+ =Wis Lib Bul= 13:158 My ‘17 40w

=BILLINGS, MARIS WARRINGTON, pseud. (EDITH S. BILLINGS).= Cleomenes. *$1.40 (1½c) Lane 17-13922

“The central figure is Cleomenes, the great sculptor, who is commissioned by the emperor to make a statue symbolizing maidenhood. This piece of art is known in the present as the famous ‘Medici Venus.’ In his search for a beautiful, virtuous maiden to serve as model, Cleomenes chooses a young Greek slave girl, and sets to work in the atmosphere of danger and intrigue of Nero’s court. The story, which involves the sculptor, the model and the emperor as its principal actors, unfolds during the progress of the work on the statue.”—Springf’d Republican

“The characters, many of them historical, follow generally historical tradition. The chief exception is that of Octavia, the young wife of Nero.”

=Boston Transcript= p6 Je 20 ‘17 250w

“The author deserves praise for the care with which the background of imperial Rome has been prepared and set forth.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:250 Jl 1 ‘17 190w

“The tale is not distinguished either as to style or character drawing, but the author makes telling use of fact and legend to make a narrative of suspense and thrilling incident, the action of which never lags.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p15 S 2 ‘17 300w

=BINDLOSS, HAROLD.= Brandon of the engineers (Eng title, His one talent). il *$1.35 (1c) Stokes 16-24202

Altho the scene of this story is Central America, its plot is concerned with international affairs. Dick Brandon, who had been dismissed from the Royal engineers after losing valuable papers that were in his possession, is engaged in engineering work in one of the Central American states. Here he unexpectedly meets Clare Kenwardine and her father, who are associated in his mind with his disgrace, for it had been after an evening spent at their house that the loss of the papers was discovered. Kenwardine’s presence in the country is not explained, but it later develops that he is, and has all the time been, a spy. This disclosure however does not permanently affect Brandon’s relations with Clare.

=A L A Bkl= 13:266 Mr ‘17

+ =Ath= p544 N ‘16 60w

“The author’s hand too obviously moves his puppets about; circumstances do not occur as the result of character, but at the very apparent wish of the author.”

=Boston Transcript= p13 Ap 7 ‘17 190w

“Interesting but not important.”

=Ind= 90:257 My 5 ‘17 50w

“Like most of Mr Bindloss’s books, this one is neatly manufactured, but Brandon is less likeable than are the majority of his heroes.”

=N Y Times= 22:40 F 4 ‘17 300w

=The Times [London] Lit Sup= p526 N 2 ‘16 130w

“Not better than the author’s other stories, but of a different type.”

=Wis Lib Bul= 13:158 My ‘17 40w

=BINDLOSS, HAROLD.= Carmen’s messenger. il *$1.35 Stokes 17-13719

Carmen is the “belle” of a Canadian lumber town and her messenger is a young Englishman going home to visit the parents of his partner. Just before he leaves a man commits suicide—or is murder committed?—and a safe is robbed. At this time too he learns for the first time that his partner is subject to blackmail owing to wrongdoing in his youth. Carmen’s message is a package to be personally delivered in Great Britain. The outwitting of blackmailers and evil-doers takes place both on the Scottish border and in Canada and local color is added to the interest of events.

=A L A Bkl= 14:59 N ‘17

“A well-written tale of adventure, but the complications are rather too numerous and too subtle.”

+ =Ath= p204 Ap ‘17 15w

“Not a remarkable piece of work in any particular, but it is a capital story of adventure told in a forthright manner, which insures the reader’s attention.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 S 12 ‘17 280w

+ =N Y Times= 22:311 Ag 26 ‘17 500w

=BING, PHIL CARLETON.=[2] Country weekly. *$2 Appleton 070 18-291

A manual for the rural journalist and for students of the country field. “The purpose of this book is to open the whole subject of the problems and possibilities of the country field. It is written to show the journalistic neophyte that there are chances in the country field which are worth while from every point of view. It is written, too, to suggest plans and possibilities to men who are already in the field; to encourage a vigorous effort among country editors to do their utmost to make country journalism a bigger, more vital thing than it has heretofore been.” (Preface) Contents: The country weekly and its problems; Local news; County correspondence; Agricultural news; The editor; The editorial page; Make-up of the country weekly; Copy-reading and headline writing; Circulation problems; Advertising in the country weekly; Cost finding for the country weekly.

“Notwithstanding Professor Bing’s disclaimer that he presents this book as an authoritative, definitive guide, every editor and journalistic neophyte who absorbs the feast of good things provided under its many subjects will be in a fair way to make a success in his profession. In his chapters on the editor and the editorial page Professor Bing devotes several pages to an elaboration of some capital suggestions which might be adopted to their ultimate profit by city editors.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 D 29 ‘17 290w

=BINYON, LAURENCE.= The cause. *$1 Houghton 811 17-9484

A volume of poems on the war, with such titles as: The fourth of August, Ode for September, To women, The bereaved, To the Belgians, Louvain, Orphans of Flanders, To Goethe, At Rheims, Gallipoli, The healers, Edith Cavell, The zeppelin, Men of Verdun, etc.

“Reprints some of the poems which appeared in ‘The winnowing fan.’”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:439 Jl ‘17

“This spirit of exaltation, of glory in the fact that England has chosen the heroic part, is the strongest emotional utterance throughout the book. It is the book’s strength and its weakness. He approaches the whole subject in the guise of the idealist, and while he admits the presence of pain and death, he counts them little beside the white heights of patriotism. This attitude is apparently instinctive, but it makes evident a certain limitation, for one must recognize the depths of human passion in the sacrifice and consecration of the soldier before that sacrifice and consecration can raise him to the loftiest heights.” D. L. M.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 My 2 ‘17 1150w

“Laurence Binyon’s poetry once was somewhat coldly ‘literary’—aloof from common human experience. But the war has given him new vigor and new humanity.”

+ =Lit D= 54:1511 My 19 ‘17 280w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:78 My ‘17

“Laurence Binyon’s vigorous war poems have great spiritual strength and imaginative richness. ‘Thunder on the downs’ has scarcely been equaled by any poet save Masefield since 1914, and ‘Fetching the wounded’ fixes a picture every eye-witness of the war must remember. It is quite the best work Mr Binyon has done.”

+ =R of Rs= 55:660 Je ‘17 50w

=BIRD, CHARLES SUMNER, jr.= Town planning for small communities. (National municipal league ser.) il *$2 (2c) Appleton 710 17-11219

A volume prepared by the chairman of the Walpole town planning committee and based on the experience of Walpole, Massachusetts. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 consists of a general discussion of town planning with chapters on The why of town planning, Ways and means, Streets and roads and physical problems, Parks and playgrounds, Outdoor recreation, Public health, etc. Parts 2 and 3 are devoted specifically to Walpole’s experience. Bibliographies are added to the chapters of part 1. Mr Clinton Rogers Woodruff, general editor of the National municipal league series, says that the book affords an admirable complement to John Nolen’s volume on “City planning” published earlier in the series.

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:438 Jl ‘17

“The appropriateness, interest and novelty of his experiment justify the book in spite of some deficiencies in execution. These include a lack of proportion—the choice of illustrations—nearly always local and sometimes even personal; and the all pervading discussion of Walpole. These, it must be confessed, are faults natural to that town viewpoint which is the first requisite for a book of this kind.” C: M. Robinson

+ — =Am Pol Sci R= 11:787 N ‘17 260w

“The inclusion of this practical matter renders the book all the more useful as a guide to other communities seeking to rebuild themselves in a scientific and economical manner.”

+ =Dial= 64:75 Ja 17 ‘18 260w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:88 Je ‘17 130w

=Pittsburgh= 22:812 D ‘17 60w

“The illustrations are effective and interesting.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:327 S ‘17 70w

“The spirit animating the book is that of a broad, fraternal liberalism which is entitled to be regarded as progressive in the best sense. ... The foreword is a vigorous protest against the evils of individualism, especially as found in the manufacturing classes and as embodied in the industrial village.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p15 Jl 22 ‘17 1100w

=Survey= 39:46 O 13 ‘17 220w

=BIRDSALL, RALPH.= Story of Cooperstown. il $1.50 M. F. Augur, Cooperstown, N.Y. 974.7 17-18707

Mr Birdsall is the rector of Christ church, Cooperstown, where Cooper worshipped and within whose grounds he was buried. A circumstantial account is given of Cooper’s life in the village, and many pages are devoted to the subject of the originals of the most famous characters in his novels. The book also gives the history of Cooperstown and its inhabitants from Indian days to the present time.

“Contains many photographic illustrations.” E. F. E.

+ =Boston Transcript= p7 Ag 1 ‘17 1150w

“Books about Cooperstown there have been in some numbers, one of them by Cooper himself, which he called ‘Chronicles,’ but this and others deal with the smaller and less generally interesting facts. Mr Birdsall’s book stands quite apart from any of these. It abounds not so much in the simple annals of an old and somewhat aristocratic community, as in sketches of important men and picturesque events, that give to the book much wider value. ... The style has distinct originality and is notable for its literary quality.”

+ =Lit D= 55:33 Ag 18 ‘17 1300w

“The author has done his work well and has made as human and as interesting a book of that kind as any one could wish.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:279 Jl 29 ‘17 1100w

+ =R of Rs= 57:104 Ja ‘18 30w

=BIZZELL, WILLIAM BENNETT.= Social teachings of the Jewish prophets: a study in Biblical sociology. *$1.25 (2c) Sherman, French & co. 224 16-23121

The author says, “This volume is the outgrowth of studies begun in the University of Chicago several years ago, and since made use of in a series of lectures delivered to college students and instructors. The approach to the study of prophetic literature from the social point of view has aroused a genuine interest, but the fact that I could find no book that exactly met the requirements made the instruction somewhat difficult.” This book, based on the best works of modern scholarship, will doubtless meet the needs of others planning similar courses. The general plan is to present the life and teachings of each of the prophets against his historical background, for it is assumed that “the social message of the Jewish prophet was intended for his own times.” The author is president of the Agricultural and mechanical college of Texas.

“We are almost led to doubt whether the author knows anything about either biblical or sociological science. ... What we have here is an uncritical use of critical tools. On top of the lamentable deficiency in scientific method the book is swamped beneath a host of inexcusable errors in spelling and the like.”

— =Bib World= 49:379 Je ‘17 250w

+ — =Dial= 63:534 N 22 ‘17 100w

=Pittsburgh= 22:436 My ‘17 20w

“For those who wish to revalue the teachings of the Judaic prophets, this book meets a real need.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:554 N ‘17 80w

=St Louis= 15:47 F ‘17 12w

=BLACKMORE, SIMON AUGUSTINE.=[2] Riddles of Hamlet and the newest answers. il *$2 Stratford co. 822.3 18-2484

The only apologia a writer needs for the appearance of a new interpretation of Hamlet is that the interest inherent in the tragedy is perennial. Hamlet is examined in this study not only as a drama, but as an ethical treatise in which the characters and the problems in the play are shown in their relation to Shakespeare’s religious and social affiliations. The first part is preliminary and deals with such questions as the invalidity of Gertrude’s marriage, Hamlet’s right to the crown, his feigned madness, his commonly alleged vacillation and defective power of will, his character, his religion and philosophy. The second part is the commentary proper. It takes up the drama, scene by scene, analyzing the thought and purpose and Shakespeare’s pertinent allusions. An appendix contains a “Note on the doctrine of repentance and justification in relation to the conflict of the king at prayer.”

+ =Cath World= 106:691 F ‘18 250w

=BLACKWOOD, ALGERNON.= Day and night stories. *$1.50 Dutton 17-21793

“These fifteen stories are of varying length, and in each of them is some phase of that form of mysticism which Mr Blackwood has made the basis of all his fiction. Their mystic quality is, however, as variable as their length. ... Now and then they touch the mythology and the religions of bygone ages; now and then they are wholly of the immediate hour.” (Boston Transcript) Contents: The tryst; The touch of Pan; The wings of Horus; Initiation; A desert episode; The other wing; The occupant of the room; Cain’s atonement; An Egyptian hornet; By water; H. S. H.; A bit of wood; A victim of higher space; Transition; The tradition.

“It is probably coincidence that the title of this book has already been used for two volumes of more or less creepy stories by Mr T. R. Sullivan, published in the early nineties. Mr Blackwood’s fancies are to my mind more effective in these brief sketches than in the long-drawn narratives of ‘Julius Le Vallon’ and ‘The wave.’” H. W. Boynton

+ =Bookm= 46:207 O ‘17 310w

“Especially notable in this collection are two stories entitled, ‘The occupant of the room’ and ‘By water.’” E. F. E.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Ag 22 ‘17 1750w

“The present volume is not one that can be regarded with very warm hopes for the author’s permanence in literature. Certainly such a tale as ‘The touch of Pan’ is not worthy of a place in any volume.”

– + =Cath World= 106:407 D ‘17 320w

“Mr Blackwood is undeniably a master of style—one not only rich and wonderful in itself, but also admirably adapted to his bizarre stories.”

+ =Dial= 63:532 N 22 ‘17 160w

“The ‘Stories’ have the author’s usual unusualness. No one else could write with the restrained art which always seems about to lift the curtain between man and the unseen, yet always leaves us with a sense of mystery and of Isis faintly guessed at thru many veils.”

+ =Ind= 91:514 S 29 ‘17 50w

“No one of these stories equals the half dozen tales, scattered through different volumes, which represent the high-water mark of Mr Blackwood’s production. ... That reincarnation theory, which forms the cornerstone of so much of Mr Blackwood’s fiction, is the main theme of ‘Cain’s atonement’—a story of the present war. ... Two of the most characteristic stories in the volume are ‘Initiation’ and ‘H. S. H.,’ both tales of the mountain solitudes.”

+ — =NY Times= 22:310 Ag 26 ‘17 1100w

“We have often commented on the imaginative quality of Mr Blackwood’s work. These mystical tales have that quality in a pre-eminent degree. Like his former stories, they possess distinct literary value.”

+ =Outlook= 117:100 S 19 ‘17 30w

“The book is seasoned with one humorous tale.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p92 F 22 ‘17 650w

=BLACKWOOD, ALGERNON.= The wave; an Egyptian aftermath. *$1.50 (1c) Dutton 16-24201

From childhood he had been haunted by a wave. It rose behind him, advanced, curled over from the crest, but did not fall. Sometimes it came as a waking obsession, sometimes as a dream. His father, a learned psychologist with inclinations toward Freud, tries to explain it, but the Freudian hypothesis is inadequate. Associated with the wave, is a strange perfume, identified afterwards as Egyptian. The recurring experience follows him into manhood, affecting his life and his relations to men and women. Certain persons are borne to him on the crest of the wave, as it were. These always become of significance in his life. Of them are Lettice Aylmer and his cousin Tony. Later in Egypt, these three act out a drama which seems to be a repetition of something they have experienced before. It is here that Tom Kelverdon’s wave rises to its full height and breaks, but it does not overwhelm him.

“On the whole, Mr Blackwood maintains, though he does not strengthen, our good opinion of his imaginativeness and power of evoking the beautiful.”

+ =Ath= p544 N ‘16 150w

“Mr Blackwood knows how to give these stories of reincarnation an effect beyond mere creepiness. But his method is so leisurely that he is often ‘slow,’ in the sense of dull and long-drawn-out; and his manner is formal and ponderous and unleavened by humour: common frailties of philosophical romance.” H. W. Boynton

+ — =Bookm= 45:207 Ap ‘17 480w

“Never before has Mr Blackwood written a novel that comes so close to the real things of life as ‘The wave,’ It touches persistently upon the supernatural, but its visions are wholly subjective.” E. F. E.

+ + =Boston Transcript= p8 F 21 ‘17 1400w

+ =Ind= 89:556 Mr 26 ‘17 200w

+ — =Nation= 104:368 Mr 29 ‘17 430w

“One’s strongest impression on closing this book is that of beauty—beauty alike of style and of spirit. The glory of words, the grandeur that was Egypt, the splendor of a brave and loving human soul—these are the very substance of this fascinating volume.”

+ + =N Y Times= 22:47 F 11 ‘17 950w

“A strange and unusual book, full of insight and imagination. It is the work of a very delicate literary craftsman, who is a past master in the art of elusive suggestion.”

+ =Sat R= 123:40 Ja 13 ‘17 500w

“With the characteristic Blackwood mystery to help, the book is rich in excitement and experience.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p488 O 12 ‘16 450w

=BLAISDELL, ALBERT FRANKLIN, and BALL, FRANCIS KINGSLEY.= American history for little folks. il *75c (2c) Little 973 17-25786

This book, adapted for use in the third school grade, is intended as an introduction to “The American history story-book” and other more advanced works by the authors. The aim has been to choose some of the more dramatic and picturesque events and to relate them in a simple and easy style. A partial list of contents follows: Columbus, the sailor; The sea of darkness; The hero of Virginia; Seeking a new home; Captain Miles Standish; Dark days in New England; The Dutch in New York; William Penn, the Quaker; A famous tea party; Polly Daggett saves the flagpole; Peggy White calls on Lord Cornwallis.

Reviewed by J: Walcott

=Bookm= 46:496 D ‘17 50w

=BLANCHARD, RALPH HARRUB.= Liability and compensation insurance. il *$2 Appleton 331.82 17-24252

A textbook which presents the results of the workmen’s compensation movement in the United States in terms of legislative and insurance practice, and explains the industrial accident problem and the development of liability and compensation principles as a background for the comprehension of present problems. The book is divided into three parts: Industrial accidents and their prevention; Employers’ liability and workmen’s compensation; Employers’ liability and workmen’s compensation insurance.

“Mr Blanchard covers the entire field in a very fair way, though it is evident that he does so in the professor’s study rather than from the ground of practical experience. The insurance feature is especially well covered.”

+ — =Dial= 63:534 N 22 ‘17 170w

“The author deals with the state compensation acts, and the stock company, mutual and state fund methods of insuring the payment of such compensation. He concludes that, because of insufficient data, a choice among these three methods cannot be made at present. The author misses the determining factor in such a choice. This is, that the most desirable method of taking care of industrial accident losses is that which does most to prevent such losses.”

— =Engin News-Rec= 79:1170 D 20 ‘17 240w

“In the presentation of the insurance problem an important and timely contribution has been made.” E. S. Gray

+ =J Pol Econ= 25:1050 D ‘17 250w

“It should appeal primarily to teachers and students of insurance, but it contains much information of interest to the business man and the intelligent general reader as well.”

+ =Nation= 106:122 Ja 31 ‘18 360w

“The subject is presented both broadly and well. The point is not shirked that the subject in some aspects is controversial. In such cases both sides are presented, as the author’s intention is to give information rather than judgment.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:497 N 25 ‘17 230w

“The author has to be commended for the clearness and conciseness of statement and helpful bibliographic notes. On the other hand it must, like most text-books, be dogmatic, and one fails to get the impression from reading the book how much is still controversial in the field of compensation. ... One is somewhat inclined to question the wisdom of the printing of the New York compensation law as an appendix to the book. The New York act is not as typical as a good many other acts.” I. M. Rubinow

+ — =Survey= 39:149 N 10 ‘17 350w

=BLAND, JOHN OTWAY PERCY.= Li Hung-chang. (Makers of the nineteenth century) il *$2 (2c) Holt (Eng ed 17-26886)

Mr Bland is joint author of Backhouse and Bland’s “China under the Empress Dowager.” The introductory chapter of the present volume reviews the conditions existing in China at the outset of Li Hung-chang’s career. The author then gives a detailed account of Li’s life from childhood to his death in 1901, just after the Boxer rebellion, at the age of seventy-eight. He considers him as a Chinese official, as a diplomat, a naval and military administrator, and a statesman and politician, and concludes that Li’s chief claim to greatness lies in the fact that, at the time of the Taiping rebellion, he “grasped the vital significance of the impact of the West, and the necessity for reorganizing China’s system of government and national defences to meet it.” The biographer’s task, he tells us, has been complicated by the lack of any accurate Chinese account of Li’s career, and the untrustworthiness of Chinese official records. Moreover, the “Memoirs of the Viceroy Li Hung-chang,” published in 1913, were a “literary fraud.” The present work, therefore, is based largely upon the recorded opinions of independent and competent European observers. There is a bibliographical note of two pages, followed by a chronological table of events in Chinese history. The book is indexed.

“Mr Bland makes very clear to us the mingling elements in Li’s nature, showing how sometimes patriotism and sometimes self-interest stirred him most. ... By the time we reach Mr Bland’s final summing up of the character we realize how skilful has been his handling of the material and how vividly he has made us realize his impression of the great premier.” D. L. M.

+ =Boston Transcript= p8 O 17 ‘17 900w

+ =Lit D= 55:36 N 3 ‘17 950w

“His treatment of his subject recalls a time when familiarity with life at the treaty ports was enough literary capital for the ordinary authority on Chinese affairs and real acquaintance with their history and ideas was left to the missionaries. ... No new material about Li has been unearthed, no advance has been made towards obtaining Chinese estimates of the man, no approach towards any but an Englishman’s point of view is attempted. ... On the other hand, it is fair to add that the book is easily read and that it portrays a rather splendid type of the oriental viceroy.”

– + =Nation= 105:488 N 1 ‘17 1500w

“Excellent biography.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:501 N 25 ‘17 1000w

“The really significant services that Li Hung Chang rendered to his race are clearly set forth in this volume by a writer who has had good opportunities to study China and the Chinese at first hand.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:551 N ‘17 120w

“If the provision of an adequate ‘setting’ is one of the difficulties to be encountered in limning Li Hung-chang’s career, another is the paucity of record. ... Mr Bland is to be congratulated upon the comprehensive narrative which he has succeeded in compiling.”

* + – =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p535 N 8 ‘17 1850w

=BLATHWAYT, RAYMOND.= Through life and round the world; being the story of my life. il *$3.50 Dutton 17-23043

Mr Blathwayt is a British journalist who has traveled widely and has made a specialty of the art of interviewing. Before taking up journalism, he served as a curate in Trinidad, in the East End of London, and in an English village. He believes himself to be the first to adapt the American “interview” to English manners. Among those interviewed by him are William Black, Thomas Hardy, Hall Caine, Grant Allen, William Dean Howells, Thomas Bailey Aldrich, and Oliver Wendell Holmes.

“Illustrated from photographs and from drawings by Mortimer Menpes.” E. F. E.

=Boston Transcript= p7 Ag 8 ‘17 800w

“So many aspects of English life and examples of English character are included in Mr Blathwayt’s book that it forms a reminiscential commentary upon the journalistic and literary world of London during the past thirty years.” E. F. E.

=Boston Transcript= p6 Ag 11 ‘17 900w

“The book is a veritable gold mine for the after-dinner speaker, for it is besprinkled with quotable anecdotes.”

+ =Dial= 64:30 Ja 3 ‘18 250w

“His book abounds in what Mr Leacock calls ‘aristocratic anecdotes,’ platitudinous reflections, and ‘fine writing.’ His naïve confessions as a curate help to explain the spiritual deadness and professionalism of the Church of England; they might well be used as illustrative footnotes to ‘The soul of a bishop.’”

— =Nation= 105:610 N 29 ‘17 190w

“It is very entertaining, as engaging a book of reminiscence as has been put before the public in many a day.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:293 Ag 12 ‘17 1200w

“Mr Blathwayt is a born raconteur. Particularly good are his descriptions of his life as a young curate and as an almost penniless wanderer in Connecticut.”

+ =Outlook= 117:26 S 5 ‘17 70w

=Sat R= 123:436 My 12 ‘17 820w

“All his admiration of Captain Marryat and of Mrs Radcliffe has not taught him to spell their names right. He misquotes with the utmost facility. ... Here is a writer who has made livelihood and reputation by writing, yet has never mastered the elementary rules of the art. ... His book is frequently, though not constantly entertaining; but it would be much less entertaining than it is without the innocence of its author’s self-revelation.”

– + =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p198 Ap 26 ‘17 950w

=BLEACKLEY, HORACE WILLIAM.= Life of John Wilkes. il *$5 (3½c) Lane 17-24876

This is a scholarly account, based to a great extent on original documents of the English politician, publicist and political agitator, who, “from 1764 to 1780 was the central figure not only of London but of England.” (Sat R)

“Mr Bleackley has executed his task in a scholarly and interesting manner, and his book forms an acceptable supplement to Lecky. ... The numerous illustrations are a valuable feature of the book.”

+ =Ath= p419 Ag ‘17 160w

“Remarkable as the career of John Wilkes confessedly was, and undeniably interesting as this biography is, in spite of Mr Bleackley’s literary skill its final impression is not good. If, as we are told, none ‘of his contemporaries influenced more powerfully the spirit of the age,’ that spirit must have been grossly immoral to condone his immoral grossness.”

– + =Lit D= 55:44 N 17 ‘17 240w

“Mr Bleackley has found a subject well suited to his talent in this profoundly interesting historical study.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:417 O 21 ‘17 550w

+ =Outlook= 117:184 O 3 ‘17 50w

“This is one of the best biographies that have appeared for a long time. Mr Bleackley has read and rifled nearly all the memoirs, manuscripts, diaries, letters, newspapers of the period, and we have not read a more erudite and conscientious treatment of a controversial subject. ... He treats his hero with the benevolent impartiality of the scientific historian.”

* + + =Sat R= 124:sup4 Jl 7 ‘17 1200w

“Mr Bleackley has given us a most interesting book. ... He has put before himself the task of proving that a man who wrought so much for liberty was himself a great man and a lover of the cause for which he fought. We allow that Wilkes had genius of a sort, but doubt whether he really cared two pins about the rights of constituencies, or the illegality of general warrants, or the liberty of the press. He fought for John Wilkes, and in fighting for him achieved results of wide constitutional importance.”

* =Spec= 119:167 Ag 18 ‘17 1500w

“The language is journalistic. ... As a picture of 17th-century England in its most corrupt and licentious phases the book has some historical value, though it is too often written in the language of gossip rather than history. ... The book has its faults—particularly its emphasis upon Wilkes’s mistresses—but the evidence is well documented. ... It is to be regretted that a career so closely connected with American independence should be treated to so great an extent as the subject of a record of private vices. ... There is much biographical and historical matter in it of genuine interest.”

– + =Springf’d Republican= p15 S 23 ‘17 1050w

“Mr Bleackley enumerates a good many of those who have included Wilkes in their historical canvases. ... An essay by Fraser Rae preceded Trevelyan’s description in his rainbow-tinted history of Charles James Fox, and later came a biography in two volumes by Percy Fitzgerald. Praise is reiterated of the excellent monograph by J. M. Rigg in the ‘Dictionary of national biography’; but so far as we see, no mention is made of by far the most judicial and philosophic account of the transactions in which Wilkes was conspicuous in Lecky’s ‘History of England in the eighteenth century.’ ... His style is a little arid, but his ripened power of research, his patience and diligence in sifting material, combine to furnish a truly notable portrait. ... The historical background shows a great advance upon any of his preceding work. ... The volume is very well finished, the references (largely to Mss.) overwhelming, the illustrations well-chosen, the errata scrupulous, the index complete.”

* + =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p318 Jl 5 ‘17 2050w

=BLUMENTHAL, DANIEL.=[2] Alsace-Lorraine. map *75c (7c) Putnam 943.4

“A study of the relations of the two provinces to France and to Germany and a presentation of the just claims of their people.” The author, an Alsatian by birth, has been deputy from Strasbourg in the Reichstag, senator from Alsace-Lorraine, and mayor of the city of Colmar. The book has an introduction by Douglas Wilson Johnson of Columbia university, who says, “The problem of Alsace-Lorraine is in a very real sense an American problem.”

“There is no more moving recent plea for the restoration of Alsace-Lorraine than this little volume.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Ja 9 ‘18 200w

=BLUNDELL, MARY E. (SWEETMAN) (MRS FRANCIS BLUNDELL) (M. E. FRANCIS, pseud.).= Dark Rosaleen. *$1.35 (1c) Kenedy A17-1416

A story of modern Ireland. In a study of the relationship between two families, the author gives an epitome of the situation that exists in Ireland between Catholics and Protestants. Hector McTavish’s father is a fanatical Scotch Presbyterian, but since he grows up in a Catholic community, Hector makes friends with the children of that church. Patsy Burke is his dearest playmate and Honor Burke is to him a foster mother. Fearing these influences, the father takes the boy away and, when he returns thirteen years later, it is to find Patsy an ordained priest and Patsy’s little sister, Norah, grown into sweet womanhood. The love between Hector and Norah, their marriage and the birth of their child leads to tragedy. But, in the child, the author sees a symbol of hope for the new Ireland.

“The author has not written a thesis novel, but a touching tale of what she feels and loves.”

+ =Cath World= 105:259 My ‘17 130w

“There is nothing intolerant in the spirit of this very thrilling book.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:166 Ap 29 ‘17 550w

=BODART, GASTON, and KELLOGG, VERNON LYMAN.= Losses of life in modern wars; ed. by Harald Westergaard. *$2 Oxford 172.4 16-20885

“It is the function of the Division of economics and history of the Carnegie endowment for international peace, under the direction of Professor J. B. Clark, to promote a thorough and scientific investigation of the causes and results of war. ... The first volume resulting from these studies contains two reports upon investigations carried on in furtherance of this plan. The first, by Mr Gaston Bodart, deals with the ‘Losses of life in modern wars: Austria-Hungary, France.’ The second, by Professor Vernon L. Kellogg, is a preliminary report and discussion of ‘Military selection and race deterioration.’ ... Professor Kellogg marshals his facts to expose the dysgenic effects of war in military selection, which exposes the strongest and sturdiest young men to destruction and for the most part leaves the weaklings to perpetuate the race. He cites statistics to prove an actual measurable, physical deterioration in stature in France due apparently to military selection. ... To these dysgenic aspects of militarism the author adds the appalling racial deterioration resulting from venereal diseases.”—Dial

=Am Hist R= 22:702 Ap ‘17 450w

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:196 F ‘17

“The work is a candid and sane discussion of both sides of this very important aspect of militarism.”

+ =Dial= 61:401 N 16 ‘16 390w

“It would be difficult to exaggerate the importance of this original and authoritative study into the actual facts of war.”

+ =Educ R= 52:528 D ‘16 70w

=BOGARDUS, EMORY STEPHEN.= Introduction to sociology. $1.50 University of Southern California press, 3474 University av., Los Angeles, Cal. 302 17-21833

The author who is professor of sociology in the University of Southern California offers this textbook as an introduction not only to sociology in its restricted sense but to the entire field of the social sciences. He presents the political and economic factors in social progress not only from a sociological point of view but in such a way that the student will want to continue along political science or economic lines. It is the aim to stimulate and to direct social interest to law, politics and business. He discusses the population basis of social progress, the geographic, biologic and psychologic bases as well; social progress as affected by genetic, hygienic, recreative, economic, political, ethical, esthetic, intellectual, religious, and associative factors. A closing chapter surveys the scientific outlook for social progress.

“The advantage of Professor Bogardus’s method is that it brings to bear in a simple, elementary way a great mass of pertinent facts.”

+ =Dial= 63:596 D 6 ‘17 150w

“The author does not, perhaps, distinguish clearly enough between the sociological and the social points of view.” B. L.

+ — =Survey= 39:202 N 24 ‘17 240w

=BOGEN, BORIS D.= Jewish philanthropy; an exposition of principles and methods of Jewish social service in the United States. *$2 Macmillan 360 17-15182

“The entire field of Jewish social service, both theoretic and practical, is here discussed by a man who has been engaged in it for about twenty-five years as educator, settlement head, relief agent, and now field secretary of the National conference of Jewish charities. ... The author points out that the pre-eminent Jewish contribution to social service in this country is the ‘federation idea.’ By federating their charities, the Jews succeeded in uniting communities, in raising more funds to carry on work more adequately; they have prevented duplication of effort, conserved energies and eliminated waste.” (Survey) The book has an eight-page bibliography.

=A L A Bkl= 14:40 N ‘17

“No one perhaps is better qualified to discuss with authority the subject of Jewish philanthropy than Dr Boris D. Bogen, of Cincinnati. Himself a Russian by birth and early training, he speaks concerning the immigrant with a thoroughness born of intimate and empiric knowledge, supplemented by years of accurate and exhaustive study.” A. A. Benesch

+ =Am Pol Sci R= 11:785 N ‘17 580w

“Once in a while the author makes a sweeping statement without citing authorities. There are two serious drawbacks to the usefulness of the work. One is the constant use of Hebrew words, which are usually not translated or are mistranslated. Any future work of this character should have a glossary of such Hebrew words as part of its appendix. The other is the chapter on Standards of relief, which ought to have been the most important, received the most scant attention. But all in all, the book is a splendid piece of work.” Eli Mayer

+ — =Ann Am Acad= 74:303 N ‘17 400w

=Cleveland= p107 S ‘17 10w

+ =Ind= 92:109 O 13 ‘17 110w

“The book contains a great mass of information regarding various Jewish philanthropies, although no attempt is made to present statistical matter in a formal way.”

=R of Rs= 56:441 O ‘17 50w

“Dr Bogen’s book is wide in scope and will be found useful as a handbook for non-Jewish as well as for Jewish social workers.” Oscar Leonard

+ =Survey= 38:532 S 15 ‘17 500w

=BOIRAC, ÉMILE.= Our hidden forces (“La psychologie inconnue”); an experimental study of the psychic sciences; tr. and ed., with an introd., by W. de Kerlor. il *$2 (3c) Stokes 130 17-13485

This work, translated from the French, is based on investigations in a field to which scientists of note in the United States, with the exception of William James, have given little attention, that of psychic phenomena. In France, on the other hand, the translator assures us, such investigations, have made such progress as to gain national recognition. The book is based on experimental studies and consists of collected papers that were written during the period from 1893 to 1903. Animal magnetism in the light of new investigations, Mesmerism and suggestion, The provocation of sleep at a distance, The colors of human magnetism, The scientific study of spiritism, etc., are among the subjects.

“Professor Émile Boirac, rector of the Academy of Dijon, France, and author of this book, is an acknowledged leader of thought in matters both psychological and psychic. He has devoted many years to studying the problems pertaining to life and death, and this present book was awarded the prize in a contest to which many of the leading psychologists contributed. ... Though a scientific book, it is not without attraction for the lay reader.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p7 Je 13 ‘17 320w

=Cleveland= p91 Jl ‘17 30w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:93 Je ‘17

+ =R of Rs= 56:106 Jl ‘17 80w

=BOLIN, JAKOB.= Gymnastic problems; with an introd. by Earl Barnes. il *$1.50 (4c) Stokes 613.7 17-12150

This book by the late Professor Bolin of the University of Utah has been prepared for publication by a group of his associates, who feel that the work is “one of the most important contributions to the subject of gymnastics which has been written in English.” In the first chapter the author discusses the relation of gymnastic exercise to physical training in general. His own position is that the aim of gymnastics is hygienic in a special sense, its object being to counteract the evils of one sided activity. The remaining chapters are devoted to: The principle of gymnastic selection; The principle of gymnastic totality; The principle of gymnastic unity; The composition of the lesson; Progression; General considerations of method.

“Of value to all teachers of physical education and to those interested in healthful efficiency.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:10 O ‘17

=BONNER, GERALDINE (HARD PAN, pseud.).= Treasure and trouble therewith. il *$1.50 (1½c) Appleton 17-21974

“After the opening scene, which pictures a hold-up and robbery of a Wells-Fargo stage coach in the California mountains, the story drops into more conventional lines of romance. The robbery, which is the act of two rough prospectors, is the prelude to the social experiences in San Francisco of a familiar type of cosmopolitan adventurer. He is little better than a tramp when he discovers the robbers’ cache. He makes off with the gold and conceals it near San Francisco. Being well-born and educated, though thoroughly unscrupulous, he finds an easy entrance to San Francisco society.” (Springf’d Republican) The rest of the book gives the story of his life in the city. The California earthquake of 1906 plays an important part in the story.

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:59 N ‘17

“Geraldine Bonner has a good plot in ‘Treasure and trouble therewith,’ although not an especially attractive one. ... All her pictures of California are vivid and sympathetic, but the character drawing is unskilful.”

+ — =N Y Evening Post= p3 O 13 ‘17 80w

“Miss Bonner has endeavored, with commendable success, to combine realism with the stirring incidents and dramatic situations of the story of plot and action. Especially good are the chapters which deal with the earthquake.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:311 Ag 26 ‘17 770w

“In spite of the complete lack of plausibility, the book affords a certain measure of diversion.”

– + =Springf’d Republican= p15 S 16 ‘17 300w

=BOSANKO, W.= Collecting old lustre ware. (Collectors’ pocket ser.) il *75c (3½c) Doran 738 A17-1002

The editor in his preface says that he believes this to be the first book on old English lustre ware ever published. He adds: “Yet there are many collectors of old lustre ware; it still abounds, there is plenty of it to hunt for, and prices are not yet excessive. By the aid of this informative book and the study of museum examples a beginner may equip himself well, and may take up this hobby hopefully, certain of finding treasures.” There are over forty-five illustrations.

=A L A Bkl= 13:436 Jl ‘17

“Simple, practical handbook.”

+ =Cleveland= p97 Jl ‘17 20w

=N Y Br Lib News= 5:75 My ‘17 20w

+ =R of Rs= 56:220 Ag ‘17 50w

=BOSANQUET, BERNARD.= Social and international ideals. *$2.25 Macmillan 304 (Eng ed 17-28213)

“This volume is a collection of essays, reviews, and lectures, all of which, with one exception, were published before the war, and most of which on the face of them reveal that fact. ... Though the contents of the volume seem at first sight to be fortuitously put together, there runs through them unity of spirit, thought, purpose, and manner.” (The Times [London] Lit Sup Jl 12 ‘17) “Most of the pages (14 out of 17 are reprinted from the Charity Organization Review) discuss the principles which should govern our handling of social problems with the view of displaying ‘the organizing power which belongs to a belief in the supreme values—beauty, truth, kindness, for example—and how a conception of life which has them for its good is not unpractical.’” (The Times [London] Lit Sup Je 21 ‘17)

“We may single out, as of special importance in this new volume, Mr Bosanquet’s idea of the growth of individuality and his idea of the structure of political society. In the chapter on ‘Optimism’ he points out that the mistake of its opponents is the acceptance of their momentary experience as final. ... Criticism, confined to a few sentences, must obviously be inadequate. ... If there are omissions in Mr Bosanquet’s analysis of fact, his ideal also appears to be too simple.”

+ =Ath= p398 Ag ‘17 950w

“It is a great privilege to listen to a wise man and a real logician, who is at once a wit and a humanitarian. Dr Bosanquet was not for nothing a fellow in moderations. The whole book is full of sound common sense.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p8 Ja 19 ‘18 600w

=Cleveland= p135 D ‘17 60w

“Written in a strain of reasoned optimism.” M. J.

+ =Int J Ethics= 28:291 Ja ‘18 200w

“Here we have the precious kernel of wisdom in the hard nut of paradox. No doubt, justice and kindness, beauty and truth are the things that matter most, and it is no small service to direct our thoughts once again to them. But how to embody and realize them in the maze and tangle of our actual world, that is a problem apparently too great for any single thinker.” R. F. A. H.

+ — =New Repub= 13:353 Ja 19 ‘18 1850w

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p299 Je 21 ‘17 130w

“If we are tempted to say that these pages show his aptitude for making simple things look difficult, they reveal also the meaning of life. They disclose to those living the humblest of lives that they may enter if they will—the door is ever open—to regions the highest and purest. ... If the book contained nothing else than some of the observations in the last chapters as to true pacifism and patriotism, it would make every reader its debtor.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p326 Jl 12 ‘17 1800w

=BOSSCHÈRE, JEAN DE=, il. Christmas tales of Flanders. il *$3 Dodd 398

Popular Christmas tales current in Flanders and Brabant, translated by M. C. O. Morris, and spiritedly illustrated partly in color and partly in black and white by Jean de Bosschère.

“The engaging color-work of Mr de Bosschère is full of brilliancy, and makes of this Christmas book a rich gift from a country now sorely stricken.”

+ =Lit D= 55:53 D 8 ‘17 50w

“A very charming book for young people, and so interestingly illustrated that their elders will find it almost equally attractive. All the pictures have humor, dexterity, force, and appreciation of character.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:514 D 2 ‘17 70w

“This handsome and well-illustrated book is one of the most attractive we have seen this season. ... Some of the drawings seem to us a little scratchy, but they will all be clear to a child. They lack the tortured straining after originality and the purposeful ugliness which modern art has occasionally thrust upon the nursery.”

+ — =Sat R= 124:sup10 D 8 ‘17 280w

=Spec= 119:sup628 D 1 ‘17 330w

“The stories are sometimes abrupt in their inconclusiveness; homely and almost entirely unromantic. Sometimes a disagreeable hint of cynicism obtrudes itself; but this may have been left on our minds by the association with M. de Bosschère’s illustrations. They are completely unsuited to their purpose.”

– + =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p621 D 13 ‘17 200w

=BOSTWICK, ARTHUR ELMORE.= American public library. il *$1.75 (2c) Appleton 020 17-17641

This is a new edition, revised and brought up to date, of a book written by the librarian of the St Louis public library and first published seven years ago. “As a matter of mechanical necessity, no doubt, the revisions and additions have limited themselves to such changes as could be made, here and there, without requiring any considerable resetting or recasting of the pages, so that the former pagination is retained, except that two pages have been added to the index. The table of contents of the first edition has also been reprinted without change, though a few of its details do not apply to the new edition, and a few details in the new edition find no place in the reprinted table of contents. Among alterations made necessary by recent developments, several of importance arrest attention in the chapter on ‘The library and the state.’ A useful list of American library periodicals takes the place of the old list of library clubs.” (Dial)

=A L A Bkl= 14:66 N ‘17

“The only comprehensive manual in its special field.”

+ + — =Dial= 63:468 N 8 ‘17 220w

=BOTHWELL-GOSSE, A.= Civilization of the ancient Egyptians. (Through the eye ser.) il *$2 (7c) Stokes 913.32 17-1644

The motto of the series to which this book belongs is “Look and understand.” A publisher’s note has this to say of the purpose of the series: “Its central idea is the treatment of subjects of general interest in a plain manner, relying to a large extent on a profusion of illustration to elucidate the text.” There are over 150 illustrations in the present volume, accompanied by descriptive text, with chapters on: The Egyptians, their temperament and domestic life; Education; Professions and occupations; Amusements; Architecture—pyramids and temples; Sculpture and painting; Science—engineering skill; Medicine; Science—astronomy; Government and laws; Religion; Literature.

“Of value chiefly for its excellent illustrations.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:349 My ‘17

“Special attention is given to ancient home life.”

+ =Pratt= p32 Jl ‘17 10w

=BOTTOME, PHYLLIS.= Derelict. il *$1.35 (2c) Century 17-14180

“The derelict” is a story that has been running as a serial in the Century Magazine this year. It is a study of the situation that results from the efforts of a well-meaning young woman to rescue a girl from the underworld. Emily Dering, engaged to Geoffrey Amberley, intentionally throws her protégé in his way. It is part of her program for Fanny’s reform, and when the girl suddenly turns about and goes back to her old life, she of course does not understand the nobility of purpose that lay back of the act. The story, which is only a long short story, is followed by seven others, also reprinted from the Century: The liqueur glass; “Mademoiselle l’Anglaise”; An awkward turn; The syren’s isle; “Ironstone”; The pace; Brother Leo.

“Of all the stories in this excellent collection of eight, ‘The liqueur glass’ seems to one reader at least by far the best—not only the best of these, but outstanding among the myriad output of the year.” F. A. G.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Je 13 ‘17 530w

“The things that pleased us in ‘The dark tower’ were its economy of utterance and its simple relation of a story whose characters made its telling worth while. In this connection the only story that is really worth the reader’s attention—judged by Phyllis Bottome’s own standard of work—is the title piece.”

+ — =Dial= 63:73 Jl 19 ‘17 100w

“Miss Bottome’s manner is of the well-bred school, with a family resemblance to Mrs Wharton’s and Miss Sedgwick’s, her work has the finish and proportion which, in fiction as elsewhere, are the reward of the artist in contrast with the improvisator.”

+ =Nation= 105:370 O 4 ‘17 400w

“A strong and piquant flavor of personality breathes from all her pages and gives to them a unique tang—something that is always a blessed thing to find in fiction of any sort.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:206 My 27 ‘17 720w

“With one or two exceptions they have grim and tragic plot-ideas, but the author has a sense of humor and her art is of the finest. ‘The liqueur glass,’ for instance, might have been written by Edmond de Goncourt.”

+ =Outlook= 116:304 Je 20 ‘17 50w

=BOTTOME, PHYLLIS.= Second fiddle. il *$1.35 (2c) Century 17-28800

“You know, a secretary is a kind of second fiddle. ... I like being a second fiddle.” So speaks Stella Waring, secretary for seven years to Professor Paulson, the great naturalist, and later to Mr Leslie Travers, expert accountant. Stella’s father was a dreamy antiquarian, and her mother a gentlewoman who “did not manage anything and when she was very unhappy said she was in tune with the infinite.” So the three girls, Eurydice, the “suppressed artist,” Cicely, who studied medicine, and Stella, had to fend for themselves. The story concerns itself mainly with the business life and the love affairs of Stella, more especially her affair with Sir Julian Verny, who is invalided home from the front.

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:129 Ja ‘18

“The tale is told with Miss Bottome’s customary fluency and charm: Stella stands out as the living and original characterisation of the book.” H. W. Boynton

+ =Bookm= 46:491 D ‘17 190w

“The chief charm of the story is in the telling—the dash, the sparkle, the ready humor, and the quick, fine understanding.” R. T. P.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 N 10 ‘17 1150w

“It is a pity that Phyllis Bottome should waste her efforts on intellectual cream-puffs. A great deal of the psychology in ‘The second fiddle’ is accurate; but where could such happy endings possibly evolve? And how could one lovely, normal girl be all but surrounded by a set of caricatures.”

— =Dial= 63:463 N 8 ‘17 110w

“For the human development of ‘The second fiddle’ is based upon the sound, and often neglected, psychological fact that sympathy is not pity; that out of love and understanding—and out of nothing else in the world—do human beings raise their hurt comrades from pain and defeat to human brotherhood and sanity and triumph once more. That is the theme of ‘The second fiddle.’ And it is that that lifts the book from the conventionality of its incident and the mere pleasantness of its romance to a place among novels that are not only readable but worth reading.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:452 N 4 ‘17 670w

“The great charm of the book—and its charm is not insignificant—lies in the unfolding of Stella’s personality, in delicious bits of humor tucked in like little surprises, and in most human love-making!” Doris Webb

+ =Pub W= 92:1374 O 20 ‘17 330w

“The author supplies a certain note of pathos, offset by humor and pointed wit.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 D 9 ‘17 250w

=BOUCHIER, EDMUND SPENSER.= Sardinia in ancient times. *$1.75 (4c) Longmans 937.9 17-23952

Sardinia merits attention, the author says, “alike for the primitive civilization of which the architectural and artistic remains are numerous and varied, for the flourishing Phœnician colonies which fringed the southern and western shores during several centuries, and for the proof here given of the stimulating and consolidating effect of Roman rule even amidst unpromising surroundings.” His account is carried down to the year 600, with chapters devoted to: The prehistoric age; Legendary history; The Carthaginian supremacy; Natural products and commerce; The republican province; Carales; The early empire; The chief cities of Sardinia; The later empire; Architecture and the arts; Religion.

“Mr Bouchier has essayed the difficult task of writing a technical work in a popular style. The scholar will long for more critical apparatus, the layman will be bewildered by scientific details. Still both will find much that is worth while and valuable.” J. J. V.

+ — =Am Hist R= 23:208 O ‘17 400w

=Ath= p419 Ag ‘17 40w

=Cath World= 105:830 S ‘17 100w

“Mr Bouchier admits the insufficiency of materials, so far, for any complete history, but he does succeed in giving a fairly connected idea of the fortunes of the island and its people in rough outline.”

+ — =Nation= 105:267 S 6 ‘17 250w

“Mr Bouchier is doing useful work in writing monographs on the Roman provinces. After dealing with Spain and Syria, he has now summarized all that is known of ancient Sardinia.”

+ =Spec= 118:733 Je 30 ‘17 110w

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p206 My 3 ‘17 500w

=BOULTING, WILLIAM.=[2] Giordano Bruno; his life, thought, and martyrdom. *$3.75 Dutton 17-13237

“It is not an exaggeration to say that in the writings of Giordano Bruno, one of the most amazingly fertile of thinkers, are to be found the germs of all subsequent vital philosophic thought. ... [In this biography] there are chapters that deal with his birth and parentage, with his boyhood, and with his monastic life in the south; there is a satisfactory account of his early reading (in the classics, in the scholastics, in the Neo-Platonists, and in the writings of contemporary thinkers) and of his first wanderings, which were an inevitable consequence of that reading; a chapter is devoted to an analysis of the budding philosophy of his early works; the renewed wanderings are recounted; the seven books printed in London are explained; the further travels are retold: the final books are outlined; and then the trial and death of the restless and daring thinker are described.”—Am Hist R

“Notable is this book, not only because of its subject, but also because unmistakably its preparation and writing have been a work of solicitude of the heart as well as solicitude of the mind. The book is admirable both in its plan and in its execution. The usefulness of the book would have been greatly increased had it been provided with a critical bibliography of the literature relating to Bruno.” E: M. Hulme

+ — =Am Hist R= 23:376 Ja ‘18 900w

“The volume contains a useful analysis of Bruno’s principal writings.”

+ =Ath= p483 O ‘16 100w

=Boston Transcript= p10 O 13 ‘17 880w

“Though we believe that Bruno’s philosophy has never before been so well interpreted, so popularized, in English as by Mr Boulting, it is the excellence of the portrait of the man himself which distinguishes this biography.”

+ — =N Y Times= 23:5 Ja 6 ‘18 950w

=Spec= 117:sup605 N 18 ‘16 1850w

“In our judgment Dr Boulting’s scholarship is scarcely equal to the task he has undertaken. He is laborious, painstaking, widely read in the literature both ancient and modern which is germane to his subject, and he is inspired with a genuine though somewhat wayward enthusiasm for it; but alike in his appreciation of Bruno’s thought and in his presentation of its relations to the thought of other thinkers, both before and after, he seems to us to be wanting in the ‘judicium’ and the restraint of the true scholar.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p484 O 12 ‘16 1700w

=BOURNE, RANDOLPH SILLIMAN.= Education and living. *$1.25 (3c) Century 370.4 17-13424

Brief papers reprinted from the New Republic. Mr Bourne is author of a work on “The Gary schools.” He is also one of those disciples of John Dewey who are engaged in spreading the Dewey ideals of education thruout the land. They view education, not as a preparation for life, but as identical with living. Among the subjects under discussion are: Education and living; The self-conscious school; The wasted years; Puzzle—education; Learning out of school; Education in taste; Universal service and education; The schools from the outside; What is experimental education? Communities for children; Really public schools.

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:427 Jl ‘17

=Cleveland= p108 S ‘17 30w

“The fairest, the most impartial, description of the numerous educational experiments now making in America. His marshalling of them is impressive; his review of them, concise, lucid, constructive. One may therefore assert that ‘Education and living’ is the best handbook for teachers that has thus far appeared. The only serious fault to be found with this book is that it is either too comprehensively titled or too exclusive in confining itself almost entirely to the grammar and the high schools. Furthermore, the author is too brief and cursory in his treatment of the colleges.” Bayard Boyesen

+ — =Dial= 63:156 Ag 30 ‘17 1000w

+ =Ind= 91:108 Jl 21 ‘17 100w

=R of Rs= 56:440 O ‘17 40w

“Mr Bourne has made some searching analyses of our imperfect education system. But he has allowed himself to echo many innuendoes neither convincing nor entirely pertinent.”

+ — =Springf’d Republican= p6 O 22 ‘17 800w

=BOUTROUX, ÉMILE.=[2] Contingency of the laws of nature; tr. by Fred Rothwell. *$1.50 Open ct.

“This essay was presented as a thesis for a doctor’s degree to the Sorbonne by its author in 1874. Nearly fifty years have passed, and now it is brought into English with a special preface by the author. The two leading thoughts of the work may be stated in the language of its author. ‘The first is that philosophy should not confine itself to going over and over again the philosophical concepts offered us by the systems of our predecessors with the object of defining and combining them in more or less novel fashion: a thing that happens too frequently in the case of German philosophers.’ Philosophy, he holds, should keep itself in touch with the realities of nature and life; it should be grounded on the sciences. So he has sought to replace a philosophy essentially conceptual by one moulded upon reality. Secondly, to his mind all systems can be divided among three types, materialistic, idealistic and dualistic. He says: ‘These three points of view have this in common: they force us to regard as a chain of necessity, rendering illusory all life and liberty.’”—Boston Transcript

=Boston Transcript= p6 Ag 25 ‘17 430w

“As long as M. Boutroux criticizes the assumption of an ultimate mechanical explanation of phenomena he is contributing to our understanding of experience. When he substitutes rather arbitrarily another ultimate he makes his argument lose most of its point.” J. R. K.

+ — =Int J Ethics= 28:294 Ja ‘18 310w

“This book abounds in shrewd insights and in keen criticisms of the half-baked monistic philosophy which underlies current popular science.” M. R. C.

+ — =New Repub= 13:191 D 15 ‘17 1200w

=BOWEN, MARJORIE, pseud. (MRS GABRIELLE MARGARET [CAMPBELL] COSTANZO).= William, by the grace of God. 2d ed *$1.50 Dutton 18-83

“A story of the rising of the Netherlands against Philip II of Spain. The siege and relief of Leyden, and the assassination of William of Nassau, are prominent episodes; and there are glimpses of the massacre of St Bartholomew and the death of Coligny.”—Ath

“Tedious and lacking in ‘go.’ The Spanish governor of the Netherlands was Luis de Requesens, not ‘Resquesens.’”

— =Ath= p479 O ‘16 80w

“Whatever her faults of taste, this writer shows a power of projecting character which is rare among her fellow-workmen in this field.”

+ — =Nation= 105:487 N 1 ‘17 300w

“One cannot quite escape the feeling that the brave William, the cunning Philip, have been taken out of archives, dusted off, and dressed up into fiction, the former in white, the latter in black. But aside from this common failing of historical novels, ‘William, by the grace of God’ is a book of more than average veracity and vividness.”

+ — =New Repub= 13:sup16 N 17 ‘17 150w

“A picture of the times and an historical narrative rather than a novel.”

=N Y Times= 22:388 O 7 ‘17 260w

“The narrative is given frankly in the form of a romance, not a history. The author has already treated several historical personages by this method and is unusually successful in recreating the atmosphere of past times.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:550 N ‘17 50w

“An admirable novel.”

+ =Spec= 117:773 D 16 ‘16 10w

=BOWER, B. M., pseud. (BERTHA MUZZY SINCLAIR) (MRS BERTRAND WILLIAM SINCLAIR).= Lookout man. il *$1.35 (1½c) Little 17-22305

“A worse than foolish escapade in the environs of Los Angeles, and Jack Corey suddenly finds himself in danger of arrest for manslaughter. His flight to Feather River canyon in northern California follows. He secures the position of ‘lookout man’ on the summit of Mount Hough, and here, in the little house of glass, the ‘observatory’ for forest fires ... he starts upon a new life. ... Then fate ... sends Marion Rose to him. Her coming to the Toll house had been almost as sudden, as had been his to the great peak towering above it. Only in her case the haste was legitimate. An unexpected opportunity to share with friends a certain mining claim, which is of course to bring wealth to them all. ... She and Jack become ‘comrades.’ And indeed Marion proves herself a real one, when the ‘lookout man’s’ identity being discovered, a peculiar complication develops.”—Boston Transcript

=A L A Bkl= 14:62 N ‘17

=Boston Transcript= p6 Ag 22 ‘17 350w

=Cleveland= p103 S ‘17 50w

“A pleasant, entertaining little story.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:318 Ag 26 ‘17 350w

=BOWER, B. M., pseud. (BERTHA MUZZY SINCLAIR) (MRS BERTRAND WILLIAM SINCLAIR).= Starr, of the desert. il *$1.35 (2c) Little 17-13075

It was her father who sent Helen May down into the desert to herd goats. He was worried about Helen May’s health and all neglectful of his own. The doctor had ordered a change of climate and out-of-door life for the girl, and the father, buying a relinquished claim in New Mexico, made arrangements to carry out the doctor’s orders. Then he died, and Helen May and her young brother, Vic, feel that his wishes must be complied with. They know nothing of desert life and less of goats, but they find a good friend in Starr. Starr is something of a mystery for a time. He is really a secret service man engaged in heading off a Mexican revolution. Circumstances make it appear to him that Helen May is involved in revolutionary plots, but this mistake, fortunately, is easily explained.

=A L A Bkl= 13:452 Jl ‘17

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 My 9 ‘17 460w

“A thrilling tale.”

=Ind= 90:474 Je 9 ‘17 40w

“The machinery of the narrative creaks a bit at times, but the style is so far superior to that of the average performance in this kind that one may willingly consent to be fooled in the matter of plot.”

+ — =Nation= 105:246 S 6 ‘17 350w

+ =N Y Times= 22:190 My 13 ‘17 310w

=BOWERS, EDWIN FREDERICK.= Bathing for health; a simple way to physical fitness. *$1 (4c) Clode, E: J. 613 17-8215

The bath as a preventive and as a curative agent is the subject of this book. Contents: Civilization and the bath; Bathing and morality; Why man needs the bath; The bath tub route to health; Baths as “big medicine”; Cold baths and common sense; Bathing for beauty; Smoothing ragged nerve edges; Sea and surf bathing; Fomentations, cold compresses and wet packs; “Hydrotherapy”; Sunstroke, icy tubs and heat prostration; Turkish and Russian operations, etc.

=St Louis= 15:173 Je ‘17 10w

“Neither faddish nor extreme.”

+ =St Louis= 15:410 N ‘17 40w

=BOWERS, R. S.= Drawing and design for craftsmen. (Handcraft library) il *$2 McKay 740 A17-1322

The chapters of this book are so arranged as to form a series of consecutive lessons, beginning with a treatment of the simple principles of drawing and working up gradually to the application of principles in practical design for woodwork, glazing, stenciling, metalwork, etc. The illustrations, of which there are over 700, “have been prepared and selected with a view not only of elucidating elementary principles, but of providing a storehouse of motifs, suggestions, styles, and treatments of which the craftsman will be glad to avail himself.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:12 O ‘17

+ =Ath= p430 S ‘16 70w

“His text abounds with practical hints and suggestions which should prove very helpful to the student.”

+ =Int Studio= 60:53 N ‘16 160w

=Pratt= p30 O ‘17 20w

“The book would be suitable for self instruction, would also offer suggestions to teachers of drawing and design.”

+ =Quar List New Tech Bks= Jl ‘17 50w

=BOWERS, R. S., and others.= Furniture making. (Handcraft library) il *$2 McKay 684 (Eng ed 16-10852)

This book gives “designs, working drawings, and complete details of 170 pieces of furniture, with practical information on their construction.” It is a book for the advanced workman, as it does not concern itself with the elementary processes of woodworking. These will be treated in a later volume of the series. There are over 1,000 illustrations.

+ =Quar List New Tech Bks= Jl ‘17 50w

=BOWIE, WALTER RUSSELL.= Master of the Hill: a biography of John Meigs. il *$3 (3½c) Dodd 17-28879

The biography of a schoolmaster. John Meigs was for thirty-five years head-master of the Hill school in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. His life story is here written by one who was associated with him first as a pupil and later as one of the teachers in the school. Contents: Schoolmaster and man; John Meigs’ ancestry, and his antecedents at the Hill; Boyhood and youth; The beginning of the venture; Lights and shadows; Ideals for the school; The making of men; The life within; Final achievements and a finished life; Victory.

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:127 Ja ‘18

=Boston Transcript= p7 N 10 ‘17 380w

“The author has succeeded in making us glad that a man like John Meigs lived among us, and that he lives in this book. Doubtless this is in part due to the fact that Bowie is himself an old Hill boy and former Hill master as well, and brought to his task not only the authority of personal knowledge, but the ability to write well.”

+ =Nation= 105:667 D 13 ‘17 1000w

“It is enough for us to say here that this book, written by one who was first his pupil and afterwards a teacher in his school is pervaded by his spirit of absolute sincerity. It is appreciative, warmly affectionate, even at times eloquently enthusiastic, but it is not indiscriminating.”

+ =Outlook= 118:31 Ja 2 ‘18 140w

=BOWMAN, ISAIAH.= Andes of southern Peru: geographical reconnaissance along the seventy-third meridian. il *$3 (3c) Pub. for the Am. geographical soc. of N.Y. by Holt 558 17-1921

This work by the director of the American geographical society, is an outgrowth of the Yale Peruvian expedition of 1911, under the direction of Hiram Bingham. The author’s part in the expedition was the mapping of the country between Abancay and the Pacific, a stretch of two hundred miles. The book is divided into two parts. The first, Human geography, is devoted to native life, economic products, climate, etc.; the second to Physiography of the Peruvian Andes. There are seven topographic maps and many diagrams in addition to the noteworthy illustrations from photographs.

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:294 Ap ‘17

“The originality of thought and content, the brilliancy of style, the many original maps and diagrams, the wonderfully beautiful half-tone illustrations, all combine to make this work a noteworthy contribution to geographic science and to our knowledge of Peru.” G. B. Roorbach

+ =Ann Am Acad= 73:233 S ‘17 250w

“Mainly scientific in its plan and purpose, this study of the mid-southern section of Peru makes a considerable appeal to general interests on account of the information it gives regarding the inhabitants of that region.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p8 Ja 24 ‘17 330w

“While a physical geographer might be better equipped to make use of the valuable information collected in this book, there are many pages interesting to the casual reader.”

+ =Ind= 90:257 My 5 ‘17 50w

“Mr Bowman has made repeated journeys in South America, of which, unfortunately, no sufficient account is given in the volume before us, though they have deservedly brought him a gold medal from the Geographical society of Paris. His explorations have thrown much new light on the Andes, long known but never so well described as in his book. A series of contoured maps by K. Hendricksen, topographer of the expedition, are cartographic oases in an uncharted desert.”

+ =Nation= 105:203 Ag 23 ‘17 1150w

+ =N Y Times= 22:273 Jl 22 ‘17 110w

=R of Rs= 55:555 My ‘17 130w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 Jl 8 ‘17 200w

=BOWMAN, JAMES CLOYD=, ed. Promise of country life. *$1 Heath 808 16-12269

“‘The promise of country life,’ is the attractive title of a book of descriptions and narrations to be used as models in an agricultural course in English. ... The work has been carefully planned. The author says in his preface: ‘The first group of selections has to do with the type of individual who is most at home in the country. The second treats of the pleasures which may be found in solitude; the third shows how various types of men have found enjoyment in a rural environment; the fourth contrasts life in the city with life in the country; still another describes man’s mastery over the crops of the fields and domestic animals.’ ... The selections have been chosen from such well-known writers as John Burroughs, Hamlin Garland, James Lane Allen, Corra Harris, Guy de Maupassant, and Lyoff N. Tolstoi.”—School R

“Good for general reading and for high-school libraries that would not have many of the authors represented.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:255 Mr ‘17

“A book of this sort may well exercise a real influence in opening the eyes of young people to the real opportunities and genuine charm of country life.”

+ =Educ R= 54:208 S ‘17 50w

+ =Ind= 87:232 Ag 14 ‘16 40w

“In his effort to appeal to farm boys, Mr Bowman has happily broadened his appeal to American boys and girls. The selections, without being erudite, are full of the call of the woods and the by-lanes and the out-of-doors.”

+ =School R= 25:68 Ja ‘17 350w

Reviewed by E. F. Geyer and R. L. Lyman

+ =School R= 25:610 O ‘17 270w

“In schools and on the country book shelf it is worthy of permanent place.” H. W. F.

+ =Survey= 38:175 My 19 ‘17 110w

=BOWSER, THEKLA.= Britain’s civilian volunteers. il *$1.50 Moffat 361 17-14033

“Some eight years ago there was started in England an organization known for short as the V. A. D. Now at the time, members of the Volunteer aid detachments who took seriously their training in hospital work and canteen service were looked on with mild amusement. But when August, 1914, came there was the nucleus of that tremendous body of workers on whom the Red cross and the medical staff have depended and without whom their work could not have been done. ... The book is an unadorned account of the many sorts of work done in France, Belgium and Great Britain by these volunteer workers, men and women.”—Ind

=A L A Bkl= 14:52 N ‘17

+ =Cleveland= p118 N ‘17 40w

“Some such methods will surely develop here, in making practical the immense and as yet not wholly regulated force of our National league for woman’s service and other civilian organizations. ... The pages have the intense interest that belongs to the story of great endeavor.”

+ =Ind= 90:436 Je 2 ‘17 350w

=Pittsburgh= 22:68 O ‘17 40w

=Pratt= p38 O ‘17 30w

=Wis Lib Bul= 13:220 Jl ‘17 50w

=BOYAJIAN, ZABELLE C.=, comp. Armenian legends and poems. il *$8 Dutton (*21s Dent, London) 891.54

“Miss Boyajian has gathered examples of genuine Armenian art and literature, to show the world what contributions the horribly persecuted people of that country have made for its enrichment. Lord Bryce prefaces the work with a brief encomium of their poetry and painting, which he rightly says is less known than it deserves to be. This hint at its value is supplemented by a somewhat extended chapter by Aram Raffi on the epics, folk-songs, and medieval poetry of Armenia. Miss Boyajian, the daughter of an Armenian clergyman formerly British vice consul at Diarbekir and herself an artist of fine abilities, furnishes a dozen illustrations reproduced in soft and exquisite colors.”—Boston Transcript

+ =Ath= p541 N ‘16 100w

“Examples of folk-songs, medieval poems and lyrics by various nineteenth century authors are included, some of them from Alice Stone Blackwell’s versions. ... Most of the translations are made by Miss Boyajian, who dedicates the volume to ‘The undying spirit of Armenia,’ and who devotes all the profits from its sale to the cause of her countrymen. It is a worthy cause and magnificently upheld.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p8 F 7 ‘17 650w

+ =Int Studio= 61:99 Ap ‘17 280w

+ =Sat R= 122:sup5 D 9 ‘16 530w

=Spec= 117:sup684 D 2 ‘16 210w

=The Times [London] Lit Sup= p148 My 29 ‘17 1400w

=BOYD, ERNEST AUGUSTUS.= Contemporary drama of Ireland. *$1.25 (2½c) Little 822 17-7566

This is one of the first volumes to be issued in the Contemporary drama series, edited by Richard Burton. The aim of the series is to give in separate volumes an account of the contemporary drama in various countries. In this volume, devoted to Irish drama, the dramatic movement is shown to be related not only to the literary revival in Ireland, but also to the general revival of interest in the theatre which stirred the later nineteenth century. There are chapters on: The Irish literary theatre; Edward Martyn; The beginnings of the Irish national theatre; William Butler Yeats; The impulse to folk drama: J. M. Synge and Padráic Colum; Peasant comedy: Lady Gregory and William Boyle; Later playwrights; The Ulster literary theatre; Summary and conclusion. A bibliography is given in an appendix.

“Of more use to study clubs than to the casual reader. Has a good bibliography with dates, and a full index.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:340 My ‘17

“The only thing that is lacking in this little book is the element of style. To write without eloquence about such masters of the art of eloquence as Lord Dunsany, John M. Synge, and William Butler Yeats is to cheat the reader of the better half of criticism.” Clayton Hamilton

+ — =Bookm= 45:193 Ap ‘17 300w

=Boston Transcript= p9 F 21 ‘17 700w

+ =Dial= 62:484 My 31 ‘17 370w

“In his review of Yeats’s works Mr Boyd is eulogist and apologist rather than critic, but he writes with a keen appreciation of his indisputable poetic gifts. In a kindly but just and searching criticism of Lady Gregory’s plays, Mr Boyd, while fully recognizing the value of her zeal and ability to the cause which she has championed, rightly concludes that the majority of them are not important contributions to literary drama or in harmony with the aims of a national theatre.” J. R. Towse

+ =Nation= 105:546 N 15 ‘17 1000w

“Mr Boyd’s book, for all that, makes a valuable guide to the American or English reader, whose standards and preconceptions are always voiced in the judgments of the author. One cannot help feeling that importance is being given to things really little, and that Mr Boyd planned a definitive handbook and executed it accordingly.”

+ — =N Y Times= 22:225 Je 10 ‘17 260w

=Pratt= p36 O ‘17 40w

“It is to be regretted that in dealing with such a fascinating topic he cramped himself by a somewhat dry and commonplace style, but even with this handicap the work is of some value for the information it furnishes regarding a noteworthy dramatic movement. As a popular hand-book it fulfils its function satisfactorily.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 Mr 12 ‘17 450w

=BRACQ, JEAN CHARLEMAGNE.= Provocation of France. *$1.25 Oxford 944.08 16-24205

“Professor Bracq, holding the chair of French literature at Vassar college, has undertaken, in this interesting little volume, to tell in simple language the story of the provocation and aggression to which France has been subjected by the German government in the last half century, and to describe the general dignity, calmness, and good faith with which the French republic has met this course on the part of Germany. ... Professor Bracq is himself in close sympathy with the pacifist movement in France, of which the Baron d’Estournelles has been the leader.”—N Y Times

“By the author of ‘France under the republic’ (A L A Catalog 1904-1911). ... From the French point of view, of course, but temperate and supplied with reference to sources.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:393 Je ‘17

“Professor Bracq writes temperately of Germany’s treatment of his country, but nevertheless with tense feeling.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p8 Ja 24 ‘17 140w

“There is no doubt of the enthusiasm and patriotism of Dr Bracq, but it is a question whether he might not have served his end better had he observed more reticence of feeling and precision of phrasing.”

+ — =Cath World= 105:696 Ag ‘17 150w

+ =Cleveland= p102 S ‘17 40w

+ =Ind= 90:382 My 26 ‘17 50w

“For all the facts he cites he gives careful reference to his sources, and any student can, if he wish, verify the author’s statements. Professor Bracq has given in a couple of hundred pages an excellent summary of the history of the last half century.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:10 Ja 14 ‘17 240w

“Prof. Bracq’s book, though written from the French point of view, may be recommended to those who wish to know historical facts.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p8 Mr 1 ‘17 450w

=BRADFORD, GAMALIEL.= Naturalist of souls; studies in psychography. *$2.50 (4c) Dodd 804 17-24248

Mr Bradford gets the title for his book from Sainte-Beuve’s description of himself: “I am a naturalist of souls.” “He discusses in the first chapter the psychographic method in the writing of biography, endeavors to define what it is and what it is not, considers the material to be used and the manner of using it, and defines psychography briefly as ‘the condensed, essential, artistic presentation of character.’ It differs, he explains, from ordinary biography in that it discards the chronological method of treating its subject’s life and uses the material facts as a means of illuminating the inner life.” (N Y Times) Contents: Psychography; The poetry of Donne; A pessimist poet (Leopardi); Anthony Trollope; An odd sort of popular book (Burton’s “Anatomy of melancholy”); Alexander Dumas; The novel two thousand years ago; A great English portrait-painter (Hyde, earl of Clarendon); Letters of a Roman gentleman (Pliny, the younger); Ovid among the Goths; Portrait of a saint (Francis of Sales). The author states that only the last three portraits “are elaborate specimens of psychography working consciously.”

“Using the same delightful method which made his ‘Portraits of women’ a joy to readers of discriminating taste, Mr Bradford analyzes and reveals further personality.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:85 D ‘17

=Boston Transcript= p7 S 12 ‘17 850w

“Delightful studies with a strong appeal to every thoughtful reader.”

+ =Cath World= 106:540 Ja ‘18 270w

“Mr Bradford writes the sort of essay that is born of enthusiasm and affection. He is a humble and not unsuccessful follower of the great unconscious psychographers, Tacitus, Saint Simon, Sainte-Beuve, and, though he is not mentioned as such, R. L. S.”

+ =Dial= 63:459 N 8 ‘17 350w

“As psychographic studies they are arranged with a sort of crescendo effect. ... Mr Bradford’s exposition of his developed method of writing biographical studies throws light upon and adds interest to the long series of such portraits he has published, first in the Atlantic Monthly and afterward in book form.”

=N Y Times= 22:356 S 23 ‘17 670w

=Pittsburgh= 22:741 N ‘17 60w

=BRADLEE, FRANCIS B. C.= Eastern railroad. il *$2 Essex inst. 385 17-21687

“Much local history that is of more than local interest is to be found in ‘The Eastern railroad: a historical account of early railroading in eastern New England’ by Francis B. C. Bradlee. The author has not merely collected the details of the successive stages of financing and organization through which the Eastern railroad passed between 1836 and 1884, when it was merged with its old rival, the Boston and Maine. He gives these necessary facts both in the text and in several tables in the appendix. But he also is at pains to picture the conditions of early railroading and to show the impression, if one may call it such, that the railroad made upon the community at various periods.”—Springf’d Republican

“The illustrations of the old-time locomotives and tickets add much to the attractiveness of the book.” J. B. C.

+ =Boston Transcript= p8 N 7 ‘17 630w

“This volume makes no pretense at being a formal history, and may perhaps be described as a collection of interesting notes. Many amusing incidents are to be found in Mr Bradlee’s pages, and these throw light on manners of the past quite as much as on railroading.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p13 Je 17 ‘17 800w

=BRADLEY, ALICE.= Candy cook book. il *$1 (2½c) Little 641.5 17-13104

A preliminary discussion of candy ingredients and necessary equipment is followed by recipes for home-made candies, arranged in chapters as follows: Uncooked candies; Assorted chocolates; Fudges; Fondant candies; Caramels and nougatines; Pulled candies; Hard candies; Glacés and pulled flowers; Crystallized fruits; Fruit and gelatine candies; Dried fruits and nuts; Meringues and macaroons; Popcorn candies; Decorated candies and cakes; Favors.

“Discusses the food value of candy and gives sources of materials. Well illustrated.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:432 Jl ‘17

+ =Pratt= p24 O ‘17 30w

“The work is compiled with the care of an expert cookery book and appears to be reliable in all respects.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 Ap 29 ‘17 170w

=BRADLEY, WILLIAM ASPENWALL.=[2] Garlands and wayfarings. *$1.50 Mosher 811 17-25839

“William Aspenwall Bradley has composed extremely artistic verse in ‘Garlands and wayfarings.’ His muse carries him everywhere, from a literary consideration to Jean Moreas and appreciations of nature, to a tribute to Jane Addams and some graphic pictures of sunset on the Connecticut. The various moods mirrored in the verses, however, are all those of a lover of beauty.”—Springf’d Republican

“His is at all times a courteous and gracious muse, vivid, clear and sweet. She deems it by far a more attractive appearance to be dressed in a linen suit with exquisite trimmings than in the sinuous silk of her modern sisters, suggestive and alluring in every movement. No, in ‘Garlands and wayfarings’ are the fruits of a ripe culture, a love of beauty and art for their own sake, an idyllic sensibility to nature and a classic sympathy with the spirit of life.” W. S. B.

+ =Boston Transcript= p8 O 31 ‘17 1000w

“His work is always that of a poet to whom the English language has revealed its secret of rich, lyrical expressiveness.”

+ — =Springf’d Republican= p13 D 16 ‘17 370w

=BRADLEY, WILLIAM ASPENWALL.= Old Christmas, and other Kentucky tales in verse. *$1.25 Houghton 811 17-25830

Some four years ago, Mr Bradley, a Connecticut author, contracted “mountain fever” while exploring the Kentucky Cumberlands and other parts of the southern Appalachian system, and remained there nearly six months, getting acquainted with “the life and character of the mountain people.” This volume, containing seventeen poems, is the result. “The stories,” says the author, “which I have attempted to tell are in no sense offered as generally representative of mountain life. ... All I have tried to do is to invest each story with as much as possible of the peculiar color and atmosphere of mountain life.” (Preface)

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:119 Ja ‘18

“A reading of these Kentucky tales has made me think of the nearness in his accomplishment of an indigenous Americanism, racy, humorous, pathetic, rich in local color, and characterization, more like Mark Twain than anything we have had in American verse.” W. S. B.

+ =Boston Transcript= p9 O 27 ‘17 1700w

“It cannot be pretended that this is a poetry of a high order; but Mr Bradley, in adapting to his use the life of the Kentucky mountain-folk, has hit upon extremely interesting material; he has given us some excellent stories, told in the folk-language, with many quaintnesses of idiom, and, on the whole, with the simplicity and economy that makes for effect.” Conrad Aiken

+ — =Dial= 63:454 N 8 ‘17 180w

“It is an interesting book, a contribution to our knowledge of our fellow citizens as well as a piece of creative writing. Mr Bradley makes his readers know the Cumberlands better than Mr Masters made them know Spoon River—and like them infinitely better.”

+ =Lit D= 55:36 N 17 ‘17 700w

“The interest and the value of the book lie, as do that of the Russian ethnographical novel, in its folk aspect.”

+ =N Y Times= 23:24 Ja 20 ‘18 870w

“They are picturesque, and full of color and atmosphere.”

=R of Rs= 57:106 Ja ‘18 160w

“For the most part he has tried to duplicate in verse the peculiarities of speech and simile that the Kentucky mountaineers use in conversation. Following this plan, he tells their really poetical stories in a truly native vein.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p10 N 2 ‘17 330w

=BRADY, CYRUS TOWNSEND.= “By the world forgot”; a double romance of the East and the West. il *$1.40 (2c) McClurg 17-25243

On the morning of his wedding day, Derrick Beekman is shanghaied onto a vessel bound for the South seas. The man responsible for the deed is his best friend, George Harnash, who also loves Stephanie Maynard and is loved by her in return. But of this Beekman knows nothing when he comes to his senses in the hold of the “Susquehanna,” altho later the words of a dying mate, give him a clue. The steamer is wrecked and Beekman is cast upon an isolated volcanic island, inhabited by the descendants of early Dutch explorers. One of these is Truda, a girl of wondrous beauty who promptly makes him forget the woman he was to have married. An earthquake shatters the island and a tidal wave washes the lovers out to sea, to be rescued by the yacht that the Maynards and the repentant Harnash have sent in search of the missing man.

“As usual Dr Brady’s characters stand out boldly for what they are, some of them strong even in their weakness, his drawing of the two principal women actors being a particularly pleasing series of pen pictures.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p9 D 5 ‘17 290w

“Dr Brady kept life at a respectful distance when he wrote his latest book. Thus he has given that part of the public who is avid for novels of adventure an exciting volume.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:465 N 11 ‘17 330w

=BRADY, CYRUS TOWNSEND.= When the sun stood still. il *$1.35 Revell 17-12713

“For the period of his new story Dr Brady has chosen the time when the various tribes of Israel, under the leadership of Joshua, were busily at work conquering the lands and cities of the Canaanites. The story begins when its hero, Dodai, son of Ahoah, a prince of the tribe of Benjamin, goes with Salmon of the tribe of Judah as a spy to the city of Jericho. ... The tale concludes with the conquest of Gibeon. The biblical narrative on which Dr Brady’s novel is founded gives abundant opportunity for color and for dramatic effects.”—N Y Times

+ =Dial= 63:74 Jl 19 ‘17 100w

“The historical setting of this new book by Dr Brady is far enough back to take on the appearance of a beautiful picture, brilliant, oriental, and engrossing. ... Dr Brady’s association with moving-pictures has accentuated his tendency to melodrama, but he is always interesting.”

+ — =Lit D= 54:1857 Je 16 ‘17 150w

=N Y Times= 22:218 Je 3 ‘17 200w

=BRAILSFORD, HENRY NOEL.= League of nations. *$1.75 Macmillan 341 17-19730

“The volume discusses calmly and dispassionately pretty nearly all the problems which this war has raised. But it is primarily concerned with the scheme for a League of nations associated with Mr Taft to form a guarantee of the peace of the world. Mr Brailsford as he proceeds in the discussion is led to consider ‘The problems of nationality,’ ‘The roads of the East,’ ‘Sea power,’ ‘Peace and change,’ ‘The future of alliances,’ ‘The economics of peace,’ ‘America and the League of peace’—in short, to examine pretty nearly the entire political horizon. ... At the close of the volume are printed two schemes, ‘The war settlement’ and ‘The League of nations,’ a plan for the organization of peace.”—The Times [London] Lit Sup

“This volume is well and thoughtfully written, and the author expresses himself with moderation.”

+ =Ath= p95 F ‘17 230w

+ =Boston Transcript= p9 O 6 ‘17 550w

“Fully to appreciate the wisdom, insight, and dignity of Mr Brailsford’s book one should contrast it with the boiling mess of polemical literature which is still being brewed on both sides of the long fighting line. Mr Brailsford insults no one, impugns no one’s motives, seeks no merely nationalistic interpretation of this war, and does not attempt to assume the rôle of supreme judge between the nations.” W. E. Weyl

+ =Dial= 63:198 S 13 ‘17 850w

“His review of world-politics is masterly. ... His book is certainly an excellent example of sane and persuasive political propaganda. It is more readable than a treatise and less ephemeral than a ‘war book.’ ... Mr Brailsford has shown in this book that the best tradition of English political thinking has not been altogether forgotten in the fog of emotionalism which the war has produced.” C. D. Burns

+ =Int J Ethics= 27:525 Jl ‘17 950w

“It is manifestly impossible to summarize his book or to criticise in detail statements and views beside which stand queries. Time and again, however, the reviewer has found himself wondering how the author could refer to Germany with such mildness and consideration. ... There is a great deal to think of in this volume—it is by no means negligible—when one has once forced oneself to ignore the absence of generous and righteous wrath and of a disposition not to take the hand from the plough till the furrow is done.”

– + =Nation= 105:407 O 11 ‘17 800w

“Mr Brailsford’s book stresses much more than does Mr Harris’s the importance to Europe, even Europe’s great need, of America’s help in the organization of a league of nations. But he does not show a tithe of Mr Harris’s understanding of the difficulties that lie in the way of our entering that league, nor does he show understanding of the procedure by which such a national action would have to be accomplished. His mistake is the same as that which so many publicists in Europe make over and over again—the mistake of thinking that, since the president of the United States has large powers, he must be able to do as he likes without regard to what may be the opinions and wishes of the people. ... But that mishap at the beginning of his work does not in the least lessen the value of his very able discussion of the general subject.”

+ — =N Y Times= 22:269 Jl 22 ‘17 470w

=Pittsburgh= 22:701 O ‘17 40w

+ =St Louis= 15:358 O ‘17 50w

“One who writes in form so reasonably earns consideration. He sees the weak points of his scheme and discusses them frankly. ... We are not insensible to the skill and sincerity of Mr Brailsford’s appeal, but we cannot see that there is any such dilemma as that on which he tries to impale us.”

=Spec= 118:271 Mr 3 ‘17 1800w

“Futurity is dark for him, as for most candid inquirers. The value of the book is that it will enlarge the horizon of most readers and will convince them that the formation of a League of nations is not so simple a matter, its consequences are not so clear, as its advocates often assume.”

=The Times [London] Lit Sup= p75 F 15 ‘17 1050w

=BRAINERD, ELEANOR (HOYT) (MRS CHARLES CHISHOLM BRAINERD).= How could you, Jean? il *$1.35 (1½c) Doubleday 17-28076

Jean Mackaye, when she lost her money, not only could, but did take a position to do general housework, because cooking was the thing about which she knew the most. She went to live with the Bonners, two “elderly infants,” who badly needed a caretaker. Mr Bonner specialized on moths, while Mrs Bonner was oblivious to most things except the fauna, flora and folk lore of the Faroe islands. How Jean mothered the Bonners in the city and went with them to their farm on the Connecticut river, how well-to-do Teddy Burton fell in love with Jean at first sight, and in order to make her acquaintance, answered the Bonner’s advertisement for a man of all work on the farm, and what came of it all is pleasantly told by Mrs Brainerd.

“Light, will be popular.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:130 Ja ‘18

+ =Cleveland= p132 D ‘17 60w

“The tale moves so slowly that it seems rather the material for a short story than for a book of 337 pages. It shows, however, Mrs Brainerd’s known knack for light fiction.”

+ — =N Y Times= 22:500 N 25 ‘17 220w

Reviewed by Joseph Mosher

+ =Pub W= 92:1373 O 20 ‘17 550w

=BRAITHWAITE, WILLIAM STANLEY BEAUMONT=, comp. Anthology of magazine verse for 1916, and year book of American poetry. $1.50 Gomme 811.08

For descriptive note see Annual for 1916.

“A valuable year book for the small library.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:256 Mr ‘17

=Cath World= 104:831 Mr ‘17 550w

“Whether through inability or unwillingness, Mr Braithwaite seems no nearer learning that there can be little excuse for an anthology which does not select. ... This year’s volume, like last year’s, is for the most part filled with the jog-trot of mediocrity. One must wade through pages and pages of mawkishness, dulness, artificiality, and utter emptiness to come upon the simple dignity of Mr Fletcher’s ‘Lincoln’ (marred by a faintly perfumed close), or the subdued, colloquial tenderness of Mr Frost’s ‘Homestretch,’ or the sinister pattern of ‘The hill-wife,’ or Miss Lowell’s delicately imagined ‘City of falling leaves.’ ... There can be no question that had Mr Braithwaite composed his anthology from books, instead of from magazines, it could have been one thousand per cent better. ... It very seriously misrepresents—or, rather, hardly represents at all—the true state of poetry in America to-day.” Conrad Aiken

– + =Dial= 62:179 Mr 8 ‘17 3700w

+ =Ind= 89:362 F 26 ‘17 130w

“For a book of avowedly temporary interest, for which the literary horizon is quite as significant as the zenith, I think of no one who could hold the balance between age and novelty, between tradition and adventure, more impartially than Mr Braithwaite.” O. W. Firkins

+ — =Nation= 105:596 N 29 ‘17 450w

“This is the fourth collection of American poetry which Mr Braithwaite has given us. In 1913 he found the current of what he calls ‘distinctive’ poetry running most strongly in the Smart Set. In 1914 the Smart Set, Bellman, and Forum marked an equal wave, while in 1915 the tide left all these high and dry and buried Poetry fathoms deep. This year we learn that ‘the radical influence of Poetry ... has waned,’ and it is the Poetry Review of America to which the capricious current turns.”

+ — =N Y Times= 22:117 Ap 1 ‘17 550w

“Decidedly the best of the series of his anthologies, or year-books, of American poetry so far published.”

+ =R of Rs= 55:437 Ap ‘17 300w

“The tireless optimism of William Stanley Braithwaite persists as one of the disquieting literary phenomena of the times. It was the dominating note in his ‘Anthology of magazine verse and year-book of American poetry’ last year and the year before; it is even more rampantly dominant in the anthology for 1916. ... Mr Braithwaite is not responsible for the material he has to work with; undoubtedly he is responsible for what he thinks of it. It is therefore not Mr Braithwaite’s fault that his anthology can scarcely compare with such a work as the garnerings of ‘Georgian poetry,’ of which two volumes have appeared in England within the last five years.”

+ — =Springf’d Republican= p15 F 25 ‘17 600w

=BRAITHWAITE, WILLIAM STANLEY BEAUMONT.= Poetic year for 1916; a critical anthology. *$2 Small 821 17-26654

“The substance of the chapters in this book appeared in the columns of the Boston Evening Transcript, in a series of articles called ‘The lutanists of midsummer,’ and in the poetry reviews, which Mr Braithwaite contributed during 1916, to that paper.” (Acknowledgments) The book lacks an index, but the poets considered in each chapter are named in the table of contents.

“It makes a helpful supplement to the year’s ‘Anthology of magazine verse.’”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:14 O ‘17

“For the last five years the largest part of Mr Braithwaite’s work has been criticism. ... A too excessive appreciation has been the charge oftenest brought against his estimate of poets. ... In this book, Mr Braithwaite comes nearer than he ever has before to explaining to the public his ideals for American poetry and his personal attitude toward his work.” D. L. M.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Ag 4 ‘17 1200w

“Though we must give credit to Mr Braithwaite for his labors, and even wonder at his industry, it is in the character of a collector and not that of a critic that his real value consists. A man may have sufficient taste—though Mr Braithwaite’s is by no means impeccable—to make a creditable collection of poems, and yet be incompetent to talk well about them; and hence a bare presentation of his favorites is much to be preferred to this latest method, where the poems are drowned in a sea of talk. For it is talk of the most insufferable sort, namely, that of a literary tea-party—emotional, vague, diffuse, grandiloquent, pompously platitudinous.”

— =Cath World= 106:125 O ‘17 880w

“At the very centre of his attitude toward poetry is the express belief that poetry is a sort of supernaturalism. ... In his present book, therefore, Mr Braithwaite puts a clear emotional emphasis on work which is characteristically sentimental. ... Consequently, such poets as are in the main realists, implicitly critical or analytical of life, or at the most neutrally receptive, are somewhat coolly entertained. ... Clearly, such an attitude reveals in Mr Braithwaite a very decided intellectual limitation. Must poetry be all marshmallows and tears?... The trouble with this book is at bottom, that while it has a rather intriguing appearance of being judicial, it is really, under the mask, highly idiosyncratic.” Conrad Aiken

— =Dial= 63:202 S 13 ‘17 1300w

“Mr Braithwaite, through himself or his proxies, says all manner of things, including some very good things. ... We all know that Mr Braithwaite keeps his praise in a ‘tank,’ and his drafts on that reservoir in the present volume are of characteristic liberality. As for standard English, he seems definitely to have severed his relationship with that archaism.” O. W. Firkins

+ — =Nation= 105:596 N 29 ‘17 400w

“If he had called it an appreciative, not a critical, anthology no one could have quarreled with him. But the idea of separation, of a division between black and white, at least, is implicit in the word ‘criticism,’ and of such separation there is little trace in Mr Braithwaite’s purling periods.”

– + =N Y Times= 22:477 N 18 ‘17 900w

“Among the especially pleasing chapters are ‘The idol-breakers,’ a discussion of free verse; ‘Clotho, Lachesis, Atropos & Co.,’ an appreciation of Edwin Arlington Robinson, and ‘Magic casements,’ which comments upon the poetry of Walter de la Mare, Lizette Woodworth Reese and Bliss Carman.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:217 Ag ‘17 230w

=BRANDES, GEORG MORRIS COHEN.= World at war; tr. by Catherine D. Groth. *$2 (2½c) Macmillan 940.91 17-13334

A collection of essays written before and during the war. The first is Foreboding, written in 1881, just as Bismarck’s state-socialistic ideas were being put into practice. “State-socialism, deprived of the fundamental principles of fraternity and self-government, is by the very nature of things a liberty-sapping doctrine,” wrote Brandes. Other papers written before the war are: The death of Kaiser Friedrich—1888—the death of the real German spirit; England and Germany—1905—the probability of war between them; German patriotism—1913—the glorification of war. Among those written after the outbreak of war are: The fundamental causes of the world war—1914; Different points of view on the war—1914; The great era—1915; Will this be the last war?—1915; The praise of war—1915; Protectors of small nations—1915; Ideals or politics—1916. Mr Brandes writes thruout as a neutral, and his open letter to M. Georges Clemenceau, reprinted in the volume, is a defense of Denmark’s neutrality.

=A L A Bkl= 13:442 Jl ‘17

“This book fails to get anywhere. It reflects the despondency of a brilliant man of the republic of letters who cannot comprehend the meaning of grave questions of the empire of the sword.”

— =Boston Transcript= p6 S 8 ‘17 270w

=Cleveland= p118 N ‘17 60w

“The book is evidence that the expert had better stick to his province. In the interpretation of literature many of us are anxious to hear what Dr Brandes has to say. As a publicist, he is quite frankly third-rate. His book is a rehash of old material and new comment which has no permanent value of any kind.” H. J. Laski

— =Dial= 63:15 Je 28 ‘17 100w

=Ind= 90:438 Je 2 ‘17 260w

“A more disappointing book on the war has scarcely been written. It preaches a doctrinaire pacifism.”

— =Lit D= 55:39 S 15 ‘17 270w

“In spite of these cosmopolitan ties, or rather because of them, he does not hesitate to deal praise or blame to all of the belligerents with equal vigor, according to his idea of the dictates of justice. He lays down the law like an Old Testament prophet to German militarists as well as to M. Clemenceau and Mr William Archer.”

+ =Nation= 105:374 O 4 ‘17 240w

“The book was completed before the United States had entered upon the contest, but we can infer what judgment would have been passed upon us by the unqualified statement that in 1898 we made war on Spain in order to secure the markets of Cuba. Of the combatant nations in this war, he credits none with any higher motive.”

=N Y Times= 22:207 My 27 ‘17 780w

=R of Rs= 56:214 Ag ‘17 80w

“Dr Brandes touches with fearlessness and a burning sense of justice upon the various aspects of the war without allowing himself to be biased by any one side.” B. D.

+ =St Louis= 15:313 S ‘17 30w

“Not all that he says will be acceptable to American readers, but in these days when it is essential for us to understand the war aims of all the belligerents, his book is at least of value in presenting opinion from a fresh point of view. ... Much of Dr Brandes’s reasoning is reversed by the revolution in Russia and the entrance of the United States into the war.”

+ — =Springf’d Republican= p6 My 21 ‘17 800w

“He is not a builder. He analyzes—brilliantly, keenly, cuttingly, yet not unkindly; he does not construct. But it is a relief to read one book on the war which does not propose a final solution of the problem of war. Brandes comes nearest to it when he preaches the gospel of free trade. He persists in looking at the war as a Dane and a Jew naturally looks at the war—detachedly, with a bit of a sob and a bit of a sneer for both sides.” L: S. Gannett

+ =Survey= 38:360 Jl 21 ‘17 650w

=BRANFORD, BENCHARA.= Janus and Vesta; a study of the world crisis and after. *$2 Stokes 901 (Eng ed 17-17103)

“Mr Branford is well known in the educational world as a divisional inspector of the London county council. ... His zeal for universal vocational training is the expression of no narrow ideal of ‘national efficiency,’ but springs from a profound study of the conditions of development of the human spirit. It is, therefore, in complete harmony with his passionate conviction that a revival of university life (including a renaissance of the ‘wandering scholar’) is one of the most urgent needs of the time. ... In this connection Mr Branford argues with much force that universities have, during the modern epoch, largely forgotten their catholic mission, and have become, in many insidious ways, organs for the cultivation of national separatism and egotism. As a remedy for this state of things he presses the suggestion of a ‘world university,’ neutral, as the papacy is neutral, to be the guardian of the common spiritual interests of mankind, both western and eastern.”—Nature

Reviewed by F. H. Giddings

=Educ R= 56:167 F ‘18 550w

“To one at least it seems a noble book, full of a wise and strong humanity, worthy to be classed with writings to which all men pay homage. Any scientific reader who will start with the chapter on ‘Science and occupation’ and follow whither the clue leads will probably reach much the same opinion. ... Though his ideas are often at first provocative, they are generally seen, on candid consideration, to be widely and solidly based. No one concerned with the problems of our State internal or external, can afford to neglect them.”

+ =Nature= 99:142 Ap 19 ‘17 570w

“An impartial thinker, passionately eager to find a common understanding in every sphere of human life, not by ignoring difficulties, but by honestly attempting to reconcile them and transcend them.”

+ =Sat R= 123:85 Ja 27 ‘17 1300w

“The arrangement of the book baffles patience and even curiosity.”

=Springf’d Republican= p17 Jl 8 ‘17 170w

“It is only fair to the prospective reader to warn him that there are some passages in the book that seem reverberantly empty, and others whose content appears to be of the cloudiest; it will be for the reader himself to decide how far any apparent hiatus of meaning is due to failure of expression on the author’s part, how far to his own lack of intuition. This warning uttered, we commend the book whole-heartedly to the consideration of thoughtful people. Besides frequent nobility of thought, it shows much of the keen practicality that always characterizes the work of the true mystic.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p631 D 28 ‘16 1850w

=BRASSEY, THOMAS BRASSEY, 1st earl.= Work and wages; the reward of labour and the cost of work. *$1.25 Longmans 331 16-9980

“Lord Brassey describes this book on the title-page as ‘a volume of extracts, revised and partly re-written.’ They are taken partly from the original ‘Work and wages,’ which was published in 1872, and partly from other contributions of his to the subject, none of them later than 1879. They belong, therefore, to the past, and do not directly touch the most acute and recent labour questions of the moment.”—The Times [London] Lit Sup

=Pratt= p11 Ja ‘17

“This little book should be put in our bookcases side by side with Thorold Rogers, for it adds a great many facts to the ‘Six centuries of work and wages.’”

+ =Sat R= 122:43 Jl 8 ‘16 450w

“The facts recorded and opinions expressed have a historical value, and some of them throw light on problems of perennial interest.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p183 Ap 20 ‘16 450w

=BRERETON, FREDERICK SADLIER.= On the road to Bagdad. il 6s Blackie, London

“The hero of this book has accomplishments beyond those of an ordinary subaltern. During his boyhood his guardian had taken him on many adventurous journeys in Mesopotamia, the pair frequently passing as natives, so perfect was their knowledge of the language and customs of the country. When the theatre of the great war was extended to Mesopotamia, the hero, as a member of the Expeditionary force, found himself detailed for all kinds of adventurous missions.”—Ath

“The story gives a graphic picture of the perils and dangers of the Expeditionary force in this land (Mesopotamia) of desert and marsh.”

+ =Ath= p54 Ja ‘17 90w

“Captain Brereton is an old hand at boys’ books, and he has mingled instruction and adventure well in this narrative.”

+ =Sat R= 122:sup6 D 9 ‘16 120w

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p606 D 14 ‘16 260w

=BRESHKOVSKY, MME CATHERINE.= Little grandmother of the Russian revolution; reminiscences and letters; ed. by Alice Stone Blackwell. il *$2 (2c) Little 17-31436

One of the first acts of Russia’s provisional government, after the revolution, was to liberate Madame Catherine Breshkovsky who for fifty years was not free from police surveillance and for thirty years was an exile in Siberia. Miss Blackwell has had access to three sources of information: the account of Madame Breshkovsky’s childhood and youth given to Doctor Abraham Cahan while she was in America in 1904; a description of her early prison experiences with an outline of her later life, published in the Outlook; and letters, many of them written to Miss Blackwell during the years since 1904. Miss Blackwell has put this material together chronologically, unfolding one of the most dramatic careers of all time. The work is valuable first as a human document; second, as a survey of the social problems that have sent so many missionaries of revolution among the peasants of Russia.

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:127 Ja ‘18

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 N 24 ‘17 1600w

+ =Lit D= 55:38 D 8 ‘17 150w

“Her viewpoint on the war is especially fine and valuable reading in this day; she is so deeply the lover of peace and of humanity, and so vigorous and clear-thinking an advocate of the carrying on of the war to a successful end for Russia and the Allies.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:584 D 30 ‘17 380w

“The letters deserve to live, not only because of their individual charm and interest, but because taken together they give a beautiful reflection from one of the noblest souls who has lived in our time. They are cheerful, often playful, and they are full of human sympathy and human interest. There is in them not a single note of despair, of personal resentment, and rarely is there any evidence of indignation because of her own hateful and wicked treatment.”

+ =Outlook= 117:614 D 12 ‘17 230w

“The skilful editing has plainly been a labor of love. Mme Breshkovsky appears in these intimate communications as a woman of unconquerable spirit, acutely sensitive to the sufferings and wrongs of the people, individually or in the mass, appreciative of the wrongs done to herself but much more concerned in acknowledging the kindnesses bestowed upon her by hosts of friends.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p13 D 16 ‘17 1650w

=BRIDGES, ROBERT SEYMOUR.= Ibant obscuri; an experiment in the classical hexameter. *$5 Oxford 873 17-14043

“In this beautiful volume, one of the fairest products of the Clarendon press, Mr Bridges reprints his paraphrase in quantitative hexameters of part of Virgil’s sixth book and gives to the world for the first time a similar paraphrase of the scene between Priam and Achilles in the last book of the Iliad. His hexameters occupy the right-hand page, and in smaller type under each line is Virgil’s and Homer’s original, the Greek words being printed from an elegant fount in common use two centuries ago. On the left-hand page appear selections, each under its author’s name and date, framed in a cartouche, from the versions of previous translators, both in prose and verse, fifty-two Virgilian and twenty-eight Homeric, distinguished and undistinguished, curiosities like Gawin Douglas and Chapman, poets like Dryden, Pope, Cowper, and Morris, public men like Derby and Bowen, professional scholars in abundance, Conington, Mackail, Leaf, Simcox. Most important of all is Mr Bridges’s introduction, in which he explains clearly enough to all who can follow it the system upon which he has written these English hexameters.”—The Times [London] Lit Sup

“An experiment of tranquil days, growing up around a friend’s paper on Virgil’s hexameter, lovingly and rather quaintly printed, has ‘loitered on,’ to appear in these tragic times. One may question whether the thing was worth doing, or worth printing when done; but hostile criticism is disarmed by the author’s frank abandonment of any claim.”

=Nation= 105:147 Ag 9 ‘17 1600w

“For our part, we see no special reason why any more hexameter verse, whether accentual or quantitive, should be written in the English tongue. The measure is, and remains, an exotic. In the accentual kind the most successful are the ‘Evangeline’ of Longfellow and the ‘Bothie’ of Clough; the former an exercise in romance, and the latter an experiment in fiction. One reads and enjoys them, but hardly desires successors.”

=Sat R= 123:sup4 Mr 31 ‘17 1300w

* =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p114 Mr 8 ‘17 2350w

=BRIGHAM, GERTRUDE RICHARDSON.= Study and enjoyment of pictures. il *$1.25 (3c) Sully & Kleinteich 750 17-12954

This work on pictures is divided into four parts: Principles of art criticism; Schools of painting; Pictures to see in America; Pictures to see in Europe. The author says, “About fifty of the most famous names in painting have been chosen for discussion, ranging from the renaissance down to the present day, unfolding the gradual progress of art, and indicating the motives which have influenced artists as great schools have arisen in one country after another. ... The illustrations have been selected from great artists, but of subjects not yet too well known, and hence they offer material for study.” There are sixteen illustrations. A short bibliography is provided at the end and there is an index.

“The ‘Pictures to see in America’ will help as a quick survey of the chief works of art in the leading cities of the country.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:436 Jl ‘17

+ =Cleveland= p114 S ‘17 60w

+ =Dial= 64:81 Ja 17 ‘18 280w

“Gertrude Richardson Brigham is instructor in the history of art at George Washington university. Her text is sensible but not always free from commonplaces.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p15 Ag 19 ‘17 140w

=BRITTAIN, HARRY ERNEST.= To Verdun from the Somme; an Anglo American glimpse of the great advance. *$1 (4c) Lane 940.91 17-12615

The author visited France in company with James M. Beck, who contributes a foreword to the book. They spent some time with the British forces in the valley of the Somme, visited Verdun and were taken along the battle line of the French front, spending some time with the Russian soldiers who are fighting in France. There is no table of contents, but some of the chapter titles picked out at random are: The Somme; Behind the firing line; On the Peronne road; Tommy Atkins; French airmen; Through the Argonne; To the Russian lines; Rheims.

+ =Ath= p106 F ‘17 120w

“Descriptive writers are divided into two classes, those who can paint a picture and those who can take you there. The book under discussion belongs in the first group. ... Mr Brittain leaves out most of the petty happenings. Genial, though his style is, one cannot help the feeling that he has written with his gloves on. The two accounts of his visits to Verdun and to Rheims are exceptions to this lack of generosity on the author’s part.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p14 Ap 7 ‘17 420w

+ =Ind= 90:298 My 12 ‘17 60w

=Pittsburgh= 22:680 O ‘17

=Pratt= p38 O ‘17 10w

“Mr Brittain treats his subject with a freshness and simplicity which will make a sure appeal to his readers. Possibly one of the most interesting divisions of the book is that which deals with a visit to the Russian lines, and gives a short account of a Russian ‘church parade,’ at which the congregation was representative of anywhere ‘from Korea to the Caucasus.’”

+ =Spec= 118:616 Je 2 ‘17 250w

“Mr Brittain adds little to our knowledge of the war save his own sketchy views of the front as he found it, which are perhaps as valuable as those of other casual observers.”

=Springf’d Republican= p6 Ap 23 ‘17 80w

=BRONNER, AUGUSTA FOX.= Psychology of special abilities and disabilities. *$1.75 (2c) Little 371.9 17-11120

The author has made a special study of two classes: (1) those of normal general ability who possess some special disability; (2) those below normal in general capacities who possess some special ability. At present, she says, all persons are divided into two classes: normal and defective. Children are so divided and are taught accordingly. No provision is made for those on the border line who might be better adjusted to society if account were taken of their particular abilities and defects. Contents: The problem; Methods of diagnosis; Differential diagnosis; Some present educational tendencies; Special defects in number work; Special defects in language ability; Special defects in separate mental processes; Defects in mental control; Special abilities with general mental subnormality; General conclusions. The author is assistant director of the Juvenile psychopathic institute of Chicago.

Reviewed by L. S. Hollingworth

+ =Am J Soc= 23:128 Jl ‘17 400w

=A L A Bkl= 14:39 N ‘17

“This brief but scientific account of special abilities and disabilities should be read especially by the practicing teacher and the school officer.” E. B. Woods

+ =Am Pol Sci R= 11:788 N ‘17 300w

“Apart from its title, which is altogether too general, this work may be unreservedly commended.”

+ =Dial= 63:411 O 25 ‘17 190w

Reviewed by A. T. Poffenberger

+ =Educ= 55:71 Ja ‘18 700w

“Public-school teachers will get something of benefit from the discussions of this book as well as those engaged in the technical work of mental examination.”

=Pittsburgh= 22:833 D ‘17 70w

+ =El School J= 18:70 S ‘17 750w

=Pratt= p11 Jl ‘17 30w

=St Louis= 15:139 My ‘17 10w

“The book is very carefully worked out; the conscientious accounts of the work by others are more than mere references, and the theoretical discussion and the actual case-records go clearly hand in hand. A careful study of this book gives one the comfort that instead of the usual mass of generalities dealt out in books on education we have at last solid ground for sensible and well directed constructive work.” Adolph Meyer, M.D.

+ =Survey= 38:372 Jl 28 ‘17 270w

=BROOKE, HENRY BRIAN (KORONGO).= Poems; with a foreword by M. P. Willcocks. il *$1.25 Lane 821 17-24096

“Captain Brian Brooke lost his life at Mametz, leading his men with unabated courage in spite of wounds. In British East Africa he had a great name as a hunter ... and readers of the foreword by Miss Willcocks will easily see what a splendid man he was. His life was a poem, but he did not write poetry. His verses are like those of Adam Lindsay Gordon, free-and-easy records of ‘The call of the wild,’ close communings with nature, tales of fine horses, lonely souls, and sinners going right at the end, and downright denunciation of some of the humbugs of civilisation.”—Sat R

“Brian Brooke lived poetry rather than wrote it. ... Judged by the critic’s standards, the verses are not poetry at all. ... The bulk of them first appeared in the Leader of South Africa and similar colonial papers. They are direct, sincere interpretations of pioneer life as he saw it, and they do for East Africa much what those of Robert Service have done for Alaska. Like Service’s they are largely narrative.” R. T. P.

+ — =Boston Transcript= p6 S 15 ‘17 760w

+ =Sat R= 123:412 My 5 ‘17 180w

“‘That ride,’ a race for the border between an illicit trader and a German whom he has taken unawares, is an exciting piece of direct narrative that may rival ‘How we beat the favourite’—its obvious source of inspiration. The Masai called Brooke ‘Korongo’ or ‘The Big Man’; his friends called him ‘The Boy’—a more fitting epithet, for it is long since we read any verse that was so full of the glorious vigour and recklessness of youth.”

+ =Spec= 118:616 Je 2 ‘17 170w

“In spite of the utter lack of literary craftsmanship—perhaps because of it to some extent—his rough ballads of African life are at times curiously impressive. ‘The song of the bamboos,’ for example, will always be remembered by those who have ever camped by a thicket.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p208 My 3 ‘17 670w

=BROOKS, ALDEN.= Fighting men. *$1.35 (2c) Scribner 17-21875

The author, who has been war correspondent and American ambulance driver, and is now an officer in the French artillery, uses the knowledge he has gained of the national characteristics of the fighting countries as a background for a series of short stories. Full of the horrors of war, the first interest of these tales is yet psychological. Contents: The Parisian; The Belgian; The Odyssey of three Slavs; The man from America; The Prussian; An Englishman. Some of the series were first published in Collier’s in 1916. “The man from America,” which appeared in the Century Magazine for July, 1917, describes that type of American to whom liberty was dearer than neutrality. He allowed no outsider to criticize his government but before April, 1917, he had died fighting with the Foreign legion of France. The intimate touches which the author gives bring these tales home to the reader as tragedy through which he is personally passing.

=A L A Bkl= 14:94 D ‘17

“They are the work of a writer who has felt (not pursued) the continental influence, and whose master is de Maupassant rather than ‘O. Henry.’ But they are the work of an American, and they have the direct and personal effect of honest work done at first hand.” H. W. Boynton

+ =Bookm= 46:337 N ‘17 490w

“The red realism of war enters into the six short stories that make up this book.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 S 12 ‘17 170w

“To those who have found war too gloriously represented in fiction, to those who would like to know a few of the typical fighting men of the eastern and western fronts, shorn of their civilized demeanor and expressing in action the purely elemental impulses, we recommend ‘The fighting men.’”

+ =Dial= 63:282 S 27 ‘17 140w

+ =Ind= 92:536 D 15 ‘17 140w

“As a piece of writing ‘The fighting men’ is an uneven book. But for the most part it is graphic. And always it is horrible. The three stories, which take up the first half of the volume, are the best. ... ‘The Prussian’ is a terrible tale of war, like the others, but it seems less vivid, less real. As for ‘An Englishman,’ it is a morbid piece of fiction, false, maudlin, unwholesome.”

+ — =NY Times= 22:325 S 2 ‘17 550w

“The tale called ‘The Odyssey of three Slavs’ is one of the most powerful war stories we have seen.”

+ =Outlook= 117:100 S 19 ‘17 70w

“Gradually, however, the realization sinks in that they are something more profound and significant than mere printers’-ink pictures of phases of the great war—they are psychological studies executed with amazing dexterity, comprehension and simplicity of means, embodying, for the most part, in a single character the complex personality, the dominant racial spirit of each of the warring nations.” F: T. Cooper

+ =Pub W= 92:809 S 15 ‘17 900w

=BROOKS, CHARLES STEPHEN.= There’s pippins and cheese to come. il *$2 (5c) Yale univ. press 814 17-29242

“Journeys to Bagdad,” a book of reprinted papers published last year, won a place for the author in the regard of those who still cherish the essay as a form of literary diversion. There are twelve essays in the new volume, that which gives it the inviting title and the following: On buying old books; Any stick will do to beat a dog; Roads of morning; The man of Grub street comes from his garret; Now that spring is here; The friendly genii; Mr Pepys sits in the pit; To an unknown reader; A plague of all cowards; The asperities of the early British reviewers; The pursuit of fire. Some of these have appeared in the New Republic and the Yale Review.

“Whimsical, clever essays with a leisurely atmosphere, reminiscent of Lamb.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:119 Ja ‘18

“One of those books which cannot be recommended at all to many readers, but which can be recommended very highly to some. The worst that can be said of these twelve essays, from any point of view, is that they are a waste of time and energy, and fail to stimulate; they are often as futile as Edward Lear’s nonsense books, but at the same time almost as refreshing.” J. F. S.

+ — =Boston Transcript= p2 D 15 ‘17 400w

+ =Cleveland= p133 D ‘17 60w

“Rarely does one find a book so loaded with quiet humor, literary charm, ease of expression and delicate fancy.”

+ =Ind= 92:604 D 29 ‘17 80w

“He has nothing whatever that is new to communicate but his own personal gusto; and he even smacks his lips, as he employs the subjunctive mood, with an antique smack.”

+ =Nation= 106:44 Ja 10 ‘18 200w

“By all the known laws of style and thought Mr Brooks ought to have lived 100 years ago. The peculiar appeal of what he has to say comes from the fact that he is essentially archaic. He talks about the most modern things from an 18th or early 19th century point of view. ... Not the least entertaining feature of ‘Pippins and cheese’ is the skill with which Theodore Diedricksen, jr., has illustrated the pages.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 D 8 ‘17 1300w

=BROOKS, EUGENE CLYDE.= Story of corn and the westward migration. il 75c (1c) Rand 633 16-23150

The author tells the story of corn from an interesting point of view, linking it up with the history of the westward movement of population in our country and the settlement and development of the Mississippi valley. The first chapters of the book are of a more general nature, treating of The struggle for food, Mythical stories of our food-giving plants, Food a factor in civilization, etc. The work is a companion volume to “The story of cotton,” and the two together, the author says, “should make a good course in elementary economic history for the last year of the grammar school or the first year of the high school.” The author is professor of education in Trinity college, Durham, N.C.

=BROWER, HARRIETTE MOORE.= Piano mastery; second series. il *$1.75 (3c) Stokes 786 17-25989

A second series of talks with pianists and teachers, including conferences with Hofmann, Godowsky, Grainger, Powell, Novaes, Hutcheson and others. In all, there are twenty-four interviews, each offering from a different angle, colored by a different personality, some big truth or truths about the development of piano art. The chapters will prove stimulating, inspiring and instructive to students.

“Not less interesting and valuable to the student and music lover than the first series.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:82 D ‘17

=Pittsburgh= 22:811 D ‘17 50w

=BROWN, ALICE.= Bromley neighborhood. il *$1.50 (1c) Macmillan 17-18592

“If a ‘neighborhood’ story can be said to have a heroine the outstanding, central figure of Miss Brown’s new novel is not either one of its young women ... but Mary Neale, middle-aged and mother of the two young men whose loves and ambitions, foibles and missteps furnish much of the skeleton of the story. ... But the Neales are only one of several families that inhabit the country neighborhood of Bromley, in New England, and all the others, the Greenes, the Brocks, the Gleasons, and their neighbors are pictured in the same detailed and graphic style, with little threads of quiet humor running through and the interaction of their individualities upon one another and the reaction of each to the environment form the story.”—N Y Times

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:25 O ‘17

Reviewed by H. W. Boynton

=Bookm= 46:95 S ‘17 700w

“It is a story of the spirit rather than of the flesh. ... In a story of New England life we expect to find the sort of New Englanders we meet there. But there are practically none of these in ‘Bromley neighborhood.’ Its people might have existed and their happenings might have come to pass anywhere in the wide world, but least of all in New England.” E. F. E.

– + =Boston Transcript= p6 Jl 18 ‘17 1400w

“The book is excellent in character drawing and has the plot material for several good short stories. As a long story, however, its construction breaks down.”

+ — =Cleveland= p103 S ‘17 80w

“Perhaps the men and women of Bromley neighborhood are a little too consistent, even for New England, where consistency is said to be so common a jewel as to pass unnoticed; perhaps Miss Brown is a shade unsympathetic toward those characters in whom the spirit of New England has shrunk and crystallized into something different. But on the whole, the people of Bromley neighborhood are real people with reactions that are, on the whole, true—deadly true.”

+ — =Dial= 63:280 S 27 ‘17 550w

“Surely one of the best American novels of the year.”

+ =Ind= 92:561 D 22 ‘17 300w

“Miss Brown burns with a clear flame of indignation against the mood of the American government and the American people during the first year of the war. She respects only those who refused to be bound by official neutrality, who saw where our part lay and tried to do it. And she sees the war as a great purifier and solvent. ... As for the story proper, the tangled love story of Hugh and Ben Neale and Ellen Brock and Grissie Gleason, it is, like all of Miss Brown’s longer narratives, plainly a fiction. The truth is, she cannot paint a full-length portrait of a man. The women of this story are truly characterized.”

+ — =Nation= 105:124 Ag 2 ‘17 520w

“Miss Brown’s virulent pro-ally bias can be excused. She is as much entitled to her opinion as one holding the reverse to his. But the artificiality of the whole plot, the excessive limitations of her characters, are not so excusable.” Clement Wood

– + =N Y Call= p14 Ag 26 ‘17 400w

“Miss Brown excels in this rich and glowing interpretation of New England character and temperament. Scarcely does she have her equal among writers of recent years. ... Once in a while she falls short in her interpretation into action, or rather, allows a character so to offend against probability as to rouse the reader to indignant protest. But when she does this it is because of her need of some crucial action in her plot and it usually takes the form of allowing one of her women characters to embark upon some adventure of sex that outrages all human probability. This new novel has just such a flaw in the sudden marriage of Ellen Brock.”

+ — =N Y Times= 22:255 Jl 8 ‘17 700w

“No novel by Alice Brown, not even ‘The prisoner,’ is more mature or richer in character depiction than ‘Bromley neighborhood.’ It would indeed be difficult to name any American novel of the year which is more thoroughly well worth reading.”

+ =Outlook= 116:626 Ag 22 ‘17 180w

=Pittsburgh= 22:649 O ‘17 20w

“A very fine novel, a better sermon on the recovery of the lost values of American citizenship.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:333 S ‘17 350w

“The work contains diverse elements—some richly truthful and others sentimentally romantic.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p15 Ag 5 ‘17 550w

=BROWN, ALICE.= Road to Castaly, and later poems. *$1.50 Macmillan 811 17-7033

The earliest copyright date of the poems brought together in this book is 1893. It is in part a reprint of a small volume with the same title issued a number of years ago. Later poems have been added. Among these are a short poetic drama, “The immortal witnesses,” and a sonnet sequence, “The book of love.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:340 My ‘17

“The volume shows no lack of craftsmanship in the handling of a variety of poetic forms. ... It is the sincere and sometimes inspired singing of a poet. ... Her shorter poems are without exception her best.” R. T. P.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Mr 21 ‘17 1150w

“The distinction of Miss Alice Brown’s poetry is its originality; Miss Brown is remarkable for her power of finding new themes and of saying new things about old themes.”

+ =Lit D= 54:1999 Je 30 ‘17 700w

“Without classing Miss Brown among great or incisive poets, I can warmly commend ‘The road to Castaly.’ First of all, she has utterance, the plastic mouth. There is a perfect leafage of phrase, a sun-flecked and wind-tossed abundance, over which her fancy plays with what I can best describe as a hovering fondness. Again, her work is notable for the rarity of imperfections—itself a high rarity in current American verse of any grade.” O. W. Firkins

+ =Nation= 105:400 O 11 ‘17 240w

+ =N Y Times= 22:241 Je 24 ‘17 280w

“Originality, daring, delicacy—these are the qualities that mark this book of verse from beginning to end. ... Yet the mastery is not complete; a certain obscurity clouds many of the poems, and the fascinating series of sonnets called ‘The book of love,’ which one feels ought to be the author’s best work, is for this reason unsatisfying.”

+ =No Am= 205:809 My ‘17 320w

“One is accustomed to think of Alice Brown as the author of the prize play, ‘Children of earth,’ and as a successful short-story writer, rather than as a poet, but this book will not fail to convince her readers of her great natural gift for poetic expression. The poems in this collection are diverse of theme, thoughtful, and reverent of mood and strong with a certain dramatic propulsion.”

+ =R of Rs= 55:439 Ap ‘17 100w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p19 My 27 ‘17 380w

=BROWN, CHARLES REYNOLDS.= Master’s way; a study in the synoptic gospels. *$1.75 (1c) Pilgrim press 232 17-2209

A series of papers reprinted from the Congregationalist. The author says, “This is not a ‘Life of Christ.’ It contains a series of studies based upon the more significant actions and utterances of the Master as we find them reported in the synoptic gospels.” They are designed especially for those engaged in Sunday school work or leading Bible study classes. “They were not written for the critical scholar.” The author is dean of the School of religion at Yale university.

“Dr Brown has sufficient keenness of insight, freshness of statement, and real power of interpretation to make his collection of ‘lesson helps’ worth preservation in this permanent form. ... This is the work of a teacher.”

+ =Bib World= 50:50 Jl ‘17 300w

“Filled with a sympathy which finds in love’s boundlessness a hope for all mankind, this collection of Doctor Brown’s sermons comforts as well as inspires.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p8 O 31 ‘17 210w

“Delightful and full of suggestions.”

+ =Ind= 90:299 My 12 ‘17 60w

“To a remarkable degree it correlates the events and the ministry of Christ with present-day problems and needs. ... The best modern scholarship appears throughout the book. The author is very balanced in his judgments and presents both sides of the disputed questions.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p8 F 8 ‘17 150w

=BROWN, DEMETRA (VAKA) (MRS KENNETH BROWN).= Heart of the Balkans. *$1.50 (3½c) Houghton 914.97 17-14034

In these papers, some of them reprinted from the Delineator and the Century, the author describes a journey taken thru the Balkans in company with her brother. The date of these travels is not given, but they were probably taken in one of the interims of the first or second Balkan wars. The author was most interested, as she states, in the women of these countries. Contents: Wild Albania; Romantic Albania; Through the lands of the Black-mountaineers; The eagle and the sparrow; Servia, the undaunted; The gypsies of the Balkans; The Prussia of the Balkans; The sons of the Hellenes; Saloniki, the city of histories.

“She gives much information, shows the contrasts between the various peoples and has many original points of view.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:22 O ‘17

“The author is remarkably successful in grasping and presenting the diverse characteristics of these neighbor-peoples.”

+ =Cleveland= p115 S ‘17 50w

“It would make a poor guidebook indeed, but it is something better. Her word pictures of the physical appearance of each land are suggestive and touched with beauty.”

+ =Dial= 63:348 O 11 ‘17 190w

+ =Ind= 90:561 Je 23 ‘17 30w

+ =Ind= 91:78 Jl 14 ‘17 50w

“The author is a Greek, born in Constantinople, a woman who has studied both the political and racial characteristics of her country and who has also a style charmingly individual, picturesque, and a diction worthy of her native land.”

+ =Lit D= 55:42 O 13 ‘17 290w

+ =Outlook= 116:305 Je 20 ‘17 180w

=Pittsburgh= 22:674 O ‘17 50w

=Pratt= p46 O ‘17 20w

“Particularly valuable in this fascinating book is the presentation of the characteristics of the women of the various countries. If anyone wishes to get a vivid first-hand account of these countries in brief compass that is more engaging than most fiction, this little book to him can be recommended.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 Ag 29 ‘17 260w

=BROWN, EDNA ADELAIDE.= Spanish chest. il *$1.35 (2c) Lothrop 17-23755

This book for boys and girls, by an author who can always be depended on for a fresh and absorbing story, describes attractively scenes in the island of Jersey. Two English girls, thrown on their own resources, decide to let rooms to tourists and are fortunate in obtaining as their first lodgers a delightful American family. Edith the younger of the two English girls, immediately makes friends with Frances, the American, and Estelle, the older, is at once attracted to Mrs Thayne. The two American boys, Win and Roger, find interests to their liking, Win in historical research and Roger in outdoor adventure and exploration. The party make friends with the residents of an old manor house, associated with the stay of Charles II on the island, and are allowed to investigate its secret passage ways. The finding of the chest, once the possession of Prince Charley, is the culminating incident.

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:100 D ‘17

“It is not a love tale; it is not a story of adventure; it is not a story of mystery and ghosts, and yet these features are suggested, giving a distinct charm that makes it readable for older persons, as well as the younger generation.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 S 8 ‘17 100w

+ =Ind= 92:447 D 1 ‘17 60w

=N Y Times= 22:389 O 7 ‘17 50w

=Outlook= 117:100 S 19 ‘17 20w

“The Channel islands are unfamiliar ground to most American readers, and the peculiarities of Jersey in general, and of St Helier’s in particular, are well brought out by the author, and even the little colloquialisms that she introduces are worth noting.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 D 1 ‘17 160w

=BROWN, GEORGE ROTHWELL.= My country; a story of today. il *$1.35 (2½c) Small 17-23648

This is said to be the first novel to come out of our war with Germany. The plot and the way in which the story is developed recall Phillips Oppenheim. The hero, Wilhelm Hartmann, known as Billy, and his twin brother, Karl, are Prussians by birth, though their father has become a loyal American citizen. After the father’s death, Karl returns to Germany for his education and becomes thoroughly Prussianized, while Billy, through the influence of Prussians who hope to use him later, though he is ignorant of this at the time, is appointed to Annapolis and later promoted to a position of importance in the United States navy. The crucial point in the story comes when Billy, already obliged to pay the penalty of a dual nationality in suffering the distrust of his fellow officers, meets his twin brother, who has returned secretly by submarine as the official representative of the Kaiser and tells Billy that he is the Kaiser’s man, that he owes his appointment as assistant chief-of-staff to the commander-in-chief to Prussian influence and that it is his duty to save Germany by betraying the American navy. How Billy deals with his brother and how he saves and finally wins the girl he loves is ingeniously told.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Je 20 ‘17 480w

=Cleveland= p128 N ‘17 70w

“The story is a thrilling one and offers a serious idea or two besides.”

+ — =Dial= 63:220 S 13 ‘17 120w

+ =N Y Times= 22:243 Je 24 ‘17 330w

=BROWN, HAROLD WARNER.= Electrical equipment; its selection and arrangement, with special reference to factories, shops and industrial plants. il *$2 McGraw 621.3 17-5558

“The book supplements, and does not duplicate, existing recognized texts which describe electrical apparatus or present the principles of design and application or give various performance data. Its aim, in contrast, is to show how to apply principles and data elsewhere accessible.”—Engin News-Rec

=A L A Bkl= 14:44 N ‘17

=Cleveland= p93 Jl ‘17 20w

“Non-electrical men who have problems in the selection and use of electrical equipment put up to them, will welcome Mr Brown’s lectures.”

+ =Engin News-Rec= 78:363 My 17 ‘17 150w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:59 Ap ‘17

“Unique in that it attacks the subject from the standpoint of the mechanical engineer. To facilitate study, data references are confined mainly to the ‘Standard’ and the ‘American’ handbooks, while Alexander Gray’s ‘Principles and practice of electrical engineering’ is depended upon for theory.”

+ =N Y P L New Tech Bks= p7 Ap ‘17 120w

“Primarily intended to guide college students in laying out their work and to assist mechanical and electrical engineers in selecting electrical equipment, and in this capacity it should find a wide field of usefulness.”

+ =Pittsburgh= 22:445 My ‘17 50w

“Helpful book, the first to deal definitely with this subject.”

+ =Pittsburgh= 22:517 Je ‘17 20w

“The tables given in the chapter on Motor applications are a very important part of the work.”

+ =Power= 45:400 Mr 20 ‘17 440w

=Pratt= p17 Jl ‘17 20w

“Author is connected with the engineering department of Cornell university.”

+ =Quar List New Tech Bks Ap= ‘17 160w

=St Louis= 15:174 Je ‘17 10w

=BROWN, IVOR.= Security. *$1.25 (1½c) Doran

The way of dons, the way of men, the way of women, and the way of the world are the four divisions of this novel. John Grant, an Oxford don at the opening of the story, is just beginning to find the peace and security of the life intolerable. His father’s death, which brings him a comfortable fortune, provides a way of escape. He goes to London to plunge into the world of men with a friend who is a champion of labor. But he is not built for the hazards and excitements of such an existence. He leaves it and marries, expecting to find in marriage the peace and security for which he again longs. But his wife also has married for security, and like himself she finds that it palls after a time. She tries a way of escape which, strangely enough, results in drawing the two, husband and wife, together in a mutual understanding.

“So far as the hero himself is concerned, we hope recognition of the fact will grow among readers that, like many well-intentioned capitalists, he is attempting to improve at one end the situation he is helping to create at the other. ... Security is certainly never attained, though if the hero had any real aim in life, perhaps it was that. A better title would have been ‘The slacker’s progress.’”

— =Ath= p126 Mr ‘16 550w

“‘A thoughtful and sincere piece of work.’”

+ =Cleveland= p33 Mr ‘17 60w

+ =N Y Times= 22:136 Ap 15 ‘17 360w

“The talk of the labour men is as good as the talk of the dons. ... Our conviction of the author’s knowledge begins to wane in ‘The way of women,’ and it evaporates rapidly in ‘The way of the world.’”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p70 F 10 ‘16 600w

=BROWN, KATHARINE HOLLAND.= Wages of honor, and other stories. il *$1.35 (2c) Scribner 17-24278

The stories in this book are divided into three groups, representing three geographical divisions of our continent. The four stories of the first group: The wages of honor; The master strategist; “Crabbed age and youth”; and Brewster blood have scenes laid in the east. Following these are three stories of the Mississippi country: The ragged edge of forty; Raw prose; Briarley’s real woman. The third group consists of three stories of Mexico: Billy Foster and the snow queen; Millicent, maker of history; On a brief text from Isaiah. With two exceptions the stories are reprinted from Scribner’s Magazine.

“Ten readable short stories. They all have a high moral tone.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:94 D ‘17

“Magazine readers are already well acquainted with the clean and dignified style characteristic of the author. There is nothing to offend and much to interest and provide pleasant reading in these three hundred pages.”

+ =Cath World= 106:413 D ‘17 80w

“Rather subtle and a little too slow for the average novel reader. The three stories of Mexico are interesting, especially the first, in letter form, and they present a new view of the Mexican peon.”

+ — =Cleveland= p128 N ‘17 50w

“They are all stories with happy endings, irrespective of the logic of the situation.”

+ — =N Y Times= 22:388 O 7 ‘17 160w

“A man cannot write a story of a sewing society that will convince women and a woman cannot write of violent masculine physical labor, in a way convincing to men. Thus, in ‘The ragged edge of forty,’ Miss Brown, though she has her technical details and a correct background, writes a story that leaves the masculine reader with the unsatisfied sense that she didn’t know what she was writing about. ‘Billy Foster and the snow queen’ has, in many ways, the greatest appeal in the book.”

+ — =Springf’d Republican= p15 Ja 13 ‘18 380w

=BROWN, PHILIP MARSHALL.= International realities. *$1.40 (3c) Scribner 341 17-3489

The author says, “Since the great war began I have been conscious, with many others, of the urgent necessity of a thorough reconstruction of the law of nations in accordance with the big facts of international life. I have set myself the task of endeavoring to ascertain the fundamental values in international relations. The method followed has been to select certain of the large problems of international relations and treat them as separate topics illustrating and elucidating some of the basic principles of international law.” Some of the papers are reprinted from the North American Review. Contents: International realities; Nationalism; The rights of states; The limitations of arbitration; International administration; Ignominious neutrality; The dangers of pacifism; Pan-Americanism; Democracy and diplomacy; The substitution of law for war.

=A L A Bkl= 14:5 O ‘17

“Though unduly obsessed by ‘realities,’—which is to say, existing phenomena—and unnecessarily patronising in tone toward the ‘emotion and sentiment’ of those who seek a more idealistic and visionary solution, it is nevertheless a valuable analysis of the bases of international law.” Nathaniel Pfeffer

+ — =Bookm= 45:198 Ap ‘17 230w

“His book will serve to clear up some misunderstood points, but his personal predilections are apparent and his ‘common sense’ reduces all considerations to a somewhat materialistic basis. Much of this was written for magazines, and a part of it has a slight political-campaign flavor.”

+ — =Cleveland= p53 Ap ‘17 70w

“It is no dispassionate study as proved by such headings as Ignominious neutrality and Dangers of pacificism, but in pointing out the tasks immediately practical, especially in relation to South America, it is suggestive and inspiring.”

+ =Ind= 90:556 Je 23 ‘17 50w

“Professor Brown of Princeton, in writing of international relations and the ‘law’ that more or less guides and governs them, has the advantage of adding considerable experience in diplomacy to his professional study. He served as secretary of legation and as chargé in the Near East, especially at Constantinople, and as minister to Honduras.”

=N Y Times= 22:87 Mr 11 ‘17 700w

=St Louis= 15:133 My ‘17 10w

=BROWN, WILLIAM ADAMS.= Is Christianity practicable? lectures delivered in Japan. *$1.25 (4c) Scribner 261 16-23974

Dr Brown is Union seminary lecturer on Christianity in the Far East and the lectures that make up this book were delivered in Japan. The question that serves as title is considered with reference to the present war. The author’s answer is that Christianity has never been tried. It has been tried as an individual religion, but has never been applied to national or international problems. The responsibility for the war is laid to the fact that the leaders of all the so-called Christian nations have assumed the impracticability of Christianity. In this they have been sustained by public sentiment. The five chapters of the book are: The world crisis as challenge and as opportunity; The Christian interpretation of history; The Christian programme for humanity; The duty for to-morrow; What the church can do.

“A courageous, candid, and constructive book—courageous, because it consists of lectures in the Orient upon the most embarrassing question of Christian apologetics; candid and constructive, because without artificial or question-begging theological premises, and working only with real facts and ideals, the author has produced a clear and simple apologetic adapted to build up genuine Christian conviction.” E. W. Lyman

+ =Am J Theol= 21:467 Jl ‘17 860w

“These lectures were delivered in Japan, and ought to have a wholesome influence in counteracting the baleful effects of jingoism both in Japan and in America.”

+ =Bib World= 49:186 Mr ‘17 450w

=N Y Times= 22:436 O 28 ‘17 60w

+ =Outlook= 115:668 Ap 11 ‘17 200w

“The volume is a distinct contribution to the literature of social Christianity.” Graham Taylor

+ =Survey= 38:574 S 29 ‘17 360w

=BROWN, WILLIAM ALDEN.= Portland cement industry; with notes on physical testing. il *$3 Van Nostrand 666 (Eng ed 17-17970)

“A practical treatise on the building, equipping, and economical running of a Portland cement plant.” (Sub-title) A short introductory chapter and a historical sketch of the industry are followed by discussions of: Manufacture—raw materials; Design and construction of a modern Portland cement plant; The rotary kiln; Power plants; Costs and statistics, etc. The author is a member of the South Wales institute of engineers, and the book has been written to encourage the development of the Portland cement industry in Great Britain to meet the competition of Germany and the United States after the war.

“The book itself is a very good categorical description of the manufacture of portland cement, with special detailed reference to the individual parts making up the cement mill. More attention is paid to the factory itself and to raw materials than to chemical investigations, although there are six chapters on the technique of testing.”

+ =Engin News-Rec= 79:325 Ag 16 ‘17 130w

“The book before us is eminently practical, and deserves serious consideration because the author has had important American experience, and is now managing a large modern cement works in South Wales. Some notes on physical testing constitute a valuable feature.” J. A. A.

+ =Nature= 98:368 Ja 11 ‘17 260w

=BROWNE, BELMORE.= White blanket. il *$1.25 (2c) Putnam 17-31026

A sequel to “The quest of the golden valley.” George Draper and Fred Morgan, the two boys of that story, spend a winter in Alaska with George’s uncle, who is prospecting for gold. In addition to helping establish a valuable mining claim, the two boys have many adventures and brave great dangers. The author, who is an arctic explorer, is utilizing his experiences in the north in this series of books for boys. His familiarity with the country is further shown in the drawings he has made to illustrate the story.

“A first-class book with a background of reality.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:565 D 16 ‘17 110w

=BROWNE, JOHN HUTTON BALFOUR.= Recollections; literary and political. *10s 6d Constable & co., London

Mr Browne, a Scottish lawyer, author of “Forty years at the bar” and of many other volumes, is a brother of Sir James Crichton-Browne. He shows a strong bent towards philosophy and was for several years a reviewer of philosophical books for the magazines. His “Recollections” abound in anecdotes, many of them not new.

“His thumb-nail appreciations of politicians and others are sometimes acute, occasionally amusing, and in certain instances likely to be dissented from by many readers. ... Does not appear to have much sympathy with efforts at social reforms. ... On pp. 113-14 there are some references to the United States which it would have been better, we think, to delete. On p. 203 ‘Aubernon,’ in a copy of a letter from Lord Bramwell, should be Auberon.”

– + =Ath= p417 Ag ‘17 390w

“He has no doubt about his likes and dislikes, and expresses them with a frankness that leaves little to be desired, and deals some shrewd knocks at the idols of the present generation. ... These recollections give us a vivid picture of a shrewd, able, alert, and highly critical mind, keenly interested in many subjects outside the law.”

+ =Spec= 118:88 Jl 28 ‘17 1600w

“These recollections are such as might have been published by that busy, canny old gentleman Polonius, but for the hasty action of Hamlet. ... They are not legal, but political and literary—a record of unimportant elections lost; of writings that have been forgotten by the writer himself; and of sentiments that have nothing novel or striking to commend them.”

— =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p353 Jl 26 ‘17 900w

=BROWNE, PORTER EMERSON.= Someone and somebody. il *$1.35 (2½c) Bobbs 17-14136

“The collision of a Long Island railroad train with an automobile in which his two tight-fisted uncles are riding raises the hero from the status of book agent to millionaire. Notwithstanding that he is a college man, he is singularly ignorant of the usages of good society. But he is physically attractive and soon learns the ways of the world into which fortune pitches him. Coincidentally with his leap from poverty to affluence, the heroine’s position is reversed. ... One day, however, she discovers that the hero’s uncles had mulcted her father of his fortune. She marches directly to the young man and demands her money back. ... He consents. But before he is able to carry out his good intention, the news is brought to him that his confidential agent has ... absconded [with his fortune].” (Springf’d Republican) Both young people, however, contrive to outwit ill fortune, and the book ends happily.

“There is a keenness even under the froth in a story of the type of this present one, and we have the impression that under it all he is rather laughing at those who read it. ... He deliberately puts aside the serious mood, unless it be true that his very burlesquing is serious. He gives us every kind of a fictional misfortune and then ends his story by arbitrarily bringing all right again.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Je 20 ‘17 350w

“Perhaps Mr Browne’s experience as a playwright is responsible for the manner in which the situation develops. ... His pointed humor is very diverting, and although the romance does not always move voluntarily, there is no lack of lively interest throughout.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 Jl 8 ‘17 320w

=BROWNELL, WILLIAM CRARY.= Standards. *$1 (4½c) Scribner 801 17-13754

The author discusses standards in art and literature. The tendency of the present day is to discard standards of all kinds, and to point out the dangers of such a course is part of Mr Brownell’s aim in this little book. There are seven chapters, dealing with: Measures of value; The public; Taste; The individual; The inner life; “Modern art”; The cause of art and letters.

=A L A Bkl= 14:14 O ‘17

“A brief monograph, admirable in its technique and apparently intended to supplement his concentrated little essay on criticism.”

+ =Cleveland= p89 Jl ‘17 80w

“A thin volume of masterly essays with a rich and widely varied vocabulary that well serves to project intellectual and art pyrotechnics.”

+ =Ind= 92:604 D 29 ‘17 70w

“There can never be too much of the refined and much-experienced criticism such as Mr W. C. Brownell’s essay on ‘Standards,’ which we all read in Scribner’s Magazine and are glad to have now as a book.”

+ =Nation= 105:152 Ag 9 ‘17 100w

“His pages sparkle with wit and wisdom in happy combination. The reader feels the sway of a loyal, candid, deeply self-respecting nature and of a mind disciplined by the study not only of what literature discloses of life, but of that still richer revelation which actual living brings to the soul that can receive it.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:200 My 20 ‘17 800w

=Pratt= p33 O ‘17 20w

=BRUBAKER, HOWARD.= Ranny, otherwise Randolph Harrington Dukes. il *$1.40 (2c) Harper 17-20177

“A tale of those activities which made him an important figure in his town, in his family—and in other families.” (Sub-title) The sixteen chapters about the doings of this representative American small boy, during the year when he was “eight-going-on-nine” are written from the adult point of view. They appeared originally in Harper’s Magazine.

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:25 O ‘17

=Cleveland= p128 N ‘17 30w

“Howard Brubaker has been a real boy, but more to the point, he has the faculty of making his readers boys again. ‘Ranny’ is excellent reading.”

+ =Dial= 63:354 O 11 ‘17 40w

+ — =N Y Times= 22:282 Jl 29 ‘17 370w

=BRUCE, EDWIN MORRIS.= Detection of the common food adulterants. 3d ed rev and enl *$1.25 Van Nostrand 614.3 17-31161

This third edition of a little volume published in 1907 “has been revised so that it contains the latest and best tests for the common food adulterants.” (Preface) Contents: Dairy products; Meat and eggs; Cereal products; Leavening materials; Canned and bottled vegetables; Fruits and fruit products; Flavoring extracts; Saccharine products; Spices; Vinegar; Fats and oils; Beverages. In addition to the general index, there is an index to authors and tests.

=BRUCE, HENRY ADDINGTON BAYLEY.= Handicaps of childhood. *$1.50 (3c) Dodd 136.7 17-29498

The author states that he has written this book “to amplify and supplement his ‘Psychology and parenthood.’” “Its general aim, accordingly, is to present additional evidence in support of the doctrine, that, in view of the discoveries of modern psychology with regard to individual development, the mental and moral training of children by their parents ought to be begun earlier, and be carried on more intensively, than is the rule at present. But whereas in ‘Psychology and parenthood’ the emphasis was chiefly on the importance of early mental training, the chief concern of the present book is to demonstrate the importance of early training in the moral sphere.” (Preface) Much of the material here presented has already appeared in the Century, Good Housekeeping, McClure’s, Harper’s Bazar, Every Week, and the Mother’s Magazine. The book includes chapters on Stammering, The only child, and Fairy tales that handicap. This latter points out the danger to many children of fairy tales that reek of brutality and gore.

“A work of manufacture rather than of literature, but none the less rather interesting reading for an hour or two and, if liberally seasoned with the salt of skepticism, perhaps not unprofitable reading for parents. The salt is needed for the author’s naïve acceptance of Freudian ‘discoveries’; apart from this prepossession, his suggestions are not lacking in sanity.”

+ — =Nation= 106:120 Ja 31 ‘18 100w

“Simple in expression and eminently readable, this discussion of child psychology is based on full knowledge and sound thinking.”

+ =Outlook= 117:654 D 19 ‘17 60w

=BRUCE, WILLIAM CABELL.= Benjamin Franklin, self-revealed. 2v *$6 (3c) Putnam 17-29818

A biographical and critical study of Franklin based largely on his own writings. All of the aids of modern scholarship have been employed to make the work accurate and exhaustive. It is the many-sided Franklin who stands revealed in these pages. The first volume inquires into Franklin’s moral standing and system, his religious beliefs, family relations, American, British and French friends, and estimates Franklin, the philanthropist and citizen; the second volume portrays his personal characteristics, looks at Franklin, the man of business, statesman, man of science and writer.

“The volumes throughout are distinguished by keen critical insight and by a deep understanding of human nature, added to which are a fine sense of proportion and a literary manner which renders the work eminently readable.” E. J. C.

+ =Boston Transcript= p8 N 21 ‘17 730w

“Here are two volumes which, with literary finish, careful accuracy, and critical insight, consider every side of this remarkable man. They abound in citations from Franklin’s writings, especially his private letters, and thus reveal his personality as no mere biographical pages could.”

+ =Lit D= 55:36 D 15 ‘17 340w

“It is detached, impersonal, detailed, and it discusses Franklin’s foibles and flaws on every side, in all their manifestations and in all their relations to his family, friends, and period.”

+ =N Y Times= 23:5 Ja 6 ‘18 650w

“An admirable piece of work—every page sparkling with the interest that attaches to a unique character.”

+ =Outlook= 117:574 D 5 ‘17 100w

+ =R of Rs= 57:100 Ja ‘18 110w

+ — =Spec= 120:61 Ja 19 ‘18 2050w

“The author belongs to that school of American writers on biography and history who have never taken to heart the maxim that the half is greater than the whole.”

– + =The Times= [London] Lit Sup p16 Ja 10 ‘18 1000w

=BRUNNER, EDMUND DE SCHWEINITZ.= New country church building. (Library of Christian progress) il 75c Missionary education movement 17-17093

“Edmund de S. Brunner, who has been successful in community leadership and who knows churches from every angle, including that of the pulpit, ... has packed into these 140 pages a comprehensive survey of architectural and spiritual needs. Eleven plans are submitted for country churches, incorporating in varying degree, from simple to elaborate, suggestive arrangements for Sunday-school rooms, boys’ and girls’ club rooms, gymnasium, etc.; and several other plans deal with parish houses or community buildings.” (Springf’d Republican) The Federal council’s commission on church and country life has indorsed Dr Brunner’s volume.

+ =Ind= 91:345 S 1 ‘17 40w

“While the volume is meant for country churches, it has much of value for town and city parishes.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 O 8 ‘17 350w

“It is not a technical book, but it should be valuable to the architect, though it is written for the country minister, the country layman and the rural social worker. The sketches and plans by James Grunert are most suggestive. Particularly interesting is the section by Mrs Brunner upon the kitchen.” S.

+ =Survey= 38:574 S 29 ‘17 200w

=BRYAN, WILLIAM JENNINGS.= Heart to heart appeals. il *$1 Revell 308 17-12620

“These selections from the Bryan speeches and writings are varied and all-embracing. The topics include Government, Imperialism, Equal suffrage, The liquor question, Peace, Ideals, Labor, Trusts, and many more.”—Boston Transcript

“As one glances through the pages of this book it is bound to embody merely the fond and lingering memories of a man whose talents and political efforts have largely spelled failure.”

— =Boston Transcript= p6 My 23 ‘17 450w

Reviewed by H. M. Kallen

=Dial= 63:445 N 3 ‘17 580w

“They afford many glimpses of history, with side-lights revealing a personality widely recognized as dominant and picturesque.”

+ =Lit D= 55:33 S 1 ‘17 60w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:88 Je ‘17 6w

=Springf’d Republican= p15 S 30 ‘17 100w

=BRYANT, MRS LORINDA (MUNSON).= American pictures and their painters. il *$3 (4c) Lane 759.1 17-16076

This work “is designed to provide a working basis for the appreciation of American art. To accomplish this I have attempted especially to trace the careers of the leaders in their respective eras—artists who even now are modern old masters. ... Naturally it is too early as yet to judge the younger artists correctly, consequently only a limited number are here represented; those are included who indicate the trend of thought in art to-day.” (Introd.) Beginning with a chapter on West, Copley, Peale and Trumbull, the author traces American painting down to the present day, closing with a chapter on Ultra-modern art. The book is illustrated with over 200 reproductions of paintings.

=A L A Bkl= 14:12 O ‘17

“The author has been responsible for a series of quite a half-dozen books embodying various phases of this subject, all of which have found readers. ... The work is broad and comprehensive, and the many illustrations are equally so, and add greatly to the interest of the work.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Je 23 ‘17 420w

“The author’s appreciations are characterized by both fairness and interest. The 230 illustrations are chosen with discrimination.”

+ =Ind= 91:514 S 29 ‘17 60w

“The illustrations afford only a fair idea of the pictures, for it must be confest that they are somewhat flat and leave much to the imagination.”

+ — =Lit D= 55:43 D 1 ‘17 300w

+ =Outlook= 116:488 Jl 25 ‘17 40w

“The text is delightfully written, with just enough chattiness to lift it out of the ruts of guide-books. One welcomes the chapter on ultra-modern art, inasmuch as upon the spirit of unrest manifest in it largely depends our artistic progress.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:219 Ag ‘17 100w

“One studies the volume rather hopelessly in the search of the key to the sequence of names. The pictures are so good that they might stand as the raison d’etre of the volume with the letterpress added as commentary.”

+ — =Springf’d Republican= p6 D 13 ‘17 350w

=BRYCE, MRS CHARLES.= Long spoon. *$1.40 (2c) Lane 17-23341

The title of this book is taken from the old proverb, “He must have a long spoon that must eat with the devil.” The scene is laid in Wales. The heroine, Thirza, has married Sir Hugo Averill as a means of support, only to discover that he is a brute with a partially unbalanced brain. Two men fall in love with Lady Averill: George Blount, who has rented Sir Hugo’s fishing, and Oswald Gerrard, Sir Hugo’s land agent. The story goes on to tell how Lady Averill resorts to necromancy to solve her difficulties, and what comes of it all in the end.

“Terse and full of action and sustained interest. ... To introduce necromancy in a novel is daring and difficult, for if the subject is not treated with great tact it so easily distorts and cheapens. Mrs Bryce has done her work cleverly.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:343 S 16 ‘17 160w

=BRYCE, JAMES BRYCE, viscount.= Some historical reflections on war, past and present. *1s Oxford 172.4

These essays are portions of two presidential addresses delivered to the British academy, June, 1915 and July, 1916. “Among the topics considered are the vast range and extent of the war, its immense influence upon neutral nations, the changes in the methods of war, the cost, the moral issues raised, the effect in each nation upon the whole body of the people, ... the shock given to the rules of international law, the chief causes of war in the past, the question whether international machinery can be contrived ‘calculated to reduce the strength of the forces that make for war and to strengthen those that make for peace.’ He indicates some of the difficulties to be surmounted, but believes that there is much to be hoped from the creation of ... an international mind, and of an international public opinion.” (Ath)

=Ath= p33 Ja ‘17 280w

“Lord Bryce’s two presidential addresses are deliberately written in a spirit of detachment. ... The second address contains some acute criticisms upon plans for a federation, or league of nations.” M. J.

+ =Int J Ethics= 27:538 Jl ‘17 110w

=BRYCE, JAMES BRYCE, viscount.= Treatment of Armenians in the Ottoman empire, 1915-1916; documents presented to Viscount Grey. *$1 Putnam 956 17-2893

“The collection is made from a great variety of reliable sources including American consuls and missionaries, German travelers and missionaries, Danish Red cross workers, Swiss visitors, native teachers, pastors and other religious leaders. It is a terrible mass of conclusive evidence pointing to the perpetration of the foulest crime ever committed against a defenseless people.”—Ind

=A L A Bkl= 13:393 Je ‘17

=Ind= 90:437 Je 2 ‘17 200w

“If the reader is sickened by the dreadful reiteration of horrors, of torture and murder and mutilation, of outrage and burning, of the sufferings of starving women forced to march on under a blazing sun when the pains of labour were on them, let him not fail to read Mr Toynbee’s admirable historical retrospect of Armenia and his review of the antecedents and procedure of the deportation policy.”

=Spec= 118:105 Ja 27 ‘17 2100w

=BRYCE, JAMES BRYCE, viscount, and others.= Proposals for the prevention of future wars. *1s Allen & Unwin, London 341.1 (Eng ed 17-22062)

“This is a draft scheme for an international alliance to keep the peace. It differs from the League of nations society’s programme in not asking the Allies to enforce an arbitrator’s award, and from the programme of the American League to enforce peace in requiring the Allies to deal with aggression by a non-Ally as well as by one of their number.”—Spec

=Ath= p303 Je ‘17 90w

=Int J Ethics= 28:288 Ja ‘18 110w

=Spec= 118:705 Je 23 ‘17 60w

“The proposals are reasonably modest and admittedly deal only with a part of the problem. They are concerned only with international disputes and with the means of preventing international wars. ... They are sound enough so far as they go, but the motor will not move without its petrol; and it is the spirit which is difficult to obtain.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p313 Jl 5 ‘17 2300w

=BRYCE, JAMES BRYCE, viscount, and others.= War of democracy. *$2 (2c) Doubleday 940.91 17-8205

A collection of papers on the war from the standpoint of the Allies. Lord Bryce in his introduction says: “The present war differs from all that have gone before it not only in its vast scale and in the volume of misery it has brought upon the world, but also in the fact that it is a war of principles, and a war in which the permanent interests, not merely of the belligerent powers but of all nations, are involved as such interests were never involved before. ... This war of principles is a war not only for the vindication of international right, for the faith of treaties, for the protection of the innocent, but also for liberty.” Among those who contribute to the book are: Lord Haldane, Gilbert Murray, Arthur J. Balfour, G. M. Trevelyan, Viscount Grey of Falloden (Sir Edward Grey), and M. Maurice Barrès.

“Mr Balfour’s discussion of naval questions comes no nearer to our time than the summer of 1915, and this fact suggests the most obvious comment upon this whole volume. It is not keyed to the present moment. It meets no present vital need. The volume entitled ‘The war and democracy,’ which Messrs Seton-Watson, Wilson, Zimmern, and Greenwood published in 1915, is incomparably superior to this one.” C. H. Levermore

– + =Am Hist R= 23:170 O ‘17 470w

“A notable collection of articles, addresses, interviews, and documents.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:348 My ‘17

“Mr Fisher’s discussion of the value of small states is an historical analysis of permanent importance. ... The temper of the book is admirable in its moderation and its calm common sense. It is greatly to be hoped that this collection is only the first of a series which will winnow from the immense mass of pamphlets some, at any rate, of those which have more than a momentary importance.” H. J. Laski

+ =Dial= 62:473 My 31 ‘17 170w

+ =Ind= 90:556 Je 23 ‘17 70w

“‘The war of democracy’ was written for American consumption and was put together with the avowed purpose of influencing American opinion. As America made up its mind definitively at the very hour of the book’s publication, many of the articles, addresses, and interviews so carefully selected by the editor are rather belated. A few of the articles, however, are of permanent value.”

+ — =Nation= 105:227 Ag 30 ‘17 300w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:58 Ap ‘17

“Perhaps the article which most needs to be read by Americans is the one on ‘Economic Germany,’ in which Henri Hauser discusses German industry as a factor making for war. For he lays bare developments, conditions, purposes that are as much a menace to the harmony and well-being of the world as is Prussian militarism.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:45 F 11 ‘17 650w

“Includes some of the great speeches of the war period.”

+ =Ontario Library Review= 1:114 My ‘17 30w

+ =Pittsburgh= 22:427 My ‘17 60w

+ =Pratt= p43 O ‘17 40w

=R of Rs= 55:445 Ap ‘17 70w

=St Louis= 15:106 Ap ‘17

=BUBNOFF, I. V.= Co-operative movement in Russia; its history, significance, and character. il $1.25 M. Fainberg, 309 Broadway, N.Y. (Co-operative printing society, Manchester, England) 334 17-30589

The author shows that cooperation has gained a firm footing among the Russian peasantry, and that the European war has given a prodigious stimulus to the movement. He begins with a sketch of agriculture from the abolition of serfdom in 1861, and tells of the help furnished the peasants by the zemstvos and by agricultural societies, whose work is mainly instructional while economic functions are discharged by the artels for production, consumers’ societies for distribution, and credit banks for finance. Consumers’ societies, we are told, between 1905 and 1917 have multiplied from 1,000 to 20,000 and credit and loan associations from 1,434 to 16,057.

“The book evidently contains authentic matter prepared by one thoroughly familiar with the subject at first hand.” Herman Kobbe

+ =N Y Call= p14 S 2 ‘17 180w

=Spec= 118:64 Jl 21 ‘17 70w

“Mr Bubnoff says nothing about the political or industrial side, but his account of the cooperative movement reveals so much capacity for organization, self-help, and practical action among the peasantry and industrial classes of Russia that current events become much more intelligible in the light of it. ... His book is a compact statement of facts with sufficient explanatory comment to make clear the character of cooperation in Russia and its various ramifications. It is a valuable addition to the library of cooperative literature.”

* + =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p291 Je 21 ‘17 950w

=BUCHAN, JOHN.= Battle of the Somme. il *$1.50 (2c) Doran (1s Nelson, London) 940.91 17-14221

The main purpose of the allied forces at the Somme, says the author, was “to exercise a steady and continued pressure on a certain section of the enemy’s front.” Subsidiary aims were to ease the pressure on Verdun and to prevent the transference of large bodies of German troops from the western to the eastern front. He gives a somewhat detailed account of the entire campaign, dividing it into four stages. The book is illustrated and well supplied with maps.

“Contains two appendixes: 1, Sir Douglas Haig’s second dispatch; 2, General Sixt von Armin’s report.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:442 Jl ‘17

“A most lucid and instructive account with not a few fine touches; it is also marked by the admirable balance that places Mr Buchan above most war historians and chroniclers of these days.”

+ =Ath= p600 D ‘16 33w

“Mr Buchan’s book is a recital of the field moves of an army all told in a calm, clear way and without passion. Then at intervals it gathers up its momentum of dispassion, its inertia of facts, and in some supreme and succinct statement of fact carries the reader to a conclusion that creates emotion. It is his reticence that gives one additional confidence in the sequence of his facts.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Jl 25 ‘17 550w

“His style is simple narrative with the accent of true English restraint.”

+ =New Repub= 13:224 D 22 ‘17 270w

+ =N Y Times= 22:323 S 2 ‘17 220w

=Pratt= p39 O ‘17 10w

+ =R of Rs= 56:213 Ag ‘17 90w

“Written with the fervour and simple straight patriotism we expect from Mr Buchan. ... Here is the right blend of emotion and of sturdy common sense.”

+ + =Sat R= 122:556 D 9 ‘16 100w

“Its main concern is to give a semitechnical account, which he succeeds admirably in doing, thanks in great measure to the ample number of maps with which the book is supplied, and which appear at sufficiently frequent intervals to make the text entirely comprehensible. ... Mr Buchan’s qualifications for his task are attested by his recent appointment as director of publicity in Great Britain.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p19 My 13 ‘17 450w

“This is a timely narrative, very well illustrated.”

+ + =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p562 N 23 ‘16 20w

=BUCHAN, JOHN.= Greenmantle. *$1.35 (1c) Doran 17-20424

Richard Hannay, hero of the author’s first novel, “The thirty-nine steps,” is made the central figure in this war story. Hannay, who has been made a major in England’s new army, is summoned to the foreign office and entrusted with an important mission. He is to investigate the sources of a “jehad” (holy war) said to be organizing in the East. With three companions he gets into Germany, and out again. He then goes to Constantinople, and there finds what he is seeking, the woman who is the chief agent in fomenting rebellion in India.

“An absorbing adventure story, not a series of ‘movie’ thrills but clean cut, sustained excitement.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:314 Ap ‘17

“Mr Buchan has given us another novel, not only of vivid interest, but one which visualizes certain phases of the world war as only a book of its kind can.” F. B.

+ =Boston Transcript= p7 F 24 ‘17 300w

“Although (or perhaps because) it is not a realistic war story, the book is a great favorite with convalescent readers at the base hospitals, and the fact that the author wrote it while in active service accounts for the vividness of some of its details.”

+ =Cleveland= p63 My ‘17 90w

“There is no instruction in the book. ... You will just be thrilled—as Cooper thrilled you with his Mohicans and Dumas with his Musketeers. You will arise refreshed from the contemplation of great exploits greatly performed. And next day’s business will seem the brighter because for one short evening you have held commune with the impossible.” H. J. L.

+ =New Repub= 11:60 My 12 ‘17 950w

“A story full of spirit and swing and high heroism. It is very much better than either of its author’s two previous novels, successful and interesting as were both those books.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:75 Mr 4 ‘17 450w

“This is the longest of the sensational romances that Mr Buchan has given us since the outbreak of the war. It is also the most exciting and in our opinion the best.”

+ =Spec= 117:555 N 4 ‘16 850w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p15 F 18 ‘17 250w

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p512 O 26 ‘16 500w

=BUCHAN, JOHN.=[2] Nelson’s history of the war; with preface by the Earl of Rosebery. v 14-17 maps ea *60c Nelson 940.91 (War15-86)

Volumes 1 to 13 were published in 1916. In volume 14 Mr Buchan “begins with General Townshend’s surrender, writes of the war in the Levant, of the Russian front, of the battle of Jutland, of Italy’s part, and ends on the second battle of Verdun.” (N Y Times) Volume 15 deals with Brussilov’s offensive and the intervention of Rumania. “The sixteenth volume is devoted entirely to the battle of the Somme. That great achievement is described in five chapters, the first of which is concerned with preliminaries. The appendixes contain Sir Douglas Haig’s second dispatch, and General Sixt von Armin’s report describing experiences of the 4th German corps during July, 1916.” (Ath) “The two main episodes of the seventeenth instalment are the brilliant opening and the disastrous sequel of Roumania’s campaign, and the heroic advance of the French at Verdun.” (Ath)

“Mr Buchan’s account of the great sea-fight is a masterpiece of clear and sober narrative.”

+ =Ath= p551 N ‘16 200w (Review of v 14)

+ =Ath= p316 Je ‘17 70w (Review of v 16)

“Lieut.-Col. Buchan continues, with the same mastery of detail and incisive style, to convert yesterday’s news into intelligible history. It would facilitate reference if the year, as well as the month and day, of the event recorded were printed oftener in the margin.”

+ — =Ath= p531 O ‘17 180w (Review of v 17)

“He handles the intricacies of the Balkans with the same quiet clearness that marks his treatment of the attacks on Verdun.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:18 Ja 21 ‘17 90w (Review of v 14)

“The most striking portion of the work is the lucid account of the battle of Jutland, which is described with an exemplary grasp of essentials. There are several diagrams.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 Ja 23 ‘17 (Review of v 14)

=The Times [London] Lit Sup= p419 Ag 30 ‘17 100w (Review of v 17)

=BUCHAN, JOHN.= Salute to adventurers. *$1.35 (1½c) Doran 17-26974

Altho the story opens in Scotland, its scene changes shortly to Virginia. Young Andrew Garvald goes out to the colonies to engage in trade. His business takes him far away from Jamestown and the tidewater, back into the interior of the country, where he learns more of true conditions than the governor or the young gallants of his train will believe. The sudden outbreak of the Indians does not come to him without warning, and because of this he is able to rescue Elspeth Blair and win the reward of which he had dreamed ever since his first meeting with the girl in Scotland years before.

“Good of its type, but not as good as ‘Greenmantle.’”

+ — =A L A Bkl= 14:130 Ja ‘18

“It is a colorful tale, this, with plenty of action and ingenuity and interest, but it does not rank for a moment with ‘Greenmantle,’ either in its characters, its setting, or its plot.”

+ — =N Y Times= 22:468 N 11 ‘17 550w

“With its strong Scotch flavor and its tang of hazardous events, the book smacks strongly of Stevenson. ... Unfortunately, Mr Buchan is open to the criticism of which most prolific writers are deserving. His historical facts and background are not accurate. ... But, after all, the story’s the thing, and inaccuracies of this sort are unimportant in so gripping and adventurous a yarn.”

+ — =Springf’d Republican= p15 Ja 13 ‘18 600w

=BUCHANAN, FLORENCE.= Home crafts of today and yesterday. (Harper’s home economics) il *$1 (2½c) Harper 640 17-16903

The author is instructor in handwork in the School of household science and arts, Pratt institute, Brooklyn. “The woman who longs to try something new but feels a bit vague about beginning will find [here] the what, the where, and the how for a variety of crafts. Emphasis is placed on the start rather than on detailing the technical processes, but enough of the latter is always given along with explanatory diagrams to guide a beginner through the piece of work.” (Preface) Linen, chair-caning, basket-planning, dyeing materials for and making rugs, weaving, painting and batik dyeing are among the subjects considered.

=A L A Bkl= 14:80 D ‘17

“Practical book for the home keeper who wishes suggestions for many kinds of handiwork.”

+ =Cleveland= p114 S ‘17 30w

=N Y Times= 22:521 D 2 ‘17 50w

=Quar List New Tech Bks= O ‘17 50w

=St Louis= 15:365 O ‘17 10w

=BUCHANAN, JOHN YOUNG.= Comptes rendus of observation and reasoning. il *$2.25 Putnam 504 (Eng ed 17-18064)

A collection of scientific papers. The author says, “As the title of this volume indicates, the book consists of ‘accounts rendered’ of work done at different times, in different places and on different subjects.” Among the subjects with dates of first publication are: Recent Antarctic exploration (1906); On ice and brines (1887); On steam and brines (1899); The size of the ice-grains in glaciers (1901); Ice and its natural history (1909); On the use of the globe in the study of crystallography (1895); Solar radiation (1901). Some of these are republished from the Proceedings of the Royal society, others from magazines and newspapers.

“Mr Buchanan is a believer in original research in the full significance of the words, including originality in methods and point of view, as well as in the subject dealt with. Unlike his former volume of collected oceanographical papers, this collection consists of a selection on many subjects, scientific and popular, several reproduced from the pages of Nature. ... The memoirs themselves form solid and informing reading for students; but they are rendered entertaining by the extraordinarily copious analytical table of contents, which occupies thirty pages.” H. R. M.

+ =Nature= 99:142 Ap 19 ‘17 800w

“A prospective reader who opens this book at the beginning will find a rather dull account of Antarctic exploration as it stood in 1905, with a reprint of chemical and physical notes for the use of explorers, which, however important for their particular purpose, are likely to bore the layman. If he then turns impatiently to the end, he will find some elementary remarks on such fundamental topics as the ‘power of Great Britain’ or the ‘House of commons,’ and he may then lay the book aside. But if he has the good luck to open it in the middle, he will probably turn over a good many pages with pleasure and profit; for Mr Buchanan has some interesting and important things to say on a fascinating topic, which makes it the more aggravating that they are presented in so unnecessarily unattractive a guise.”

+ — =The Times= [London] Lit Sup p173 Ap 12 ‘17 900w

=BUCK, ALBERT HENRY.= Growth of medicine from the earliest times to about 1800. il *$5 Yale univ. press 610.9 17-5568

“As Dr Buck has chronicled them, there are nine periods in the history of medicine. They are: Primitive medicine to be reckoned by thousands of years; the medicine of the East by which we possess only a fragmentary knowledge; the medicine of the classical period of antiquity; that of the Hippocratic writings which in Greece was the most flourishing period; the period during which the greatest intellectual activity was at Alexandria, Egypt; the medicine of Galen whose searching profoundly influenced the thought and practice of one whole civilized world of medicine up to our seventeenth century; the medicine of the middle ages; the medicine of the renaissance which brought adoption of dissection, the only effective method of studying anatomy; and modern medicine, in two periods, the first to about 1775. The second Dr Buck does not attempt to cover.” (Boston Transcript) “The author is consulting aural surgeon of the New York eye and ear infirmary.” (St Louis)

“Especially interesting are the chapters on Oriental medicine, The Arab renaissance, and The advance of surgery during medieval times.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:432 Jl ‘17 (Reprinted from the Journal of the American Medical Association 68:1650 Je ‘17)

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 My 9 ‘17 1500w

“The book is not intended for the student of medical history, but for the physician who wishes to become acquainted with the essential phases of that earlier medicine upon which his own theory and practice had been built.”

+ =Nation= 105:155 Ag 9 ‘17 220w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:72 My ‘17

“Not overburdened with detail, but presents the important facts in an attractive manner.”

+ =Pittsburgh= 22:817 D ‘17 10w

=St Louis= 15:142 My ‘17 10w

“Throughout the volume the reader is impressed by the clearness of Prof. Buck’s expression and by the overwhelming mass of facts that have been interestingly assembled.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 Ap 15 ‘17 1550w

“An interesting and thought-provoking volume is this, when the material might easily have been treated as technical and specialized. The history has a social message and this not for the doctor only, but for every one who watches with interest all progress of matters medical.” G. S.

+ =Survey= 39:327 D 15 ‘17 450w

“Dr Buck claims nothing which is not his own, and credit to authorities is honestly and fairly rendered, wherever due, without the encumbrance of footnotes. The book is printed in beautiful style.” F. H. Garrison

+ =Yale R= n s 7:205 O ‘17 1050w

=BUCKROSE, J. E., pseud. (MRS ANNIE EDITH [FOSTER] JAMESON=). Matchmakers. *$1.35 (1½c) Doran 16-21706

Peggy, daughter of the rector of Little Pendleton, is the heroine of this story of English village life. Little Pendleton doesn’t always approve of Peggy, but it has her best interests at heart and wants above all to see her make a good match. All the village stands back of the squire in his wooing, but Peggy takes the matter into her own hands, and altho the village is flouted in its aims it isn’t crestfallen. It turns squarely about and takes credit to itself for the success of Peggy’s marriage with young Charley Tremaine. Peggy’s father, the impractical rector, is made a very lovable figure, and the whole story is told with quiet humor.

=A L A Bkl= 13:266 Mr ‘17

+ =Ath= p479 O ‘16 60w

“Our greatest quarrel with the story lies in the arbitrary way in which the author has surmounted her difficulties in the end. It quite offends our sense of good story telling that with a good situation, instead of finding a way out of it, she should so arbitrarily go around it.”

+ — =Boston Transcript= p8 F 21 ‘17 450w

+ =N Y Times= 22:47 F 11 ‘17 300w

+ =Spec= 118:241 F 24 ‘17 30w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 Ap 8 ‘17 250w

“A genial, placid portrayal of village life which never excites, but equally never bores and never offends.”

=The Times [London] Lit Sup= p466 S 28 ‘16 70w

=BULLARD, ARTHUR.= Mobilising America. *50c (2½c) Macmillan 355.7 17-10363

The author, having spent much time in France and England during the war, had begun to collect data for a book on “How democracies mobilise.” Some of the main points on the subject are summarised in this small book. He says, “I am not considering the ethics of war, nor the advisability of our participation in the present struggle. I accept the fact that we have decided to fight and I try to show how the experiences of other democracies can teach us the way to do it efficiently.” (Preface) Contents: America goes to war; Democracies as fighting machines; The mobilisation of public opinion; The mobilisation of industry; The mobilisation of men; A programme.

“His book has the endorsement of a long list of prominent editors and authors, and of the conference committee of national preparedness.”

=A L A Bkl= 13:427 Jl ‘17

“This is a tiny volume, but it is worth the intelligent perusal of every American citizen. It is sane, thoughtful and constructive. It would be of particular value in any course in government given at our American colleges.” D. F. G.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Ag 8 ‘17 370w

+ =Cleveland= p77 Je ‘17 50w

+ =Ind= 90:185 Ap 21 ‘17 30w

“One can only hope that the sanity and helpfulness of Mr Bullard’s fertile suggestions will not be lost in the maze of Washington officialdom.” H. S.

+ =New Repub= 11:166 Je 9 ‘17 950w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:90 Je ‘17

+ =N Y Times= 22:130 Ap 8 ‘17 830w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 Ap 10 ‘17 500w

“Offers many of the practical suggestions which have since come from the visiting French and English commissions as how best to mobilize and conduct the war.”

+ =Wis Lib Bul= 13:182 Je ‘17 50w

=BULLITT, MRS ERNESTA DRINKER.= Uncensored diary; from the central empires. *$1.25 (3c) Doubleday 940.91 17-10878

A diary written, the author says, for her great grandchildren, not for publication. She was in Germany with her husband, a newspaper correspondent, in the summer of 1916. A short trip to Belgium and one into Austria-Hungary are recorded in the diary, but it is concerned for the most part with her experiences in Germany. It forms one of the very small number of books which tell us anything of what is going on within the German empire. Informal interviews and conversations with important officials, among them Von Bissing and Zimmermann, are reported, but of no less interest are the accounts of what German women are doing. The book also throws some light on the methods by which Germany is attempting to conserve her child life during war.

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:394 Je ‘17

=Boston Transcript= p14 Ap 7 ‘17 680w

+ =Dial= 63:29 Je 28 ‘17 70w

“The book is markedly good on two counts: It is written with freshness, with cleverness and wholesomeness and real personal charm; and it has things of actual interest and importance to say.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:159 Ap 22 ‘17 350w

=Outlook= 116:75 My 9 ‘17 190w

=Pittsburgh= 22:528 Je ‘17 40w

=R of Rs= 55:551 My ‘17 80w

=BULLOCK, EDNA DEAN=, comp. Selected articles on single tax; 2d ed., rev. and enl. by Julia E. Johnsen. (Debaters’ handbook ser.) *$1.25 (1c) Wilson, H. W. 336.2 18-397

“Since the first publication of the Single tax handbook a fairly large bibliography on the subject has become available, references to which are included in this revised edition. The handbook is brought down to date by the inclusion of late reprints in the concluding pages, and by a revision and enlargement of the bibliography and brief.” (Explanatory note) The first edition, compiled by Edna D. Bullock, was published in 1914. The second edition has been prepared by Julia E. Johnsen.

=BÜLOW, BERNHARD HEINRICH MARTIN KARL, fürst von.= Imperial Germany; tr. by Marie A. Lewenz. new and rev ed il *$2 (2c) Dodd 943 (17-5549)

This book was first published in Germany as a section in an important general work compiled to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the accession of the Emperor William II. A revised edition was separately published in Germany in 1916. The first edition in English was reviewed in the Digest for 1914. “More than one-half of the letterpress of the original volume has been re-written, ... and the new passages are indicated by brackets. The introduction by Prince Bülow is entirely new, and so are the two chapters on Militarism and the chapter on the Social Democrats, and the latter part of the Conclusion.” (Publishers’ note) An illuminating foreword of twenty-eight pages is by J. W. Headlam, who speaks of the book as “largely a defence and apology of von Bülow’s own action during the years he had held office (1897-1909), and an exposition of the principles by which he had been guided.”

“One dollar cheaper than the first edition (Booklist 10:384 Je ‘14).”

=A L A Bkl= 13:456 Jl ‘17

=Boston Transcript= p6 Ag 22 ‘17 700w

“It is admirably translated. ... Written as it is by one who, with the single exception of the German emperor, is more responsible than any other man for the present catastrophe, it is little less than a public duty for everyone who wishes adequately to understand the present situation to read it. ... Prince Bülow’s whole conception of international relations is based upon the terrible chimera of the balance of power, and he obviously considers concerted European action of any kind a fantastic dream. ... Such was the attitude of Prince Bülow in 1913. The tragedy of this new edition is the fact that not even the terrible experience of the last three years has led him to modify a single conclusion.” H. J. Laski

+ =Dial= 63:16 Je 28 ‘17 1050w

=New Repub= 12:83 Ag 18 ‘17 160w

Reviewed by W. C. Abbott

=Yale R= n s 6:892 Jl ‘17 200w

=BUNNER, HENRY CUYLER.= Poems of H. C. Bunner. new ed il *$2 Scribner 811 17-24881

H. C. Bunner, former editor of Puck, died in 1896. Lately there has arisen a steady demand for his writings, which resulted in the publication, about a year ago, of a new edition of his stories, now followed by his collected poems. “In the present volume are included the contents of the two books of verse he published during his lifetime, ‘Airs from Arcady’ in 1884, and ‘Rowen’ in 1892, and also a selection from the ‘Ballads of the town’ (which he had been contributing to Puck for half-a-dozen years), together with a few of his later lyrics and the ... lines read before the Army of the Potomac at New London in 1895.” (Introd.)

“‘It is perhaps as a poet,’ writes Brander Matthews in his introduction to this edition, ‘that the author of “Airs from Arcady” is likely longest to be remembered; it is as a poet that he would have chosen to be cherished in men’s memories.’ And his verse met with the same good fortune that befell his fiction; it pleased both the critical and the uncritical. ... Bunner’s name stands for the light, delicate and whimsical. His work in prose and verse is alike beloved for its charm. ... Among the more serious poems is one, ‘Bismarck soliloquizes,’ which is a most fitting expression of men’s thoughts today; indeed, nothing more vigorous and condemning has been written by any contemporary poet on the iniquitous system of German autocracy than this poem of Bunner’s—written a quarter of a century ago.” W. S. B.

+ =Boston Transcript= p11 O 13 ‘17 1450w

“Great metrical accomplishment is in these poems. There is such variety in the themes as would be expected of the poet who is also a journalist. Invention often flies on humor’s wing. ... It is a happy sign that the present hour is willing to turn back for inspiration and fine and perfect examples of the lighter lyrical art to the day before yesterday.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 O 18 ‘17 650w

=BUNNER, HENRY CUYLER.= Stories. 2v il ea *$1.35 (2c) Scribner

v 1 17-13500 v 2 A17-392

Two volumes of the stories of H. C. Bunner were published last year. The addition of two more volumes makes complete a collection of his stories in four books of uniform make-up. The first of the new volumes contains “Short sixes” and The suburban sage; the second, More “Short sixes” and The runaway Browns.

“Good paper and binding, and wide margins.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:361 My ‘17

+ =Nation= 104:346 Mr 22 ‘17 330w

“All these gently satirical tales and the purely humorous ones are more worth while, incidentally, as mirrors of the past, but first and foremost as good short stories.” Doris Webb

+ =Pub W= 91:584 F 17 ‘17 500w

=BURBANK, EMILY.= Woman as decoration. il *$2.50 (6½c) Dodd 391 17-29164

A book on costume, illustrated with thirty-three plates. The foreword says that the book is intended as a sequel to “The art of interior decoration,” by Grace Wood and Emily Burbank. “Having assisted in setting the stage for woman, the next logical step is the consideration of woman herself, as an important factor in the decorative scheme of any setting,—the vital spark to animate all interior decoration, private or public. ... Contemporary woman’s costume is considered, not as fashion, but as decorative line and colour.” (Foreword) The book has been planned also to meet the demand for a handbook on costuming for fancy dress balls, etc. The scope of the illustrations ranges from studies of Greek vases to portraits of Mrs Vernon Castle.

“It expounds no philosophy of clothes—it is technical rather than philosophic—and it has no claim to being regarded as ‘literature’; and yet one feels that it should be recommended. It teaches the art of using an old weapon in a new cause.”

+ — =Dial= 63:530 N 22 ‘17 190w

=Nation= 105:612 N 29 ‘17 60w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:182 D ‘17 90w

=BURGESS, GELETT.= Mrs Hope’s husband. il *$1 (4c) Century 17-23049

When Mrs Hope became a well-known novelist and was sought out by many clever people, her husband, an able lawyer, ceased to interest her. He regained her love and his own self-respect by courting her a second time, through letters, under an assumed name. The story is being dramatized by a well-known playwright.

=A L A Bkl= 14:59 N ‘17

+ =Cleveland= p128 N ‘17 70w

“A delightfully humorous comedy of manners and character.”

+ =Dial= 63:282 S 27 ‘17 100w

“High-class comedy, graceful, skillful, entertaining, and always clever. Its skillfulness is especially manifest in the artful legerdemain with which the author probes into the deeps of the human soul without seeming to be doing more than skimming over its surface.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:322 S 2 ‘17 550w

“Mr Burgess’s humor and satire are delightfully keen; but apart from this he tells a dramatic little tale that provokes a lively sympathy and interest throughout.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 O 7 ‘17 250w

=BURKE, EDWARD.= My wife. *$1.50 Dutton 17-23980

This book is the “autobiography of a middle-aged man. Although outsiders show a full appreciation of his wife’s looks and good qualities, he imagines that he cherishes a romantic passion for a flame of his boyhood, till the lady in question reappears on the scene after twenty years, and he finds himself disillusioned concerning her.”—Ath

“Clever and amusing.”

+ =Ath= p479 O ‘16 80w

“Mr Burke’s feeling for character is almost, if not wholly, as noteworthy as is his quality of humor in the handling of it.” D. L. M.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 O 10 ‘17 1200w

=Dial= 64:78 Ja 17 ‘18 60w

“Mr Burke has turned out a humorous little story that makes excellent reading. Despite its war atmosphere, it is done in the spirit that ‘while the big things crash around us, the lives of those of us who are out of it go on much the same.’”

+ =N Y Times= 22:372 S 30 ‘17 250w

=BURKE, THOMAS.= Limehouse nights. *$1.50 (3c) McBride 17-22292

“Limehouse, that district down by the West and East India docks, is not a pleasant part of London, and there is nothing pleasant about any one of the fourteen stories in this volume, each of which has its scene laid in that region. Most of them are grim tales, tales of cruelty, bestiality, horror, and fear.” (N Y Times) Contents: The Chink and the child; The father of Yoto; Gracie Goodnight; The paw; The cue; Beryl, the Croucher and the rest of England; The sign of the lamp; Tai Fu and Pansy Greers; The bird; Gina of the Chinatown; The knight-errant; The gorilla and the girl; Ding-Dong-Dell; Old Joe.

“One of the most frankly and brutally realistic books that has appeared in our tongue in a long time. ... But such a description does not convey the whole truth. The fact is that Burke has cast a glamour over his pages that prevents his stories from being merely studies in the sordid and the morbid. He has seen things with sharp vision and he has etched them just as clearly. But somehow also he makes you feel that he has viewed life with pity and tenderness and loving comprehension.” Milton Bronner

+ =Bookm= 46:15 S ‘17 1750w

“Not pour les jeunes, these heart-rending stories of London’s Chinatown; but for the stalwart reader they are full of cleansing and noble pity and terror. ... Amid erotomaniacs, satyrs and sadists—and if the full meaning of those ghastly terms escapes you, be thankful—he seizes scraps of splendid courage, beauty and pathos. The poor little gifts of those eastern pavements are the undying memory of his book. ... If you dare to face the human heart as it really is, do not miss ‘Limehouse nights.’” C. D. M.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Ag 18 ‘17 1150w

“Mr Burke’s passing repute comes from the tales of terror which the libraries were compelled to bar from their shelves; but to those who have some respect for the English tongue and for whom Walter Pater has not lived in vain, Mr Burke will always possess an attraction because he has written well his slight sketches of London life. ... These ‘Limehouse nights’ appeared in three of the most interesting periodicals of England: the English Review, Colour, and the New Witness.” G. V. Seldes

* + =Dial= 63:65 Jl 19 ‘17 2500w

“He has made a new sensation in war-time England, avid of spicy diversions. Mr Bennett has praised his book, Mr Wells has lauded its ‘romantic force and beauty.’ ... There is no fresh note of inspiration here; at best, there is a fresh trick.”

– + =Nation= 105:317 S 20 ‘17 280w

“The stories are well told, and have their full share of that curious fascination which so often goes hand in hand with horror. And here and there comes a touch of beauty, a glimpse of real love, like a flower growing from a cranny in the rocks. ... ‘The paw’ [is] an intensely painful tale of a tortured child—almost too painful to read. ... Perhaps the best of all the tales in the volume, however, is ‘The bird,’ a powerful imaginative story, as grim and as brutal and as hideous as its fellows, but with a certain artistic quality which lifts it above them.”

=N Y Times= 22:303 Ag 19 ‘17 500w

“Taken as a whole, it is one of the books that would better not have been written.”

– + =Outlook= 117:64 S 12 ‘17 50w

=Pittsburgh= 22:748 N ‘17 60w

“The material was so unique that we quarrel with Mr Burke’s misuse of it. In place of the steady, equalized light which he should have thrown on that pestiferous spot off the West India Dock-road, he has been content for the most part with flashes of limelight and fireworks. ... ‘The paw’ is not a story, but a piece of brutal, horrifying, useless writing.”

— =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p464 S 28 ‘16 750w

=BURLEIGH, LOUISE.= Community theatre in theory and practice. il *$1.50 (4½c) Little 792 17-25292

A valuable book for students of modern drama which breathes the spirit of the new democracy. The writer in her first chapter quotes a statement of J. R. Seeley’s, “Three ties by which states are held together are community of race, community of religion, and community of interest.” In the course of a thoughtful examination she shows that in America today we have no community of either race or religion. She concludes that “for a unifying force we must find a living expression of a great common ideal: we must depend upon a community of interest: we must find an institution in which great and small can find expression.” The eleven chapters that follow enlarge upon the fitness of the community theatre to perform the desired service and the practical success so far achieved. Mr Percy MacKaye contributes a prefatory letter.

=A L A Bkl= 14:82 D ‘17

“‘The community theatre’ treats the drama earnestly and endearingly, though somewhat scrappily, from the point of view of its social qualities and the emotional needs of the community.” Algernon Tassin

+ — =Bookm= 46:347 N ‘17 130w

=Pittsburgh= 22:806 D ‘17 40w

=R of Rs= 57:108 Ja ‘18 130w

“Miss Burleigh has produced a rather dull work about an intrinsically keen subject. She fails to recognize the necessary spontaneity of the movement. But her earnestness and enthusiasm cannot fail to win the reader’s own sympathy.”

+ – =Springf’d Republican= p8 O 25 ‘17 1100w

=BURNET, JOHN.= Higher education and the war. *$1.50 Macmillan 378 (Eng ed 17-18365)

“In his ‘Higher education and the war’ Prof. John Burnet, now dean of the faculty of arts in the University of St Andrews, deals primarily with the conditions of education in Scotland, but his observations bear none the less on his own university, Oxford, and indeed on our American institutions, to which he makes frequent reference.” (Nation) “He states that most of his criticisms were published in 1913 and ‘are not, therefore, unduly influenced by the war.’ That they have been somewhat influenced thereby is thus admitted; this is the chief way the war comes in, for the work is mainly an appreciative account of the German system of higher education. As such it will be useful if only to show those people who are ignorant of the fact ... that this system is more completely based on the ‘humanities’ than that of any other country.” (Nature)

“The work of a master in small compass. Written with a delightful limpidity, in a spirit at once shrewd and idealistic, it is full of real knowledge and wise comment as to the working of higher education, not only in England and Scotland, but in Germany, in France, and in the United States.”

+ =Ath= p296 Je ‘17 1000w

“An important work for educators. ... The first chapter, on German kultur, should be interesting to many who are not concerned with higher education.”

+ =Cleveland= p108 S ‘17 40w

“This is a most thorough, sane, and scientific piece of work. ... This is the best work on education we have seen for a long time.” P. J.

+ =Int J Ethics= 28:289 Ja ‘18 100w

“Not the least valuable part of the treatise is the lucid description of the actual scheme of studies in the German higher schools and universities, and the impartial analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of the system, with reference to the systems prevailing in Scotland and England. ... His arguments for the humanities, while neither narrow nor exaggerated, are extremely cogent.”

+ =Nation= 105:98 Jl 26 ‘17 240w

“Like most other humanists, Prof. Burnet holds that an education based upon the acquisition of knowledge which is of no value in after life is more useful than one based on knowledge which is of permanent value. ... Prof. Burnet’s contentions are not without such discrepancies as are inseparable from the pursuit of a weak line of argument.” E. A. Schäfer

– + =Nature= 99:361 Jl 5 ‘17 1500w

+ =Spec= 118:677 Je 16 ‘17 230w

“He shows a much more intimate knowledge of the details of the German system than do most writers. ... Perhaps the most valuable part of the book is to be found in the pages in which Professor Burnet shows that, however in appearance the Prussian gymnasium and other schools still continue on the old lines, the action of the Prussian state has really completely changed and warped the whole spirit.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p207 My 3 ‘17 2050w

=BURNETT, FRANCES (HODGSON) (MRS STEPHEN TOWNESEND).= White people. il *$1.20 (6c) Harper 17-5128

A little story that touches delicately on the supernatural and evidence of life after death. The heroine, who spends a lonely but happy childhood, in an old feudal castle in Scotland, has a gift of seeing things denied to others. She is grown up when she first learns that her “white people” are not visible to other eyes. To her, thru this power or gift, the dead are not dead, and because of this she is able to bring comfort to others. The story was published in Harper’s Magazine, December, 1916—January, 1917.

“Appeared in Harper’s Magazine.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:315 Ap ‘17

“Mrs Burnett has not hitherto done anything with so sustained a note of simplicity and sincerity; moreover, she has here employed the brevity that is the test as well as the achievement of art. By this means she has accomplished that rare result, genuine pathos. The delicate, touching beauty of the one love scene, and of the closing chapter, is not paralleled in any of her former writings and is not surpassed by anything in recent fiction.”

+ =Cath World= 105:405 Je ‘17 250w

“Mrs Burnett’s transcendentalism will probably appeal more to ‘new thinkers’ and the like than to those whose fancies range less freely. In any case one may enjoy its consistent setting, in the purple Scotch Highlands, and the manner of the author’s narration.”

+ =Dial= 62:314 Ap 5 ‘17 140w

+ =Ind= 90:299 My 12 ‘17 40w

+ =Lit D= 54:1087 Ap 14 ‘17 170w

“Mrs Burnett is always a sentimentalist, but in this instance develops a difficult theme with a fair measure of restraint.”

+ =Nation= 104:369 Mr 29 ‘17 200w

“A story, so simple, so natural, so humanly normal and sweet, that it must hold the reader by its sheer lovely closeness to the realities of ordinary life. Its background is exquisitely beautiful. Its theme is mystical. ... This challenge to the fear of death is a simple story of life.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:53 F 18 ‘17 500w

+ =R of Rs= 55:554 My ‘17 140w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 Mr 18 ‘17 220w

=BURNS, CECIL DELISLE.= Greek ideals; a study of social life. *$2 Macmillan (*5s G. Bell & sons, London) 938

“This book is mainly an attempt at an analysis of some Athenian ideals in the fifth century B. C. It is a brief, but lucid survey of Greek social life; of the Athenian religion; of the great festivals, such as the Anthesteria, Panathenaia, Dionysia, and Eleusinia; of the political ideals of Athens; of Greek moral standards; and of the ideals of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.”—Ath

=Ath= p313 Je ‘17 80w

“The chapter on Athenian religion is an illuminating piece of analysis. ... Mr Burns succeeds in making Greece live again, and this because he is alive himself. ... He is at his best in his criticism of Greek political thought.”

+ + — =Ath= p397 Ag ‘17 2000w

+ =Int J Ethics= 28:293 Ja ‘18 130w

“To one who is fairly familiar with Greek literature, and has read Mahaffy on Greek life and Frazer on ancient religions, the first part of the book offers nothing new. It has, indeed, the defect of being rather too diffuse for scholars while demanding a little too much from the reader unversed in Greek. ... With the eighth chapter the discussion acquires a keener interest and a surer appeal; for here a certain psychological acumen with which the author is rather unusually gifted comes strongly into play. The analysis of the Athenian thinker of ‘the old school’ is both just and humorously acute. ... In the main an excellent description and a somewhat penetrating analysis of Greek moral ideas, the book is occasionally marred by a certain looseness of statement.”

+ — =No Am= 206:311 Ag ‘17 1250w

“A discussion of Greek ideals, designed primarily for ordinary readers. It presupposes some acquaintance with Greek history and literature, but not necessarily a knowledge of the language. ... Mr Burns gives a lame excuse for his silence about the supreme artistic instinct of the Greeks. ... It is also a pity that he had not more space to deal with their religious contribution to the world’s inheritance. ... Further, he shows little sympathy with or understanding of Christian ideals, and is ready calmly to beg the most colossal questions. ... Then there are definite errors. ... Passages suggest that Mr Burns is not primarily a scholar, but a student of politics and morals in other fields who has interested himself in Greece. But they should not blind us to the merits of his book. He has covered much ground in a small compass. He is thoroughly alive himself, and treats Greece like the living force which it is. Most of what he says is indisputably true.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p292 Je 21 ‘17 1600w

=BURNS, ROBERT.= Sylvander and Clarinda; the love letters of Robert Burns and Agnes M’Lehose; ed. by Amelia J. Burr. il *$1.50 Doran 17-29797

A woman, shorn of illusions by a worthless husband, her brilliancy grown hard in the process, looks around for a lover “who will offer his passionate devotions at her shrine in the decent name of friendship which shall offend none of her benevolent friends. ... She wants a guest who will accommodate himself to the cramped quarters of her heart and warm them with Promethean fire.” Burns is the man she chooses and this volume brings together their letters extending over many years. The curious satisfaction which many readers find in the bared intimacies of literary folk shrivels before the larger privilege offered here of getting at Burns’s daily life, of seeing at work the quality of genius that gave the world some of its most human poetry.

“To read these letters is to be in the midst of a highly entertaining literary achievement as well as to be witness to a lively exhibition of the greatest of human passions. It is a deep and moving affair while it lasts, but little insight is necessary to discern its transitoriness. ... It must not be imagined that Cupid is their sole hero. In fact, they plunge more than once deeply into the labyrinths of philosophy and religion.” E. F. E.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 N 10 ‘17 1700w

=Nation= 105:642 D 6 ‘17 40w

“The publishers deserve hearty thanks. The book is edited with care, knowledge, and sympathy, and furnished with an introduction that is an admirable biographical essay in itself.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:448 N 4 ‘17 800w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p11 Ja 27 ‘18 500w

=BURR, AGNES RUSH.= Russell H. Conwell and his work; one man’s interpretation of life. auth ed il *$1.35 (1½c) Winston 17-5422

The subject of this biography is widely known as preacher, lecturer and teacher. His is one of those romantic, and essentially American stories of success won against odds. He began life on a rocky New England farm, worked his way thru college, served in the Civil war, prepared himself for the ministry and entered on a life of service that has brought a large measure of success. Dr Conwell’s famous lecture, “Acres of diamonds” is reprinted in an appendix.

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:351 My ‘17

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Mr 3 ‘17 650w

“No other man in America, perhaps, has touched individually and helpfully so many lives as has Russell H. Conwell.”

+ =Lit D= 54:1710 Je 2 ‘17 170w

“The story will inspire many a seeker after education and opportunity, inspire many a servant of humanity and stir the flagging spirits of those who faint by the way. It is a mine of material for illustration, anecdote and quotation.” L. A. Walker

+ =N Y Call= p14 Ap 15 ‘17 270w

+ =N Y Times= 22:533 D 2 ‘17 90w

=St Louis= 15:186 Je ‘17 10w

“As he is a sort of national institution, by virtue of his ubiquity on the lecture platform, the general public will be glad to know that an authorized biography has appeared.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p8 Ap 13 ‘17 520w

=BURROUGHS, EDWARD ARTHUR.= Fight for the future; with a foreword by the Archbishop of Canterbury. *1s Nisbet, London

“This is a collection of seven papers of diverse origin and for the most part spoken to audiences of various character. They do not, therefore, present a logical sequence of thought, and there are repetitions of ideas or phrases. But they have a unity of purpose, and it is rather helped than hindered by the emphasis of repetition. The purpose is partly to give some help towards understanding the religious significance of the war, and partly to urge the practical claims of a movement, influentially supported by the leaders of different religious bodies, called ‘The league of spiritual warfare.’”—The Times [London] Lit Sup

Reviewed by Bishop Frodsham

+ =Sat R= 122:sup3 O 14 ‘16 600w

“An Oxford churchman and scholar has in such a crisis as the present a very definite task before him; and Mr Burroughs is one of those who have done most to show the world what that task is.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p140 Mr 23 ‘16 1000w

=BURROUGHS, EDWARD ARTHUR.= Valley of decision. *$1.60 Longmans 940.91 17-15980

“The Rev. E. A. Burroughs, a thoroughgoing British patriot, presents what he calls ‘a plea for wholeness in thought and life.’ The author says the British people have been convicted through the lessons of the war of fragmentary and haphazard living, and stand in need of a philosophy of life. This philosophy he sees in the religion the British ‘have long professed and never yet practiced.’ His view is that the war has not disturbed the claims of Christ on the world, but has illustrated and reinforced them; all that remains to be done, he argues, is to acknowledge these claims and act accordingly.” N Y Times

=N Y Times= 22:88 Mr 11 ‘17 100w

+ =Spec= 118:46 Ja 13 ‘17 1250w

“This is a man who has devoted the enthusiasm of a well-stored mind and an evangelistic spirit to the task of helping and keeping in touch with men and officers—especially undergraduate officers—during their great ordeal at the front. ... Mr Burroughs has a message based on independent observation, and this gives him an ample right to be heard.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p572 N 30 ‘16 470w

=BURTON, RICHARD EUGENE.= Poems of earth’s meaning. *$1.25 Holt 811 17-18038

“A midsummer memory,” the elegy in memory of Arthur Upson, published by Edmund D. Brooks in 1910, is reprinted as the first number in this volume. It is perhaps Dr Burton’s most distinguished piece of work. Other poems, many reprinted from Harper’s Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, Bellman, and other magazines complete the book. Among them are a number that justify the title given to the volume. Such are: The earth mother, Song of the open land, Spring fantasies, Aspects of autumn, etc.

“There is none of the pulsing unrest of the present in these poems, nor the disquieting struggle toward complete revelation which is found so often in the poetry of today. It brings us back quietly but unerringly to a realization of the strength and beauty of that which underlies the present and is the enduring link between the present and past and future. ... This collection of verse contains the best of Mr Burton’s poetic work during the last few years.” D. L. M.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Je 30 ‘17 1250w

=Cleveland= p120 N ‘17 140w

“Professor Burton holds his old course thru his latest volume. He is untouched by recent fantasies of verse form, neither is there here any poem born of the war. Sincere work there is with no straining for emotional or linguistic effect.”

+ =Ind= 92:262 N 3 ‘17 60w

“There is no appeal for popularity in ‘Poems of earth’s meaning,’ and no high poetic gifts, but a richness of thought foreign to most modern verse.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p8 S 20 ‘17 250w

=BURY, HERBERT.= Here and there in the war area. il *$1.40 (2c) Young ch. 940.91 17-18817

A collection of papers by the Bishop for North and Central Europe. The title is well chosen, as his duties have taken the author to many parts of the war zone. Contents: Our naval division in Holland; With the wounded; “Somewhere in France”; In the trenches and firing line; Has there been a spiritual revival? Prisoners of war; “Manfully”; How the permanent chaplains “carry on”; The way to Russia through Norway and Sweden; Russia’s two capitals; With the bishops, clergy, and people of Russia; “Our gallant Russian ally.”

“During his experiences as chaplain on and near the fighting lines in Holland and in France Bishop Bury found the good for which he sought. ... Without asserting it directly, the good bishop impresses the reader as believing that there has really been a great spiritual revival on the war front. ... On the German side, also, the spirit has been working, fostered by the German Student Christian federation.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p8 Mr 14 ‘17 220w

=Pittsburgh= 22:680 O ‘17 60w

“He writes very pleasantly, and, if we may judge from this book, has carried everywhere a saving common-sense, unbounded energy, and a cheerful disposition.”

+ =Spec= 118:239 F 24 ‘17 110w

“His general report on the treatment of prisoners on either side, which partakes of the spirit of optimism to which we have alluded, will repay study.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p539 N 9 ‘16 200w

=BUTLER, ELLIS PARKER.= Dominie Dean. il *$1.35 (2c) Revell 17-18164

“Ellis Parker Butler sympathetically recounts the large difficulties and small triumphs of Rev. David Dean in his lifelong service to a Presbyterian parish in a small Mississippi river town. It is the young minister’s first and only charge. ... Occasional dissensions within the church threaten his dismissal or enforced resignation, but he invariably triumphs in these contests. On one occasion he foregoes a call to a wider and more lucrative field in order to complete the self-imposed task of saving a young man addicted to drink. The story begins before the Civil war days, extends over several decades, and leaves the minister an old man, poor and neglected, but still possessing his childlike optimism and faith.”—Springf’d Republican

“Appeared in the Ladies Home Journal.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:25 O ‘17

“There is more than a touch of Mark Twain in its composition, without the spark that vitalizes Twain’s narrative.”

+ — =Dial= 63:74 Jl 19 ‘17 70w

+ =Ind= 91:108 Jl 21 ‘17 500w

“We feel the power of ‘Our Davy’ at home and in the church, and we resent the neglect and the lack of appreciation which he received, but the characters and events which go to make up the story have no vividness; they are neither real nor logically convincing.”

+ — =Lit D= 55:42 O 27 ‘17 200w

“Though Mr Butler’s people are by no means badly drawn, they are not sufficiently well drawn to carry a book of this type, a book which depends altogether upon characterization. Even David Dean himself, carefully as he has been studied, does not win as much as he should of the reader’s affection and sympathy.”

– + =N Y Times= 22:265 Jl 15 ‘17 300w

“The author makes Dean a lovable, appealing personality, and effectively brings out the injustice of leaving pastors to want in their old age after a lifetime of unselfish service to their congregations. It is a well-told and very interesting story.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p15 Jl 29 ‘17 350w

=BUTLER, NICHOLAS MURRAY.= World in ferment. *$1.25 (3c) Scribner 940.91 17-21930

These seventeen “interpretations of the war for a new world” were delivered by the president of Columbia university between September 23, 1914 and June 6, 1917. They, therefore, follow the development of his thought during the years of the great war. In his introduction Dr Butler states: that this “is a war for a new international world and a war for a new intranational world. It is to be hoped that the new world will come to an understanding with itself about peace. ... Peace is not an ideal at all; it is a state attendant upon the achievement of an ideal. The ideal itself is human liberty, justice, and the honorable conduct of an orderly and humane society. Given this, a durable peace follows naturally as a matter of course.” Among the addresses are: Higher preparedness; Nationality and beyond; Is America drifting? The Russian revolution; The call to service; The international mind: how to develop it; A world in ferment. The book is indexed.

=A L A Bkl= 14:41 N ‘17

Reviewed by C. H. P. Thurston

+ =Bookm= 46:289 N ‘17 30w

=Boston Transcript= p6 Ag 29 ‘17 430w

“He takes refuge in general statements, for the more general your statements the more noble they may be made to seem. His volume, therefore, is interesting not for any interpretation of our time so much as for its revelation of an anachronism—the florid oratorical mind still at work in the years 1914-17.”

— =Dial= 64:30 Ja 3 ‘18 210w

=Ind= 91:512 S 29 ‘17 100w

“It is a tribute to President Butler’s essential statesmanship that these papers, delivered under such varying conditions, sustain as well as they do the test of reprinting. Few collections covering a like period contain so much that has proved true and wise, or, being still in the future, is still likely to justify the author.”

+ =Lit D= 55:39 O 13 ‘17 220w

“The president of Columbia has much skill in phrasing sententious platitudes, especially regarding the moral aspects of business or politics. We commend this volume of addresses to all who feel that they ought to take the world seriously, but who at the same time cannot bring themselves to think very deeply about it.”

— =Nation= 106:69 Ja 17 ‘18 570w

“President Butler seems enamored of this utopianism of language, by means of which the specific difficulties of a problem are resolved in an elaborate statement of the good effects which will inevitably flow from its perfect solution. In reading President Butler one aches for a specific, quantitative recommendation as one aches at a Debussy opera for a whole tone.”

— =New Repub= 12:251 S 29 ‘17 500w

“We have gone over these essays carefully, and, though we regret to return empty handed, we must sorrowfully admit that there does not seem to be anything very original or striking in any of them, though perhaps they may be regarded as good, sound, practical common sense, as that rather indefinable quantity is regarded today.” Joshua Wanhope

— =NY Call= p14 O 28 ‘17 460w

“His presentation and argument are very interesting. And his repeated warning to the American people that as they move forward in this new direction they must keep in mind their old ideals, is of the highest consequence. There are many suggestions and brief discussions of the means by which the movement of the nations toward closer and more harmonious co-operation can be encouraged and facilitated, so many, indeed, that this idea becomes, especially with reference to America’s part in that movement, the dominating note of the book.”

+ — =N Y Times= 22:301 Ag 19 ‘17 800w

“Without any shrinking from grim facts and without any flamboyance of emotional or self-laudatory patriotism, the author makes one see a better future for the world as something real and tangible and within reasonable expectation, and he sets forth the part that this country is to play in helping on the coming of a new and better order, with a clearness and sanity that makes national duty seem near and feasible and attractive.”

+ =No Am= 206:799 N ‘17 320w

+ =Spec= 119:329 S 29 ‘17 760w

“In these days when history is being made and remade in so short spaces of time, a book such as this soon loses whatever initial starting-point it may have adopted, simply for the reason that the events with which it deals are soon left in the background, displaced by newer developments.”

– + =Springf’d Republican= p19 O 14 ‘17 190w

=BUTLER, SAMUEL.= Notebooks, new ed *$2 Dutton 824

The book “gives the tang of Butler’s personality, and presents in fairly compact form his comment upon man, morality, memory and design, mind and matter, pictures, books, music, cash, religion, travel, truth, translation, etc. ... He recorded his observations; he tried their effect in conversation; he rewrote them; he drew upon his store for his published books; he collected and indexed them. After his death, his friend Henry Festing Jones sorted and rearranged and expurgated them, and brought them out in 1912. Dutton republishes the volume with a brief appreciative introduction by Francis Hackett.”—Nation

=A L A Bkl= 14:120 Ja ‘18

“It used to be a boyhood stunt to stand on your hands and see the world upside down. Butler knew the trick well and did a deal of walking on his hands through our world of conventions. His books are integrated visions of the world thus viewed—‘The way of all flesh,’ of marriage and the family; ‘Erewhon,’ of the daily life of the English-speaking world; ‘Life and habit’ and ‘Evolution, old and new,’ of Darwinism; ‘The fair haven,’ of Christianity. ... The ‘Note-books,’ is a museum of thoughts caught on the wing. ... To thinking men and women, providing they are not too old in spirit, Butler speaks with vital directness. Not that he formulates a philosophy or solves problems or teems with information. Exactly not that. One does not accumulate: one expands. One does not become a little Butler but a larger self.” M. C. Otto

+ =Dial= 63:106 Ag 16 ‘17 3100w

+ + — =Nation= 105:98 Jl 26 ‘17 400w

=Pittsburgh= 22:746 N ‘17 70w

=R of Rs= 56:104 Jl ‘17 230w

“Butler was the precursor of the critical and ironical reasoning to which religious and moral conceptions are subjected nowadays by writers of the type of Messrs Shaw and Wells. ... As an expression of personality, and pungent, individual thinking the ‘Notebooks’ continue to be worth reading, though the criticism of society, and in particular of the church, is much less effective than in ‘The way of all flesh.’”

+ — =Springf’d Republican= p19 My 27 ‘17 330w

=BYNE, ARTHUR, and STAPLEY, MILDRED.= Spanish architecture of the sixteenth century; general view of the Plateresque and Herrera styles. (Hispanic soc. of Am. Pub. no. 109) il *$7.50 (11c) Putnam 724 17-11801

Spanish renaissance or Plateresque architecture which forms the subject of this book is, the authors say, a distinct product from that “picturesque, semi-Moorish stucco architecture” of Andalusia which was introduced into Spanish America and which is now usually accepted as typically Spanish. The Plateresque style flourished chiefly in Castile and the purpose of this book is “to increase the appreciation of what was done in Castile, to point out its charm, and to give the student some idea of what awaits him in Spain.” The book is illustrated with eighty plates and one hundred and forty other pictures in the text.

“This book is stated to be the first to appear on renaissance architecture in Spain. The change from the Plateresque to a more frigid style under the chilling influence of Philip II is well described in chaps. 13 and 14, the latter including an interesting account and an impressive view of the vast and gloomy Escorial.”

+ =Ath= p360 Jl ‘17 150w

“The book is illustrated with eighty full-page plates and 140 text-illustrations and these, without the accompanying inscriptions, give an intimate notion of the richness of the churches, palaces, and houses of Spain. ... A good many Spanish terms are used but they are all explained and the book is filled with thrilling bits of history. It is a rare addition to the literature of architecture.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Je 6 ‘17 370w

“The book must take an honored place in every architectural library with any pretense to completeness. Not only does the volume contain more than two hundred illustrations, but many of these are carefully measured drawings, the value of which, to an architect, is greater than any photograph, however good. The text is historical as regards the style, biographical as regards its most famous practitioners, and critical in the discussion of the more famous buildings.” Claude Bragdon

+ =Dial= 63:17 Je 28 ‘17 1200w

“The discussion is not at all popular, indeed it is almost severely technical. The unprofessional reader requires at hand a dictionary of architectural terms to gain an adequate comprehension of the volume. ... The publishers have given us a volume worthy of their reputation, substantially bound in buckram. To own it is a pleasure; to comprehend it, a full recompense for the effort expended.”

+ =Lit D= 54:2006 Je 30 ‘17 270w

“Their work is a welcome addition to the literature of architecture in a sadly neglected field. The architect who has Prentice’s invaluable folio volume of plates and this excellent history to go with it, possesses the material for acquiring an intelligent appreciation of a most interesting phase of the history of the renaissance in western Europe.”

+ =Nation= 105:70 Jl 19 ‘17 900w

“Its pages are refreshing in their clear revelation of personal contact with the country and race, and of the intimate connection between these and the architecture.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:390 O 7 ‘17 500w

“A rich find for students of architecture.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:218 Ag ‘17 130w

* + =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p295 Je 21 ‘17 1400w

=BYNNER, WITTER.= Grenstone poems; a sequence. *$1.35 Stokes 811 17-25234

“Many a glimpse in Mr Bynner’s poems localizes the habitation of Grenstone up under the shadow of Mt. Monadnock, but the name symbolizes more than a place in the poet’s singing; it is the deification of experience finding love, losing its earthly presence, and gaining above all the indestructible sustenance and faith of realities beyond the world. This is the golden thread upon which all these lyrics are hung.”—Boston Transcript

“His love and joy and grief and faith are expressed with much delicacy and spirituality.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:85 D ‘17

“The mistake has been made that poets almost universally make, of putting in much that is ephemeral and irrelevant to the real soul of the book, thus obscuring that precious and intrinsic quality—personality. It is in an epigrammatic lyric, of a peculiar pith and pungency, and often informed with a whimsical humour, that Mr Bynner seems to me to be most wholly himself.” J. B. Rittenhouse

+ — =Bookm= 46:440 D ‘17 930w

“There is the suggestion here of a new Dante and a new Beatrice, in the poet’s relation to Celia. ... Nearly two hundred lyrics, touching upon an infinite variety of moods and subjects, more subtle and simply wrought, more instinct with genuine flashes of lyric beauty, subjective in the best traditional manner of English verse, than any collection produced since the present revival of poetry came into being.” W. S. B.

+ =Boston Transcript= p11 O 6 ‘17 780w

“Charming and delicate as the poems are, full of whim and fancy and loveliness, they are imbued above all with Bynner’s ordered passion for simplicity. It seems to me that he is sometimes almost mathematical in the development of his simplicity. He loves to strike poetic balances and make poetic classifications—almost to replace poetry by a lengthened epigram. My only wish is that he would content himself with being a very good and growing poet, instead of tending to preoccupy himself with a theory. His gift is sufficient, if he will permit it, to stand above theories.” Swinburne Hale

+ — =Dial= 64:23 Ja 3 ‘18 1450w

=Ind= 92:63 O 6 ‘17 50w

“A volume overflowing with lyric beauty. Pure and strong passion, a keen sense of melody, epigrammatic deftness of phrase—these are among Mr Bynner’s gifts.”

+ =Lit D= 55:32 N 3 ‘17 360w

“One of the most effective things in the arrangement is the way it builds up to the final ‘Behold the man’:

Behold the man alive in me, Behold the man in you! If there is God—am I not he?— Shall I myself undo?

I have been awaiting long enough Impossible gods, goodby! I wait no more ... The way is rough— But the god who climbs is I.

This last line is humanity’s motto today; and its author is one of the leading interpreters of the climbing.” Clement Wood

+ =N Y Call= p16 Ja 19 ‘18 530w

“Though he has failed in his main purpose, however, it is to be remarked that scattered here and there throughout the book are many charming lyrics quite in his usual satisfying manner. Of these, ‘Mercy,’ ‘An old elegy,’ and ‘The heart of gold’ are particularly fine.”

– + =N Y Times= 22:436 O 28 ‘17 550w

“He has not, to be sure, the depth of background of Edwin Arlington Robinson and some others. But he now proves himself a genuine poet of beauty”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 N 18 ‘17 400w

=BYRNE, LAWRENCE, pseud.= American ambassador. *$1.35 (1½c) Scribner 17-13818

The publishers say that the author of this novel is an American diplomatist who prefers to write under a pseudonym. The story is told in the first person by a young man who has just been engaged as private secretary to a newly appointed ambassador to one of the European courts. He begins his duties by falling promptly in love with the ambassador’s daughter. Kate Colborne, like her father, is wholesomely frank and American, but Mrs Colborne, her step-mother, is one of those Americans who crave social prestige and bow down before a title. An important cablegram from the State department at Washington is stolen from the ambassador’s desk. To save her father from possible ruin, Kate engages herself to Comte de Stanlau, the man who seems to hold his fate in his hands. The mystery of the lost cablegram is explained; the ambassador wins a triumph for himself and his country, and Kate’s affairs are settled happily for the young man who is telling the story. The background of the story is necessarily indefinite, as the European country concerned is not named.

=A L A Bkl= 14:26 O ‘17

“There is a love story running through the book which increases the excitement of its episodes and helps round out the plot. It is well written, and the fine picture it presents of an American diplomat should come at an opportune moment.” D. L. M.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Je 9 ‘17 950w

=Cath World= 105:842 S ‘17 70w

“‘You rarely see an American man who looks as if he had ancestors. We usually appear to have been made in a hurry.’ Thus Mr Lawrence Byrne sums up, unconsciously, the fault of his novel.”

— =Dial= 62:528 Je 14 ‘17 80w

“Comes down to a Zenda story with realistic touches. ... The American ambassador is the plain, blunt hustler from ‘back home,’ who drags at each remove a lengthening chain of ignorances and complacencies.”

=Nation= 105:16 Jl 5 ‘17 150w

“We venture to assert that the writer who signs himself ‘Lawrence Byrne’ is personally familiar with the ways of embassies. ‘The American ambassador’ is written with a seemingly unconsidered mastery of small detail that gives the book background, charmingly.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:194 My 20 ‘17 480w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 Je 3 ‘17 350w


=CABELL, JAMES BRANCH.= Cream of the jest; a comedy of evasions. *$1.35 (3c) McBride 17-24970

Mr Cabell’s story will provide a new sensation for the satiated novel reader. The reader, however, must not be the matter-of-fact sort who has lost faith in human dreams. The pendulum of the story swings leisurely between the two existences of Felix Kennaston. In one, as Kennaston, with two motors and money in four banks, he lives a life that “his body is shuffling thru aimlessly.” While in this atmosphere of action and the commonplace, he bores himself and others, including a rather worldly minded, otherwise estimable wife. But as Horvendile, the hero of his own book, the dreamer, “he lives among such gallant circumstances as he had always hoped his real life might provide to-morrow.” As a part of his mental diversions, he abandons himself to “delicious and perilous frolics” with Etarre, the heroine of his book, who symbolizes the ageless, deathless ideal of woman. The delicacy of touch and the classic atmosphere of the dream episodes give charm and distinction to the tale.

“People who have a great respect for gas and none at all for moonshine, for whom half-shades are non-existent and dreams mere nonsense, will do well to pass it by.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:380 O 7 ‘17 400w

“Both for its originality and literary value the book is notable.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p15 Ja 13 ‘18 380w

=CABLE, BOYD, pseud.= Grapes of wrath. il *$1.50 (3c) Dutton 17-13446

Altho Mr Cable’s story is based on the battle of the Somme, he warns the reader that it is not to be taken as an authentic historical account. He says, “My ambition was the much lesser one of describing as well as I could what a Big Push is like from the point of view of an ordinary average infantry private. ... I have tried to put into words merely the sort of story that might and could be told by thousands of our men to-day.” Four men, fellow soldiers and close friends, are the heroes of the tale. Three of them are Englishmen, drawn from different social ranks. One is an American.

=A L A Bkl= 13:448 Jl ‘17

+ =Ath= p204 Ap ‘17 80w

“The story is told in a vigorous, straightforward way without false sentiment or pretentious effort. That no one who starts it will be likely to set it down unfinished is sufficient comment on its worth.” R. W.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 My 9 ‘17 430w

“As big as its theme and as moving.”

+ =Cath World= 105:551 Jl ‘17 250w

=Dial= 63:219 S 13 ‘17 340w

+ =Ind= 90:556 Je 23 ‘17 80w

“So does the great American hymn give title and summing up to this picture of the army of one of our allies, a picture etched with steel in lines of fire and blood and heroism unsurpassed. ‘Grapes of wrath’ is indeed a memorable book.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:158 Ap 22 ‘17 700w

=Pittsburgh= 22:528 Je ‘17 50w

=Pratt= p39 O ‘17 20w

+ =R of Rs= 55:669 Je ‘17 60w

+ =Spec= 118:341 Mr 17 ‘17 700w

“One who wishes to learn about war as it is fought will do well to read it, for no other among the host of war books explains this phase of it so well or even seeks to.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p8 Je 5 ‘17 300w

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p107 Mr 1 ‘17 120w

=CADE, COULSON T.= Dandelions. *$1.50 (1½c) Knopf 17-19507

“‘Dandelions’ is a first novel. A story of heredity, its thesis seems to be that education, no matter how excellent or how careful, is of little influence when opposed to the force of inherited qualities. The two principal characters in the book are a father and son; the father, Sir Harold Carne, makes idle love to the pretty daughter of the village innkeeper. Later he marries and has a legitimate son, whom we leave as, at about eighteen, he is taking his first step along the road trodden by his father.”—N Y Times

“It is a very singular story, with no trace of the characteristics of contemporary fiction. It might have been written in the days of Fielding, although fortunately it is of a reasonable length. The average reader of ‘best sellers’ and ‘glad’ books may turn from ‘Dandelions’ with signs of ennui. But its publisher as well as its author are to be sincerely congratulated. It has distinguished literary merit.”

+ — =Boston Transcript= p6 Ag 1 ‘17 400w

“There is charm and to spare in the pictures of English country life that are presented in dissolving succession. But the machinery of Mr Cade’s narrative rumbles and groans too audibly at too frequent intervals; the plot is superficial, even flimsy, and the characterization shallow.”

– + =Dial= 63:403 O 25 ‘17 180w

“A story of odd and vaguely reminiscent flavor—Peacockian, if we were to give it a name. Its quaint style, its sly humor, recall the author of ‘Headlong hall’ and ‘Gryll grange.’ It is all mildly amusing, and a trifle wicked, ending on a note of what on the whole deserves to be called malice rather than irony.”

=Nation= 105:149 Ag 9 ‘17 140w

“The descriptions of the English countryside are very much the best part of the book—far better than the dialogue, which is often ‘bookish’ rather than natural, or the story, which is not particularly interesting. This new writer is not without gifts, but he should learn to restrain his tendency to verbiage.”

– + =N Y Times= 22:266 Jl 15 ‘17 400w

“The one thing lacking in Mr Cade’s novel is a point of view. ... We are offered neither a moral idea nor a wholly consistent tale. Otherwise this is a well-written and amusing book. ... Mr Cade’s work will be worth watching. He can put colour into it without letting it get loud; he likes a dash of oddity, but keeps his people human.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p32 Ja 18 ‘17 600w

=CADY, MRS BERTHA LOUISE (CHAPMAN), and CADY, VERNON MOSHER.= Way life begins. (Serial pub. no. 85) il $1 Am. social hygiene assn. 570 17-4856

This introduction to sex education, intended for parents and teachers, regards nature study as the logical means of approach to the subject. Dr William Freeman Snow in his foreword, says that the book has been prepared to meet the demand for “a simple, scientifically accurate book on the subject of the way plant, animal, and human life begins, written in an interesting, non-technical way, and with adequate illustration.” The arrangement of material is shown by the table of contents: The deeper meaning of nature study; The lily; The moth; The fish; The frog; The chick; The rabbit; The child; Nature study and the personal problems of life. The book is illustrated with nine plates and other figures in the text.

“The last chapter on ‘Nature study and the personal problems of life’ is a sane summing up of the attitude the parent or teacher ought to take toward this important subject.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:335 My ‘17

+ =Ind= 89:559 Mr 26 ‘17 50w

=Pratt= p19 O ‘17 30w

“The tone is sweet and constructive—spiritual, in the finest sense of the word. One is pretty well justified in saying that while it is not the only useful and commendable book in its field, it is beyond any question the best.” J: P. Gavit

+ =Survey= 38:423 Ag 11 ‘17 500w

=CAFFIN, CHARLES HENRY.= How to study architecture. il *$3.50 (2½c) Dodd 720.9 17-24868

This book is an attempt, by an art critic, “to trace the evolution of architecture as the product and expression of successive phases of civilisation.” (Sub-title) Each chapter, or group of chapters, on the architecture of a period, is preceded by a chapter on the civilization of which it was a product. Book 1 is introductory; the remaining six books deal respectively with the pre-classic, classic, post-classic, Gothic, renaissance, and post-renaissance periods of architecture. There is a two-page bibliography, which follows the glossary and index. The book is illustrated with numerous plates.

“Each type is well illustrated.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:48 N ‘17

“A good handbook is a valuable and welcome addition to the understanding of a given art, and Mr Caffin’s work in this case is well done and has the virtue of being readable and not a bore. He is, from long practice, an essayist on this and similar themes who knows how to write and so spares us the ennui which is immemorially associated with works of reference. In his statement as to what has been done and is doing of late years in the United States, it would seem as if the treatment were a little sketchy, because it is centered in New York city.” R: Burton

+ — =Bookm= 46:479 D ‘17 450w

=Dial= 63:527 N 22 ‘17 500w

“The field covered is so wide ... that a certain congestion of statement was, perhaps, inevitable. ... By its inclusiveness and the abundance of its modern material it fills an empty place in the literature of its subject.”

+ — =N Y Times= 22:368 S 30 ‘17 190w

“To teachers and students the cohesion shown between art principles and their historical manifestations has particular value, and to readers generally the subject and its treatment provides the appeal of romance as well as instruction and an opportunity to develop critical appreciation.”

+ =School Arts Magazine= 17:274 F ‘18 310w

=CAHAN, ABRAHAM.= Rise of David Levinsky. *$1.60 (1c) Harper 17-23760

In this novel, a Russian Jew who came to America in 1885, at the age of twenty, tells his own story. About eighty pages deal with ghetto life in Russia, the rest of the action passes in America. Though he has been educated in a Talmudic seminary, David tries first to earn a living in New York as a peddler. Failing in this, he becomes an operator in a clothing factory, with the idea of earning enough money to put himself through the City college. An accident changes his dream and he starts out as a manufacturer in the business he has now learned. He steals designs, cheats the union and indulges in other dishonest business practices; but he makes his pile. The story of his relations with various women is given, and especially with the three he loved: Matilda, his first love; Dora, the wife of his friend, Max Margolis, and Anna Tevkin, socialist daughter of a Hebrew poet. David does not marry, and we leave him at the end of the story sensitive, sensual, desperately lonely, finding business “good sport,” but confessing that there is one thing which he craves and “which money cannot buy—happiness.” The story is marred by occasional vulgarities. The author is the editor-in-chief of the Jewish Daily Forward and is the author of “Yekl, a tale of the New York ghetto” and other works.

Reviewed by H. W. Boynton

=Bookm= 46:338 N ‘17 100w

“As he approaches sixty, Mr Cahan gives us this solid, mature novel, into which are compacted the reflections of a lifetime. The vanity of great riches was never set forth with more searching sincerity. ... As a matter of biography, he is a child of Russian literature. And that is why his novel, written in faultless English, is a singular and solitary performance in American fiction.” J: Macy

+ =Dial= 63:521 N 22 ‘17 1750w

=Nation= 105:432 O 18 ‘17 500w

Reviewed by H. W. Boynton

=Nation= 105:600 N 29 ‘17 150w

“One of the most impressive novels produced in America in many a day.” R. B.

+ =New Repub= 14:31 F 2 ‘18 650w

“The tale of Levinsky is, incidentally, the tale of the cloak industry in this country; of the methods by which a dominating personality achieves his financial success. But its revelations in this regard are as far from mere muckraking as are Cahan’s pictures of the cloak makers from mere propaganda. ... It is written with a clarity that is French, a chaste realism that is Russo-Yiddish, and a deep human insight that render it universal.” Isaac Goldberg

+ =N Y Call= p15 S 23 ‘17 700w

“No phase of modern life betrays the cheapness and shams of capitalistic culture more strikingly than does the literature of today. Happily, however, there are some few exceptions, and Cahan is one of these. His ‘Rise of David Levinsky’ is not a commodity, but a piece of art, full of life’s unvarnished truths.”

+ =N Y Call= p15 O 7 ‘17 1500w

“‘The rise of David Levinsky’ is not a pleasant book, nor is David himself an especially likeable or appealing individual. His very soul is stripped bare before us; we know him intimately, but it cannot be said that to know him is to love him. Yet he often excites our pity. ... The dominant quality in this novel is the effect it gives of being altogether real. Whether the scene be laid in the Russian ghetto or the big expensive hotel in the Catskills where rich Jews congregated, whether it is in the Division street factory or David’s fine place on Fifth avenue, this sense of reality is always present. ... In this story of ‘The rise’ of one individual is pictured the development of an entire class, as well as of what has become one of the great industries of the country.”

=N Y Times= 22:341 S 16 ‘17 1200w

“As a story for the story’s sake the novel is much less important than as a study of a people whose qualities and experiences are to be increasingly important in American life.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 O 28 ‘17 550w

“Had the book been published anonymously, we might have taken it for a cruel caricature of a hated race by some anti-Semite. It will be taken by an already critical outer world as a picture of Jewish life in general. It really is not.” K. H. Claghorn

– + =Survey= 39:260 D 1 ‘17 350w

=CALHOUN, ARTHUR WALLACE.= Social history of the American family from colonial times to the present. 3v v 1 $5 Clark, A. H. 392.3 17-23329

“The first volume of ‘A social history of the American family’ devotes a chapter to sexual codes and customs in the European countries which furnished colonists to the new world and then traces their modification and development in the thirteen English colonies down to revolutionary times.” (Ind) “Three volumes are contemplated, the second bringing the history through the Civil war period; the third focussing its attention on the present generation.” (Cath World)

“In addition to the value of this material as social history, all of it makes the most interesting reading, and some of it is unsurpassed as the richest kind of humor.” F. W. C.

+ — =Boston Transcript= p11 N 28 ‘17 750w

“Dr Calhoun, despite his avowed intention not to exaggerate in this direction, does, we think, lay too much stress at times on the ‘economic interpretation’ of life. ... But on the whole, Dr Calhoun is clear-sighted and open-minded. He has, for instance, the courage to show what dire fruits the reformation and the loose moral teaching of Luther have borne to the world.”

+ — =Cath World= 106:263 N ‘17 350w

“The volume shows evidence of great research and contains a full bibliography.”

+ =Ind= 92:193 O 27 ‘17 60w

“The publishers have given an excellent page on attractive and substantial paper in a serviceable cover.”

+ =Lit D= 55:43 N 17 ‘17 500w

“American history is being rewritten by the scientific historians, and this volume is a valuable addition to the rich contributions that have been made in recent years.” James Oneal

+ =N Y Call= p15 N 11 ‘17 1100w

=CALHOUN, DOROTHY DONNELL.= Princess of Let’s Pretend. il *$1.50 Dutton 16-25148

“The first story is called ‘The story of the enchanted leg’; it tells how a fairy came to Gert van Vent and took charge of his wooden leg, thus bringing happiness to his daughter. ‘Damon and Pythias’ relates the old legend in terms of childhood. ‘The merry monarch’ makes a cobbler king for the day to the great amusement of the court. ... ‘The princess of Let’s Pretend’ contains several other stories, touching on a variety of subjects. Even a baseball story adorns the volume.”—N Y Times

“The illustrations are novel, being photographs chosen from moving picture films; but their realism will disappoint the childish imagination, which can far more aptly picture its own fairy world.”

+ — =Cath World= 105:556 Jl ‘17 60w

“A delightful collection of stories. They are simply told and sure of entertaining the little folk.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:224 Je 10 ‘17 170w

“Obviously intended for children from eight to ten or twelve.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p19 My 13 ‘17 150w

=CALKINS, GARY NATHAN.= Biology. 2d ed rev and enl il $1.80 Holt 570 17-25304

“In the present edition, although there is no change in the method by which the subject of biology is developed, there are many changes in the text, some parts being condensed, others elaborated, in the interest of clearness. Apart from verbal improvements throughout the book, the most important alterations and additions have been made in connection with the subjects of fermentation and enzyme activities; the significance of conjugation; plants, the food of animals; photosynthesis; circulation in the earthworm; and immunity. Three figures in the first edition (numbers 6, 21, and 39) have been replaced by more instructive illustrations, and in all cases where necessary, the legends have been amplified. The glossary, which was introduced with the second printing of the first edition, is considerably enlarged, and a bibliography added.” (Preface to the second edition)

+ =Educ R= 55:79 Ja ‘18 30w

=CALVERT, MRS AMELIA CATHERINE (SMITH), and CALVERT, PHILIP POWELL.= Year of Costa Rican natural history. il *$3 Macmillan 508.728 17-6345

“The primary concern of the authors in visiting Costa Rica was a study of dragon flies with reference to their seasonal distribution. The book has little to say on that subject, however, because their investigations along that line are not completed. It is devoted mainly to the little republic itself. Describing the daily life in town and country, the authors always have a quick eye for its trees, plants, and animal and insect life.”—N Y Times

“It is abundantly illustrated and will interest tourists and students of general and commercial conditions. Bibliography (30p.).”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:381 Je ‘17

“Here lies the drawback of the book; although so full of information, there are but few chapters to be enjoyed by the general reader, who, taking the detail, much of which is unavoidably technical, for granted, would relish some more comprehensive generalised descriptions as characteristic of the country.”

+ — =Nature= 100:323 D 27 ‘17 650w

=N Y Br Lib= News 4:59 Ap ‘17

“The result of their observations is set forth with a skill and all-embracing perception only possible to writers who are able to catalogue definitely in their minds what has come under their notice. It is all told in an impressive volume of 577 pages.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:196 My 20 ‘17 190w

=Pittsburgh= 22:655 O ‘17 30w

“The style in which this almost inexhaustible store of material has been presented renders the book readable throughout.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:216 Ag ‘17 330w

=St Louis= 15:140 My ‘17

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 Ap 2 ‘17 250w

Cambridge history of American literature. 3v v 1 *$3.50 (3c) Putnam 810.9 (17-30257)

=v 1= Colonial and revolutionary literature; Early national literature: Part 1.

The Cambridge history of American literature, edited by William Peterfield Trent, of Columbia, John Erskine, of Columbia, Stuart P. Sherman, of the University of Illinois, and Carl Van Doren, headmaster of the Brearley school, will be complete in three volumes. Volume 1 covers Colonial and revolutionary literature and Early national literature, part 1, ending with a study of Emerson. The distinctive features of the work as a whole are enumerated by the editors: “(1) It is on a larger scale than any of its predecessors ...; (2) It is the first history of American literature composed with the collaboration of a numerous body of scholars from every section of the United States and from Canada; (3) It will provide for the first time an extensive bibliography for all periods and subjects treated; (4) It will be a survey of the life of the American people as expressed in their writings rather than a history of belles-lettres alone.” (Preface) As in the “Cambridge history of English literature,” the bibliographies, arranged at the close, are extensive.

=Boston Transcript= p8 N 17 ‘17 1200w

+ =Boston Transcript= p9 D 8 ‘17 730w

“A chapter on transcendentalism by Professor Goddard, of Swarthmore college, is one of the best pieces of work in the volume. ... Now that the foundations of the history are laid, perhaps the superstructure will exhibit a lighter and more attractive aspect. One would welcome a smaller measure of compilation and a larger manifestation of the critical and the appreciatory.”

+ — =Dial= 63:646 D 20 ‘17 340w

“Tho the chapters on Franklin and Emerson are very well done, perhaps the most delightful chapter in the whole volume is that on Washington Irving, by Major George Haven Putnam.”

+ =Lit D= 56:34 Ja 12 ‘18 380w

“A valuable, comprehensive, and from beginning to end a most interesting book. Emphasis must be laid upon the care and detail which the authors and editors have devoted to the early literature of our land. ‘The Cambridge History of American literature’ is a book of the utmost importance.”

+ + — =N Y Times= 22:497 N 25 ‘17 1500w

+ =Outlook= 117:653 D 19 ‘17 90w

+ =R of Rs= 57:216 F ‘18 170w

“The editors have plainly worked in harmony, and, what is more, they have plainly tried to harmonize the work of their contributors. In one or two of the chapters there is excessive individualism in the interpretation; and even a few foolish statements can be found. But, in the main, the contributors have worked upon a basis of facts and have sought to study the relations between facts. It is to be regretted where so much space is devoted to bibliographies, that they are less exhaustive than cooperative scholarship might make them.”

+ — =Springf’d Republican= p19 D 2 ‘17 1600w

Cambridge history of English literature; ed. by A. W: Ward and A. R. Waller. 14v v 13-14 ea *$2.75 (1½c) Putnam 820.9 (7-40854)

=v 13-14= Nineteenth century.

The thirteenth volume continues the history of the nineteenth century, begun in volume 12. Among the studies contributed to the volume are: Carlyle, by J. G. Robertson; The Tennysons, by Herbert J. C. Grierson; Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, by Sir Henry Jones; The prosody of the nineteenth century, by George Saintsbury; Nineteenth-century drama, by Harold Child; Thackeray, by A. Hamilton Thompson; Dickens, by George Saintsbury; The Brontës, by A. A. Jack. Volume 14 completes the trilogy of the nineteenth century and brings the work as a whole to a close. It has chapters on: Philosophers; Historians, biographers and political orators; The growth of journalism; The literature of science; Anglo-Irish literature, etc. There is also a chapter by W. Murison on Changes in the language since Shakespeare’s time.

“Volume 14 has especially noteworthy articles on the growth of journalism and on literature in the English colonies.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:340 My ‘17 (Review of v 13 and 14)

“A grim and militant provincialism is the presiding spirit of the volumes. Only so can one explain the fact that Newman is mentioned only in scattered references and nowhere treated as the great master of prose that he was, that Meredith’s ‘Modern love’ is slurred over as unimportant, and that the treatment of Patmore’s later verse (’The toys,’ ‘Magna est veritas,’ etc.), of Henley, and of Pater is brief and grudging.” Ludwig Lewisohn

— =Dial= 62:473 My 31 ‘17 1700w (Review of v 13 and 14)

“Mr Robertson treats in too cursory and perfunctory a fashion the question of the historical value of Carlyle’s historical works, nor does the bibliography supply this lacuna. ... In any general survey of the progress of historical studies in England during the nineteenth century there are two facts which ought to be clearly stated and adequately emphasized, viz. the opening of the national archives to historians and the revival of the study of history in the universities. They are suggested and referred to, but not given sufficient importance. ... Instances might be noted in which the selection of one writer rather than another seems difficult to explain, but carping criticism of details is an ungrateful task, where in the main there is agreement.” L.

+ — =Eng Hist R= 32:447 Jl ‘17 850w (Review of v 13 and 14)

“The bibliographies in themselves form probably the most valuable book-record of the subject in print.”

+ =Ind= 90:215 Ap 28 ‘17 500w (Review of v 1-14)

“With such names as Robertson, Grierson, Saintsbury, and Jack, it can be assumed that the present volume reaches the high level normal to this authoritative series.”

+ =Lit D= 54:768 Mr 17 ‘17 250w (Review of v 13)

+ =Lit D= 54:1429 My 12 ‘17 280w (Review of v 14)

“But there is much more in the volume that will interest men of science than the single chapter which is specifically devoted to the literature of science. The whole volume is full of interest. A chapter on the changes in the language since the time of Shakespeare, by Mr W. Murison, may be commended to all those who are interested, as all of us ought to be, in the literary exposition of scientific work.”

+ — =Nature= 100:141 O 25 ‘17 1100w (Review of v 14)

+ =N Y Times= 22:97 Mr 18 ‘17 950w (Review of v 13 and 14)

“The editors have chosen for their collaborators writers who know how to be scholarly without being pedantic; and they have allowed a fair modicum of personal equation to pass the editorial pencil unchallenged. Nevertheless, one feels, more in some chapters than in others, a sense of restraint, as tho the critic had checked himself on the verge of giving expression to his full thought.” F: T. Cooper

+ =Pub W= 91:591 F 17 ‘17 750w (Review of v 13)

“It is a miscellany of both brilliant and careless workmanship, and its value will depend largely upon the individual reader’s interpretation of what is meant by history.”

+ — =R of Rs= 56:103 Jl ‘17 180w (Review of v 14)

=St Louis= 15:151 My ‘17 (Review of v 14)

“The chapters devoted to the literature of the Dominions from the freshness of their matter and their treatment, are among the most enthralling in the book.”

+ =Sat R= 123:438 My 12 ‘17 1650w (Review of v 13 and 14)

“Most of the contributors have taken pains to be accurate in their statements of fact even if their criticisms often provoke dissent. The very lengthy bibliographies add much to the value of the work for purposes of reference.”

+ =Spec= 118:210 F 17 ‘17 180w (Review of v 13 and 14)

“If the volume fails to make a unified impression, one is glad to take it for what it is—a collection of interesting and sometimes important papers by men well qualified to speak of their respective subjects. But the drawback of the method is not to be overlooked.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p15 Ja 28 ‘17 1100w (Review of v 13)

“A newspaper man will relish the chapter on ‘The growth of journalism,’ by J. S. R. Phillips, editor of the Yorkshire Post, a model of condensation and good judgment. But the public as a whole may be more interested in the well-written and well-reasoned chapter on English-Canadian literature by Pelham Edgar, professor of English literature in Victoria college, University of Toronto.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 Mr 19 ‘17 1350w (Review of v 13)

=The Times [London] Lit Sup= p10 Ja 4 ‘17 120w (Review of v 13 and 14)

“In conclusion we must regretfully congratulate Professor Robertson, Mr Hamilton Thompson, and Sir Adolphus Ward on being the only authors in this volume with a right sense of the historian’s responsibility; they alone have completed their own bibliographies. ‘G. A. B.,’ who is wholly or partly responsible for the rest, cannot be said to have attained a satisfactory level in the more difficult subjects.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p54 F 1 ‘17 1600w (Review of v 13)

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p78 F 15 ‘17 1650w (Review of v 14)

=CAMMAERTS, ÉMILE.= Through the iron bars (Two years of German occupation in Belgium). il *75c (3½c) Lane (Eng ed 6d) 940.91 17-22575

“It is the plain matter-of-fact story of Belgian life under German rule. ... The German occupation of Belgium may be roughly divided into two periods: Before the fall of Antwerp, when the German policy, in spite of its frightfulness, had not yet assumed its most ruthless and systematic character; and, after the fall of the great fortress, when the yoke of the conqueror weighed more heavily on the vanquished shoulders, and when the Belgian population, grim and resolute, began to struggle to preserve its honour and loyalty and to resist the ever increasing pressure of the enemy to bring it into complete submission and to use it as a tool against its own army and its own king. I am only concerned here with the second period. ... My heroes risk their lives, but they are not soldiers, merely prosaic ‘bourgeois’ and workmen. They have no weapon, they cannot fight. ... They can only oppose a stout heart, a loyal spirit, and an ironic smile to the persecutions to which they are subjected.” (Chapter 1) Seven cartoons by Louis Raemaekers are reproduced.

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:122 Ja ‘18

“In these pages we have vivid, searching descriptions of and protests against the unwarrantable vandalism of the Teuton soldiery. It is a sad document, illumined by fires of devoted heroism.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p9 D 1 ‘17 160w

“The evident restraint of passion is not its least virtue.”

+ =Nation= 105:672 D 13 ‘17 170w

=Pittsburgh= 22:826 D ‘17 20w

+ =R of Rs= 56:549 N ‘17 110w

“M. Cammaerts describes very clearly the successive phases of Belgium’s martyrdom under the rule of an enemy who has by turns attempted to cajole and to intimidate her. He says that the German pro-Flemish agitation has been a complete failure, as the Flemish-speaking Belgians saw through the enemy’s intrigue.”

+ =Spec= 118:616 Je 2 ‘17 70w

=The Times [London] Lit Sup= p203 Ap 26 ‘17 70w

=CAMP, CHARLES WADSWORTH.= Abandoned room. il *$1.35 (2c) Doubleday 17-29177

This story of two mysterious murders is by the author of the “House of fear.” These murders take place at “The Cedars” in a bedroom where many Blackburns have died reluctantly and which has been unused for a number of years. Who murdered Silas Blackburn and the detective, Howells? Was it Katherine Perrine, who lived with her uncle? Or Bobby Blackburn, that “damned waster,” his grandson? Or Carlos Paredes, Bobby’s Panamanian friend, who was always harping on the supernatural? The secret is well kept, and the solution of the mystery a most unexpected one.

Reviewed by H. W. Boynton

=Bookm= 46:342 N ‘17 20w

“The author succeeds to an unusual degree in inducing in the reader that peculiar creepy feeling associated with deeds of darkness and the supernatural. Nevertheless, the characters are very human, present-day people and the romance of Bobby and Katherine lends a welcome touch of tenderness.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 D 26 ‘17 320w

“Mr Camp’s new mystery story is one of those tales which keep the reader on the alert, leading him on from one apparently inexplicable occurrence to another, and leave him in the end with a feeling of mingled disappointment and annoyance.”

+ — =N Y Times= 22:491 N 25 ‘17 220w

“Mr Camp makes such effective use of the supernatural manifestations that the reader has frequent attacks of goose flesh. The story is rather superior to the general run of its type, but the type is not distinguished.”

+ — =Springf’d Republican= p19 D 2 ‘17 250w

=CAMP, CHARLES WADSWORTH.= War’s dark frame. il *$1.35 (2½c) Dodd 940.91 17-15964

These impressions of life in France, Flanders, and England in wartime picture the home conditions of the man at the front as well as his life in the trenches. The author is a war correspondent whose tour apparently took place during the winter of 1916-17, and who was many times under shell fire.

=A L A Bkl= 14:52 N ‘17

“One notices the changed attitude in this book from the journalistic flippancy that used to be encountered in the earlier war-books. The continued strain is beginning to tell not only upon officers and men, but in the literature of the war. It is a serious business, which nevertheless has its virtues and its lighter sides. All are reflected with great fairness and sincerity by this thoroughly competent correspondent and author.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Je 30 ‘17 320w

“An account of the darker side of the war told with an economy of words which makes it singularly moving.”

+ =Cleveland= p101 S ‘17 60w

“His conversational way of mingling fact and fancy makes a decidedly readable, though light, book.”

+ =Nation= 105:181 Ag 16 ‘17 130w

“It is intimate touches that make the book unique, and which will probably cause it to become more popular than many another much more pretentious volume. The fourteen illustrations, all from photographs, have the added value of showing people as well as places.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:294 Ag 12 ‘17 500w

=CAMPBELL, FRANCES (WEED) (MRS GEORGE CAMPBELL).= Book of home nursing. il *$1.25 Dutton 610.7 17-21895

“A practical guide for the treatment of sickness in the home. ... While the subject matter is in the main such as would be found in any practical book dealing with the problems of sickness and nursing, there are included many original ideas in the care of patients that have been used with great success by Mrs Campbell.” (N Y Call) “The author is a trained nurse who writes out of the knowledge gained in actual experiences. One very useful chapter is called: How to keep well.” (R of Rs)

+ — =N Y Call= p15 O 28 ‘17 270w

“If you are intending to work in the war hospitals, this book will prove invaluable and serve as a solid foundation for specialized training.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:555 N ‘17 50w

“Writing in an easily readable style with now and then a little flash of humor, Mrs Campbell has brought together simple every day facts that should be of great value to one who, unused to the profession of nursing, is suddenly forced to think and plan for the comfort of an invalid.” J. E. Hitchcock

+ =Survey= 39:170 N 17 ‘17 230w

=CAMPBELL, JAMES MANN.= New thought Christianized. *$1 (3½c) Crowell 131 17-13828

This book discusses “the law of suggestion, fear and its antidotes, the folly of worry, repose and how to get it, health and religion, true optimism, the power of initiative, self-control versus divine control, the higher environment, etc.”—R of Rs

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:111 Jl ‘17

“These cults lack an essential element of Christianity. They affirm man’s self-sufficiency apart from God, of whom, man’s indispensable source of sufficiency, they affirm little or nothing.”

=Outlook= 116:451 Jl 18 ‘17 70w

“Dr Campbell is in agreement with Dr Dresser in fundamentals. ... This is an excellent book for the orthodox Christian who wants to come over into the New thought camp without the loss of one jot of his Christianity.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:106 Jl ‘17 140w

=CAMPBELL, MAURICE VIELE.= Rapid training of recruits. *$1 Stokes 355 17-29354

“A practical scheme for quick results in training the national army, based on the definite record of what has been actually accomplished in England. The aim is to give the recruit instructor in America cantonments a thoroughly tested plan for whipping his men into shape speedily. A typical day’s work is minutely outlined, lectures are suggested, in fact every detail necessary to an intensive program is fully treated. The book is as useful to the recruit himself as to his instructor.”—Publishers’ note

+ =R of Rs= 57:102 Ja ‘18 50w

=CANBY, HENRY SEIDEL; PIERCE, FREDERICK ERASTUS, and DURHAM, WILLARD HIGLEY.= Facts, thought, and imagination. *$1.30 (1c) Macmillan 808 17-19155

A book on writing, prepared for the use of second year college students. It is assumed that the students have been taught “all they can absorb of unity, coherence and emphasis” and are now ready to write. Part one of the book consists of theoretical discussion and is made up of three chapters on writing: Facts, by Frederick Erastus Pierce; Thought, by Henry Seidel Canby; and Imagination in the service of thought, by Willard Higley Durham. “These essays,” the authors say, “not only give instructions for writing, but also, directly or by implication, suggest an abundance of subjects.” The remainder of the book is given up to selections, arranged in three groups to accompany the three chapters, and chosen from the work of modern writers. The authors are members of the department of English, of Sheffield scientific school, Yale university.

=CANNAN, GILBERT.= Mendel; a story of youth. *$1.50 (1c) Doran 16-23586

Mendel Kühler is a young Austrian Jew who grows up in the East End of London. He is the youngest child of his parents and the best loved, and his early leanings toward art are fostered, altho humble Jacob and Golda, intent only on getting on in the world, cannot understand them. The story is concerned with Mendel’s progress in art, his life in London’s Bohemia, his association with his artist friends and his love for Greta Morrison. He is a child of the city and he loves it, its squalor and filth and noise. As an artist he paints it, coming in time to adopt the new modern methods of treatment. Greta Morrison belongs to the country. Her delights are in deep woods and wet meadows. Their love is a conflict, but while the book leaves their story unfinished, it gives the impression that their need for one another must conquer all differences.

“Gilbert Cannan, in his new book, has hardly maintained the high standard that he has set for himself in some of his earlier work. There is too much of the flavor of George Moore, particularly of ‘Lewis Seymour,’ in it, and a good deal of Jean Christophe, and dish-water. ... It must be said, however, that the character drawing is fearless and generally consistent.”

– + =Bellman= 22:278 Mr 10 ‘17 250w

“There is a good deal of dinginess in the chronicle, the dinginess of egotism, of drink, and of sex.” H. W. Boynton

=Bookm= 45:204 Ap ‘17 650w

“Mr Cannan’s is so expert a hand at hard realism that we again and again regret his frequent excursions into the field of grotesque fantasy and violent eroticism. ... It must be obvious by this time to anyone who has followed Mr Cannan’s work as a novelist that he is obsessed by the idea that sex and nothing but sex should form the background of a novel. ... His entire atmosphere reeks with eroticism. ... And intermingled is a persistent jargon about art which gives us little knowledge of the subject and that fails to convince us of Mendel’s genius.” E. F. E.

– + =Boston Transcript= p6 F 17 ‘17 1400w

“The book is unreserved, but the naturalism is subordinated to the fine characterization of a Jew and an artist, and therein Cannan does for his genius what Theodore Dreiser fails to do for his; that is, he gets above the merely material plane and shows how lower values are transmuted into higher.”

+ =Cleveland= p87 Jl ‘17 120w

Reviewed by John Macy

=Dial= 62:357 Ap 19 ‘17 350w

“In long dissertations on art between Mendel, and Logan, and other art-students, we cannot forget that they were only callow youths with more enthusiasm than brains. In his ups and downs we get quite an insight into the ‘new art’ of Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Cézanne. ... The author is overstocked with material. ... He is too diffuse.”

– + =Lit D= 54:1088 Ap 14 ‘17 270w

“It is an exceedingly candid picture of life, and a remarkable portrayal of an interesting and significant character—the realest person that I have met in fiction for years. ... There is something new happening in fiction; and this is it.” F. D.

+ =Masses= 9:28 My ‘17 700w

“As usual, Mr Cannan has found plenty of spades here to be called by name, but we never suspect him of pursuing grossness for its own sake. The narrative is hardly a ‘story,’ it has no plot, and is most liberal of detail. It is, nevertheless, very artfully put together to an end far beyond that of naturalism in its raw phase—to the end of interpreting a human character in action upon a higher than animal plane.” H. W. Boynton

=Nation= 104:403 Ap 5 ‘17 150w

“One likes Mendel chiefly because it expresses valorously a sense of the primitive value of the fight that there is when one’s work and one’s love are made to use all the forces of one’s life. The book is not comfortable and acquiescent. It demands thoroughgoing and pugnacious protest. ... But one wishes Mr Cannan would write a little better. ... It tests one’s disposition toward Mendel to have its author give so little gratification to a taste for letters as a fine art.” Edith Borie

+ — =New Repub= 10:sup11 Ap 21 ‘17 950w

“A long step forward in fictional art has been taken by Gilbert Cannan in this new novel. He is best known to American readers as the translator of ‘Jean Christophe’ and as the author of ‘Old Mole,’ ‘Young Earnest,’ and ‘Three sons and a mother,’ as most of his long list of novels and plays have not been brought out in the United States.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:54 F 18 ‘17 600w

“The acrid savor of the Jewish race, their mounting egotism, their strange humility and ever-mastering desire for God, Cannan has pictured with sympathy and deep insight.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:556 N ‘17 200w

“‘Mendel’ is a fearless piece of work. It has grip and power, shrewd observation, and clear-cut thought. Sloppiness, sentiment and gush—the three distinguishing traits of so many modern novels—are absent. The writer knows what he wants to say and knows how to say it. Mr Cannan works close to life. His book is realism, but realism of the right kind.”

+ =Sat R= 122:628 D 30 ‘16 500w

“Besides theories on art, another preoccupation of Mr Cannan’s personages is sex. There is far too much talk about it; an exasperated consciousness of it pervades the book. ... So far we have said nothing of the honesty, the intelligence, the frequent and delightful pungency of the book. Mr Cannan has moments in which he lazily subsides into ineffective emphasis, or caricature, or cut-and-dried appreciations, and these moments are frequent enough to make ‘Mendel’ seem too long. But it almost continuously entertains, and we are not using the term in a trivial sense; it entertains because it provokes.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p499 O 19 ‘16 600w

=CAPPEAU, MRS IDA MAY (JACK).= Voyage to South America and Buenos Aires, the city beautiful. il $1.20 (4c) Sherman, French & co. 918 16-24332

A woman’s diary of a voyage to South America. On the voyage stops were made at Bahia, Rio de Janeiro and Santos, and brief glimpses of these cities are given. Most of the author’s time was spent in Buenos Aires and she writes with enthusiasm of the city and of the courtesy and kindness of its people.

“Only the fact that so few people find anything at all to say about South America makes Mrs Cappeau’s account appear of relative interest. ... A few of the photographs are excellent.”

+ — =Boston Transcript= p8 Ja 10 ‘17 70w

=CARBAUGH, HARVEY CLARENCE=, ed. Human welfare work in Chicago. il *$1.50 (4c) McClurg 917.731 17-9261

The purpose of this book is to bring together information pertaining to the various activities in Chicago that come under the heading human welfare. These include music, art, education, philanthropy, etc. The editor is a member of the civil service board of South park commissioners; there is an introduction by John Barton Payne, president of the South park commissioners, and chapters are contributed to the book by other men directly engaged in special lines of work, among them Henry E. Legler, librarian of the public library. Contents: Art in Chicago; Chicago as a music center; The city’s public schools; The public library; Parks and boulevards; Public recreation; A summary of philanthropic work; Philanthropic work of religious organizations; Neighborhood work. There are a number of interesting illustrations.

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:427 Jl ‘17

=Boston Transcript= p6 My 9 ‘17 100w

=Cleveland= p108 S ‘17 40w

“It is not until one comes upon the full list of municipal activities, as in such a volume as the present, that the scope and significance of that future are possible of realization. ... The volume contains much statistical information and is amply illustrated.”

+ =Dial= 62:406 My 3 ‘17 190w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:109 Jl ‘17 80w

=Pittsburgh= 22:675 O ‘17 60w

“A valuable handbook for those interested in gaining an idea of the varied activities which a modern city carries on for the benefits of its citizens.”

+ =Pratt= p10 O ‘17 40w

=CARMICHAEL, MARY H.=, comp. Pioneer days. il *$1.25 (3c) Duffield 973 17-13393

The author has collected these stories of pioneer days in the Mississippi valley from early histories and from lives of frontiersmen and pioneers written by contemporaries. Contents: Josiah Hunt—the Indian fighter; Maniac defender—a story of the border; Providential interference; Tom Higgins rescuing his comrade; A romance of pioneer life; Ham Cass and his vow; Capture and escape of Alexander McConnell; Charles Hess; Captain Hubbell defending his boat; Pioneer boys; James Moore’s captivity; Lewis Wetzel’s scout. The illustrations are from old prints.

“A good library book for sixth grade.”

+ =Ind= 91:228 Ag 11 ‘17 40w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:109 Jl ‘17 50w

“There might have been a more careful editing of the contents; one is led to infer that scissors and paste-brush were the only utensils in use.”

– + =Springf’d Republican= p6 Ag 31 ‘17 200w

=CARNOVALE, LUIGI.= Why Italy entered into the great war. il $2.50 Italian-American pub. co., 903 Michigan boulevard bldg., Chicago 940.91 17-21996

“The author, an Italian living in Chicago, writes this book to defend his country from the charges ... that Italy had been guilty of treachery in declaring void the treaty of the Triple alliance and that she entered the war first because she had been bought by English and French gold, and secondly because she was eager to acquire territory (Trieste and Trent) ‘which by hereditary divine right was the possession of the Hapsburgs.’” (The Times [London] Lit Sup) “The first part deals with recent history—with the relations between Italy and Austria for the past century. ... The second part comprises a longer historical retrospect—one of two thousand years—and is designed to prove the essentially Italian character of the borderlands in dispute between the two countries. The third part gives an account of the diplomatic doings which immediately preceded the declaration of war—a complete and compact presentation of the actual documents. The fourth part gives the reasons which justified Italy in breaking with the Central powers and in joining France and England.” (Dial) The book is printed in two languages. “The English text fills the first three hundred pages, and the whole is then presented in Italian in the second half of the book.” (N Y Times)

=A L A Bkl= 14:52 N ‘17

“One feature of the book is a plate giving in facsimile the famous ‘Tavola Clesiana,’ a bronze tablet which was discovered at Cles, in mid-Tyrol, in 1869. This tablet contains a decree of the Emperor Claudius, A.D. 49, determining the essentially Italian character of the inhabitants of that region. ... Mr Carnovale, who has a reputation as a journalist both in Italy and America, is one of the younger school of radical reformers. He is against not only the papacy but also the house of Savoy; and against not only the house of Savoy but also the capitalistic forces which ... often take an undue part in originating and in furthering wars.”

+ =Dial= 63:212 S 13 ‘17 430w

“Readers who wish to preserve a judicial attitude will need to be on their guard against the author’s point of view. And one cannot refrain from marveling that so ardent a patriot should choose to live in a country of which he has such a low opinion as he expresses of America.”

— =NY Times= 22:382 O 17 ‘17 350w

=St Louis= 15:417 D ‘17 10w

=The Times [London] Lit Sup= p431 S 6 ‘17 150w

=CARPENTER, FORD ASHMAN.= Aviator and the Weather bureau. 2d ed il 25c; free to libraries San Diego chamber of commerce, San Diego, Cal. 629.1 17-25375

“This little booklet consists of a brief but comprehensive account of the history of aviation as it is associated with southern California and of a syllabus of lectures delivered at the War department school of aviation at San Diego on practical meteorology as applied to aviation. There is also an interesting narration of weather study from an aeroplane, including the details of the author’s first ascent, and, finally, an account of the present active coöperation between aviators and the United States Weather bureau.”—Nation

+ =Nation= 105:19 Jl 5 ‘17 170w

“Contains a considerable number of interesting illustrations.”

+ =Nature= 99:263 My 31 ‘17 60w

=Pittsburgh= 22:753 N ‘17 20w

=CARPENTER, WILLIAM BOYD.= Further pages of my life. il *$3.50 Scribner (*10s 6d Williams & Norgate, London) 17-14124

“The ways of man and the shortcomings of clergymen, the life of the rural vicarage and the personalities of several English leaders in letters, religion and affairs, are revealed by Dr W. Boyd Carpenter in a second volume of reminiscences. It is a companion to his ‘Some pages of my life,’ and it is written in the same informal, companionable and entertaining manner. Neither is it in any sense a biography, for Dr Carpenter is content merely to set down a few glimpses of life and people as he has encountered them during a long career of clerical activity. After having served as bishop of Ripon from 1884 to 1911, he is now sub-dean and canon of Westminster.”—Boston Transcript

=Boston Transcript= p7 Ap 25 ‘17 750w

“There are many good stories of all sorts—humorous, strange, and grim—in this variegated chronicle.”

+ =Spec= 117:704 D 2 ‘16 1850w

“Few people write a sequel to an autobiography which is more interesting and important than the first book. But this is the case with ‘Further pages of my life.’ ... Every clergyman should read the chapter on the bishop’s experiences with the clergy of his diocese. ... The book, as a whole, is delightful reading. ... Bishop Boyd Carpenter is able to tell things which have never before been revealed. This is especially true in his chapter on King Edward VII.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 Jl 3 ‘17 570w

“A fascinating volume.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p558 N 23 ‘16 1000w

=CARR, JOSEPH WILLIAM COMYNS.= Ideals of painting. il *$2 (2c) Macmillan 759 17-8604

The purpose of this book is “to assist those students who desire to obtain a general view of the movement of painting from the time of Giotto to the present day; and to compare and contrast the spiritual ideals that have been pursued and perfected in the work of separate schools labouring under the dominating impulse supplied by individual genius.” The first two sections of the book deal with The ideals of Italy and Venice and the north. The remainder consists of chapters devoted respectively to the ideals of Flanders, Germany, Holland, Spain, France and England. There are a number of illustrations, and an index that seems to be complete.

“The illustrations are numerous and well chosen.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:12 O ‘17

=Boston Transcript= p7 Jl 11 ‘17 230w

“Well arranged material.”

+ =Cleveland= p97 Jl ‘17 40w

“There is any amount of interesting detail, comparison, analysis, and assertion; but no pattern of a theory of life, related in specific ways to the theories of life of the others, emerges for any one of these lands.”

– + =Dial= 63:115 Ag 16 ‘17 250w

=Lit D= 55:40 N 3 ‘17 100w

“Nearly everything he says is interesting, and his characterization of particular painters is often admirable. Of course, there are what must appear to another critic faults of proportion and of accent. His greatest critical weakness seems to us to be a lack of complete understanding of the possibilities of light and shade. The greatest drawback of Mr Carr’s book is his style. He is not master of the vivid phrase or the illuminating word. His wordiness and repetitiousness make hard reading, and it is to be feared that few readers will be sufficiently persevering to discover how much better his thought is than it sounds.”

* – + =Nation= 105:126 Ag 2 ‘17 800w

=N Y Br Lib News= 5:75 My ‘17 40w

“The present book reflects to a degree the crowding of thoughts and impressions arising in the presence of so multitudinous a subject, and it lacks distinction of proportion.”

– + =N Y Times= 22:334 S 9 ‘17 180w

“The text is set forth with the same charm as characterized the author’s previously most lately issued volume, ‘Coasting Bohemia.’”

+ =Outlook= 115:758 Ap 25 ‘17 110w

“Will give the veriest tyro in art the ability to appreciate and to criticise intelligently the paintings of the various schools.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:219 Ag ‘17 170w

“The history of art is now so specialized that to be adequately furnished at every point is scarcely possible to a single man. How can any one student know as much as Morelli or Mr Berenson about the Italians, as much as Dr Bredius or Dr de Groot about the Dutch, and as much as a dozen other experts about the French, German, Spanish, and English painters? Mr Carr would have replied that he made no such pretension. ... To sum up, we have found this book interesting and suggestive and based on a sound foundation of knowledge. It is a pity, however, that the proofs were not more carefully read.”

* + – =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p235 My 17 ‘17 1150w

=CARRINGTON, FITZROY.= Engravers and etchers. il $3 Art institute of Chicago 760

“This volume, with its 133 illustrations, embodies six lectures delivered under the auspices of the Scammon foundation at the Art institute of Chicago by the curator of prints at our own [Boston] art museum. The chapter titles will give an adequate idea of the ground covered: German engraving: from the beginning to Martin Schongauer; Italian engraving: the Florentines; German engraving: the master of the Amsterdam cabinet and Albrecht Dürer; Italian engraving: Mantegna to Marcantonio Raimondi; Some masters of portraiture; Landscape etching.”—Boston Transcript

“He scarcely touches on contemporary artists of the needle and burin, and he dwells lovingly on Dürer and Rembrandt. ... This necessarily limits the interest of the book principally to those that know little or nothing of these arts. Neither does he go into the technicalities of the processes engaged in them. His book is to be especially recommended to young amateurs. ... Most of the reproductions of the works of Schongauer, Mantegna, Raimondi, Nanteuil, Daubigny, Corot, Haden and other masters represented, are admirably clear and satisfactory.” N. H. D.

+ =Boston Transcript= p7 Jl 25 ‘17 520w

“The last lecture, dealing with landscape, is perhaps the best in its directness and unity, and the tribute to Dürer’s little-realized importance in this field is noted with pleasure by the reviewer. As to the illustrations, regrets concerning the havoc with lines played by the half-tone screen are of course unavoidable. And one may at least question whether the irritatingly glazed and malodorous paper used throughout the book is necessary. Mr Paff’s bibliographical lists, obviously not intended to be complete, are helpful.”

+ — =Nation= 105:299 S 13 ‘17 430w

“In its agreeable blending of technical discussion with discriminating feeling the book is an excellent aid to appreciation.”

+ =Pittsburgh= 22:811 D ‘17 50w

“For the needs of persons to whom engravings and etchings are an unexplored region of art there is no better book. It is beautifully printed and contains 133 well-executed illustrations.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:220 Ag ‘17 130w

=CARROLL, ROBERT SPROUL.= Mastery of nervousness based upon self reeducation. *$2 (3c) Macmillan 616 17-18704

Dr Carroll tells us that “nervous health is a mental state, not a physical condition,” although “physical disturbances play a large part in the production of nervousness.” For instance, food intemperance, which in America is “almost universal,” is “a larger factor in producing the damage which results in defective nervous offspring, than any other single cause.” The earlier chapters of the book take up various types of nervousness, discuss “eating errors” and “eating for efficiency,” and point out the benefits of work and play. Later chapters deal with mental and moral self-reeducation under such headings as: Tangled thoughts; Emotional tyranny; Clear thinking; Moulding the emotions; The fulfilment of self, etc. Dr Carroll believes that nervousness is to be mastered by diet, exercise and training of the will, rather than by drugs.

“A most helpful popular treatise.”

+ =N Y Evening Post= p6 O 13 ‘17 400w

“An abundance of useful information and wholesome advice is presented by Dr Carroll.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:521 D 2 ‘17 50w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p13 Ja 20 ‘18 170w

=CASALIS, ALFRED EUGÈNE.= For France and the faith. il *60c (3c) Assn. press 940.91 17-24722

This book is made up of fragments of letters written to relatives and intimate friends by Alfred Eugène Casalis who was born of missionary parents in South Africa, was a student in the theological seminary of Montauban, France, when the war broke out, volunteered and fell in battle at the age of nineteen. The letters are translated by W. E. Bristol. In an introductory page John R. Mott says: “The English edition has helped many a soldier of Britain to live his life and to fight his battles on the higher levels.”

=A L A Bkl= 14:88 D ‘17

=CASTLE, AGNES (SWEETMAN) (MRS EGERTON CASTLE), and CASTLE, EGERTON.= Wolf-lure. il *$1.50 Appleton 17-24204

“The strange, barbaric title of this latest adventure story by these popular authors amply suggests the wild, exotic scenes enacted about Castle Rozac of Guyenne, not long after the old French régime came to an abrupt downfall under the ‘Corsician upstart.’ The tale consists of the reminiscences of an elderly Englishman, who in youth wandered into this out-of-the-way part of France for the sake of historical study and research. The action, which is extravagant, though doubtless appropriate to the times and the setting, takes one into the midst of a passion-haunted castle, into the territory of a race of ruffians and counterfeiters, and even down to the subterranean caves in the back waters of the Tarne.”—N Y Times

“Romantic and rather long.”

+ — =A L A Bkl= 14:130 Ja ‘18

+ =Ath= p595 N ‘17 90w

“Needless to say of a work from these experienced hands, it is a vigorous and finished story of its kind.” H. W. Boynton

+ =Bookm= 46:342 N ‘17 60w

“The color and romance of the story give us the Castles at their best; and the character of Louvecelle, the heroine, is touched with spirit and charm.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 O 3 ‘17 170w

“‘Wolf-lure’ is the work of specialists in their field. ... Having chosen their atmosphere, they breathe it easily; and they are seldom to be caught napping (there are a few modernisms in the dialogue of the present story) in matters of detail.”

+ =Nation= 105:487 N 1 ‘17 270w

“The story is surprisingly void of really ‘palpitating moments.’ This is due, perhaps, to a certain loquacity on the part of the narrator that detracts from the point and force of the tale.”

+ – =N Y Times= 22:381 O 7 ‘17 300w

“The story is not always quite probable, but it holds the reader’s attention closely.”

+ — =Outlook= 117:219 O 10 ‘17 40w

“We have no objection to fantastic invention in stories of this kind, but if they are put in an historic setting the setting should be true to history.”

— =Sat R= 124:353 N 3 ‘17 90w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p15 Ja 13 ‘18 230w

“The tale has many exciting moments; but these come in the latter half of the book, and it needs some perseverance to win through to them.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p507 O 18 ‘17 200w

=CASTLE, WILLIAM ERNEST.= Genetics and eugenics; a text-book for students of biology and a reference book for animal and plant breeders. il *$1.50 Harvard univ. press 575.6 16-25200

“The first part of Prof. W. E. Castle’s ‘Genetics and eugenics’ is devoted to the larger subject of genetics, especially in its relation to the theory of evolution, and the smaller second part is given over to the discussion of the ‘agencies under social control that may improve or impair the racial qualities of future generations, either physically or mentally.’ Most emphasis is laid, of course, upon the fundamental studies of Lamarck, Darwin, Weismann, and Mendel, but the very latest researches are also considered.”—Nation

“This is a welcome addition to the rapidly growing list of books which set forth the newer results and problems of biology and show their application to human life. Moreover, it is well illustrated. ... The volume will be of great interest and value to laymen as well as biologists; indeed, we may assume that the latter know the facts now.” Carl Kelsey

+ =Ann Am Acad= 73:244 S ‘17 310w

“The reader will find here a summary of the subject that will put him fairly in touch with the best of contemporary thought on such matters as the inheritance of acquired characters, biometry, the mutation theory, unit characters, sex-linked and other kinds of linked inheritance, inbreeding and crossbreeding. ... As regards human inheritance, Professor Castle agrees neither with Pearson, who denies Mendelianism, nor with Davenport and Plate, who are enthusiastic for unit characters, but adopts a more eclectic view.”

+ =Nation= 104:563 My 3 ‘17 300w

“Since the beginning of the present century, when genetic research passed from the province of the amateur to that of the professional, Prof. Castle has been recognized as one of the most active workers on these lines. A book embodying his outlook after years of teaching and research is sure of a welcome from all who are interested in these matters. ... The amount of ground covered involves a condensed treatment of many important questions, and though this need not be a drawback to the student whose reading is supplemented by lectures, it makes it rather a difficult book for the average reader. ... The treatment of eugenics is eminently sane.”

+ =Nature= 99:202 My 10 ‘17 650w

=CASTLE, WILLIAM RICHARDS, Jr.= Hawaii past and present. rev and enl ed il *$1.50 (3c) Dodd 919.69 17-5138

The first edition of this book was published in 1913. The addition of a chapter on The army and navy in Hawaii is the most noticeable change in the second edition. Other chapters have revisions, bringing them down to date.

=A L A Bkl= 13:362 My ‘17

“A descendant of the earliest white families to settle in the Hawaiian Islands, Mr Castle is well fitted by long acquaintance with the people and their life and customs to write sympathetically and intelligently concerning them.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 My 29 ‘17 210w

“A valuable book that purports to do a great deal and accomplishes it.”

+ =Cath World= 105:266 My ‘17 250w

=N Y Times= 22:396 O 14 ‘17 50w

=St Louis= 15:185 Je ‘17

=CATT, MRS CARRIE (LANE) CHAPMAN=, comp. Woman suffrage by federal constitutional amendment. (National suffrage library) $1.30 (8½c) National woman suffrage pub. co. 324.3 17-4988

This little book does not argue the question of woman suffrage. The justice, necessity and inevitability of suffrage for women are taken for granted. “The discussion is strictly confined to the reasons why an amendment to the federal constitution is the most appropriate method of dealing with the question.” Contents: Why the federal amendment? by Carrie Chapman Catt; State constitutional obstructions, by Mary Sumner Boyd; Election laws and referenda, by Carrie Chapman Catt; The story of the 1916 referenda, by Carrie Chapman Catt; Federal action and states rights, by Henry Wade Rogers; Objections to the federal amendment, by Carrie Chapman Catt.

=A L A Bkl= 13:375 Je ‘17

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:126 Ag ‘17 80w

=CATT, HEINRICH ALEXANDER DE.= Frederick the Great; the memoirs of his reader (1758-1760); tr. by F. S. Flint; with an introd. by Lord Rosebery. 2v il *$7.50 Houghton (Eng ed 17-11818)

“The translation constituting the bulk of these important volumes has been made from the French text published from the manuscript in the Prussian state archives. ... As reader and librarian to the king, with whom he was on terms of intimacy, Catt had ample opportunity of observing and becoming conversant with the sovereign’s character, and he recorded Frederick’s sayings as faithfully as Boswell noted down for posterity those of Johnson. The result is that Henri de Catt’s memoirs, though almost devoid of literary merit, have preserved for us a picture which it is scarcely too much to affirm gives a better idea of the man than does even Carlyle’s monumental work.”—Ath

“During the bitter years 1758-1760 Catt kept a very brief diary of all the conversations and journeys with the king. Many years later he artistically amplified the diary into ‘Memoirs.’ ... The former, not here translated, consists of disconnected jottings and is wholly without literary form. It is of much value, however, to the meticulous biographer of Frederick, because of its unvarnished accuracy. The ‘Memoirs,’ on the other hand, put together in pleasing narrative form, have doubtless much greater interest for the general reader, but are not quite so trustworthy. Admitting, however, that there is a mixture of ‘dichtung und wahrheit’ in the ‘Memoirs,’ they nevertheless give a generally veracious, favorable, and intensely human picture of a really great man.” S. B. Fay

+ — =Am Hist R= 23:146 O ‘17 700w

“The book is of great interest, and has appeared opportunely.”

+ =Ath= p50 Ja ‘17 230w

“A document of great human interest, a faithful portrait of a monarch working at concert pitch with an intensity and application truly marvelous, Catt’s memoir is of even greater value as the chronicle of the sowing of a seed which only now has reached its sinister harvest. ... The translator has done a difficult work well. The original ‘abounds in solecisms and faults of style’; the translation has both character and lucidity. The work will join that company of distinguished biographies which is as exclusive as the host of ordinary biographies is numerous.” R. W.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Ap 21 ‘17 1050w

=Lit D= 54:1855 Je 16 ‘17 1000w

“Carlyle, in writing his life of Frederick, would have been only too delighted with these memoirs, had he been acquainted with them. They would have formed a welcome oasis in the desert of Dryasdusts against whom he loved to fulminate.”

+ =Nation= 105:295 S 13 ‘17 600w

“Mr Flint has given us a text in good idiomatic English. ... One of the most interesting features in the ‘Memoirs’ is the light they throw on the relations of Frederick and Voltaire.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:145 Ap 15 ‘17 1100w

+ =Outlook= 115:758 Ap 25 ‘17 200w

=R of Rs= 55:666 Je ‘17 70w

“This is a capital book, and an agreeable surprise. ... Catt is the soul of sincerity and straightforwardness; but Catt soon perceives that a little of the truth goes a long way, and it is amusing to see him reflecting how far he can venture to go in the criticism of bad verses and other of Frederick’s indiscretions.”

+ =Sat R= 123:16 Ja 5 ‘17 1500w

“As Lord Rosebery says in his introduction, this is a very human book. Frederick the Great, Prussia’s only really able king, has been eulogized and criticized in hundreds of volumes, but we have never read anything giving so simple and homely a picture of him as that drawn by his admiring Swiss reader.”

+ =Spec= 118:237 F 24 ‘17 2250w

“The ‘Memoirs,’ which are now for the first time translated from the original French, present a very remarkable picture of one side of the great king. They extend over two years only, but those two years include the crisis of the Seven years war. ... The translation, which is admirably done, is introduced by Lord Rosebery in a preface which brings out the full difficulty of the enigma which the character of Frederick presents.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p1 Ja 4 ‘17 180w

“Catt’s memoirs approach Boswell’s ‘Johnson’ and Busch’s ‘Bismarck’ in their intimate revelations, and, for those who read only English, furnish an excellent supplement to Carlyle’s fervid and memorable epic.” A. L. Cross

+ =Yale R= n s 7:221 O ‘17 1450w

=CAULDWELL, SAMUEL MILBANK.= Chocolate cake and black sand, and two other plays. il *$1.50 Putnam 812 17-16753

The three plays in this book were written by the author for the entertainment of his own children and the amusement of his friends. The author’s preface says “These plays are distinctly a domestic product intended for home consumption. The family hearthstone finds its place in the foreground of the stage setting. The living-room is transformed into the orchestra and the hall staircase answers all the purposes of the gallery. Little if any stage scenery is required, except such as can be found in the cellar or garret of any well-regulated family.” Mrs Cauldwell, who has edited the plays for publication after her husband’s death, says that they are offered to all who are interested in amateur performances in the home. The title play and the one following, “The undoing of Giant Hotstoff,” are dream plays. The third, “The invention of the rat trap,” is a “romantic historical drama.”

“Very whimsical and gay.”

+ =Ind= 91:135 Jl 28 ‘17 50w

“They are stronger dramatically than most plays for young actors.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 D 20 ‘17 70w

=CHAMBERS, ROBERT WILLIAM.= Barbarians. il $1.40 Appleton 17-28656

“The story is a group of episodes, each narrating the fate of one of eight men who sail for Europe together on a mule-laden steamer ‘in quest of something they could not find in America—something that lay somewhere amid flaming obscurity in that hell of murder beyond the Somme—their soul’s salvation, perhaps.’ They are ‘fed up’ with America’s holding aloof from participation in the struggle. Several of the men take service in the French army and Mr Chambers follows each to his dramatic end. ... Mr Chambers displays bitterness and abhorrence of Germany’s military conduct and employs strong terms in characterizing it.”—Springf’d Republican

“Tales that, if not inspired, are honestly felt and written, and not merely manufactured for an audience or an effect.”

+ =Nation= 105:695 D 20 ‘17 270w

“Mr Chambers expresses much contempt and disapproval of the government of the United States because it did not enter the war at the beginning. Whatever may have been one’s personal opinion upon this matter in former months, such piled-up objurgations in the pages of fiction at this time are in offensively bad taste, to say the least.”

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=Outlook= 117:432 N 14 ‘17 40w

“Too bad that the author could not resist the temptation to play up the usual suggestive moments! As a matter of fact, however, they do not particularly detract from a work of great vividness.” E. P. Wyckoff

+ — =Pub W= 92:2030 D 8 ‘17 370w

“The episodes are adroitly conceived and related with grim vividness and feeling.”

+ — =Springf’d Republican= p17 N 4 ‘17 200w

=CHAMBERS, ROBERT WILLIAM.= Dark star. il *$1.50 (1c) Appleton 17-13501

A Russian princess, a German prima-donna and the young daughter of an American missionary are characters in this war-time romance. As a child in Turkey, Rue Carew had played with the wonder box that had been the property of Herr Conrad Wilner. It held, along with the figure of a Chinese god and other treasures, a series of maps and plans. Years after when she is studying art in Paris, under the protection of her friend, the Russian princess, Rue learns how important these old sketches are. A cable despatch to her childhood friend, Jim Neeland, in America, sends him up to her old home in the Catskills to find the box, which he is instructed to bring at once to Paris. But someone is there before him; the German singer also knows of these plans of the fortifications of the Dardanelles. This is only the beginning of the series of adventures in which he becomes involved and from which, being an American with a touch of Irish blood, he comes out victorious.

“Sensational, but almost without any cloying sentimentality. Appeared in the Cosmopolitan.”

=A L A Bkl= 13:448 Jl ‘17

“Not since Robert Chambers’s early novels has he given us so absorbing a story of adventure as that which he has woven about ‘The dark star.’ In it he gains back the power which made him a magician in the realm of adventure stories, but which has so often been lost sight of in his later novels.” D. L. M.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Je 6 ‘17 1000w

“A lava-spouting, rambunctious, movie-play kind of an entertainment. ... But Mr Chambers never forgets the marshmallows, and the dainty makes its appearance, as luscious as ever, at the proper time.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:194 My 20 ‘17 670w

“This is not only a very stirring tale, but is the best-written novel Mr Chambers has produced since the outbreak of the war.”

=Springf’d Republican= p19 My 27 ‘17 270w

=CHAMPION, JESSIE.= Jimmy’s wife. *$1.25 (2c) Lane 17-2485

When they separated, Jimmy’s wife had exacted from him a promise. He was never to recognize her should they meet in public. This much of his story Jimmy tells to Rev. and Mrs Horace Venn when he comes to live in their parish, and Mrs Venn, who tells the story, begins immediately to take an interest in Jimmy’s wife. She has reason to believe that one of two women is the lady in question. But which? Circumstances point sometimes to one, sometimes to the other. At the end the war breaks in on the events of the story, as it does in so many English novels of the day. It helps to solve the problem of Jimmy and his wife without in any way curbing the sprightliness of the narrative.

“There are clever touches, evidently from close observation of real life. The author is smart, but not truthful, in the scenes wherein she presents the daily conversation in the rector’s family life. ... The principal blemish of the book is the writer’s evident satisfaction in her own mental dash and alertness.”

=Boston Transcript= p6 F 24 ‘17 280w

=Dial= 62:148 F 22 ‘17 110w

“The dominant situation resembles that of Mr Hay’s very clever tale of ‘The man who forgot.’ The conversations are the strong point of the novel.”

=N Y Times= 22:155 Ap 15 ‘17 300w

=CHAMPNEY, ELIZABETH (WILLIAMS) (MRS JAMES WELLS CHAMPNEY), and CHAMPNEY, FRÈRE.= Romance of old Japan. il *$3.50 Putnam 398.2 17-30304

Colorful, atmospheric, this volume which is uniform with “Romance of old Belgium” traces the legends of the flowery isles—“traces the floating bubbles of romance which reveal the deeper tide of history.” There are the legends of the age of mythology, of mediæval days and of later times, legends in prose and verse with illustrations that bear out the spirit of the tales. The most tangible chapter of the book is the closing one, “Notable examples of Japanese architecture,” contributed by Frère Champney who is an acknowledged authority on the subject.

+ =Lit D= 55:38 D 8 ‘17 90w

“It is not a scholarly work in any sense. The authors are careless of or indifferent to sources, and they handle their material with a romantic disregard for anything save its lurking charm. To this uncritical attitude is attached the further fault of a too unselective catholicity.”

– + =N Y Times= 23:10 Ja 13 ‘18 180w

“Both in text and illustration this volume well carries out its authors’ aim.”

+ =Outlook= 117:576 D 5 ‘17 30w

“Lastly come the more modern romances suggestive of ‘Madame Butterfly.’ These tales lose something of the romantic reality and flavor of their precursors ... partly because the materialistic present seems to render ridiculous the sweetly appropriate actions of a halo-ed past when life was poetry, before a sense of humor had been born.” Ruth Stanley-Brown

+ — =Pub W= 92:2029 D 8 ‘17 620w

+ =Spec= 119:683 D 8 ‘17 40w

“The volume is a pleasant doorway into the literature of old Japan.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 D 9 ‘17 230w

“It is a pleasantly got up book, well illustrated, and by no means as lengthy as the number of its pages might imply.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p587 N 29 ‘17 70w

=CHAN, SHIU WONG.= Chinese cook book. il *$1.50 Stokes 641.5 17-25804

More than one hundred tested recipes of palatable Chinese dishes, explicit enough for every housewife and practicable for the restauranteur. Aside from the novelty of the dishes, the recipes are to be recommended for the success they achieve in furnishing a desirable mixed diet. One feature that recommends itself to housewives who are practicing Hoover restraint and economy is the substitution of peanut oil for butter.

“The directions are so explicit that a woman with little experience can follow them.”

+ =Ind= 92:343 N 17 ‘17 300w

=CHANNING, EDWARD.= History of the United States. 8v v 4 *$2.75 Macmillan 973 (5-11649)

=v 4= “This history deals with the period from 1789-1815, when Federalists and Republicans were the dominant political parties. Earlier volumes deal with the planting of a nation in the new world (1000-1660), a century of colonial history (1660-1760), and the American revolution (1761-1789). Eventually there will be eight volumes. ... The work represents an effort to search out the truth of statements of earlier writers, to analyze anew original material and to turn fresh light upon a period that is little understood by the average American and even among specialists is a subject of dispute and much disagreement. The notes and bibliography are especially valuable.”—Springf’d Republican

“The discriminating reader will note the success with which Professor Channing solves his problem of writing a new book which is not merely a re-statement of what he wrote in the twelfth volume of the ‘American nation.’ It does not seem extravagant to say that for the period with which this volume deals Professor Channing must be regarded as having set a new light in the historical heavens in the United States which none of his successors will ignore. The most important general feature of the volume is that the author irons out the New England crimps that have long been noted in the history of this period. ... By a fresh examination of documents, with his mind divested of the ideas that he got from the older books, he composes his own narrative in which appears no sectional bias of either conscious or unconscious origin.” J: S. Bassett

* + =Am Hist R= 23:189 O ‘17 1600w

“Special mention should be made of those chapters which deal with the organization of the new federal government, the rise of political parties, and the downfall of federalism.”

+ =Am Pol Sci R= 11:793 N ‘17 60w

+ =Ath= p530 O ‘17 60w

“Professor Channing’s work is a little difficult to appraise justly. It is substantial, informing, and useful; one could not well afford to leave it off one’s shelves. Yet there is little, if anything, new in it. Perhaps this is as it should be in such a work. Nor are there new interpretations or evidences of very keen insight. ... Still if this work fails to show, as one might wish, the evolution of society in America, the meaning of events, and the influences of ideas, it is a useful reference work, an ever-ready friend in time of need, which all who are interested in American history should hasten to buy.” W: E. Dodd

* + =Dial= 63:60 Jl 19 ‘17 2100w

“Valuable as Professor Channing’s work is, and indispensable as it is bound to become to the student of the history of the United States, we still think that the historian who performs his function rightly must deal not only with facts, but also with ideas, institutions, and the operation of historical and social forces, and must include the interpretation of evidence among his necessary attributes.”

* + – =Nation= 105:692 D 20 ‘17 1850w

“The reader will be mistaken if he comes to the conclusion that he might as well turn back to his Hildreth and Schouler. Not so. Professor Channing does not write with the scissors and paste pot. He turns every topic over and views it in the light of the last results of historical research. ... There are many such judgments in Mr Channing’s pages, judgments that betray penetration and that long thoughtfulness which mark the true scholar off from the cheap critic and cheaper chauvinist. They betray also a mind of great natural powers, which, had it been devoted to a different type of historical construction, could have contributed still more to our understanding of the early phases of American politics.” C: A. Beard

+ =New Repub= 11:282 Jl 7 ‘17 1250w

+ =R of Rs= 56:215 Ag ‘17 110w

“Of all the American historians with whom we are acquainted, he is the most supremely dispassionate and impartial.”

+ =Spec= 120:16 Ja 5 ‘18 1800w

“The work is not easy reading, but it is not designed for popularity. Rather does it meet the needs of the student who would go into the complex currents of that day in search of a better understanding of the beginnings of this government.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p10 Je 29 ‘17 450w

=CHAPIN, ANNA ALICE.= Greenwich village. il *$2.50 (3½c) Dodd 974.71 17-30045

In spite of “our great streets, hemmed by stone and marble and glittering plate glass, crowded with kaleidoscopic cosmopolitan traffic, ceaselessly resonant with twentieth century activity,” Father Knickerbocker still “has a sanctuary, a haven after his own heart, where he can still draw a breath of relief, among buildings small but full of age and dignity and with the look of homes about them; on restful, crooked little streets where there remain trees and grassplots; in the old-time purlieus of Washington square and Greenwich village!” Browsing among Manhattan’s oldest records the writer has gleaned history, tradition and romance from the records that hold immortal the quaintest section of New York. She has also caught in her pages the magic of the village that holds Bohemia under its spell today. It is a very personal and careful handling of the personal soul of the village that has engaged the author of “Wonder tales from Wagner.”

=A L A Bkl= 14:126 Ja ‘18

“Miss Chapin has diligently assembled all the points of interest in this holiday volume, to which Allan Gilbert Cram contributes sixteen full-page illustrations. They have produced a charming memorial of one of the most interesting spots in America.”

+ =Lit D= 55:38 D 8 ‘17 120w

=Nation= 105:612 N 29 ‘17 90w

“An interesting and attractive book. The author has studied her subject with care and in detail, and the artist has made charming drawings of the Washington arch and Milligan place, of Jefferson market and old St John’s. The book is pleasing, too, in its binding and general makeup.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:493 N 25 ‘17 780w

=CHAPIN, CHARLES VALUE.= How to avoid infection. (Harvard health talks) *50c Harvard univ. press 614.4 17-7060

“The present essay is one of a series of lectures sent out from the Harvard medical school on subjects of general medical interest. In this booklet [of 88 pages] Dr Charles V. Chapin tells us ‘How to avoid infection’ in terms that all can understand and in ways that all can follow. A discussion of bacteria and bacterial diseases is followed by a clear and concise statement of the more simple means at our disposal of safeguarding our health from the more prevalent troubles, especially those connected with the public drinking cup and public towel.”—Springf’d Republican

=A L A Bkl= 13:381 Je ‘17

=Pratt= p20 O ‘17 10w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p15 Ag 19 ‘17 100w

“Not often is the needed authoritative information made available in a form so compact and so interesting as that of Dr Chapin’s little pocket volume. It illustrates the changed emphasis from cure to prevention.” G. S.

+ =Survey= 39:171 N 17 ‘17 150w

“Admirably practical and concise statement of the modes of infection and how a person or community may avoid them. By the author of ‘Sources and modes of infection.’”

+ =Wis Lib Bul= 13:216 Jl ‘17 30w

=CHAPIN, FRANCIS STUART.= Historical introduction to social economy. il *$2 (3c) Century 330.9 17-25499

A study, in the light of present progress, of contrasting types of industrial organizations at different historical periods, and of public and private efforts made to relieve the poverty of each period. Elementary in treatment, the volume meets the need of a textbook for an introductory study in the history of social economy. Problems of early Greek and Roman civilization are reviewed; likewise, the industrial development at the end of the middle ages and the great social revolutions of modern times. The transition from remedial to constructive charity and preventive philanthropy is the theme for the closing chapters.

Reviewed by S. A. Queen

+ — =Am J Soc= 23:549 Ja ‘18 220w

“As far as it goes Professor Chapin’s ‘Social economy,’ is a stimulating and valuable book.”

+ — =Boston Transcript= p6 D 29 ‘17 420w

“The work is important in its analysis of the recurrent agrarian problems, particularly land distribution, of the productive systems of slavery and free labor, and of the historical changes in industrial organization.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 Ja 24 ‘18 500w

“It is rather a wide subject for 300 pages, and it is necessarily a little sketchy. As a general introduction to a great subject the book is sound and valuable.” I. C. Hannah

+ — =Survey= 39:150 N 10 ‘17 140w

=CHAPIN, HENRY DWIGHT.= Health first; the fine art of living. *$1.50 (3½c) Century 614 17-23809

An essentially common-sense book by a New York physician of long experience and high standing. He says: “In order to understand and properly manage any period, we must know the conditions that precede and are liable to follow it, so that we may make the necessary changes in our conduct of life. ... It is believed that in this way life can be prolonged and made more efficient.” (Preface) Dr Chapin therefore discusses, in a series of chapters, rational procedure from infancy to old age and also considers health from the outlook of nutrition, the avoidance of infection, climatic, local and moral influences. A practical book for the use of the individual reader in home or work. The publishers call it a “first aid to the well.”

=Cleveland= p124 N ‘17 20w

“The book is written in an agreeable, terse, and altogether readable style. It is a volume to be welcomed, to be read and returned to with lasting profit. The author is a recognized authority, of course, on his subject, and he presents it in important detail and interesting form.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:344 S 16 ‘17 980w

“The few pages devoted to infancy contain more useful information than many a volume written on the subject. The description of adolescence is necessarily incomplete. On the other hand, the chapters on nutrition and infection contain the gist of the subject. ... There probably is no other book that covers the subject so well in so few pages.” Medicus

+ =N Y Call= p15 S 30 ‘17 200w

+ =Sat R= 123:412 My 5 ‘17 180w

“A reading of the book should stimulate healthful thinking and should lead to the exercise of healthful precautions in daily life. For the application of individual details, however, it were wiser to consult a well-trained physician.” L. A. Jones

+ — =Survey= 39:472 Ja 26 ‘18 250w

=CHAPLIN, ALETHEA.= Treasury of fairy tales. il *50c (1½c) Crowell

Six old fairy tales retold with sympathy and charm, with the necessary expurgation and change to warrant their having a safe bed-time effect. The stories are: Babes in the wood; Puss in boots; Hop o’ my Thumb; Jack and the bean stalk; Red Riding Hood; Cinderella.

=CHAPMAN, ARTHUR.= Out where the West begins, and other western verses. *$1.25 Houghton 811 17-7485

The title poem appeared first in a Denver newspaper and it has been copied and re-copied many times. The other poems of the book have a western flavor, too, as some of the titles will show: Cow-puncher philosophy; The sheriff’s report; The diamond hitch; The white man’s road; The herder’s reverie; Little papoose; The old-timer; Out among the big things; The pony express; The homesteader; The mother lode.

=A L A Bkl= 14:120 Ja ‘18

“Mr Chapman phrases the old facile philosophy of ‘God’s out-of-doors’ in a manner not very novel or very attractive in itself. The title poem is merely an inept and sentimental phrasing of the braggadocio of the far West.” Odell Shepard

— =Dial= 63:20 Je 28 ‘17 110w

“Mr Arthur Chapman is one of the most popular of American poets, and he counts among his readers many who are not to be classified as poetry-lovers. Yet what he writes is poetry, imaginative and beautiful, but so filled with human sympathy that it appeals even to those who ordinarily are deaf to rime and rhythm.”

+ =Lit D= 54:1072 Ap 14 ‘17 370w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:61 Ap ‘17

“Some are in cowboy language and nearly all are serious in tone.”

=Wis Lib Bul= 13:155 My ‘17 40w

=CHAPMAN, CHARLES FREDERIC.= Practical motor boat handling, seamanship and piloting, il *$1 Motor boating, 119 W. 40th st., N.Y. 797 17-12272

“Twenty-one timely and concise chapters by the editor of Motor Boating upon the subjects of navigation, regulations, lights, buoys, equipment, compasses and charts, piloting, helpful publications, instruments, flags, signals, yachting etiquette, steering, and meals.” (N Y P L New Tech Bks) “Especially prepared for the man who takes pride in handling his own boat and getting the greatest enjoyment out of cruising; adapted for the yachtsman interested in fitting himself to be of service to his government in time of war.” (Sub-title)

=A L A Bkl= 13:432 Jl ‘17

=Cleveland= p110 S ‘17

=N Y P L New Tech Bks= p10 Ap ‘17 30w

=Pittsburgh= 22:662 O ‘17 40w

=Pratt= p23 O ‘17 30w

+ =Quar List New Tech Bks= O ‘17 30w

=CHAPMAN, JAMES CROSBY, and RUSH, GRACE PREYER.= Scientific measurement of classroom products. il $1.25 Silver 371.3 17-9714

A book which “describes quite clearly—in fact, often as to a child or a moron—the several scales that have been devised for the measurement of ability in arithmetic, handwriting, reading, spelling, English composition, completion of sentences, and drawing. The authors regard the application of scientific measurement to school products as ‘the greatest contribution which has been made to education in the last ten years’; but they do not minimize the difficulties to be met with in the application of the various methods devised, and counsel caution to the over-enthusiastic convert.” (Nation) There is a three-page bibliography.

+ =Cleveland= p123 N ‘17 80w

“The writer of a text on educational measurement takes upon himself the responsibility of (1) selecting the best representative scales and standard tests to put before teachers, (2) evaluating these carefully, (3) presenting them in non-technical language, (4) showing how they can be and are being used to set standards of attainment and to improve teaching in a very definite way, and (5) supplying the teacher with a completely organized and well-annotated bibliography of tests and scales that are now available. ‘The scientific measurement of classroom products’ is deficient on nearly every one of these counts. ... Because of all these deficiencies, we do not commend this publication as a representative discussion in the field of educational measurement.”

* – – =El School J= 17:765 Je ‘17 1150w

=Nation= 105:259 S 6 ‘17 360w

=CHAPMAN, VICTOR EMMANUEL.= Victor Chapman’s letters from France. il *$1.25 Macmillan 940.91 17-14800

Victor Chapman was a young American who was killed at Verdun in June, 1916. He was in Paris studying architecture in the summer of 1914, and he enlisted at once in the Foreign legion, and became a member of the Franco-American flying corps. This book consists largely, as its title states, of his letters written from France, but there is also a memoir, written by his father John Jay Chapman, together with other tributes.

“Remarkable letters, spontaneous and without self-consciousness.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:18 O ‘17

“His letters, more than all the short sketch which precedes them, show us the young legionnaire and aviator in his true colors—as one to whom danger was life itself, to whom pretension and heroics were as foreign as fear, who took life, so be it a life of action, as a glorious adventure, and death as the most natural and perhaps the most glorious adventure of all.” R. M.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Je 27 ‘17 470w

“The memoir by his father is an emotionally reserved but curiously vivid sketch of the young Victor.”

+ =Cleveland= p101 S ‘17 130w

“Victor’s letters should endear him to readers principally for the whole-hearted enthusiasm shown for the cause for which he fought and for his boyish naïveté and buoyant youthfulness. The letters are interesting as revelations of character. They shed a strong and illuminating light on trench conditions and the every-day experiences of soldiers in France. It is a book of touching and pathetic as well as inspiring revelations.”

+ =Lit D= 55:34 S 29 ‘17 200w

+ =Nation= 105:462 O 25 ‘17 200w

“His letters express his passion for landscape, for the French countryside he could look down on, for the clouds near which he was so much at home. He and his mother come to life again, and will live with a tragic intensity forever, in this ‘Memoir,’ where Mr Chapman speaks of them with a passion of candor that is lonelier than any reticence.” P. L.

+ =New Repub= 12:22 Ag 4 ‘17 1450w

“They are graphic letters that show imaginative feeling and unusual faculty for literary expression, and they are filled with details of his daily life and duties and reflect the keen satisfaction he was taking in his experiences.”

=N Y Times= 22:200 My 20 ‘17 650w

=Pittsburgh= 22:680 O ‘17 100w

=Pratt= p39 O ‘17 20w

+ =R of Rs= 56:325 S ‘17 120w

=CHASE, MARY ELLEN.= Virginia of Elk Creek valley. il *$1.35 (3c) Page 17-10859

This book is a sequel to “The girl from the Big Horn country,” published in 1916, which told how Virginia Hunter left her father’s cattle ranch in Wyoming and went east to school. In the new volume, practically all the action takes place on or near the ranch which is Virginia’s home, and to which she invites her eastern friends in the summer vacation. The only love affair in the story is that of Virginia’s Aunt Nan, and that is touched on but lightly.

=CHEKHOV, ANTON PAVLOVICH.= House with the mezzanine, and other stories; tr. from the Russian by S. S. Koteliansky and Gilbert Cannan. *$1.35 (2c) Scribner 17-22089

“My life,” the longest of the seven stories, takes up about half the book. The other stories are: The house with the mezzanine; Typhus; Gooseberries; In exile; The lady with the toy dog; Goussiev. “The lady with the toy dog” appears in the third volume of Chekhov’s tales translated by Mrs Garnett and published by Macmillan as “The lady with the dog.”

Reviewed by L: S. Friedland

* + =Dial= 64:27 Ja 3 ‘18 2350w

Reviewed by Alvin Johnson

+ =New Repub= 13:sup12 N 17 ‘17 320w

“Chekhov, with the subtle skill of the etcher, transforms the ordinary into the artistic. This is his miracle of creation.” L: S. Friedland

+ =N Y Call= p14 Ja 12 ‘18 300w

“He is, above all things, a lover of beauty. If he were not, he could not hate ugliness so much. ... In the present volume his sensitiveness becomes almost morbid. ... Tchekoff is an artist, not a propagandist, and he holds out no panacea for the conditions he portrays. But he places a suggestion in the mouth of Misrail, the ineffectual, wasted idealist, that is very significant—i.e., that in order that man should not enslave his fellows, nor build up a prison house of greed and egotism about himself, ‘it was necessary that all without exception—the strong and the weak, the rich and the poor—should share equally in the struggle for existence, every man for himself, and in that respect there was no better means of leveling than physical labor and compulsory service for all.’ ... The world is coming to see that universal service of one sort or another is a national duty. ... William James has offered it as a substitute for war. Tchekoff offers it as a necessity of peace.”

=N Y Times= 22:329 S 9 ‘17 1800w

“The popularity of Anton Chekhov, or at any rate, the attempt to popularize him, is evidenced from the fact that two publishers are concurrently bringing out what must eventually be his complete works. ... There is much overlapping, and as even the most enthusiastic Russophile would not want both sets, the question comes to one of translation. Cursory comparisons fail to settle the question. Mrs Garnett has probably rendered more Russian into English than has Mr Cannan, but Mr Cannan is not unskilled, and imparts a finish to the work, which does not mean lack of fidelity to the original, that makes it read as smoothly as does Mrs Garnett’s version, which is no mean praise.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 S 6 ‘17 330w

=CHEKHOV, ANTON PAVLOVICH.= Lady with the dog, and other stories; tr. from the Russian by Constance Garnett. *$1.50 (2c) Macmillan 17-15285

“This is the third volume out of the six in which Mrs Garnett’s translations of Tchehov’s tales are to be issued.” (The Times [London] Lit Sup) “One or two of the stories have already appeared in different translations.” (Boston Transcript) The longest of the nine tales, “An anonymous story,” takes up about a third of the book. The other stories are: The lady with the dog; A doctor’s visit; An upheaval; Ionitch; The head of the family; The black monk (a story of madness); Volodya; The husband.

“Any one with a turn for sampling stories by looking at the last page might well be put off by the uniform ending of these tales in suicide, disillusionment, or gross abandonment to the sensual sty, and suspect a formula of pessimism and tragedy on the author’s part. But they are various enough in theme, if monotonously grim in colouring; and they belong to various periods in Chekhov’s life, the most poetical of them, ‘The black monk,’ having appeared in English as long ago as 1903.”

=Ath= p416 Ag ‘17 280w

“It is said that among the more modern masters of Russian fiction, Chekhov is accorded the first place by his own people. No doubt it takes a Russian fully to appreciate the significance of this, for the writings of Chekhov lack the extraordinary beauty of Sologub’s, the simple charm of Kuprin’s, the deep tragedy of Andreiev’s and the tensity of Maxim Gorky’s. But as the characteristics of all these writers are to be found in Chekhov’s pages, together with a distinct individuality, perhaps he really does give a saner and more truly typical picture of his people, thus explaining the veneration in which his memory and writings are said to be held in Russia. ... ‘A doctor’s visit’ is the unforgettable story of the book. It seems to us to be one of the finest stories of capital and labor ever written.” J. F. S.

=Boston Transcript= p6 Jl 18 ‘17 650w

+ =Cleveland= p103 S ‘17 40w

Reviewed by L: S. Friedland

* + =Dial= 64:27 Ja 3 ‘18 2350w

“Mr Edward Garnett has said that Chekhov is ‘an unflinching realist, with a poet’s sensitiveness to beauty.’ ‘A true realist’ might better express it all, if we were to permit the phrase its higher meaning. ... Hapless mortals, striving vainly for self-fulfilment, for happiness; frustrate in the end, but not ignoble: such are the figures with which this little world of Chekhov’s is mainly peopled.”

=Nation= 105:70 Jl 19 ‘17 400w

Reviewed by Alvin Johnson

+ =New Repub= 13:sup12 N 17 ‘17 320w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:131 S ‘17 20w

=N Y Times= 22:274 Jl 22 ‘17 830w

“In one way or another, that opposition between the claims of the ego and the inevitability of ‘what is going on about us’ is almost as persistent in Tchehov as it is in the novels of Mr Hardy. ... Life interested him, hurt him, puzzled him; and the more it puzzled him, it might be thought, the more urgently he felt the need of expressing its effect upon him, touching with the nicest restraint upon the significant though homely details which emphasized the puzzling interest by bringing it to the very doors of his Russian readers. An English reader who does not know Tchehov’s Russia can never, perhaps, appreciate the full force of those details; but many, perhaps most of them, stand good for any civilized country of the modern world.”

=The Times [London] Lit Sup= p306 Je 28 ‘17 1200w

“Chekhov can forgive any sin of the body or the mind except the sin against the Holy Ghost—the failure to understand the joys and sorrows of the imagination.” W: L. Phelps

+ =Yale R= n s 7:189 O ‘17 500w

=CHEKHOV, ANTON PAVLOVICH.= Party, and other stories. *$1.50 (2c) Macmillan 17-23646

This is the fourth volume in the new series of Chekhov’s tales translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett. Contents: The party; Terror; A woman’s kingdom; A problem; The kiss; “Anna on the neck”; The teacher of literature; Not wanted; Typhus; A misfortune; A trifle from life. Another translation of “Typhus” appears in Chekhov’s “House with the mezzanine, and other stories,” published by Scribner.

“This volume includes eleven tales of a high level of merit. While there is considerable diversity in the subjects and methods of treatment, the general sombre atmosphere and feeling of uneasiness and dissatisfaction make it desirable that the tales should be taken singly in order to be fully appreciated.”

+ =Ath= p597 N ‘17 140w

“There are eleven tales in this volume, and in none of them is life found anything better than unintelligible. The sweetness and spirituality have been carefully extracted from life, and there is left a sort of carnival of sordidness and inconsequence which is like a nightmare of the soul. It is nothing to say that these tales are not Christian. They are not even in the nobler tradition of paganism.”

— =Cath World= 106:689 F ‘18 360w

Reviewed by L: S. Friedland

* + =Dial= 64:27 Ja 3 ‘18 2350w

“Chekhov, in ‘The party and other stories,’ shows himself again a master of the art of character drawing. With all its power, however, the book, like so much of Chekhov’s work, is depressing and gloomy. Its keynote is human feebleness, human futility. There is not one instance in it of a man or woman fighting against and overcoming adverse circumstances by force of will.”

+ — =Ind= 93:150 Ja 26 ‘18 150w

“If we really wish to understand Russia, we have much to learn from Chekov. Read ‘The party’ and you will know at least something of the life of the intelligent upper classes of the provinces. ... Chekov is concerned mainly with middle class and aristocratic life, fundamentally in a false position among the benighted and exploited millions. Inevitably there is much that is pathological in life thus artificially limited, much that is corrupt and more that is futile. The effect is sometimes depressing, but no intelligent reader would wish it relieved. Chekov gives us nothing that we do not need to know, if we wish to understand Russia.” Alvin Johnson

+ =New Repub= 13:sup12 N 17 ‘17 320w

“‘The party’ is a terrifying piece of realism, indicting the ordinary artificialities of life with a power which would seem as excessive as that used to break the proverbial butterfly on the wheel, if we were not at the same time made to feel that an existence made up of these artificialities is spiritually and even physically ruinous—a lingering death-in-life. Chekhov is the modern Preacher. An evil hath he seen under the sun.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:570 D 23 ‘17 670w

+ =Outlook= 117:134 O 3 ‘17 20w

“‘The party’ is a powerful, grimly realistic tale.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:557 N ‘17 70w

=CHENEY, SHELDON.= Art theatre. il *$1.50 (3c) Knopf 792 17-30697

A study of the art theatre, its ideals, its organization and its promise as a corrective for present playhouse evils. The writer believes that the art theatre must become the corrective first for the shortcomings of the little theatre. His point of view differs from that of some of the writers about little theatres, in that he considers the little theatre only a step towards something better. “In all the excitement about little theatres we are in danger of losing sight of the higher ideal—the art theatre.” Next the art theatre must correct the evils of the commercialized theatre with its destructive practice of creating and exploiting “stars.” The real art of the theatre, he thinks, must be established thru the development of fixed local playhouses with resident companies dedicated to repertory production of the best that dramatic art has to offer.

“As a man of experience and vision, he does not fall into the error of trying to ‘uplift’ the commercial theater. It can’t be done, and he knows it.” L: Gardy

+ =N Y Call= p15 Ja 12 ‘18 730w

“Deals to a certain extent with the same subject as Mr Dickinson’s book, but views it from so different an angle and discusses it with so different an individuality that the two books admirably supplement each other and should both be read by any one who desires all the illumination of the question it is possible to have. A chapter of bibliography, with running comment upon the books mentioned, will add greatly to the book’s value to the student.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:578 D 30 ‘17 300w

“What these theaters mean in the process of the democratization in our national life, and in the development of a fresh and vital art impulse, Mr Sheldon Cheney tells us in a stirring and captivating book.”

+ =R of Rs= 57:107 Ja ‘18 350w

=CHÉRADAME, ANDRÉ.= Pangerman plot unmasked; Berlin’s formidable peace-trap of “the drawn war”; with an introd. by Lord Cromer. il *$1.25 (2c) Scribner 327.4 17-1796

“By pan-Germanism Mr Chéradame means ‘the doctrine, of purely Prussian origin, which aims at annexing all the various regions, irrespective of race or language, of which the possession is deemed useful to the power of the Hohenzollerns.’ This doctrine, the author claims, is one of steady growth and accretion, and a realization of it has already been on the verge of achievement. He holds even that acceptance of the German offer of a drawn game would make it real within a decade at the furthest.”—Lit D

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:305 Ap ‘17

“To review the book adequately would be to quote it in its entirety, for every page is of significance. It is by all means the most pregnant volume on the deeper issues of the war that has come under our eyes.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p9 Ja 31 ‘17 700w

=Cleveland= p45 Mr ‘17 60w

“Useful for its vigorous handling of the geographical issues involved.” H. J. Laski

+ =Dial= 62:96 F 8 ‘17 30w

=Ind= 89:558 Mr 26 ‘17 110w

“Mr Chéradame has concentrated on this subject for over twenty years, in studies in the very lands now occupied or directed by the Germans.”

+ =Lit D= 54:413 F 17 ‘17 350w

“The neutral nations are vitally concerned in this. ... His book is arresting, pertinent, unforgettably challenging to serious thought.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:18 Ja 21 ‘17 750w

“It is not surprising that M. Chéradame, an eager student of international politics from his youth up, and a pupil of Albert Sorel, should have derived from these sources a point of view quite different from that of the ordinary French or English official diplomatist. ... Entirely apart from any conclusions that may be thought speculative, there are in this book of M. Chéradame’s certain truths of fundamental importance which ought to be widely appreciated, especially in the United States.”

+ =No Am= 206:477 S ‘17 1000w

=Pittsburgh= 22:685 O ‘17 70w

=St Louis= 15:73 Mr ‘17

“We cannot commend to our readers a better collection of facts from which to derive a wise caution at this critical turn of events than is contained in this important work. ... Pan-Germanism, which was the source of the war, aims at creating a great military empire stretching from the North sea to the Persian gulf. ... Even as the situation is, Germany has executed nine-tenths of the pan-German plan of 1911. ... The substance of the whole book is a most impressive political argument, very cogent and extraordinarily opportune.”

+ =Spec= 117:805 D 23 ‘16 2050w

“No British writer has so firm a grip as M. Chéradame upon the countless ramifications of the pan-German movement.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p618 D 21 ‘16 850w

=CHESTERTON, CECIL EDWARD.= Perils of peace; with an introd. by Hilaire Belloc. *2s T. W. Laurie, London 940.91 (Eng ed 16-20285)

“Mr Chesterton’s book is a warning against any compromise or patched-up peace with the enemy, of which he considers there is danger. Three factors in the politics of this country he regards as mainly concerned in the problem: pacificism, with which he associates the names of Mr Macdonald, Mr Snowden, and others; financiers with cosmopolitan concerns; and our system of government by professional politicians. Mr Chesterton is severe upon the ministers in power. Alluding to their decision to fight Germany, he remarks that ‘they achieved the most popular act of their largely misspent lives.’ He considers that if the war proceeds to exhaustion, the Central powers will be exhausted first, and will therefore be obliged to accept the Allies’ terms. A compromise would, for the Allies and especially Great Britain, be disastrous.”—Ath

“We notice some misprints; everywhere Mr Snowden’s name is spelt ‘Snowdon.’”

=Ath= p438 S ‘16 240w

“I do not in the least disagree with Mr Cecil Chesterton in the immediate object of his book, which is, to avert a sudden laying down of our arms. But I see no danger of that: we are far more likely to go on fighting long after there is nothing more to be gained by it. For the rest the book is full of the most frightful nonsense.” G. B. S.

=New Repub= 9:270 Ja 6 ‘17 9000w

=CHESTERTON, GILBERT KEITH.= Short history of England. *$1.50 (2½c) Lane 942 17-29757

At the start Mr Chesterton challenges the claim of so called popular histories to the word popular. “They are all, nearly without exception, written against the people; and in them the populace is either ignored or elaborately proved to have been wrong.” It is his aim to produce, therefore, a history from the standpoint of the public, one that does not trample upon popular traditions. His book is a small one on a big subject; but as he strides down the centuries of England’s progress he pauses at the epoch-making forces long enough to estimate their power and influence in shaping the nation’s course. He dismisses the detail of transitional happenings with a sentence. He places the crisis in English history at the fall of Richard II where the king and the populace for a moment came together, instead of placing it about the period of the Stuarts. Turning to the present world struggle he sees in defeat nothing before England but the servile state; in success, freedom from a yoke of slavery which is another word for militarism.

=A L A Bkl= 14:122 Ja ‘18

“You open his pages—perhaps you distrust him and doubt him—but whether you agree with him or disagree, whether you are pleased or annoyed, you inevitably go on reading.”

+ — =Ath= p659 D ‘17 300w

“It is a trifle that a book should be sometimes too exuberant. The main thing is that it should be alive. And Mr Chesterton’s history is not only alive, but kicking. It has so much of the truth of imagination that it may be forgiven for having some of its falsehood as well.”

+ — =Ath= p661 D ‘17 1650w

“On the whole, it is one of his best books, the tendency to verbal display and superficial antithesis being balanced by the demands of a sustained argument.”

+ — =Ath= p683 D ‘17 200w

“This book, a pioneer in historical introspection, must kindle severe criticism for its superficial conclusions, inferentially at least, against the assertion of spirited leadership in transition eras, when the persistence of ‘one good custom should corrupt the world.’ ... However, Mr Chesterton is to be welcomed in this new rôle of political philosopher for the fresh interest he brings.” L. E. Robinson

+ — =Bookm= 46:270 N ‘17 700w

“But it is true of Chesterton’s ‘History of England,’ as it is true of any work of art, that the sanctities which it violates are not so important as the vision which inspires it.” R. K. Hack

* + =Dial= 64:65 Ja 17 ‘18 1450w

“Finally, Chesterton is unable to make his book wholly impartial; it is a partizan history, as bitter against the aristocracy as Macaulay was against the Stuarts and as pro-Catholic as Froude was anti-Catholic. Chesterton is at his best as a historian when he sums up for us the general ‘atmosphere’ of an age or an institution.”

+ — =Ind= 93:128 Ja 19 ‘18 1100w

“Mr Chesterton’s thesis is that the middle ages were the time of true democracy, and that parliamentary government is government by an anti-popular oligarchy. Upon this general theme he has written a strange and fascinating history of England.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:501 N 25 ‘17 700w

+ =R of Rs= 57:103 Ja ‘18 170w

“We love Mr Chesterton—we could ‘hug him’, as Johnson said of a man in whom he discovered his own preference for rhyme—for his real understanding of and sympathy with the rhetoric and the aristocracy of the eighteenth century. Mr Chesterton’s ‘Short history’ is the wittiest, most eloquent, and discerning essay on the history of England which we have ever happened to read.”

+ =Sat R= 124:395 N 17 ‘17 1100w

“Unsuited, therefore, as Mr Chesterton’s style is to history, it is still less suited to propagandism. ... A paradoxical partisan runs very little chance of winning converts. When we want clear thinking he gives us a jingling antithesis; in the words of Bagehot’s invaluable distinction, he can make a loud argument but not a fine one. ... And yet, when we have counted all the faults of the book, we return to its great outstanding merits: its freshness, its vitality, its interest.”

+ – — =Spec= 119:493 N 3 ‘17 1500w

“Nevertheless the book is a brilliant history of Mr Chesterton’s reactions from English history.”

+ — =Springf’d Republican= p6 D 18 ‘17 900w

=The Times [London] Lit Sup= p507 O 18 ‘17 140w

“It would be vain to review this book as a history of England, for it is interesting only as an expression of Mr Chesterton’s mentality. The historian is well aware that he can only see the past through a glass of many colours, but he knows that the business of his science is to dispel, so far as possible, the distortions of the various media through which historical knowledge is transmitted. But to Mr Chesterton the distortion is the reality.”

— =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p564 N 22 ‘17 1550w

=CHESTERTON, GILBERT KEITH.= Utopia of usurers, and other essays. *$1.25 (4c) Boni & Liveright 304 17-26888

The “Utopia of usurers” is an attack on modern society, with special reference to Great Britain. Mr Chesterton “is up in arms against the terror of a world which shall be ruled—in politics and literature and art and all things else—by its ‘captains of industry.’” (N Y Times) He is particularly concerned about “the way in which the capitalists of today use art and the press for their own purposes. His spleen, it seems, is largely directed against the liberal press.” (Springf’d Republican) Some chapters such as: The amnesty for aggression, The servile state again, and The tower of Bebel, deal with the European war. Other chapters are: The mask of socialism; A workman’s history of England; The French revolution and the Irish; The art of missing the point, etc. Two poems are included: A song of swords and The escape.

=A L A Bkl= 14:85 D ‘17

“The general scope of his latest book, ‘Utopia of usurers,’ is sociological, but it rambles so wildly and discursively through those regions that we doubt if anyone who is diligent enough to read it to the bitter end will have a well-formed idea of his theory of the structure and organization of modern society. ... He gives us the impression of the orator who has a plethora of words and a dearth of ideas and who begins to talk and keeps on talking simply because a multitude of English phrases are at his command and he cannot resist the temptation to use them. ... His wit is not so agile as it once was.” E. F. E.

– + =Boston Transcript= p8 O 31 ‘17 1650w

“The work is an impassioned plea, unmarred by any of the demagogue’s shallow eloquence, for the natural rights of men and the restoration of their earlier liberties. If there is somewhat less than usual of Mr Chesterton’s wit, it is by no means wholly absent; and there is no lack of wisdom, based upon enduring truths and expressed with the clearness of a tocsin.”

+ =Cath World= 106:539 Ja ‘18 400w

Reviewed by E: Sapir

* =Dial= 64:25 Ja 3 ‘18 1650w

“The average literary critic always says that Chesterton is an amusing, entertaining, attractive concocter of paradoxes but that he is not sincere and must not be taken seriously. Chesterton’s latest volume is neither amusing nor attractive, it is certainly the least enjoyable book which he has ever written, but it has a savage earnestness that puts the charge of insincerity out of court completely.”

+ =Ind= 92:256 N 3 ‘17 350w

“The ‘Utopia of usurers’ is distinctly among the ‘negative’ creations of Chesterton, and it takes high rank among those creations. Like all his iconoclastic works, the ‘Utopia’ is a negation only in an objective sense: it is destruction which is positive in its purpose. Chesterton’s natural weapon is the hammer of Thor—in the service of Christ. And in his latest book he utilizes this ancient weapon against something very modern and vital, indeed—capitalism.” E. J. Mayer

+ =N Y Call= p15 N 25 ‘17 1000w

“He sums up the advocacy of eugenics as ‘one of the most strange, simple, and horrible ideas that have ever risen from the deep pit of original sin.’ He is against the ‘social reforms’ of modern government with all the strength of his being. Of the view of English history which is ‘current at public schools and colleges, part of the culture of all the classes that count for much in government,’ he says flatly: ‘There is not one word of truth in it from beginning to end.’ He is the reactionary radical here as elsewhere. Some of his essays are exceedingly dogmatic. With some of his passionate convictions the reader will not agree. But every page of the book is interesting.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:448 N 4 ‘17 1150w

“He who possesses the rhetorical power of Mr Chesterton and uses that power to falsify current history, misinterpret motives, and stir up class hatred is guilty of a crime against humanity.”

— =Outlook= 117:518 N 28 ‘17 240w

“‘Utopia of usurers’ is Chesterton a little grouchy, but Chesterton at his best or very near his best. The object of the satirist’s attack is modern plutocratic society, and, if he is not always at pains to distinguish what is bad from what is good in that society he is always amusing, without being too paradoxical to be pointless.”

+ — =Springf’d Republican= p17 O 28 ‘17 1400w

=CHEVRILLON, ANDRÉ.= England and the war (1914-1915). *$1.60 (2c) Doubleday 940.91 17-15314

M. Chevrillon, a nephew of Taine, has lived in England, has many English friends, and has visited outlying parts of the empire. Rudyard Kipling says in his preface to the volume that Chevrillon writes “with the knowledge of the psychologist and the profound sympathy of one long acquainted with our lives, our history, and the expression, formal or idiomatic, of our thoughts.” The book is “a psychological study of the English mind in the first eighteen months of war.” (Dial) It tells how “England awoke from a mood of self-complacency to the consciousness of being engaged in a life and death struggle; how a dead weight of cherished traditions, habits, and prejudices, all connected with much that is best in her life, was cast aside; and how her scattered and incoherent energies were welded into one collective and disciplined will.” (The Times [London] Lit Sup) All this is discussed under the captions: Public opinion; The illusion of security; The appeal to conscience; The men; The need of adaptation; Adaptation; To-day and to-morrow. The papers were first published in the Revue de Paris from November, 1915, to January, 1916.

“His book is not history in the technical sense. But it is the raw material of history and of the greatest value. The French quickness of understanding and ability to put oneself in another’s place come here to the advantage of the future historian.” G. B. A.

+ =Am Hist R= 23:432 Ja ‘18 550w

=A L A Bkl= 14:18 O ‘17

“The best treatment of that aspect of events [national psychology] that has yet appeared, and much of it is applicable, for one reason or another to life on this side of the Atlantic.” C. H. P. Thurston

+ =Bookm= 46:286 N ‘17 240w

+ =Cath World= 106:397 D ‘17 310w

=Cleveland= p118 N ‘17 70w

“When allowance for the human fact of conviction is made this is the best interim study of the English attitude the war has so far produced.” H. J. Laski

+ — =Dial= 63:53 Jl 19 ‘17 1900w

“Tho M. Chevrillon’s study does not surpass or, indeed, nearly equal that revelation of the English mind presented by Mr H. G. Wells, yet skilfully made is his clean cut distinction between the British sporting conception of war and the German vision of its glory.”

+ — =Ind= 91:474 S 22 ‘17 200w

“This may be regarded as the thesis of the book, the power of religion and an inborn sense of duty to take the place of intelligent governmental control before a great and sudden emergency. As coming from a clear-eyed Frenchman, this study of a national temperament very different from his own is peculiarly valuable.”

+ =Nation= 105:128 Ag 2 ‘17 200w

“It ought to be read by Americans as much for the light it throws on our own processes as for the sake of making us understand better our English cousins.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:261 Jl 15 ‘17 800w

“M. Chevrillon is, of course, no such theorist as was Taine; but he has a very similar sensitiveness to national character and a like gift of selecting and developing the essential elements. In this there is something more than simple thesis-building or than unambitious description. It is a combination, so to speak, of trenchant analysis with artistic handling, of intellectual and moral honesty with the desire to please. Like Taine, too, M. Chevrillon is perhaps a little prone to exaggerate. But to exaggerate only in the interests of clearness! If M. Chevrillon’s book really expresses in any degree the attitude of France toward England, it is reasonable to expect that there will be not merely a continued alliance between these two peoples, but a true and enduring friendship.”

+ =No Am= 206:637 O ‘17 1000w

+ =Pittsburgh= 22:761 N ‘17 110w

“Some of this comment has been made obsolete by later developments. But, as a study of the English mind in contrast with the German, the book is interesting and it may also prove useful as a piece of friendly criticism.”

+ — =R of Rs= 56:213 Ag ‘17 100w

“A piece of contemporary history which has, we think, a permanent value.”

+ =Spec= 119:sup630 D 1 ‘17 180w

“If there is any one deficiency in a narrative and in comments vivid, pointed, and studiously fair, it is a somewhat insufficient appreciation of the work of the navy in our days of limited military inactivity.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p279 Je 14 ‘17 1350w

=CHILDS, LESLIE.= Legal points for automobile owners. 50c (7c) Ogilvie 629.2 17-14172

“The compiler has endeavored to set out, in a few words, the general rules governing the operation of automobiles, and the liabilities for violations thereof. This is in no sense a text book, is not intended for the use of lawyers, or others learned in the law, but for the man in the street, the farmer, the business or professional man, in fact any owner of a car.” (Preface) Among the points covered are: The employer’s liability for acts of his chauffeur; On turning corners; Frightening horses; When required to stop; Unregistered automobile; Unlicensed chauffeur; Lending your automobile.

+ =Ind= 91:77 Jl 14 ‘17 40w

=Pittsburgh= 22:664 O ‘17 10w

=St Louis= 15:330 S ‘17

=CHILDS, W. J.= Across Asia Minor on foot. il *$4 (2½c) Dodd 915.6 (Eng ed 17-26394)

The author started from Samsûn on the Black sea and traveled, by a somewhat devious route, to Alexandretta on the Mediterranean. His experiences were pleasant ones and he writes of them entertainingly. He says, “Only in the quality of adventure did realisation fall short of what might have been expected. Brigandage and robbery, fighting between troops and deserters, murder and forcible abductions—affairs of this kind took place before and behind me, but I missed them ever, sometimes by days, sometimes only by hours, and moved always, it seemed, in the peaceful intervals between storms. For this reason no blood-shedding, no hair-breadth escapes will be found in the narrative.” His journey was taken in the days before the war and he met with universal kindness, from American, German, Turk, Armenian and Greek. In his last chapter he touches on the international significance of the undeveloped resources of Asia Minor.

“Incidentally sheds light on the Armenian situation before the war and the German plan for a railway to Bagdad.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:397 Je ‘17

“Not only lovers of travel but those readers desiring to understand as much as possible local conditions in the various fighting areas of the war will find Mr Childs’ book a revelation. ... For on the same battle-scarred terrain where Alexander and Cæsar fought for that world hegemony only the control of the travel route to India and the Far East could give the armies of the Allies are fighting today.” F. B.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Ap 11 ‘17 800w

“A tale of adventure of never slackening interest from beginning to end.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:196 My 20 ‘17 200w

=Pittsburgh= 22:677 O ‘17 60w

“The illustrations are attractive, but we are rather surprised that an obviously competent writer has forgotten the detail of an index.”

+ =Sat R= 123:233 Mr 10 ‘17 830w

“Exceptionally attractive and brilliant book of travel. ... Mr Childs does not devote much space to politics. He has too many other subjects to deal with, and, like Borrow, prefers the wind on the heath or a night in a crowded tavern among alien folk to debating high matters of state. But his shrewd estimates of the native peoples are fresh and valuable.”

+ =Spec= 118:273 Mr 3 ‘17 1950w

“To some not the least interesting part of the book is the indication constantly given as the traveller gets farther south of the large far-seeing policy which the Germans have for the last twenty years been slowly, quietly, and consistently carrying out in the East. ... We are grateful for a book which enables us to share the romance of one great road before the railway opens up its hidden places and destroys its guarded secrets.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p221 My 10 ‘17 1350w

=CHITWOOD, OLIVER PERRY.= Immediate causes of the great war. *$1.35 (3c) Crowell 940.91 17-13588

“The object of this volume is to narrate briefly the direct causes of the European war as they are given in the published documents of the belligerents. These sources are abundantly adequate for determining the immediate responsibility of each nation and apportioning the guilt for this great crime.” (Preface) The author is professor of European history in West Virginia university, and he says that his experience as a teacher has shown him the need for such a work. Contents: Some indirect causes of the war; The assassination of Francis Ferdinand; The Austro-Hungarian note to Serbia; Serbia’s reply to Austria-Hungary; Efforts to prevent war; Efforts to isolate the war; The war area broadens; Great Britain declares war on the Teutonic powers; The violation of the neutrality of Belgium; Japan and Turkey drawn into the conflict; Italy enters the war; The lesser belligerents.

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:88 D ‘17

+ =Ind= 90:556 Je 23 ‘17 50w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:101 Jl ‘17

“Persons who do not have access to the various official statements of the governments at war, or do not have time to read the evidence therein presented, will find this summary convenient and useful.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:214 Ag ‘17 100w

=CHOLMONDELEY, ALICE.= Christine. *$1.35 (2c) Macmillan 17-21644

Reviewers differ from each other as to whether these letters are fact or fiction. The publishers wrote the editor of the Digest on September 13, that “We don’t know and we have no means of finding out.” The letters purport to be written to a mother by a young Englishwoman with a talent for music, who goes to Germany to study the violin, and is in Berlin from May to August, 1914. Christine believes all Germans to be “simple and kindly.” Her disillusionment begins in Frau Berg’s middle-class boarding-house where “she becomes a target for the Anglophobe remarks of the other boarders,” and is continued in the home of a family of the “junker-military-official military set,” where she goes to live later because she has become engaged to a young officer in the Prussian army with a leaning towards music. The point of view of the well-to-do country folk is given when she goes for a short rest to the home of a forester and his wife at Schuppenfelde. The artistic set is represented by her violin teacher, Kloster, who seems to stand “for fearlessness, for freedom, for beauty, for all the great things,” but is silenced when the government “chokes him with the Order of the Red Eagle, First class.” When war comes, Christine’s situation becomes impossible and she starts to join her mother in Switzerland, but contracts pneumonia on the way and dies in a hospital at Stuttgart.

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:94 D ‘17

“In style and feeling ‘Christine’ reminds one strongly of ‘Fräulein Schmidt and Mr Anstruther’ and other works of the Baroness von Arnim.”

+ =Ath= p526 O ‘17 160w

“It is not often that a collection of letters intended for no eyes but those of a beloved mother turns out to be an amazingly accurate revelation of the real, hidden nature of a great people. ... To the earnest men and women of the time the book is a state document, to the eager story readers an idyll, to the lover of music a perfect interlude, to any reader an hour’s delight.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Ag 29 ‘17 2400w

“Whether fact or fiction, they have the ring of truth and spontaneity.”

+ =Cath World= 106:251 N ‘17 300w

“They tell a touching story, and give a vivid, but for artistic purposes, somewhat over-emphasized picture of a whole nation hypnotized by one man.”

+ — =Cleveland= p132 D ‘17 80w

“The doubt as to the legitimacy of the letters comes when one reads the initial one, which, like all first letters in epistolary novels, retails to the ostensible recipient all the facts the reader needs to know. And as one reads on, the natural development of events, the study of the actions and reactions of different classes of Germans to war and then to the war, no less than the fluency of the style, seem to indicate that ‘Christine’ is a clever, interesting, but fabricated, narrative.”

+ =Dial= 63:220 S 13 ‘17 550w

+ =Ind= 91:353 S 1 ‘17 80w

“If the volume is indeed what it purports to be—it is a document as significant as any which the war has yet furnished. For, on this assumption, it goes far to wipe out the distinction gladly made by many between the attitude of the German people and that of the German government towards the possibility of a world war. Provided the letters are genuine, they leave little doubt that the great middle class in Germany ardently desired, even before the Sarajevo tragedy, a testing of German arms, and especially with England. If this is not a true history (and we prefer to believe that it is), then we can only deplore the wretched taste of an author who just at this time would dare to confirm our worst suspicions of Germany by an elaborate fiction parading as a document before the fact.”

=Nation= 105:202 Ag 23 ‘17 1000w

“Were ‘Christine’ genuine, it would be impressive. Were ‘Christine’ a ‘human document,’ it would confirm many sickening doubts and fears, it would fortify the indictment of a whole people. But whether those doubts and fears are to be sustained or not, ‘Christine’ will not confirm them or even support them because it is a book obviously composed by a skilful writer of fiction, feeding the appetite for hatred, supplying in detail and with subtle art the ‘confirmation’ which it is natural at this date for groveling natures to relish.” F. H.

— =New Repub= 12:277 O 6 ‘17 1500w

“A book which is true in essentials though it wears the garb of fiction—so real is it that one is tempted to doubt whether it is fiction at all. ... It would be difficult to find a book in which the state of mind of the German people just before and at the very beginning of the war was pictured so clearly, with so much understanding and convincing detail, as it is in this one. The letters are admirably written, revealing an absolutely charming personality.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:285 Ag 5 ‘17 1200w

“Doubtless it is based on ‘genuine’ letters. But we can’t help believing that in editing these letters ‘Alice Cholmondeley’s’ knowledge of the needs of fiction was drawn on repeatedly. And we can’t see that the book—even as a ‘document’—has suffered in consequence. The fact part has not been injured by the fiction.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:358 S 23 ‘17 930w

+ =Pittsburgh= 22:748 N ‘17 40w

+ =Pratt= p50 O ‘17 20w

“It is also odd to find a girl in real life so extraordinarily like one in Mrs Ward’s novels.”

– + =Sat R= 124:509 D 22 ‘17 560w

+ =Spec= 119:389 O 13 ‘17 250w

“The chief value of the letters—assuming the correctness of the author’s observations—is the vivid presentation of the German viewpoint and the analysis of the bumptious, modern-minded, all sufficient, yet fear-haunted Germany that plunged the world into a needless war.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p15 Ag 26 ‘17 700w

“In one sense, however, it does not matter whether the setting is real or only made up. The matter, in either case, is full of truth. The letters, whether written by an English girl in Berlin before the war, or by a clever story-teller in England during the war, were written by someone who knew Germany and the Germans.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p450 S 20 ‘17 750w

=CHRISTIAN, W. E.= Rhymes of the rookies. *$1 Dodd 811 17-25969

The “sunny side of soldier service” is dedicated to Theodore Roosevelt. The rhymes have been called the barrack-room ballads of the American soldier, touching, as they do, upon the little monotonies of life in camp. Aside from the short poems there is a glossary of American and English army slang, words to the army trumpet calls and a few hints for first aid.

=A L A Bkl= 14:85 D ‘17

=CHURCH, ALEXANDER HAMILTON.= Manufacturing costs and accounts. diags *$5 McGraw 657 17-3317

“It is the purpose of this book to present the subject of costing in such a way as to bring together the points of view of cost men and of general accountants. ... The book is divided into three parts, the first of which gives a general outline of manufacturing accounts. ... Part 2 opens with a general diagram that, with proper study, makes clear the relationship of the cost records to the main books of account and explains means for unifying the general accounts and the cost system into a consistent whole. The separate features of manufacturing accounts, as outlined in part 1, are then taken up in greater detail. ... Cost system reports and returns for the foreman, superintendent and general executive are suggested and described in part 3. The four chapters making up this part are revised from a series of articles published in the American Machinist in September, 1915.”—Engin News-Rec

“Some question may be raised as to the wisdom of attempting to teach or explain the theory of double entry bookkeeping in the small amount of space allotted to this subject by the author in part one. The book is a notable addition to a library on cost accounting, and to the student who is well grounded in the basic principles of accounting it will prove of considerable value in treating of cost accounts.” A. T. Cameron

+ — =Ann Am Acad= 74:294 N ‘17 390w

=Cleveland= p96 Jl ‘17 20w

“It is sufficiently elementary in treatment to be recommended as a general textbook on accounting and cost keeping for the use of engineers needing instruction in those subjects.” R. R. Potter

+ =Engin News-Rec= 78:150 Ap 19 ‘17 450w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:58 Ap ‘17

“Mature minds ... will find in it suggestion, explanation, and direction obtainable so far as the reviewer knows, nowhere else.” C: B. Going

+ =Pittsburgh= 22:447 My ‘17 80w (Reprinted from Journal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers p369 Ap ‘17)

=Pratt= p24 Jl ‘17 30w

=St Louis= 15:113 Ap ‘17

=CHURCHILL, MRS MATILDA (FAULKNER).= Letters from my home in India; ed. and arranged by Grace M. Rogers. il *$1.35 (2½c) Doran 16-22790

The author has spent a lifetime in India. She went to that country as a missionary in 1873 immediately after her marriage. The letters cover the period from that time to the present. In the last letter, written from Nova Scotia, the author’s native home, she expresses her deep joy at the prospect of returning to her labors in the mission field.

“The appeal of sincerity is universal. Hence, however divergent, anent foreign missions, may be the views of the readers of Mrs Churchill’s letters, they will be unanimous in respect to the writer’s unselfish and heroic service.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p9 N 18 ‘16 250w

+ =Dial= 61:542 D 14 ‘16 120w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:14 Ja ‘17

=CHURCHILL, WINSTON.= Dwelling-place of light. il *$1.60 (1c) Macmillan 17-25746

Mr Churchill’s latest novel deals with, but makes no attempt to solve, the industrial problem. “The Massachusetts mill city of Hampton ... appears to be Holyoke to a hair, until an industrial crisis involving the I.W.W. and a dynamite plot on the part of the manufacturers convinces us that we are in Lawrence, with its neighboring Andover.” (Nation) The central figure in the story is Janet Bumpus, whose father, “a racial failure who worships the Bumpus genealogy,” is gate-keeper in the Chippering mill. Janet becomes stenographer and confidential secretary to Claude Ditmar, the manager of the mill, but later joins his enemies, the I.W.W. workers who are handling the strike. Janet’s personal relations with Ditmar, with Rolfe, the I.W.W. leader, and with Brooks Insall, the humanitarian author, are recounted with much detail. Lise, Janet’s sister, who has the temperament of a courtesan, and is “all for easy street,” forms a strong contrast to Janet.

“Though we did not close the book satisfied that we had learnt how and where the mind might be sure of being environed by wisdom, we felt that some of the ways and means of approach had been indicated.”

+ — =Ath= p679 D ‘17 90w

“Somewhat oddly, perhaps, our author is a good deal more chary of laying down the law about industrialism than he was about religion. It almost seems indeed that, three-quarters through his narrative, he gradually withdraws from the problem he has so thoroughly stated, and takes refuge in the personal human story of the girl Janet.” H. W. Boynton

+ — =Bookm= 46:339 N ‘17 360w

“With ‘The dwelling-place of light’ Mr Churchill begins what appears to be his third epoch as a novelist. It contains something of each of his earlier manners, but it also involves an archaic tale of unrequited love such as hitherto he has never attempted to tell. He combines this with an ultra-modern portrayal of the sordid conditions of life among the poor, and a tedious account of a strike whose details are very obviously drawn from the activities of a notorious labor organization in a New England manufacturing city a few years ago. ... Doubtless the novelist has written it in a mood of conviction and sincerity, but it does not convey that impression.” E. F. E.

– + =Boston Transcript= p6 O 10 ‘17 1450w

“Frankly, we believe that this novel merits severe condemnation. Any man who, at this stage of our national life, with a war on our hands and many internal dangers and problems to cope with, will publish such a defence of the propaganda of syndicalism and mob-rule, deserves a reprimand.”

— =Cath World= 106:694 F ‘18 330w

“He is apparently trying to show Theodore Dreiser the high honor of imitation. He has not Dreiser’s savage equipment, and lacks the ponderous sledge-hammer stroke that makes its effect by heavy iteration of details. He lacks, too, the evident sincerity of Dreiser, who, however unpleasant he may be, is always unmistakably in earnest. Mr Churchill is a sheep in wolf’s clothing, and the costume suits him not at all.”

— =Ind= 92:385 N 24 ‘17 280w

“To the reader of Mr Churchill’s new novel, bewildered and curious at such long-continued philosophizing and analyzing of apparently ordinary characters, will suddenly come a conviction that, under an apparent sameness, there is something entirely new, something intensely vital.”

+ =Lit D= 55:48 D 29 ‘17 480w

“Mr Churchill has rendered with extraordinary breadth and sympathy the New England manufacturing city, with its enterprise and its squalor, its huge industrial ‘plants’ driving always remorselessly for increased dividends, its polyglot hordes kept within bounds, for the most part, by the slender but steely filaments of necessity. Claude Ditmar, manager of the Chippering mill, is a striking portrait of the successful American. ... One closes the record with the impression that, as Mr Churchill has solved Janet’s knot by cutting it, he is fain to dispose of the industrial problem by retiring from it, as Janet has done, to some kindlier, mellower atmosphere.”

=Nation= 105:403 O 11 ‘17 650w

Reviewed by H. W. Boynton

+ — =Nation= 105:600 N 29 ‘17 200w

“Mr Churchill will never escape from gentility. He has achieved his position as its favorite interpreter. But the vitality shown in the ‘Dwelling-place of light’ proves how persistent is his faith in its tenets. He can make a place for the I.W.W. in his tradition rather than give up an American mill or an American girl.” F. H.

+ — =New Repub= 12:306 O 13 ‘17 1750w

“The picturing part of the book is an excellent performance, but the preachment of the after effects of freedom in love, and against socialistic and syndicalistic ideas, smacks of that mid-McKinleyan conservatism and prudery out of whose somber shadows America has stepped, for once and for all.” Clement Wood

+ — =N Y Call= p18 D 15 ‘17 800w

“He has never hitherto depicted a woman character with quite so much insight, skill, and surety as he portrays Janet Bumpus. ... It is a pleasure to bear witness to the finer, truer taste with which Mr Churchill now writes. Scarcely anywhere in the book does one find any of those occasional lapses which offended so much in his earlier work. But this does not hold true of the ending of the story. Not since the deathbed of Little Eva has there been anything more banal than the last pages of this novel.”

+ — =N Y Times= 22:393 O 14 ‘17 1250w

“Mr Churchill is not afraid to present life as it is, and that with unsparing frankness, but also with a spirit of idealism and desire for future national and social advance.”

+ =Outlook= 117:386 N 7 ‘17 170w

“One feels that the straight and logical working out of the plot has been distorted in order to furnish the author with vehicle for some of his own social theories. This, however, does not rob the final tragedy of its poignancy, nor detract from the merit of the masterly analysis of a certain type of feminine temperament embodied in Janet.” F: T. Cooper

+ — =Pub W= 92:1371 O 20 ‘17 1050w

“Mr Winston Churchill has been moved to picture the rapidly changing conditions of American social and industrial life in a story of great earnestness and power.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:556 N ‘17 400w

“It is with thanksgiving that the serious English reader hails the work of those American authors—a select few—whose mental standpoint differs little from his own. Of these writers, sprung from the old American stock, our near relations, Mr Winston Churchill is perhaps the nearest to us. His point of view is indistinguishable from that of a well-educated and large-minded Englishman, and his language is, with a few comprehensible variants, our own. In the course of the story we get a wonderfully clear impression of the heterogeneous mob of workers in an American manufacturing town; and of the dismay with which the old American regards these hordes of foreigners.”

+ =Sat R= 124:374 N 10 ‘17 580w

“In his plot Mr Churchill is less successful than usual. He has evidently taken great pains with Janet’s complex personality; but though every woman, and every man too, may be a bundle of inconsistencies, a heroine, to be credible and sympathetic, must have a more definite character than she seems to possess.”

+ — =Spec= 119:497 N 3 ‘17 560w

“Recently we had the melancholy spectacle of the gifted Mr Galsworthy floundering in the miasma of sex, and now comes Winston Churchill with a story which treads dangerously near the distressing phases of the same theme. There is doubt whether Mr Churchill is marking time, or entering a new epoch in his literary life. For his own well-being, it is to be hoped that the former is the case, for, notwithstanding abundant evidences of his graceful narrative style and ability at vivid portraiture of character, the story adds little, if anything to his achievements.”

– + =Springf’d Republican= p17 O 21 ‘17 900w

“It is a long book and closely thought out; but it is always interesting to read, because Mr Winston Churchill writes with a discernment which is based on knowledge.”

+ =The Times [London]= Lit Sup p540 N 8 ‘17 570w

=CLADEL, JUDITH=, comp. Rodin: the man and his art; with leaves from his notebook; tr. by S. K. Star; with introd. by J. Huneker. il *$5 Century 17-29347

“Mr Huneker opens the book with an introduction in which he says practically all that need be said of Rodin. He tells us in a few paragraphs what is significant in his career; that he mastered the technique of his art by the sweat of his brow, working for other sculptors as an anonym, that he worked for the Sevres porcelain works, [etc]. ... In the biographical chapters the events of Rodin’s life are elaborated and a reasonable perspective is kept, bringing into relief the important moments [of his career]. ... The pages devoted to Rodin’s own notes cover a wide field of comment. Throughout he raises a hymn to work. ... Besides these comments, written from the intense interest of the artist in the reasons and sources of what he observes, there are other notes that are casual or lyric as the spirit prompts.” (N Y Times) “The text is illustrated by about forty beautiful photographs of Rodin’s work.” (A L A Bkl)

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:83 D ‘17

Reviewed by Kenyon Cox

* =Nation= 105:574 N 22 ‘17 2200w

“Much of the text is touched by the generous but blighting spirit of special pleading and resentment against criticism of Rodin, but biographical information is given of the kind that alone is important in the case of an artist; and the quotations from the note-books have the great value of original and direct expressions upon a subject thoroughly known and deeply felt.”

+ — =N Y Times= 22:557 D 16 ‘17 1600w

=CLAPHAM, CHARLES BLANCHARD.= Arithmetic for engineers. (Directly-useful technical ser.) il *$3 Dutton 620.8 17-14150

“This is a comprehensive, practical treatment of the most elementary arts of mathematics, including simple algebra, mensuration, logarithms, graphs and the slide rule. It is written for students of most limited training; in fact, in the endeavor to make all points perfectly clear to this class of readers the explanations and practical examples are given with most comprehensive care.”—Engin Rec

=Engin N= 77:436 Mr 15 ‘17 100w

“The most important feature of the text is the use of at least one practical example to illustrate every principle or procedure described. This results in a fully illustrated volume, filled with stimulating exercises using engineering subjects, presented in a satisfactory form typographically. It should be emphasized, however, that the text is written for elementary students and is in no sense a handbook for reference.”

+ =Engin Rec= 75:475 Mr 24 ‘17 130w

“The clear detail of the work should commend it wherever a text or home study is desired.”

+ =Pittsburgh= 22:447 My ‘17 60w (Reprinted from Scientific American p364 Ap 7 ‘17)

“Author is lecturer in engineering and elementary mathematics, University of London.”

+ =Quar List New Tech Bks= Ap ‘17 50w

=CLARK, ALEXANDER GRAHAM.= Text book on motor car engineering. 2v v 2 il *$3 Van Nostrand 629.2

=v 2= Design.

Volume 1 dealing with Construction was published in 1912. The subject matter of the present volume is based on the author’s lectures to students in the Polytechnic, London, and it is intended “for the use of engineers, designers, draughtsmen, students and others whose work entails a knowledge of design.” The illustrations number over sixty and there are also numerous tables.

“We cannot praise too highly the clearness of diction and simplicity of expression which prevail throughout the work. Were it not for the illustrations, we should have been at some trouble to find any cause for criticism of the work at all. ... A little more discrimination in regard to the scale of the drawings as reproduced, and the preparation of an entirely new set of half-tones from original photographs, would have enhanced the value of the book to a degree which would be out of all proportion to the additional expenditure involved.”

+ — =Nature= 100:102 O 11 ‘17 1200w

=CLARK, BARRETT HARPER.= How to produce amateur plays. *$1.50 Little 792 17-15178

“A practical handbook whose aim is to demonstrate how dramatic pieces can be produced in an inexpensive, artistic and effective manner. Discussions of the choice of play and cast are followed by three chapters on rehearsing, with detailed consideration of the stage, lighting, scenery and costumes. Selective lists of amateur plays are added. The appendices include a statement on the workings of copyright and royalty and a note on make-up embodied in an article by Miss Grace Griswold. Mr Clark is qualified to discuss his subject and does so in a lucid manner that makes his instructions clear and comprehensible.”—Springf’d Republican

“Covers much the same ground as Taylor but is more direct in method, has a chapter on lighting, and is illustrated both with diagrams and photographs.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:12 O ‘17

“Such a handbook as Mr Clark’s has often been called for. Its teaching is practical and its doctrine admirable.” Algernon Tassin

+ =Bookm= 46:347 N ‘17 80w

+ =Cleveland= p105 S ‘17 50w

+ =Ind= 91:77 Jl 14 ‘17 40w

+ =R of Rs= 56:444 O ‘17 100w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p15 S 2 ‘17 120w

+ =Wis Lib Bul= 13:218 Jl ‘17 30w

=CLARK, BARRETT HARPER=, ed. Masterpieces of modern Spanish drama; tr. from the Spanish and Catalan. *$2 Duffield 862 17-8763

The three plays presented in this book are “The great Galeoto,” by José Echegaray; “The duchess of San Quentin,” by Benito Pérez-Galdós; and “Daniela,” by Angel Guimerá. The first and third have appeared in English in earlier translations, the third under the title “La pecadora.” A biographical sketch of the author precedes each play. In his preface Mr Clark says, “As may be seen after a cursory reading of the three plays contained in this collection, the Spanish drama of to-day cannot easily be summed up in a few words; the attempt here made is largely with a view to showing something of the genius of a nation whose dramatic products have as yet scarcely begun to receive the attention they so well deserve.”

“Good translations.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:120 Ja ‘18

“Echegaray’s ‘The great Galeoto’ is already known through previous translations and public readings; ‘The duchess of San Quentin,’ by Galdós, seems a little facile, theatrical, and old-fashioned. ... Guimerá’s ‘Daniela’ alone, translated from the Catalan by John Garrett Underhill, comes to us with all the force of a new sensation, and this by virtue of the profound and tragic poetry of its theme. ... It is of the great order.”

+ — =Dial= 62:530 Je 14 ‘17 250w

+ =Ind= 91:135 Jl 28 ‘17 50w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:74 My ‘17 30w

“The splendid technique shown in the structure and dialogue of these Spanish dramas is an answer to the slovenly and ill-fitting constructors of plays in other countries. One learns that correctness and certainty of emphasis are not altogether lost arts in the theatre, and one wishes good fortune to the influence of these Spanish playwrights.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:300 Ag 12 ‘17 250w

=Pittsburgh= 22:747 N ‘17 50w

“Should have a hearty welcome from the public. ... By some slight oversight, Mr Barrett Clark, who has edited the plays and written a most agreeable introduction, states that only ‘The great Galeoto’ has been previously given an English translation. An excellent version of ‘Daniela,’ rather freely translated by Wallace Gillpatrick, was included among the publications of the Hispanic society (Putnam) in 1916.”

+ =R of Rs= 55:662 Je ‘17 140w

=Springf’d Republican= p10 Ap 5 ‘17 110w

=CLARK, CHARLES EDGAR.= My fifty years in the navy. il *$2.50 (3½c) Little 17-28674

Rear-Admiral Clark was born in Vermont in 1843, graduated from the United States naval academy at Annapolis in 1863, and was retired from the navy in 1905. In this book, he tells the story of his public life up to the time of his retirement. During the Civil war, he served on board the “Ossipee” in the West Gulf blockading squadron for nearly two years, taking an active part in the battle of Mobile bay. In the Spanish-American war, he commanded the “Oregon” on her memorable trip around the Horn to play her part in the battle of Santiago, July 3, 1898. Some thirty pages of chapter twelve are devoted to a log of the “Oregon” as written by an unlettered sailor, who was one of her crew. The addenda include diagrams showing the positions of the American and Spanish ships at the battle of Santiago. There are three portraits of Rear-Admiral Clark and a number of other illustrations.

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:93 D ‘17

“The author is a prince of raconteurs. The style is simple and direct. The book is well made up; the illustrations few, but good; its index fairly complete. It should be read by all who seek to comprehend the spirit of our navy during the transition from sail to steam.”

+ =Nation= 105:693 D 20 ‘17 800w

“A straightforward narrative of interest to all who love the American navy.”

+ =Outlook= 117:350 O 31 ‘17 30w

Reviewed by F: T. Cooper

+ =Pub W= 92:2027 D 8 ‘17 330w

=CLARK, FRANCIS EDWARD.=[2] In the footsteps of St Paul. il *2 (2c) Putnam 915.69

An account of the life and labors of St Paul in the light of a personal journey to the cities visited by him. The author has gone over and identified the Apostle’s routes of travel thru Tarsus, Jerusalem, Damascus, Antioch, Iconium, Ephesus, Salonica, Athens, Corinth, and a score of other cities. In reconstructing, as far as possible, the physical background and the scenery of St Paul’s labors, the writer makes his activities more real and vivid. The book seeks its audience among Bible students, Sunday school teachers—all who study the Bible for public or private use.

+ =Boston Transcript= p10 D 19 ‘17 710w

“This book is a boon to many unlikely to have heard of such a masterpiece as Sir William Ramsay’s ‘Paul the traveller and Roman citizen.’”

+ =Outlook= 118:67 Ja 9 ‘18 110w

=CLARK, JOHN SCOTT.= Study of English and American writers, v 3 $2 Row, Peterson & co. 820 16-16560

=v 3= The books that have preceded this are “A study of English prose writers” and “A study of English and American poets.” In these three volumes the author has developed a “laboratory method” for use in teaching English literature. The preface to this volume says, “The method consists in determining the particular and distinctive features of the writer’s style (using the term style in its widest sense), in sustaining this analysis by a consensus of critical opinion, in illustrating the particular characteristics of each writer by carefully selected extracts from his works, and in then requiring the pupil to find, in the works of the writer, parallel illustrations.” About sixty-five authors are included. Professor Clark died before the book was ready for publication and his work has been completed by John Price Odell, professor of English in Occidental college, Los Angeles, California.

“Teachers who have not become familiar with the methods of these volumes have missed valuable training.” G: Sherburn

+ =School R= 25:63 Ja ‘17 580w

=CLARK, JOHN SPENCER.= Life and letters of John Fiske. 2v il *$7.50 Houghton 17-27754

“This is the long-awaited official life of the most eminent and the most interesting of later American historians, the work of one of John Fiske’s lifelong friends, who was associated with him in his philosophical studies, and as a member of the publishing house of James R. Osgood & Co. Mr Fiske’s career was a crowded one, and Mr Clark was in touch with it at every point. He tells the story of the famous historian’s New England boyhood, his early literary struggles, his close association with the famous Darwin-Huxley-Spencer group, his life as a lecturer on American history, his friendships, and his contributions to philosophy and literature.”—Lit D

“Mr Clark’s two-volume life shows just why such rich quality of thought and variety of knowledge filled to overflowing all that John Fiske wrote and why he was able to present his great stores to his readers with never failing clarity, simplicity, and impressiveness.” F. F. Kelly

+ =Bookm= 46:327 N ‘17 450w

“The story of John Fiske’s life is told by Mr Clark by means of numerous letters with connecting links of a narrative which is frequently verbosely labored and repetitious. It succeeds in giving, however, a faithful account of a notable career and remarkable intellectual achievements, although little revelation is made of the personality of the man.” E. F. E.

+ — =Boston Transcript= p2 D 15 ‘17 1350w

“No book of more general interest to a thoughtful reader is likely to appear in a long time; certainly no book presenting a more engaging personality.”

+ =Lit D= 55:39 D 8 ‘17 130w

“These two imposing volumes and their subject are mutually worthy of each other. If one is tempted to criticize the amount of space given to the childhood and youth of young Fiske, he soon learns that the subject is worthy of it.”

+ =Lit D= 56:30 Ja 26 ‘18 980w

“A wealth of personal letters and memoranda has been skilfully utilized, and reveals in attractive light the scope of Fiske’s intellectual activities and the warmth of his friendships. Rarely has the home life of a man of letters shown itself possessed of greater simplicity or sincerity than these pages display. In all these respects the work is an addition of permanent value to American biography. As a piece of constructive criticism, on the other hand, Mr Clark’s work is somewhat less satisfactory.”

* + – =Nation= 106:91 Ja 24 ‘18 2100w

“His letters to his family [from England], from which Mr Clark makes liberal quotation, afford some of the most graphic and interesting portraitures of the famous people of that day we have had from any source. ... But, interesting as these portraits are, they should not obscure the story of Fiske’s remarkable career, which Mr Clark has told with full detail and with a richness of background and vividness of color that make it one of the notable books of the year and one of the most notable of American biographies.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:569 D 23 ‘17 2250w

“Mr Clark has produced a faithful, comprehensive account of John Fiske’s life. The reader would gladly spare one or two of the author’s mannerisms. But the book, as a whole, is concrete and readable, and there is no emphasis on questions of philosophy beyond the point to which the average reader will care to go.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p11 Ja 27 ‘18 2300w

=CLARK, KEITH.= Spell of Scotland. il *$2.50 Page 914.1 16-23814

“This is one of the interesting ‘Spell’ series. Like its predecessors, it unites description with reminiscences of travel and appreciation of famous sights, antiquities, and landscape beauties of the country it treats.” (Outlook) “The chief attractions of Scotland are agreeably brought to our attention in the eleven chapters of the book, even the Hebrides, but apparently not the Orkney or the Shetland Islands, being included in the author’s tour of the kingdom.” (Dial)

“It is well illustrated, has a good map, and has a four-page bibliography. More expensive than Griffis but in the same ‘popular’ travel-book style.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:263 Mr ‘17

“Though Miss Clark succeeded admirably in ‘The spell of Spain,’ she could hardly have hoped to achieve there what she has in her second book. For she is Scotch of the Scotch herself, and here every page of her writing breathes an instinctive and inherent sympathy and understanding. To ‘see’ Scotland through such eyes is indeed to feel its spell. To the Catholic reader Miss Clark’s book cannot fail to recommend itself with a very special appeal.”

+ =Cath World= 105:828 S ‘17 380w

“Literary allusion and quotation, with a sufficiency of history for popular liking, enrich the descriptions, which are made more vivid still by frequent illustrations from photographs and other sources and eight colored plates of much beauty.”

+ =Dial= 62:150 F 22 ‘17 230w

+ =Outlook= 115:118 Ja 17 ‘17 40w

=CLARK, VICTOR SELDEN.= History of manufactures in the United States, 1607-1860; with an introd. note by H: W. Farnam. il pa $6 Carnegie inst. 330.9 16-15333

“This is the second of the contributions to American economic history which have been written under the auspices of the Carnegie institution of Washington. ... Of the twenty chapters in the present volume that deal with the history of manufactures, nine cover the colonial period, eleven the period between 1790 and 1860. Dr Clark first describes the colonial environment, British policy, and colonial legislation affecting manufactures. ... The spread of the factory system Dr Clark attributes quite as much to the growth of markets in the South as to the invention of new processes and machines. The effects of tariff legislation, of the development of better transportation agencies, and of a more plentiful supply of capital and labor are treated in successive chapters, as are the technical progress, the organization, and the general distribution of manufactures. Some valuable appendices conclude the volume. ... A second volume, covering the period from 1860 to date, is promised.”—Ann Am Acad

“To say that Mr Clark’s book is the best in its field would be faint praise, for there is only one other that covers the field, and that was written nearly sixty years ago. ... Mr Clark’s book is singularly free from bias or prejudice. ... The quantity of facts assembled in this framework is very great, for the writer’s researches have been wide and laborious. But they are not always interpreted, and sometimes several pages of specific facts are given that have little apparent significance. ... It is far from being the ‘final word’ on this subject, but it is the most considerable contribution to it that has ever been made.” T: W. Page

* + =Am Econ R= 7:300 Je ‘17 1350w

“The volume under review may safely be proclaimed one of the most important and valuable contributions to the economic history of the United States which has appeared in recent years. ... The value of the work is in no small degree to be attributed to the broad interpretation and the method of treatment adopted by the author. ... In the main the conclusions of the author, backed up as they are by scholarly method and a broader basis of fact than has heretofore been available, will, it is believed, be accepted. Concerning a few of the more general statements the reviewer, however, would be inclined to raise a question. ... The index is adequate and the bibliography comprehensive.” C. W. Wright

+ =Am Hist R= 22:384 Ja ‘17 1000w

“One is inevitably led to compare this work with that of Bishop, which covers practically the same ground and for so long has been the single authority covering the whole field. Dr Clark’s book is more analytical and endeavors to explain the movements and forces of each period, and not merely to chronicle facts. It moreover takes up phases of the subject not touched upon by Bishop, such as organization. All in all it constitutes an admirable economic history of manufactures.” E. L. Bogart

+ =Ann Am Acad= 70:323 Mr ‘17 350w

“The chief contribution of the work is in details rather than in principles. ... Not all of the generalizations are substantiated. ... The allotment of space and the distribution of emphasis are open to serious criticism. ... The history of the development of industrial organization is inadequate. ... The section on the factory system (pp. 448-55) is incomplete. ... Since the book was apparently written to trace the volume of growth rather than to analyze the causes for the development of new forms of industrial organization, one ends a critical reading of the volume with a feeling of uncertainty as to how much valuable evidence on the latter subject may have been overlooked.” M. T. Copeland

=J Pol Econ= 25:633 Je ‘17 530w

=CLARKE, GEORGE HERBERT=, ed. Treasury of war poetry, 1914-1917. *$1.25 Houghton 821.08 17-25441

The publishers state that this collection of about 130 British and American poems of the world war “contains important poems by important authors which have not been accessible to other anthologies.” They are arranged under the headings: America; England and America; England; France; Belgium; Russia and America; Italy; Australia; Canada; Liège; Verdun; Oxford; Reflections; Incidents and aspects; Poets militant; Auxiliaries; Keeping the seas; The wounded; The fallen; Women and the war. The editor’s policy “has been humanly hospitable, rather than academically critical, especially in the case of some of the verses written by soldiers at the front.” (Introd.) There are indexes of first lines, of titles and of authors; Occasional notes, giving brief biographies of some of the poets; and an introduction by the editor.

=A L A Bkl= 14:120 Ja ‘18

“On the whole Professor Clarke has been remarkably successful in sifting the grain from the chaff.”

+ =Ind= 92:262 N 3 ‘17 70w

“Many of the poems have been inaccessible to other anthologists, and Professor Clarke has provided illuminating notes to the whole collection.”

+ =Lit D= 55:39 D 8 ‘17 110w

“Practically all of the best and finest things the war has inspired are included in the collection, and that means at least a little of the finest verse that has been written in English for some years. The indexes are so well contrived that they deserve a word of praise.”

+ =N Y Times= 23:12 Ja 13 ‘18 420w

“While there may be individual differences of opinion regarding the inclusion or omission of particular poems, no one will find fault with Prof. Clarke’s general principle of selection.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 N 18 ‘17 360w

=CLAY, OLIVER.= Heroes of the American revolution. il *$1.25 (2c) Duffield 973.3 16-25270

The title of this book is somewhat misleading. It suggests a book of biographies. What the author has written is a series of chapters bearing on the Revolution and devoted to groups and localities rather than to individuals. Contents: The men of Massachusetts; The royal province of Virginia; The part New York played; The rally of the patriots; The writer of our Declaration of independence; The birth of the American army; Our foreign allies; The shadows of the Revolution; Daughters of liberty; Our revolutionary navy; From Lexington to Yorktown; Our commander-in-chief.

“Would appear to be fitted for use in secondary school instruction. ... It is a good book to put into the hands of American boys, whether in or out of school.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p8 F 7 ‘17 100w

+ =Ind= 91:228 Ag 11 ‘17 40w

“The author’s method undoubtedly has its advantages in focusing the reader’s attention on the movements of men in the mass rather than on the development of sporadic careers.”

+ =R of Rs= 55:216 F ‘17 70w

“While primarily intended for young persons, grown-ups will also find much of interest in ‘Heroes of the American revolution.’”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p15 F 18 ‘17 130w

=CLEGHORN, SARAH NORCLIFFE.= Portraits and protests. *$1.25 Holt 811 17-23579

The poems in this volume are arranged under the four headings: Portraits; Of country places and the simple heart; Of time and immortality; Protests.

=A L A Bkl= 14:86 D ‘17

“She belongs as thoroughly to New England as does Robert Frost himself, but she sees New England in softer, more gentle garb than he sees it. ... Though people do not move her to the biting word and we feel in her portraits a charity of outlook, it would be doing faint justice to Miss Cleghorn not to note the way in which her lines can flay, when she is roused by injustice or cruelty.” D. L. M.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 D 22 ‘17 900w

“While the verses have all a distinct, personal accent, they fail adequately to convey emotion. This is partly due to the fact that the author clings to lilting measures, intelligible for ‘Margerita singing ballads,’ but not for ‘Jane Addams,’ that she uses inversion frequently, permits her metrical feet to stumble, and has a rather tiresome fondness for flounces and roundabouts. The lack of intensity is perhaps also due to Miss Cleghorn’s austere passion for New England.”

– + =Dial= 63:525 N 22 ‘17 260w

“Many of her poems of protest, such as ‘Comrade Jesus,’ have been reprinted in all radical periodicals and anthologies. Others, such as ‘Peace hath her Belgiums,’ ‘The incentive’ and ‘One hundred thousand more’ deserve to be as widely known. ... In the earlier sections of the book there are some lovely things. ‘Come, Captain Age,’ ‘Vermont’ and a few others stand out. But too often the verses seem too chiselled, too cautiously contrived, too much a product of reading rather than life, which either make the result unimportant, or incoherent.” Clement Wood

+ — =N Y Call= p15 O 21 ‘17 300w

“The war intrudes itself only momentarily to elicit the ‘protest’ which seems to come instinctively from the ‘intellectual’ in an era of patriotism.’ ... ‘The poltroon’ and ‘Comrade Jesus’ ought to receive the chuckles of delight and the mutterings of wrath that they were doubtless expected to call forth. ... ‘Portraits and protests’ gives the impression that it ought to be an anthology combining the work of George Woodberry, the Masses and Franklin P. Adams.”

=Springf’d Republican= p6 S 18 ‘17 250w

=CLEMENS, SAMUEL LANGHORNE (MARK TWAIN, pseud.).= Mark Twain’s letters; ed. by Albert Bigelow Paine. 2v *$4 (1½c) Harper 17-30756

Uniform in binding and in number of volumes with Paine’s biography of Mark Twain. A brief sketch of Mr Clemens’s life prefaces the first volume, while thruout both volumes is editorial comment which amplifies references in the letters and keeps the chronology clear. The letters reveal the great American humorist at his best, and as the personalities of the recipients of his letters are so different and the observations and interests of the writer so varied the reader enjoys a wide range of reactions. The first letters were written from New York and Philadelphia in 1853 when Mr Clemens left his home in Hannibal, Mo., and started out to make his fortune. Among the largest number to any one person are the letters to W. D. Howells, which are intimate and lasting testimonials of the great friendship between the two men.

Reviewed by Archibald Henderson

=Bookm= 46:583 Ja ‘18 1350w

“Few writers made their letters so thoroughly a part of themselves as did Mark Twain. They are as characteristic an expression of his individuality, of his manner, of his habit of thought and tricks of speech, as are the pages he wrote for the immediate eye of the public. His letters are an unending pleasure.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 N 14 ‘17 2100w

“It goes without saying that he portrays himself in this work in every mood, and he had them all. One of the most significant features of the collection is the light it throws on the creation of his books.”

+ =Lit D= 55:46 D 8 ‘17 140w

“The work, as done by Mr Paine, is not only a contribution to Mark Twain literature, but it is, likewise, a notable example of the way in which letters should be compiled so as to reflect the true character of the person who wrote them.”

+ =Lit D= 55:42 D 29 ‘17 2050w

+ =Nation= 106:115 Ja 31 ‘18 2100w

“[Mr Paine’s] running commentary [is] always modest, always unobtrusive, and always confined to the strictly necessary explanations. In other words, he has let Mark Twain, the letter writer, speak for himself. It is difficult to see how this work could have been done more discreetly or more tactfully. These letters are never composed with any thought of publication; they are never labored; they are always easy; they are sometimes even free and easy. They are the spontaneous expression of the man himself as he happened to be at the moment of taking pen in hand. They are highly individual; they abound in whim, in humorous exaggeration, in imagination, and in energy. They are delightful reading, in themselves in the first place, and in the second as revelations of the character and the characteristics of Mr Samuel L. Clemens, who was in some ways a different person from Mr Mark Twain known to all the world.”

+ + =N Y Times= 22:473 N 18 ‘17 2300w

“The letters are well edited, with such historical comment as is needed to make them understandable and no more.”

+ =Outlook= 118:31 Ja 2 ‘18 190w

“His is one of the few figures that the whole nation has learned to love, and one that has become an enduring part of our best traditions. It has been only too often the unfortunate office of intimate letters to shatter similar illusions. So what greater tribute can be paid to the present ones than to say that they serve simply to enhance the richness, the tenderness, the whimsical tolerance of the Mark Twain we have learned to know in his books.” F: T. Cooper

+ =Pub W= 93:221 Ja 19 ‘18 1050w

“This collection of his letters is a revelation of his growth as a writer and of the main-springs of his conduct.”

+ =R of Rs= 57:99 Ja ‘18 170w

“Albert Bigelow Paine is the editor of these volumes and a most loving interpreter of Mark Twain he proves to be. He is a little sweeping in his judgments, but he supplies adequately the information which enables the reader to understand the occasion of any letter. ... The feeling in the book, wherever it crops out, is as unaffected as the humor, and seemingly expressed with the same unconsciousness. The offhand nature of this writing is peculiarly American. The style is undress without being excessively colloquial, vigorous and workmanlike, and, above all, rich with meaning and savor.”

+ + — =Springf’d Republican= p17 N 25 ‘17 2400w

=CLEMENS, SAMUEL LANGHORNE (MARK TWAIN, pseud.).= What is man? and other essays. il *$1.75 Harper 814 17-13964

A collection of miscellaneous essays and papers, some of them reprinted from magazines, others appearing in print for the first time. “What is man?” the longest piece in the volume, is Mark Twain’s cold and cutting analysis of the human race. It is in the form of colloquy between an old man and a young man, the elder arguing that man is a machine and nothing more. This is followed by the touching memorial to Jean Clemens, who died shortly before her father. Several of the papers are sketches from the author’s travels abroad. One is an appreciation of William Dean Howells. Other miscellaneous essays are: English as she is taught; A simplified alphabet; Concerning tobacco; The bee; Taming the bicycle; Is Shakespeare dead?

=A L A Bkl= 14:120 Ja ‘18

“Wherever in these pages he is humorous, Mark Twain is at his best; wherever he is serious and in a disputative mood he causes his readers to long for the creator of the Jumping frog, and for the traveller who made his historic journey through Europe in company with a party of merry Innocents.” E. F. E.

+ — =Boston Transcript= p7 Je 2 ‘17 500w

“An aftermath of sixteen papers representing the intellectual byplay of a big restless mind. Nothing human is foreign to this ranging curiosity.”

+ =Nation= 105:489 N 1 ‘17 520w

=CLEMENTS, FREDERIC EDWARD.= Plant succession. pa $5 Carnegie inst. 581.1 16-17349

“For nearly a quarter of a century the author of this large and attractive volume has been investigating numerous problems in the field of phyto-ecology and related subjects as he has found them in the great out-of-door laboratory of western United States. This area is particularly stimulating for such work since so many of the natural life phenomena have been preserved to the present in nearly their original conditions. ... The reader must understand that this work is not in any sense a treatise on general plant ecology. It represents a careful examination of the facts and principles of plant succession, an analysis of the development of vegetation in the past as well as the present, together with a digest of the methods for investigating successional phenomena.” (Science) Professor Clements has recently resigned from the faculty of the University of Minnesota to become a member of the staff of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. He is the author, with Mrs Clements, of “Rocky Mountain flowers.”

=Cleveland= p40 Mr ‘17

“This latest work from Clements will attract the attention of botanists and biologists in general throughout the world. ... The bibliography of nearly a thousand titles, the most of which have been abstracted or noted somewhere in the text, is still another valuable part of the book. This is probably the most nearly complete collection of titles on succession and related phenomena available. It may be said, after securing a bird’s-eye view of the book as a whole, that Clements’s monograph presents an invaluable summary of our knowledge of plant succession and that it must become at once the indispensable reference and guide for the student of vegetative cycles in all parts of the world.” R. J. Pool

+ =Science= n s 45:339 Ap 6 ‘17 1650w

=CLENNELL, WALTER JAMES.= Historical development of religion in China. *$2 Dutton 299 (Eng ed 17-17530)

“This book is an expansion of an address delivered on Dec. 8 and 9, 1913, to the students of the Caermarthen Presbyterian college. The relation between religion and history in China, and the attitude of the Chinese towards religious beliefs and practices, are set before the reader, together with accounts of Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism in China, and Lamaism, the modern transformation of China, and other matters of interest.”—Ath

=A L A Bkl= 14:110 Ja ‘18

=Ath= p94 F ‘17 70w

“A sane and readable account of Chinese culture by a British consul. ... Mr Clennell succeeds in putting comprehensive statements in a lucid way, and any one who performs the easy task of following them is already equipped with some understanding of the creeds of China.”

+ =Nation= 105:125 Ag 2 ‘17 1000w

“Scholarly, thoughtful, suggestive, reverent, the work before us is one of the very best of its kind.” I. C. Hannah

+ =Survey= 39:446 Ja 19 ‘18 200w

=CLIFTON-SHELTON, ALFRED.= On the road from Mons. map and diags. *$1.25 Dutton 940.91 (Eng ed A17-707)

“The work in the field of the English A. S. C. (Army service corps) is a branch of the service little known to Americans. Captain Clifton-Shelton, who was with the supply train of the Nineteenth brigade, gives, in ‘On the road from Mons,’ an account of the peril and the obstacles encountered by his immediate command during the historic retreat from Mons and the forward movement to the line of the Aisne.”—Boston Transcript

=A L A Bkl= 14:88 D ‘17

“Graphic, and at times humorous, account.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 N 14 ‘17 290w

+ =Ind= 92:342 N 17 ‘17 40w

=COAN, CLARENCE ARTHUR.= Fragrant note book; romance and legend of the flower garden and the bye-way. il *$2.50 Putnam 716 17-14230

Mr Coan tells us “how to know the flowers, intimately and lovingly, but not at all scientifically and botanically. ... Poetry, both original and selected, profusely sprinkles the pages. ... Delicately tinted decorations cover the printed text.”—Dial

“To Mr Coan, his garden, through whose gate the Dumb Porter leads us, is a place of delight, of peace and ease of heart. And its freedom is given generously to us.”

=Boston Transcript= p7 Ag 1 ‘17 280w

“In its content there is, as the author warns us, ‘of horticulture not a word.’ ... The appearance of the volume is handsome, and it will doubtless figure as a gift-book.”

+ =Cath World= 105:685 Ag ‘17 80w

“Delightfully original.”

+ =Dial= 63:167 Ag 30 ‘17 250w

“Precisely the sort of sentimental concoction devoted to ‘Romance and legend of the flower garden and the bye-way’ that is irresistibly alluring to a certain part of the American public.”

– + =Nation= 105:44 Je 12 ‘17 140w

=COBB, IRVIN SHREWSBURY.= “Speaking of Prussians—” il *50c (4c) Doran 940.91 17-14799

The author was in Europe as a war correspondent early in the war. At that time he was a neutral, representing a neutral nation. He now says, “I am not a neutral any more. I am an American! My country has clashed with a foreign power, and the enemy of my country is my enemy and deserving of no more consideration at my hands than he deserves at the hands of my country. Moreover, I aim to try to show, as we go along, that any consideration of mercy or charity or magnanimity which we might show him would be misinterpreted. Being what he is he would not understand it.” The essay is reprinted from the Saturday Evening Post.

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:18 O ‘17

“He is brief, uncompromising, but he is also fair-minded. He defends the German soldier from many charges, and thereby makes his arraignment of the German government and military system the more convincing.”

+ =Ind= 91:75 Jl 14 ‘17 40w

=Pittsburgh= 22:680 O ‘17 60w

=Pratt= p39 O ‘17 40w

“He was one of five experienced newspaper men who signed a statement of inability to discover good evidence of German atrocities in Belgium at that time. For such sentiments Mr Cobb was charged with being a German sympathizer when he was merely an open-minded reporter. But if any doubt exists in anybody’s mind as to the real state of the author’s mind, the reading of his little book will rapidly dispose of it.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 Jl 17 ‘17 270w

=COBB, IRVIN SHREWSBURY.= Those times and these. *$1.35 (1½c) Doran 17-16321

Ten of Irvin S. Cobb’s stories are collected in the volume. In several of them he returns to his native Kentucky and to Judge Priest. The first story, “‘Ex-fightin’ Billy,” is a tale of Judge Priest’s youth, of the time at the close of the war, when, refusing to be reconstructed, he had tried to become a citizen of Mexico. One of the later stories relates an episode of the present war. Contents: Ex-fightin’ Billy; And there was light; Mr Felsburg gets even; The garb of men; The cure for lonesomeness; The family tree; Hark! from the tombs; Cinnamon seed and sandy bottom; A kiss for kindness; Life among the abandoned farmers.

=A L A Bkl= 14:26 O ‘17

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Jl 18 ‘17 320w

“Every story is well written, and, as Judge Priest would say, ‘is as clean as a hound’s tooth.’”

+ =Cath World= 106:109 O ‘17 190w

=Cleveland= p103 S ‘17 40w

“These tales belong more to the surface of things than did certain of the earlier ones; they are less dramatic and less gripping. Nevertheless, they are very well worth reading, even Mr Cobb’s worst being above the best of the great majority of short-story writers. And the volume closes with a bit of satirical foolery which is thoroughly joyous and amusing.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:230 Je 17 ‘17 900w

“In many respects these stories do not measure up to those going before. They are reminiscent and genial as of yore, but their insistently reminiscent qualities give them something of a superficial and not infrequently, forced tone.”

+ — =Springf’d Republican= p15 Ag 5 ‘17 500w

=COBBETT, LOUIS.= Causes of tuberculosis; together with some account of the prevalence and distribution of the disease. (Cambridge public health ser.) il *$6.50 Putnam 616.2 (Eng ed SG17-322)

Dr Cobbett is lecturer in pathology at Cambridge university and an authority on the subject whereof he treats. Some of the many important problems discussed by him are: “(1) the causes of the steady decline of consumption, since 1863, in spite of the growth of cities and of industrialism; (2) the fact that most of us, without any memory or reminder of it, have at some time or other been infected; (3) the question how far this infection confers immunity against re-infection; (4) the fact, or strong probability, that the risk of infection depends on the dosage—i.e., that we can deal with small doses of the bacilli, but not with ‘massive’ doses.” (Spec)

“His experience of experimental work and its pitfalls, and his acquaintance with the difficulties that face the practical sanitarian and those who are engaged in the treatment of tuberculous patients, enable him to bring to bear a keen critical faculty on the experience and experiments of other investigators, with the result that the work now before us may be looked upon as a ‘classic,’ and one that for years to come will, probably, remain the reference-book for those interested in tuberculosis.”

+ =Nature= 100:301 D 20 ‘17 1350w

“Dr Cobbett’s is one of the very best books of its kind, alike in its wealth of knowledge, in its clear, quiet style; its orderly marshalling of the legions of references, and the exact drawing of conclusions so inevitable that they seem to come of themselves. ... And it is for everybody to read who has had a grounding in the principles of bacteriology.”

+ =Spec= 119:118 Ag 4 ‘17 1200w

=COBERN, CAMDEN MCCORMACK.= New archeological discoveries. il *$3 Funk 225 17-15313

The author, who holds the chair of English Bible and philosophy of religion at Allegheny college, Pa., tells us that he is the first to attempt “to give a summary of all the discoveries in all lands, so far as these in any important way have cast light upon the New Testament writings or the life of the primitive church”; that the mass of new information utilized by him comes from the recently unearthed Greek and Coptic papyri; that “many of the texts are here translated into English for the first time”; and that his “semi-popular summary of important results” has been written “primarily for Bible teachers and ministers.” Dr Cobern shows that the papyri recently discovered in Egypt “prove conclusively that the Greek in which the New Testament was written was ... the vernacular of the day,” (Lit D) and that this “has led, not only to a rewriting of the New Testament grammars and lexicons but to a general recasting of very many phrases in the gospels and epistles, some of which were formerly obscure.” (Boston Transcript) A list of Scripture texts, illustrated is given on pages 687-8. There is an introduction by Edouard Naville, professor of archeology at the University of Geneva.

“Dr Cobern has produced a monumental work, in which he has brought down even to the opening of the current calendar year the richest and fullest knowledge which sheds light upon hitherto dark places in the Bible story.” E. J. C.

+ =Boston Transcript= p7 Je 27 ‘17 1150w

“The fact that Dr Naville has written the introduction is sufficient guarantee of the scholarly character of Dr Cobern’s work. The present volume will prove of the greatest utility to the large number of readers who look for just such a ready reference to the scientific discoveries of modern times, and scholars, too, with large libraries at their disposal, will welcome the main facts presented in this condensed form.”

+ =Cath World= 106:244 N ‘17 360w

“While filled with illuminating material that will be prized by scholars and Bible students, it is written in a style so popular as to make a strong appeal to every book-lover. ... The illustrations are exceptionally fine, showing numerous portrait busts, recently excavated temples, and other buildings, frescoes, sarcophagi, etc.”

+ =Lit D= 55:32 Jl 14 ‘17 650w

“Dr Cobern brings the life and the customs of the early Christians before us in astonishing detail.”

+ =Lit D= 55:41 D 8 ‘17 230w

+ =N Y Times= 22:326 S 2 ‘17 90w

=Outlook= 117:219 O 10 ‘17 100w

=Pittsburgh= 22:698 O ‘17 50w

“It is manifestly unfair to write what purports to be a scientific study and to twist facts and give far-fetched interpretations of facts to fit a preconceived system of ideas. Camden M. Cobern has written a compendious work in which he is carried much too far by prepossessions. He at times makes astonishing statements and neglects to give the slightest authority or evidence therefor.”

– + =Springf’d Republican= p15 Ja 13 ‘18 880w

=COCHRAN, MRS EVE OWEN.= Wilderness rose; a play in four acts especially adapted for the use of American historical societies and chapters of the D. A. R. (American dramatists ser.) *$1 Badger, R: G. 812 17-10977

A pageant-play designed for amateur production. It tells a story of colonial New England in the days of the witchcraft delusion. Naomi Dickinson, a young girl, is accused of witchcraft. She flees from her native village and finds shelter with friendly Indians. Repentance on the part of the woman who had cast suspicion upon her and the efforts of her lover to find her result in her return and a happy ending.

=COCKE, SARAH COBB (JOHNSON) (MRS LUCIAN HOWARD COCKE).= Master of the hills; a tale of the Georgia mountains. *$1.50 Dutton 17-17974

“Mrs Cocke [relates] the adventures of two generations of the old Georgian family of Warner, whose lives are curiously interwoven with those of the family of the sturdy mountaineer, ‘Gray Eagle,’ known to his clan as ‘the Master of the hills.’ The story opens just before the outbreak of the Civil war, when, after finishing their education in Europe, the son and nephew of Judge Warner have returned to the little Georgian university town. ... With them comes the young Marquis de Layne, whose advent brings about an undreamed-of complication involving not only the Warners and their friends, but the family of the mountaineer Gray Eagle.”—Boston Transcript

“The changed conditions in the South, after the war, are well indicated. And although they are presented from a southern point of view, they are free from those mannerisms which often make pictures of the kind valueless. The story is agreeably told, sustaining its quiet interest to the end.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Ag 22 ‘17 250w

“The book proves, if it proves anything at all, that an author may be fairly truthful in regard to history, geography, and dialect, and yet completely miss the essential characteristics of a people.”

— =Dial= 63:163 Ag 30 ‘17 80w

“To call it unreal is to insult reality. We marvel most at its finding a publisher.” Clement Wood

– — =N Y Call= p14 S 2 ‘17 330w

“The author’s style is poor.”

— =N Y Times= 22:286 Ag 5 ‘17 250w

“The book shows immature workmanship.”

— =Springf’d Republican= p15 S 23 ‘17 270w

=COCROFT, SUSANNA.= Growth in silence; the undertone of life. il *$1.50 (5c) Putnam 131 17-25740

A cheerful, demonstrable theory of life underlies these helpful sermonettes. Women who owe Mrs Cocroft a debt of gratitude for demonstrating the way to fuller physical perfection will turn with confidence to what she has to say on the subject of Mental and physical poise, Happiness, Mental atmosphere, Health, Nerve control, Freedom of thought, and kindred themes. The philosophy is a philosophy of optimism which if put into practice develops the harmonies of the soul, and in turn manifest harmony in the body. A book for both men and women.

=COESTER, ALFRED LESTER.= Literary history of Spanish America. *$2.50 (2c) Macmillan 860 16-18492

For descriptive note see =Annual for 1916.=

“One pays tribute to the author’s labor, and also to his scholarship. In his printing of Spanish names and quotations, he is singularly accurate, only a negligible number of trifling errors having fallen under the reviewer’s eye. ... It may be that, in the course of his long poring over South American writers, and his epitomes of their books, Dr Coester sometimes loses his sense of proportion; is betrayed into calling a poet great because his admiring fellow-countrymen did so. But as a whole he keeps his head and his poise.”

+ — =Am Hist R= 23:202 O ‘17 550w

“Mr Coester’s book fills an inestimable place as a guide and counsellor in this otherwise uncharted study.” T: Walsh

+ =Bookm= 45:318 My ‘17 830w

“A closing chapter on the contemporary Modernista movement is especially valuable for its appreciation and criticism of the work of the brilliant Nicaraguan lyric poet, Ruben Darío, who died recently. Used in conjunction with the author’s bibliography of Spanish-American literature, published in the Romanic Review, we have here the best available guide, in English, for the novitiate in this field.”

+ =Ind= 89:457 Mr 12 ‘17 280w

“Devoting some forty pages to what he has called the ‘Colonial period’ of Spanish-American literature, the author exhibits with a wealth of interesting detail the origins of one of the most fascinating of literary epochs. The average reader will here find an unexplored mine of information. He will gain some idea of Spain’s eminence in the field of literature.”

+ =Lit D= 54:2000 Je 30 ‘17 470w

“Dr Coester is a young Harvard man, corresponding member of the Hispanic society of America, and author of a ‘Practical Spanish grammar,’ and kindred text books.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:109 Mr 25 ‘17 770w

“Mr Coester gives a chapter to each country. The average reader is surprised to learn that there is a school of realistic novelists in Mexico, which most Americans cannot think of as a literary nation.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 Je 24 ‘17 220w

=COHEN, ISRAEL.= Ruhleben prison camp, il *$2.50 (2½c) Dodd 940.91 (Eng ed 17-18379)

Ruhleben is a race course outside Berlin that is now used as a concentration camp for British civilians. The author was interned there for nineteen months, from November 6, 1914 to June 6, 1916. He says, “In the following pages I have endeavoured to set forth as faithfully as my memory would permit the varied vicissitudes through which I passed from the outbreak of the war down to my arrival in London. I have confined myself as much as possible to a record of my own experiences and observations, supplemented only to a small extent by the information I gleaned from trustworthy fellow-prisoners.” He writes of: The act of internment; Rules, regimen, and rumours; The segregation of the Jews; Administration, discipline, and punishment; Communal organization; Social amenities and characters; Intellectual activities, etc.

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:18 O ‘17

“The experiences related have naturally a good deal in common with those described by Mr Geoffrey Pyke in his book published in February, 1916, but Mr Cohen’s way of meeting troubles and difficulties does not appear to us to have been so commendable.”

=Ath= p258 My ‘17 43w

=Ath= p346 Jl ‘17 330w

+ =Cleveland= p130 D ‘17 80w

“The whole story is told dispassionately and with a charm of manner and power of description that make the recital one of the most vivid and fascinating chapters yet written in the history of the great war.”

+ =Dial= 63:68 Jl 19 ‘17 330w

“It is owing to Mr Cohen’s faculty of conveying these impressions vividly as well as to his graphic descriptions of external conditions that his book has such great human interest.”

+ =Nation= 105:44 N 15 ‘17 210w

+ =N Y Times= 22:215 Je 3 ‘17 150w

=Pittsburgh= 22:761 N ‘17 60w

=Pratt= p39 O ‘17 10w

“An accomplished journalist, he has none of the higher gifts of writing which stir and thrill the heart. Rather he has written a sober and comprehensive history which will survive as a permanent document of the war when the brilliant sketches are, perhaps, forgotten. ... The illustrations are well chosen and serve to complete a remarkably full book, so thick with detail that it is somewhat difficult to read.”

+ =Sat R= 123:368 Ap 21 ‘17 1900w

+ =Spec= 118:676 Je 16 ‘17 150w

“Of all the books so far printed about Ruhleben it is the most complete, though it could not, in the nature of the case, tell all that there is to be told. It has, no doubt, the defects of its qualities. ... One must go elsewhere for a study of the effect of too much barbed wire upon the human mind.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p122 Mr 15 ‘17 1050w

=COHEN, JULIUS HENRY.= The law; business or profession? *$2.50 Banks 340 16-23082

“‘The law: business or profession?’ raises and answers the question of the ethics of law practice. Mr Cohen finds the case hopeful. He does not blink the bad reputation which lawyers as a class have gained with the common people, and he does not assert that it is unjustified by facts. But he points out a growing spirit within the bar to cleanse itself of undesirable practitioners, and to keep the law as a profession free from business entanglements and from corruption through financial interests.”—Springf’d Republican

“Mr Cohen writes with earnestness and vigor. His plea for the recognition of the law as a profession and not a business will benefit every lawyer and layman who reads it.”

+ =Nation= 105:127 Ag 2 ‘17 670w

“It is not to be thought that there is anything local about the book. It is even broader than the nation, many leading countries being searched for cases affording a basis for the principles which control the lawyer’s professional ethics everywhere, and in all times.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:14 Ja 14 ‘17 800w

“Sound doctrine for both the profession and the public.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 Je 1 ‘17 270w

=COIT, STANTON.= Is civilization a disease? *$1 (6c) Houghton 302 17-13984

In this essay, presented first at the University of California in the series of Barbara Weinstock lectures on the morals of trade, the author uses the term trade in a broad sense to include our whole system of socialized wealth. Civilization is defined as “the organization of man’s mastery over nature on a basis of self interest,” and modern trade is said to disclose civilization in its acutest form. Civilization, the author points out, is a mushroom growth. It is already beginning to crumble, and will in time be superseded by a new order which is already in process of creation. The title of the little book is suggested by Edward Carpenter’s “Civilization: its cause and cure.”

“These lectures bear the earmarks of shallow thinking, as well as the defacements of fulsome expression.” Archibald Henderson

— =Bookm= 46:275 N ‘17 300w

Reviewed by H. M. Kallen

=Dial= 63:445 N 8 ‘17 580w

=Ind= 90:555 Je 23 ‘17 50w

“If the Barbara Weinstock lectures are to be the vehicle for such wild surmisings as those displayed in ‘Is civilization a disease?’ the founder’s money might have been put to much better uses.”

— =Nation= 105:350 S 27 ‘17 230w

=R of Rs= 56:327 S ‘17 250w

“Dr Coit is evidently one of those sociological rhetoricians who preach eugenics in season and out of season. Otherwise he might have been graciously willing to discuss the very interesting subject proposed by the foundation of lectures which he was the first to adorn.”

— =Springf’d Republican= p17 N 18 ‘17 280w

“Dr Coit, in this essay, provides a stupendous idea in tabloid form.” Bruno Lasker

+ =Survey= 39:201 N 24 ‘17 400w

=COLE, NORMAN BROWN, and ERNST, CLAYTON H.= First aid for boys. il *$1.25 Appleton 614.8 17-14057

“A manual for boy scouts and for others interested in prompt help for the injured and the sick.” (Sub-title) Contents: A handful of signs; What to do; Shock and fainting; A little about the blood and more about bleeding; Sunstroke and heat exhaustion; Concussion, skull fracture, apoplexy, alcoholic intoxication, and epilepsy; Infection and “staphy”; Burns and frostbites; Poisoning; Bandages and carries; Fractures and dislocations; Drowning and artificial respiration; Minor emergencies. There are fifty-one illustrations from drawings by Walt Harris. The book is endorsed by James E. West, chief scout executive of the Boy scouts of America.

“Directions well given and simplified by diagrams.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:64 N ‘17

“Dr Cole and Mr Ernst have been active workers in the scout movement, and have made their book not only sound technically but adapted psychologically to the interest of the boy reader. ... Similarly, the drawings by Walt Harris reinforce the text accurately and ingeniously.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Je 20 ‘17 300w

+ =Lit D= 55:59 D 8 ‘17 60w

=Pratt= p20 O ‘17

=COLEMAN, ALGERNON, and LA MESLÉE, A. MARIN.= Le soldat américain en France, map *50c Univ. of Chicago press 448 17-22278

A French reader containing “chapters on France, transports, hotels, railroads, manners and customs, food, money, army, etc., with a vocabulary giving the article with all nouns and indicating pronunciation.”—A L A Bkl

“To be used in connection with either of the University of Chicago manuals.”

=A L A Bkl= 14:9 O ‘17

“For the green student, this little book would be wholly useless, unless studied with a teacher. The figured pronunciation, even with the instructions given would be an unsolvable mystery. ... The verb is the back-bone of a language; but not a hint is given as to the inflections. The chapters that follow the elaborate statement of pronunciation are written in idiomatic French and are a mixture of the commonplace and the valuable.”

– + =Boston Transcript= p7 S 22 ‘17 220w

=Pittsburgh= 22:693 O ‘17 20w

=COLEMAN, FREDERIC ABERNETHY.= With cavalry in the great war; the British trooper in the trench line. il *$1.50 Jacobs 940.91 A17-1461

“A phase of the fighting on the western front, of which we have known little, is covered by Mr Coleman in this personal narrative of the exploits of the British cavalry through the second battle of Ypres. Some of our readers may recall Mr Coleman’s earlier book entitled, ‘From Mons to Ypres with General French.’ The present volume takes up the story where its predecessor left it—with the closing days of 1914.”—R of Rs

Reviewed by C. M. Francis

— =Bookm= 46:450 D ‘17 300w

“Mr Coleman’s book is copiously illustrated with excellent photographic views.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p7 S 19 ‘17 430w

+ — =Dial= 63:589 D 6 ‘17 150w

=R of Rs= 56:549 N ‘17 150w

=COLERIDGE, STEPHEN.= Evening in my library among the English poets. *$1.25 Lane 821 17-13371

An essay on English poetry, with many quotations. The author says, “I invite the reader to spend an evening in my library, drawing down a volume here and a volume there, following no definite order either of date or subject, guided only by a desire to estimate without prejudice the quality of the verse.” Among the poems selected for quotation are many that are not universally known. Among these are a few of the more exquisite of modern poems. With the radical departures in verse-making, the author has no sympathy.

+ =Boston Transcript= p7 My 5 ‘17 700w

“This book is rather a personal expression of likes and dislikes in the field of poetry than a work of genuine criticism, that will have an abiding value in one’s own library.”

+ — =Cath World= 105:687 Ag ‘17 280w

“The anthology on the whole is fair, and something more than that. It includes poems from little-known authors, which any reader will be glad to have brought to his notice. The book leaves an impression in harmony with its title.”

+ — =Nation= 104:661 My 31 ‘17 300w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:61 Ap ‘17

“A book which definitely assists in the development of literary taste.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:104 Jl ‘17 70w

+ =Sat R= 122:438 N 4 ‘16 2200w

“A very unconventional anthology, interspersed with some candid criticism. The modern apostles of ‘force’ like Mr Masefield, and the late Rupert Brooke, and Francis Thompson in his highly rhetorical mood are sternly reproved. ... For our part, we could wish that Mr Coleridge had not included second-rate modern verse like ‘The rosary,’ and that he had hesitated before asserting that Goldsmith’s ‘Deserted village’ was inspired while Gray’s ‘Elegy’ was not.”

– + =Spec= 17:660 N 25 ‘16 110w

“Some of the poems, too, are worthy of rediscovery and deserve a popularizing of their merits. But most of them are less unfamiliar than Mr Coleridge seems to think.”

+ — =Springf’d Republican= p17 Je 24 ‘17 350w

“What are the principles that guide Mr Coleridge in choosing selections for our improvement and delight? It is not difficult to discover them. The prize always goes to the poet of finish and scholarship, who observes the laws of prosody and elevates and refines the passions, which is Mr Coleridge observes, the ‘true function of the poet.’ And with this for his standard he moves his poets up and down like boys in a class. ... Enough has been said, perhaps, to show that, though we should not allow Mr Coleridge to choose our new poets for us, he is a very vigilant guardian of the old.”

=The Times [London] Lit Sup= p523 N 2 ‘16 850w

=COLLIN, CHRISTEN CHRISTIAN DREYER.= War against war, and the enforcement of peace; introd. by W: Archer. *80c Macmillan 341.1 (Eng ed 17-18476)

“Professor Collin, of Christiania, is one of the most eminent of Norwegian writers. ... In these eleven essays he writes with much force in support of the allied cause, and deals effectively with the utterances on the other side in his own country and in Germany—his view of the future being that ‘universal peace will be secured not by disarmament but by joint armament.’”—The Times [London] Lit Sup

“An excellent statement of our cause by a detached observer. ... Perhaps the most interesting chapter in the book is the essay on Kant’s ‘Perpetual peace.’ Prof. Collin fixes on the ironical fact that it was Kant, a German, who first promulgated the idea of the gradual federation of the free nations of the world into a world-republic.”

+ =Ath= p296 Je ‘17 480w

“Prof. Christen Christian Collin, of the University of Christiania, is an acknowledged authority upon Greek, Norwegian, French, and English literature, and an ardent sociologist.”

+ =Ath= p301 Je ‘17 100w

“A very sensible plea for the cause of the Entente Allies.”

+ =Ind= 92:60 O 6 ‘17 90w

=Nation= 105:182 Ag 16 ‘17 100w

“Nearly all of the essays take up the idea of a league of nations as an outcome of the present war whose function it would be to lessen the danger of war in the future and perhaps even prevent its recurrence.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:269 Jl 22 ‘17 570w

=Pratt= p39 O ‘17 50w

+ =Spec= 118:616 Je 2 ‘17 120w

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p215 My 5 ‘17 270w

=COLLINS, ARCHIE FREDERICK.= Home handy book. il *$1.10 Appleton 680 17-14069

“A compendium of useful things to do around the average house and how to keep it in repair.” (Sub-title) The author advises every man to learn how to do his own repair work on two counts: first, he will save money, second, he will take pride and pleasure in doing things for himself. He writes of: Tools everyone should have; Indoor mechanics; Be your own locksmith; Doing electrical jobs; The amateur plumber; The handy glazier; The furniture repairer; The home decorator; Handy helps for the house; Odds and ends.

+ =Pratt= p24 O ‘17 20w

=Quar List New Tech Bks= O ‘17 20w

“Just the thing for the man who likes to ‘putter around,’ or the growing boy who wishes to make himself handy.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:555 N ‘17 40w

=COLLINS, ARCHIE FREDERICK.= Magic of science. il *$1.25 Revell 530 17-19383

“In ‘The magic of science,’ A. Frederick Collins has compiled, largely from manuals of his own writing, a book of scientific amusements which can be performed with simple apparatus. Practical glimpses are provided into the mystery of light, heat, sound, magnetism and electricity, and a successful effort is made to set the experiments in an orderly sequence that should make for the positive instruction of the youthful experimenter. Many of the processes are already familiar, but they lose none of their interest from that fact. There are numerous illustrations.”—Springf’d Republican

“It will interest and spur boys’ curiosity in spite of its unattractive make-up.”

+ — =A L A Bkl= 14:136 Ja ‘18

“His latest volume deals with scientific facts, novel and delightful facts many of them, and small boys with average intelligence aged from eleven to fifteen will read it with eagerness.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p7 Ag 1 ‘17 100w

“We are sorry for the boy who cannot own a copy of this fascinating book.”

+ =Ind= 91:265 Ag 18 ‘17 30w

=Springf’d Republican= p15 Ag 26 ‘17 90w

=COLLINS, ARCHIE FREDERICK.= Money making for boys. il *$1 (2c) Dodd 658 17-31276

Practical money-making schemes for boys in the country, village or city based on the best business ethics. The value to the boy is that the instruction tends to train him to put a value on whatever is sold that is fair to both customer and to himself. The training itself forms the foundation of a business career; it brings into play all of the ingenuity of the boy and helps him direct it into profitable channels. Contents: Why every boy should make money; Ways a boy can make money; How to start an agency business; Running a messenger service; Getting and doing trade jobs; There’s money in refreshments; Raising small live stock; In partnership with the earth; Fishing, hunting and trapping; Making things to sell; Working for other people; What to do with your money.

=COLLINS, ARCHIE FREDERICK, and COLLINS, VIRGIL DEWEY.=[2] Boys’ book of submarines. il *$1.35 (3c) Stokes 623.8 17-31264

A book for boys, made up of the following chapters: The first of the submarines; How to make and work a model submarine; How a real submarine is made and works; The heart of the submarine; Making and shooting the torpedo; Making the submarine deadlier; The wonderful eye of the submarine; The marvelous tongue and ears of the submarine; The crew of the submarine; How the submarine attacks; The new submarine chasers; The last word in submarines. There are illustrations from photographs and numerous figures and diagrams.

“A book that is a help to the understanding of war news.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:591 D 23 ‘17 30w

“A splendid book for the boy who is interested in boats and mechanics.”

+ =R of Rs= 57:215 F ‘18 190w

=COLLINS, CHARLES WALLACE.= National budget system. *$1.25 (4½c) Macmillan 351.73 17-20555

“This work is an attempt to show in as brief a compass as possible what the budget system is, why it is said to be needed for the United States, and what adjustments could possibly be made short of a constitutional amendment to secure its adoption. ... The writer has attempted, even at the risk of the loss of scientific technique, to make this exposition readable. The work is not intended to be original or exhaustive. ... In the preparation of this work the author has used portions of an article of his, ‘Constitutional aspects of a national budget system’ in the Yale Law Journal for March, 1916, and another, ‘The coming of the budget system’ in the South Atlantic Quarterly for October, 1916.” (Preface) A short list of authorities is appended.

“The intricacies of national finance are not easily expressed in simple terms but the author of the present volume set out to do this and on the whole he has succeeded. This is not because he has evaded or glossed over the difficulties but because he first explains with sufficient detail just how each of the great countries prepares its financial program for the year and then indicates where our own short-comings are. His criticism of the American system is incisive and to the point, but not overdone.”

+ =Am Pol Sci R= 11:791 N ‘17 120w

+ =Cath World= 106:257 N ‘17 450w

“On the whole the argument presented is excellent, but some of the difficulties which would be involved under our present system of federal government are passed over with slight or no consideration.”

+ — =J Pol Econ= 25:1058 D ‘17 230w

“Mr Collins’ book is a distinctly valuable contribution. It contains little original material. All the data he uses lay undigested in the forbidding tomes of committee reports, statutes and treatises on political science. But, except for Professor Ford’s ‘Cost of our national government,’ little of this has been predigested for popular consumption. Mr Collins’ book is more up to date, has a wider sweep and contains more definite proposals for change, while it avoids even more successfully the pitfalls of technical lingo and involved exposition.” Evans Clark

+ =N Y Call= p14 O 21 ‘17 1450w

+ =N Y Times= 22:483 N 18 ‘17 1250w

“Public finance is generally a dry subject, but Judge Collins has managed with rare ability to make his volume interesting and comprehensive. It should appeal to the ordinary reader as well as to students. Not the least interesting part of the work is the author’s description of the various budget systems of foreign governments.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p19 O 14 ‘17 250w

“This compact little book admirably fulfils the purpose of its author. Much stress is properly laid upon the history and budget practice of Great Britain and while all that the author says in praise of the English budget system is true, he has missed the significance of the treasury as a great independent department of administration or business management. He has likewise failed to call attention in his references to authorities and sources for further study of budget systems to the remarkable collection of literature on this subject edited and published by the New York Bureau of municipal research.” S: M. Lindsay

+ — =Survey= 39:266 D 1 ‘17 300w

=COLLINS, FRANCIS ARNOLD.= Air man. il *$1.30 (4c) Century 629.1 17-21113

The conquests of the air man in peace and war are told by the author of “The camera man,” “The wireless man,” etc. The opening chapter on Learning to fly describes and compares the methods of teaching in use in America and in France, and enumerates the requisites for obtaining an American flying license. Other chapters are: The aero-sportsman, Aero-exploration and adventure; Aerial transportation; Embattled air-fleets; Air duels; American airmen under fire; The chivalry of the air. The final chapter, American air forces, tells of what has been accomplished in, and is planned for, aviation in America.

“A book to arouse enthusiasm and confidence in aviation.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:44 N ‘17

Reviewed by C. H. P. Thurston

=Bookm= 46:286 N ‘17 30w

“With its interesting text and graphic illustrations from over fifty photographs, ‘The air man’ ranks among the extremely few books upon aviation that appeal to the average American who wants the thrill of its story free of the dry-as-dust of equations and diagrams.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p9 N 24 ‘17 240w

“Of interest to boys and adults.”

+ =Cleveland= p103 S ‘17 20w

=Nation= 105:349 S 27 ‘17 540w

“Mr Collins’s book is very opportune, and the fact that it is so well done, gives so comprehensive a view of the general subject of aeronautics and of what has been already accomplished therein and is written with accuracy, although it is not too technical for the ordinary reader, will help to give it the popularity it deserves.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:294 Ag 12 ‘17 800w

=COLUM, PADRAIC.= Mogu, the wanderer; or, The desert; a fantastic comedy in three acts. *$1 Little 822 17-8575

Padraic Colum has been closely associated with the Irish dramatic movement, but in this play he leaves his native Ireland to write a drama of the East. The scene is laid in Persia. Mogu the wanderer is a beggar from the desert who at one stroke of fate is elevated to the viziership, made second in power to the king. By an equally sudden chance he is restored to his former lowly position, to return to his desert a beggar.

“Full of authentic oriental color.”

+ =Dial= 62:445 My 17 ‘17 210w

“On the stage, when properly presented in accordance with Mr Colum’s directions, it would make a remarkable picture. There is, unfortunately, in the early act an element of uncertainty as to how far the imagination is to play a part in the development of the plot, as to where the audience is to be serious or not, that somewhat confuses the dramatic action.”

+ — =N Y Times= 22:168 Ap 29 ‘17 160w

“The play is fascinating and it presents a new phase of Mr Colum’s dramatic invention. The key to this phase is in his volume of poems, ‘Wild earth.’”

+ =R of Rs= 55:441 Ap ‘17 210w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p19 My 20 ‘17 280w

=COLVIN, IAN D.= Unseen hand in English history. *7s 6d National review office, London (Eng ed 17-25264)

“Mr Colvin’s ‘Unseen hand in English history’ is a continuation of his book ‘The Germans in England.’” (The Times [London] Lit Sup) “He reviews the chief events of English history since the Tudors with the object of showing what the traditional English policy is.” (Sat R) “The bulk of the book is a plea on not very novel grounds for a protective system, or, as he ... prefers to call it, ‘national industry.’” (The Times [London] Lit Sup)

“The book is not history: it is not even good honest fiction. It is simply a pamphlet decked out with an apparatus of learning. ... It is, however, well worth perusing as a study of Jingo psychology. Mr Colvin, whose incisive style may be recognized in the leading columns of the Morning Post, [draws] his ideas not from Britain, but from Berlin.”

— =Ath= p399 Ag ‘17 570w

“The book is well worth reading. A lively style, adroit selections, an instinct for contemporary sources and authorities, distinguish Mr Colvin from most of our professional historians, who fear they will lose their name for science if they cease to be dull. ... He argues strongly for a tariff, and he chooses the best arguments for his case.”

+ + — =Sat R= 124:50 Jl 21 ‘17 780w

“Mr Colvin is too much in the grip of Germany.”

— =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p302 Je 28 ‘17 1050w

=COLVIN, SIR SIDNEY.= John Keats; his life and poetry, his friends, critics, and after-fame. il *$4.50 Scribner 17-30270

“Besides presenting for the first time in full and consecutive detail the history of Keats’s life and poetical activity, the new book discusses with a fullness which has not hitherto been attempted his relations both to his Elizabethan masters and some of his Victorian followers, and relates the slow and gradual growth of his fame after his death. It moreover throws, with the help of various illustrations from prints, pictures, and the antique, new light on some of the sources of his inspiration; and aims at calling up the circle of his friends in their human lineaments about him, as well as at making felt the various and conflicting currents of the critical and poetical atmosphere amid which he lived.”—The Times [London] Lit Sup

“A scholarly, full and connected account.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:127 Ja ‘18

“Sir Sidney Colvin, in this fine reassortment of the facts of Keats’s life, seems to us to be insufficiently content with Keats’s actual performance. He is eager to introduce an ethical nobleness into the portrait such as certainly is not reflected in Keats’s greatest poetry.”

+ — =Ath= p664 D ‘17 1400w

“This careful, thorough, tactful, and exhaustive work renders obsolete all previous expressions of opinion upon Keats; it deserves, indeed, to be labelled with the final word, ‘definitive.’ If this monumental volume is, in any way, disappointing to the present commentator, it is only because Sir Sidney Colvin—actuated by his trained and careful sense of literary values—has avoided sedulously many manifest temptations to assert and to insist upon the prime importance of his hero. And, to my mind Sir Sidney says, if anything, too little in praise of Keats.” Clayton Hamilton

+ — =Bookm= 46:609 Ja ‘18 1550w

“A biography to which the very name and chronicle of the subject could not help but add its atmosphere of charm; but it is not a ‘life’ of Keats, because the biographer gets too near his subject without getting inside of it. It is always in the negative qualities of Keats, both as a man and poet, that Mr Colvin is best in his biographical and critical treatment.” W. S. B.

– + =Boston Transcript= p7 D 8 ‘17 2050w

“It is a book to read with delight; better still, it is a book that compels one to turn back and reread the poet himself.” W: C. Greene

+ =Dial= 64:64 Ja 17 ‘18 1050w

“Until some chance discovery of fresh material antiquates it, this must remain the standard authority upon Keats, as accurate as patient scholarship can make it, and interesting to all scholarly and unscholarly lovers of poetry.” P. L.

+ =New Repub= 13:219 D 22 ‘17 1500w

“The author’s monograph on Keats in the English men of letters series, published thirty years ago, has heretofore been the chief authority upon his life, character, and achievements, but compared with the full-length portrait, complete, detailed, and authoritative, presented in this volume, the other makes of him hardly more than a sketched vignette. It is a notable and distinguished piece of biographical writing that is worthy to be classed among the great biographies of English literature.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:542 D 9 ‘17 1950w

“Manifestly a labour of love, this admirable work, illuminated throughout with thorough knowledge and fine critical acumen, deserves to take high rank in the select company of kindred classics. But the book is not only of absorbing interest as a masterly presentment of the poet and his work; it also teems with vivid studies of the circle in which he lived.”

+ =Sat R= 124:440 D 1 ‘17 1550w

“A special feature of the book is the remarkably full treatment of the sources of his inspiration in literature. Another strong point is the helpful interpretation of the obscurities of Keats’s symbolism, with the result of enabling the reader to form a truer estimate of ‘Endymion’ than was before possible. And if the book has been a labour of love, it is love which is ‘this side idolatry.’ There is plenty of severe criticism of Keats’s lapses from good taste and clear thinking—his amorous mawkishness, his lax phrasing, and infelicitous coinages. Sir Sidney Colvin is scrupulously fair in his handling of Keats’s critics; if he lets himself go about Byron, the provocation is irresistible.”

+ =Spec= 119:601 N 24 ‘17 2050w

“In a book that is itself a poem, so fine and true is its penetration, so full and sensitive its expression, Sir Sidney Colvin has assembled all the essential, one is tempted to say the quintessential, facts relative to the poet Keats.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p13 Ja 20 ‘18 800w

=The Times [London] Lit Sup= p425 S 6 ‘17 260w

“The new matter adds light and shade to the already vivid portraits of the poet and his friends, and examines his art more closely, both in itself and in its relation to the development of English poetry as a whole. In its pages the life and character of Keats stand out clear in all their subtle and tragic beauty.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p573 N 29 ‘17 3550w

Complete United States infantry guide; arr. by Major J. K. Parsons. il *$6 Lippincott 356 17-21916

This volume, for officers and noncommissioned officers, is said to include all the War department publications relating to the infantry arm of the service. It is profusely illustrated with charts and diagrams.

“In this very formidable volume is all information required to make the infantry soldier efficient. His convenience will surely be served by this opportunity to learn what must be learned from one work, instead of being compelled to familiarize himself with twenty-five books.”

+ =Lit D= 55:48 D 1 ‘17 150w

“This encyclopedic volume should be in every military man’s library.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:442 O ‘17 80w

“The material is well selected and arranged and the book contains a detailed index. The only difficulty results from the size of the publication with its 2074 pages.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 Ag 9 ‘17 200w

=COMSTOCK, DANIEL FROST, and TROLAND, LEONARD THOMPSON.= Nature of matter and electricity; an outline of modern views. il *$2 Van Nostrand 530.1 17-8751

“This is a book on the modern physics of matter intended for the general reader and written without mathematics. The authors have collaborated by writing different parts of the book. A large number of topics are presented to the reader in semi-popular form. The treatment is descriptive, aided by diagrams and chemical formula groupings, and technical terms have been avoided as far as possible. Part 1 is divided into eleven chapters on the following topics: Introductory, the ultimate realities, atoms and their behavior, the nature of heat and allied phenomena, the electron and its behavior, electrons, chemical action and light, electrons and magnetism, radio-activity, the structure of the atom, recent discoveries concerning atomic structure and radiation. Part 2 deals briefly in turn with fifty-six subjects and in a manner somewhat more advanced than that of part 1.”—Elec World

=Elec World= 70:24 Jl 7 ‘17 170w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:76 My ‘17

=St Louis= 15:326 S ‘17

=COMSTOCK, MRS HARRIET THERESA.= Man thou gavest. il *$1.35 (2c) Doubleday 17-11705

The story opens in the southern mountains. Here Conning Truedale has come to regain his health, and here he meets little Nella-Rose. The witch-like, mountain child fascinates him, and the marriage vows they exchange under the open sky are as sacred to him as they are to her. Then he goes away, promising to return. He keeps his promise and is stunned to learn that the girl has married her outlaw lover and gone away over the mountains. This is what he is told, and believing it, he goes back to New York and in time marries. But the mountain people had been mistaken about Nella-Rose. She had been in hiding, waiting for the man she called her husband to return and for her child to be born. This child, “Lil’ Ann,” later comes into the lives of Conning Truedale and his wife, Lynda.

“The fatal weakness in this story is not its artificiality of plot and excess of emotion so much as the hollow elaboration of its characters. We might have enjoyed the romance if the author had not tried to make it a vehicle of realism.” H. W. Boynton

— =Bookm= 46:208 O ‘17 380w

“Southern mountain dialect as it is not spoken is amply illustrated in Miss Comstock’s latest tale of involved heart interest.”

— =Boston Transcript= p6 Je 20 ‘17 200w

“The primitive life and character of the mountains are forced into the office of pointing up and giving a sort of exotic relish to an essentially and even conventionally ‘modern’ story. Against an action artificially contrived, the figure of Nella-Rose stands out with a good deal of vigor and clarity.”

+ =Nation= 105:317 S 20 ‘17 310w

“As a whole the characters, like the tale, belong to melodrama. Ingenuity is shown in the management of the incidents which separate Truedale and Nella-Rose and some of the descriptions are well done.”

– + =N Y Times= 22:218 Je 3 ‘17 200w

=CONNOLLY, JAMES.= Labour in Ireland; with an introd. by Robert Lynd. *4s Maunsel & co., London (Eng ed 17-25871)

“Although James Connolly acted for many years in connection with the extreme Socialistic party in Scotland, the United States, and Belfast, it was not until the Dublin strikes of 1913 that he attracted much attention from the English public; and even then he was overshadowed in the popular judgment by the more spectacular ‘Jim’ Larkin. When the strikes collapsed he passed again out of general notice except in Dublin, where it was known that the nominal second-in-command of the Irish transport workers’ union was the real contriving head and driving-force of the movement. ... When the Sinn Fein rebellion broke out in Easter week of 1916, he appeared as Commandant-General of the Dublin division.’ ... The present volume is made up of reprints of two of his works, ‘Labour in Irish history’ and ‘The reconquest of Ireland.’ The first and more elaborate of the two is based on the thesis that the key to the secret of Irish history is the exploitation of the poor by the rich. ... The second part of the volume depicts, in the darkest colours, the condition of the working class in Dublin and Belfast at the present day.”—Spec

“Given the point of view, the book is ably and not intemperately written. The author fairly admits difficulties in his theory—such, for example, as the inefficiency of local administration in Dublin, where the machinery of government is controlled by a democratic body democratically elected. His bias appears more in his selection and suppression of facts than in his presentment of them; he thinks he does well to be angry. But if you write history remembering only the severities used to restore law and order, and forgetting or justifying the outrages which provoked them: approving of force when used against the rich, and condemning it when used against the poor; assuming as a matter of course that a man of property always and necessarily acts from the basest of interested motives—you may produce a very vivid picture, but it will not bear much relation to the events and men it professes to portray.”

=Spec= 118:702 Je 23 ‘17 1000w

“‘Labour in Ireland’ cannot be overlooked by any one interested in Irish problems.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p221 My 10 ‘17 800w

=CONNOLLY, JAMES BRENDAN.= Running free. il *$1.35 (2c) Scribner 17-24272

This volume includes ten stories of the sea or of seamen ashore, copyrighted 1913-17 by Charles Scribner’s sons, 1912-17 by P. F. Collier & son, 1916 by the Curtis publishing company. “A bale of blankets” is a story of American naval life; “The strategists” and “Breath o’ dawn” are naval romances, with the fleet in the background. Other stories are: The weeping Annie; The bull-fight; Peter stops ashore; The sea-birds; The medicine ship; One wireless night; Dan Magee: white hope.

“Ten live sea stories told with humor and pathos.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:59 N ‘17

“In all these brief, sometimes sketchy, but always effective picturings of life, the one sure, detectable Connolly touch is the signet-ring stamp of individuality. And it is an individuality born of the sea and of a deep, passionate, unalterable love of the sea.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p7 N 10 ‘17 290w

“The wind whistles vigorously through Mr Connolly’s pages; they drip with brine; and the threatening face of death frequently interrupts the grim humor of the old salts. This good, clean, virile book, like the others that preceded it, will help to keep his fame afloat.”

+ =Cath World= 106:412 D ‘17 120w

“Sensationalism is absent, but there is humor, human appeal and the real salty flavor.”

+ =Cleveland= p132 D ‘17 40w

“The author is unhappy in the choice of the first story to appear in this book. ... But Mr Connolly is at home in the succeeding stories. They are strong, and the sharp tang and clean breath of the sea are beside the reader till the book is finished. Perhaps ‘Seabirds’ contains more real character than the others, but ‘One wireless night’ is the story of the book.”

+ — =New Repub= 13:sup14 N 17 ‘17 100w

“‘Running free’ is devoid of sensationalism, free from melodrama. ... You will find a crowd of thoroughly human and humorous, unsentimentalized men of the sea. ... There is heroism as well as humor in these stories, but it is an unassuming, casual sort of heroism.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:365 S 30 ‘17 600w

“The frequent assertion that romance disappeared from the sea with the advent of steam vessels is abundantly disproved in the ten short stories of ‘Running free.’ In spite of the apparent absence of artificial color, the stories are dramatic and thrilling.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p19 D 2 ‘17 490w

=CONNOR, RALPH, pseud. (CHARLES WILLIAM GORDON).= The major. il *$1.40 (1c) Doran 17-30122

The motif of Mr Connor’s story is one whose patriotic climax and poignant cadence echo in the souls of millions of men and women the world over today. Canada furnishes the scene and the characters, but the sentiment portrayed belongs to the whole wide world at war. The hero is a fine type of manhood, the best that countries can produce. He passes thru the period of bewilderment and misery, which thousands have gone thru, when the burden of his thought is, “that great people upon whose generous ideals and liberal Christian culture he had grounded a sure hope of permanent peace, had flung to the winds all the wisdom, and all the justice, and all the humanity which the centuries had garnered for them, and following the primal instincts of the brute, had hurled forth upon the world ruthless war.” Then came the succession of events chief among which were the Belgian atrocities, which kindled slowly in the hero’s heart the purpose to have a part in ridding the earth of a system that could produce such horrors. Many a young man will read in these pages his own reactions to the call to the colors.

“The story-teller is successful in welding all his material into the substance of a spirited romance.” H. W. Boynton

+ =Bookm= 46:603 Ja ‘18 380w

=Nation= 105:667 D 13 ‘17 410w

“While Mr Connor’s new novel cannot be said to amount to much as a story, the picture of Canada in the early days of the war with which it concludes is quite interesting.”

– + =N Y Times= 22:556 D 16 ‘17 300w

“The story has the directness and ‘punch’ of earlier Ralph Connor books. It has also a sound and deep patriotic spirit.”

+ =Outlook= 117:614 D 12 ‘17 50w

“It is almost startlingly ingenuous at times, but as a whole vigorous and life like.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p638 D 20 ‘17 140w

=CONRAD, JOSEPH.= Shadow line; a confession. *$1.35 (3½c) Doubleday 17-12955

The shadow line marks the boundary between youth and maturity. Its approach is heralded by extreme boredom, weariness and dissatisfaction. It is a time of rash actions—getting married suddenly or throwing up one’s job without reason. The young seaman who is hero of this tale of the Malay Archipelago leaves his ship on a sudden impulse, intending to take passage for home. While idling about in an eastern seaport, opportunity comes his way and he finds himself captain of a sailing vessel whose master had but recently died. He is in command of this ship for twenty-one fever-ridden and ghost-haunted days, and at the end of his voyage he finds that the boundary line has been crossed. Youth lies behind him.

“Gives somewhat the same sense of the power of the sea and the wonder of human nature as ‘Youth’ and ‘The typhoon.’”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:402 Je ‘17

“The atmosphere and the portraiture are masterly, but the book seems to us more the elaboration of a short story than an actual novel.”

+ =Ath= p253 My ‘17 90w

“The subtitle, ‘A confession,’ may lead us to surmise that the tale may be bound with special closeness to Mr Conrad’s own experience.” H. W. Boynton

+ =Bookm= 45:536 Jl ‘17 480w

“Nothing written by Mr Conrad during his twenty years of fame as a maker of English fiction is more characteristic than ‘The shadow line.’ It is an epitome of his manner and a summary of his method.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 My 5 ‘17 1450w

“For Conrad, ‘the most unliterary of writers,’ is no more nor no less unliterary than Meredith or Swinburne or Shakespeare. No other writer—I do not except the poets—has a richer variety of verbal resource or uses his power with more careful command.” J: Macy

+ =Dial= 62:442 My 17 ‘17 700w

+ =Ind= 90:437 Je 2 ‘17 130w

+ =Lit D= 55:36 O 27 ‘17 290w

“The tale is quite straightforward, with a sort of breathless simplicity and candor. ... It is told by a master.”

+ =Nation= 104:760 Je 28 ‘17 730w

“Indeed, it might fairly be offered as a ‘first degree’ for the novice seeking initiation into the Conradian mysteries. The menace and the glamour of his ocean are here, the humanly strange yet strangely human atoms with which it plays.” H. W. Boynton

+ =Nation= 105:600 N 29 ‘17 100w

“Mr Conrad has given us two superb pictures of courage.” Q. K.

+ =New Repub= 11:194 Je 16 ‘17 730w

“About ‘The shadow line’ there is an extraordinary atmosphere of beauty. ... It is a beauty deeper than mere words go.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:157 Ap 22 ‘17 1700w

“‘The shadow line’ is as vivid and as haunting as ‘The ancient mariner.’ What is more, it is thoroughly real and profoundly true.”

+ =No Am= 205:949 Je ‘17 700w

+ =Outlook= 116:116 My 16 ‘17 70w

“This is a story for the present times, a gospel searching down into the hearts of men to awaken their potentialities in this period of world disaster and send them forth to fight valiantly against their ill-luck, their muddling and mistakes, and to bear with consummate courage the heavy responsibilities thrust upon them.”

+ =R of Rs= 55:663 Je ‘17 250w

“For Mr Conrad the great object of love and enthusiasm is the ship which he came to know so intimately in his twenty years of seamanship. On the title-page [of the English edition] of this book is the sentence, ‘Worthy of my undying regard,’ and underneath stands no human name, but a ship with sails set. Here once more Mr Conrad shows that he loves a ship as a lover does his mistress, and so his latest book is an essential piece of himself, a return to earlier triumphs.”

+ =Sat R= 123:281 Mr 24 ‘17 950w

“Mr Conrad’s new sea story may best be described as a Conradian version of ‘The ancient mariner.’ ... The volume is the first of a new ‘Conrad library,’ including several of his previous novels, but we cannot share the publishers’ satisfaction with the ‘specially attractive binding’ prepared for the series. Messrs Dent have deserved so well of the public in this respect that they must not complain if they are judged by their own high standard.”

+ =Spec= 118:391 Mr 31 ‘17 720w

“It is books of this kind that earn for Conrad the epithet ‘Philosophic adventurer,’ and quicken one’s hope that he may be the chosen artist to achieve the final synthesis of realism and romance, toward which modern fiction has so long and uncertainly evolved.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p19 My 27 ‘17 400w

“The serene assurance of the imagination which is the outcome of all the finest work of Mr Conrad’s genius is here broken and uncertain. The moral over-balances the story. That deepest meaning which haunts the solemn beauty he has created, simply because, it may be, it has been pursued too consciously or too familiarly, has all but eluded him.”

+ — =The Times= [London] Lit Sup p138 Mr 22 ‘17 1000w

=CONRADI, ALBERT FREDERICK, and THOMAS, WILLIAM ANDREW.= Farm spies; how the boys investigated field crop insects. il *50c Macmillan 632 16-19964

“This is a collection of brightly written, well-illustrated ‘story-articles’ on various common injurious insects of North America, designed to catch the attention and enlist the sympathies of ‘boys and girls and those persons who know nothing about insects and how to fight them.’ Among the pests described are the cotton boll-weevil and root-louse, chinch-bugs, grasshoppers, and the black corn weevil.”—Nature

“For fifth or sixth grade.”

=A L A Bkl= 13:130 D ‘16

“Points in the breeding and feeding habits that bear on farm practice are often cleverly emphasised, and some of our British students might be well occupied in compiling for the home country a somewhat similar work.” G. H. C.

+ =Nature= 99:23 Mr 8 ‘17 250w

=N Y Times= 22:165 Ap 29 ‘17 50w

=CONWAY, AGNES ETHEL.= Ride through the Balkans; on classic ground with a camera; with introd. by Sir Martin Conway. il *$1.75 (3½c) Sturgis & Walton 914.96 (Eng ed 17-10195)

A novel story told in the fashion that best suited a woman traveler, who with another traveler of her own sex, in the months immediately succeeding a bloody war, wandered unescorted thru regions but recently disturbed, and met with kindness and hospitality at the hands of the people. Instead of an exhaustive treatment of objects of interest in the towns visited we find in the short chapters crisp, informing bits of history, description and comment that stand out with the definition of a photograph. The cities which occupy the leisurely tourists are Athens, Corinth, Constantinople, Salonica, Tempe, Thessaly, St Luke of Stiris, Delphi, Mistra and Sparta, Megalopolis, Bassæ, Yanina, Cettigne, Scutari and Dalmatia. The book is beautifully illustrated from photographs.

“An ordinary narrative of travel, with plenty of human interest. Certain of the views leave something to be desired in regard to clearness of detail.”

+ — =Ath= p254 My ‘17 80w

“Miss Conway’s book is very good reading, and all too brief.”

+ =Spec= 118:441 Ap 14 ‘17 150w

“The work is lightly written, and archæology, which was the inspiration of the journey, is left in the background, as is explained in an excellent introduction by Sir Martin Conway; but it will appeal to the Antikajis, even amid their martial labours, as well as to the ordinary reader.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p46 Mr 29 ‘17 470w

=CONWELL, RUSSELL HERMAN.=[2] Observation:—every man his own university. il *$1 (3c) Harper 374 17-26979

By the author of “Acres of diamonds” this book is sent out “to induce people to look at their own eyes, to pick up the gold in their laps, to study anatomy under the tutorship of their own hearts.” Observation, the writer believes, is the key to success. This key is viewed in the light of a prized possession and the reader points the way to using it intelligently. Contents: Observation—the key to success; Who the real leaders are; Mastering natural forces; Whom mankind shall love; Need of orators; Woman’s influence; Every man’s university; Animals and “the least things”; The bottom rung; Home reading; Thoughtfulness; Instincts and individuality; Women; Musical culture; Oratory; Self-help; Some advice to young men.

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:148 F ‘18

=CONWELL, RUSSELL HERMAN.= What you can do with your will power. *50c (6c) Harper 174 17-9814

The author says, “The message I would like to leave with the young men and women of America is a message I have been trying humbly to deliver from lecture platform and pulpit for more than fifty years. ... The message is this: Your future stands before you like a block of unwrought marble. You can work it into what you will. Neither heredity, nor environment, nor any obstacles superimposed by man can keep you from marching straight through to success, provided you are guided by a firm, driving determination and have normal health and intelligence.”

=A L A Bkl= 13:373 Je ‘17

=Pratt= p5 Jl ‘17 30w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 Jl 8 ‘17 130w

=CONYNGTON, THOMAS.= Corporate organization and management. $5 Ronald 347.1 17-24990

Mr Conyngton’s two earlier books “Corporate management” and “Corporate organization,” published respectively in 1903 and 1904, have been revised and combined into one volume by Miss Helen Potter of the New York bar. “All duplicated and obsolete material has been deleted, and the volume as a whole has been brought sharply up to date. While this has been done, no necessary material has been omitted, all the valuable features of both volumes being retained.” (Preface) In its present form the work is made up of five parts: The corporate system; Corporate organization; Corporate management; Special corporate topics; Forms and precedents. The volume is indexed.

=St Louis= 15:341 S ‘17 20w

=COOK, ARTHUR LEROY.= Interior wiring and systems for electric light and power service. il *$2 Wiley 621.31 17-7827

“This book is intended as a guide to modern practice in electric lighting and power applications, and in the design and installation of the wiring for such purposes.” (Preface) It has been written particularly for electrical workers but is also adapted for use in schools. The author is head of the department of applied electricity at Pratt institute. The book is made up of three parts: Electric lighting systems; Electric power systems; Interior wiring.

“Valuable to electric workers occupied with only interior wiring, industrial works, office buildings, or dwellings. Covers this subject more fully than Croft.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:115 Ja ‘18

=Cleveland= p109 S ‘17 20w

“Examples illustrate each step. Of particular value to the electrical worker are the many diagrams of connections, illustrations of electrical apparatus and fixtures, curves and tables.”

+ =Elec World= 69:1268 Je 30 ‘17 150w

=N Y Br Lib News= 5:76 My ‘17

“Practical and free from troublesome mathematics. A wealth of clearly expressed and definite information and instruction compressed into a volume of pocket size.”

+ =N Y P L New Tech Bks= p8 Ap ‘17 120w

“‘Treatment of lighting is especially good. ... Principles of illumination are taken up in a clear and concise manner. The thirty-three pages on calculation of illumination are eminently suited for the busy architect and contractor. ... The characteristics and advantages of various types of motors are given. Control devices are well treated. ... The chapter on selection of motors is good. ... Interior wiring forms the last section. ... A very useful feature is the chapter on examples of actual wiring systems.’”

+ =Pittsburgh= 22:448 My ‘17 130w (Reprinted from Electrical Age p56 Ap ‘17)

=Pittsburgh= 22:658 O ‘17

+ =Pratt= p17 Jl ‘17 40w

+ =Quar List New Tech Bks= Ap ‘17 130w

=St Louis= 15:364 O ‘17 20w

=COOK, CARROLL BLAINE (DIXIE CARROLL, pseud.).= Lake and stream game fishing; with an introd. by James Keeley, and a foreword by Jack Lait. il $1.75 (3c) Stewart & Kidd 799 17-20655

This book, by the president of the American anglers league, conveys much practical instruction in matters of fresh-water angling. It includes “Stories of big fish as told by their captors”; “One hundred questions and answers on tackle, fish and fishing”; and “Poems of the water trails,” by Albert Jay Cook. There are ten full-page illustrations.

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:48 N ‘17

“More useful than many recent books on angling in that it gives minute and specific instructions, some of them intended for the mere novice, some valuable to the experienced sportsman. A student of Walton is tempted to the cynical remark that the English is what might be expected of a man who favors self-thumbing and self-spooling reels; but this doubtless betrays a hopelessly old-fashioned taste in both tackle and literary style.”

+ — =Dial= 63:408 O 25 ‘17 130w

“Doubtless the novice who wishes to learn how to catch pike or bass in Wisconsin streams and lakes will get more out of Dixie Carroll to that immediate end than he could extract in any available allowance of time from Izaak Walton. But slang is a vehicle of expression all too easily overworked.”

+ — =Nation= 105:229 Ag 30 ‘17 430w

=Pittsburgh= 22:654 O ‘17

“Conceived in the spirit of Izaak Walton but actually written in the modern vernacular of the disciples of the rod and reel. A delightful book to read if you do not fish. The amusing introduction is by Jack Lait.”

+ =R of Rs= 56:333 S ‘17 50w

=COOK, SIR THEODORE ANDREA.= Mark of the beast. il *5s Murray, London 940.91 17-13490

“The author’s object in collecting and arranging the facts marshalled in this book is to drive home the lesson that an inconclusive ‘peace with the German empire will be a disastrous defeat.’ The three main subjects are ‘German kultur,’ ‘German history and diplomacy,’ and ‘German atrocities.’ The prophecies of Bernhardi, the work of Col. Frobenius, and similar pronouncements, are submitted to illuminative criticism; the tortuousness and duplicity of German diplomacy are described at length; together with the appalling events at Louvain, Aerschot, Audenne, Dinant, &c.” (Ath) The illustrations are reproductions from Holbein’s “Dance of death.”

“As a cumulative indictment of German methods this work is impressive and of deep gravity.”

=Ath= p106 F ‘17 100w

+ =Sat R= 123:87 Ja 27 ‘17 870w

“Our chief criticism of this book is that Sir Theodore Cook is not dealing quite fairly with his readers, for a very brief examination is sufficient to show that a considerable portion of it has already been republished in book form. Page after page of this work is identical with a large part of his previous book, ‘Kaiser, Krupp, and kultur,’ including the quotations with which each chapter is headed; and of this fact no warning is given to the reader.”

=The Times [London] Lit Sup= p56 F 1 ‘17 650w

=COOK, SIR THEODORE ANDREA.= Twenty-five great houses of France; the story of the noblest French chateaux; with an introd. by W. H. Ward. (Country life lib.) il *$16 Scribner 728.8

“Sir Theodore Cook is an enthusiast for certain phases of French architecture, and he knows his subject. He is also an assiduous student of the romance of history, and he has given the results of his researches and wanderings in France in this handsome and attractive volume.” (The Times [London] Lit Sup) “The author has described houses ranging in character from the citadel of a royal borough to the country seat of a minister of state, from a great fortified monastic establishment on its wind-swept cliff to a substantial burgher’s residence in the heart of a great city. In date the houses described range over five centuries.” (N Y Times)

“The splendid page, the open type, the broad margins, the host of full page plates and the greater host of cuts of details make this study by T. A. Cook a thoroly delightful and valuable work on the chateaux.”

+ =Ind= 88:411 D 4 ‘16 110w

“To architects and students of architecture and to all who have looked upon the noble buildings that made France lovely, even before the war had revealed her heroic soul, this book has an irresistible appeal. ... The text conveys a clear idea of the characteristic architecture of the buildings to even those readers who lack special knowledge of this subject, and the 380 illustrations are a joy to the eye.”

+ =N Y Times= 21:512 N 26 ‘16 150w

=Pittsburgh= 22:39 Ja ‘17 20w

“Sir Theodore Andrea Cook is the best of guides, for he is equally interested in history and in architecture. The letterpress exactly reflects in this respect the fascination of the châteaux.”

+ =Spec= 117:833 D 30 ‘16 1550w

“Sir Theodore Cook is always sympathetic, sensitive to impressions, tolerant, and eminently readable, even if he sometimes loses touch of his critical sense in his full-blooded enthusiasm for all the pageantry of the past. But his chief concern is with people, with those who owned and those who lived in these great houses, rather than with the humble artist who designed them.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p5 Ja 4 ‘17 1600w

=COOKE, JOSEPH BROWN.= Baby, before and after arrival; intimate talks with prospective mothers in plain, non-technical language. il *$1 Lippincott 618.2 16-23365

“This book deals chiefly with the mother, before and after the baby’s arrival, and the title is therefore somewhat misleading. Recent statistics would seem to indicate that child-bearing is still quite hazardous. ... While infant mortality has been reduced almost 50 per cent within the last generation, the death rate of child-bearing mothers has remained stationary. Dr Cooke points out that, while the medical profession is chiefly to blame for this state of affairs, the public is responsible for a good many impediments it has put in the way of the conscientious physician in the scientific performance of his duties. He details the essential facts about pregnancy and childbirth, and indicates the necessity for cooperation between physician and patient.”—N Y Call

“Written in not too technical language, adapted for mothers and nurses. ... It is blunter than Slemons and not so full as Davis.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:294 Ap ‘17

“The entire problem is treated by the author in a practical and sensible fashion.” Medicus

+ =N Y Call= p14 F 18 ‘17 200w

“‘In many ways it is an admirable presentation. ... It is encouraging to find another straightforward, thoroughly scientific popular book on the subject of childbearing.’” D. R. Mendenhall

+ =Pittsburgh= 22:334 Ap ‘17 30w (Reprinted from Journal of Home Economics p144 Mr ‘17)

=COOKE, MARJORIE BENTON.= Cinderella Jane. il *$1.35 (2c) Doubleday 17-11703

By day Jane Judd cleaned studios in the Washington Square neighborhood. By night she devoted herself to the art of letters. For, unknown to the “Studio colony,” Jane had not only ambition, but ability of a rare order. Jerry Paxton, for whom she had worked for six years, had never taken any notice of Jane. To him she was a quiet, undemonstrative, domestic woman—the ideal wife for a popular society painter, unhappily beset by the women who fell victim to his charm. Unexpectedly Jerry asked Jane to marry him, and she accepted. Interesting developments follow; Jane’s first novel is published, and Jerry, who believes that a woman’s one career should be her husband, finds himself married to a woman who is famous. Their adjustment is the substance of the latter half of the story.

“Will be popular. Appeared in the American Magazine.”

=A L A Bkl= 13:449 Jl ‘17

“The truth is, genius apart, Jane is a rather tiresome and irritating person—to the male observer, at least.” H. W. Boynton

— =Bookm= 45:534 Jl ‘17 500w

“The plot is admirably worked out, with a surprise in every chapter. ... Jane is the super-woman type, a trifle too calm to be human. But she is an excellent girl and teems with lessons. Besides, she finally learns a few for herself.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Ap 25 ‘17 280w

“One is not sure about ‘Cinderella Jane.’ The writer is so set upon being modern, so enthusiastic about the current doctrine of marriage as a mutually free state, that she strains the point at the expense of her Jane and her husband.”

=Nation= 104:737 Je 21 ‘17 380w

“The best part of the book consists of the remarks made by Jane and the author regarding women’s careers and economic position, and in these there is nothing which will not prove entirely familiar to any one who has given any attention to these subjects.”

=N Y Times= 22:166 Ap 29 ‘17 330w

=Spec= 119:741 D 22 ‘17 30w

“The theme is now a common one, but the qualities that made this author’s ‘Bambi’ so pleasing to many are here in even greater measure.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p19 Je 10 ‘17 350w

“A novel of New York life, with a good deal of the unabashed emotional appeal one expects from so representative an American writer as the author of ‘The girl who lived in the woods.’”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p602 D 12 ‘17 130w

=COOLIDGE, ARCHIBALD GARY.= Origins of the Triple alliance. (Univ. of Virginia, Barbour-Page foundation) *$1.25 (3½c) Scribner 940.9 17-20014

This volume is based on three lectures given before the University of Virginia, in 1916, by Professor Coolidge of Harvard university, “pointing out the causes, personal and international, that led to the formation of the alliance. The author disclaims having made any startling discoveries or any new theories; his object is to set out the interplay of political forces, the aims of statesmen, and the aspirations of peoples in Europe after the Franco-Prussian war as an indispensable study for anyone who wishes to understand even in a superficial way the causes that have brought about the present world-conflict.” (The Times [London] Lit Sup) Two appendices give the terms of the Austro-German alliance and the terms (so far as known) of the Triple alliance.

“Its outstanding merit is lucidity of presentation and in this respect the book, considering its small compass and the involved nature of its subject, is a model of exposition. The ordinary student would have been grateful for a list of authorities other than the few referred to in the sparse footnotes.”

+ — =Am Hist R= 23:430 Ja ‘18 470w

“Short but adequate and very lucid account of the origins of the Triple alliance.”

+ =Ath= p520 O ‘17 170w

“The book is of general interest just now, when especial need is felt of a readable and accurate account of the political forces at work among the central European powers following the Franco-Prussian war.” L. E. Robinson

+ =Bookm= 46:272 N ‘17 350w

=Cleveland= p138 D ‘17 40w

=Ind= 91:475 S 22 ‘17 170w

“Though Professor Coolidge modestly disclaims having made any startling discoveries, his little volume is probably the clearest, sanest, and most objective brief account of the most important permanent results of European diplomacy between 1866 and 1882. Its value lies in the discriminating judgment, based on wide reading and personal acquaintance, with which he handles such elusive questions as the war scare of 1875, the personal relations between the old Kaiser and the Czar, and the devious motives of Bismarck, Gortchakov, and Andrássy. ... Professor Coolidge has also been wise in giving an unusually full analysis of the Russian and Balkan factors in the origins of the Triple alliance. These have ordinarily been much less appreciated than the Italian and French elements.”

+ =Nation= 105:223 Ag 30 ‘17 650w

“It is pleasant to recognize a book in which Bismarck as a statesman is not, if the expression may be used, melodramatized out of all lifelikeness.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:383 O 7 ‘17 500w

=Pittsburgh= 22:678 O ‘17

“One of the best books to help one understand how the present way came about.” P. B.

+ =St Louis= 15:353 O ‘17 30w

=The Times [London] Lit Sup= p395 Ag 16 ‘17 90w

=COOLIDGE, DANE.= Rimrock Jones. il *$1.35 Watt 17-13184

“‘Rimrock’ is a young Arizona prospector, possessing all the vices and virtues of his kind—the magazine and moving-picture kind. He discovers a fabulously rich copper mine. A young woman stenographer gives him her small savings to assist in establishing his claim, in return for which he gives her a one per cent interest in the property. He interests an eastern capitalist, but past experience has taught him to be wary of surrendering his control. Eventually, a fault develops in his filing and a man jumps one of his claims. Jones kills the man and is jailed. Until he is acquitted the girl watches over his interests, but afterward he becomes infatuated with an eastern woman, follows her to New York and there pursues a round of dissipation and seriously involves himself in disastrous stock speculation. In the meanwhile, the fault in his mining claim once more crops up in Arizona. This the girl uses to advantage in bringing him to his senses.”—Springf’d Republican

“The story is vigorously written, as beseems its subject, and will especially appeal to those acquainted with mining manipulations.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:274 Jl 22 ‘17 120w

“It is a breezy story of its kind, and its rapid action creates a high degree of interest.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p15 Ag 19 ‘17 220w

=COOLIDGE, LOUIS ARTHUR.= Ulysses S. Grant. il *$2 (1c) Houghton 17-4331

“No man who ever gained enduring fame was more the sport of chance than Grant,” says his biographer. “No character in history has achieved supreme success in war or the supreme reward of politics who owed less to his own ambition or design. ... He was the child of splendid opportunities which came to him unsought, for which he never seemed to care, and which he met with calm assurance of his own capacity.” It is a well-written work based on trustworthy sources and it treats adequately of what the author calls Grant’s two distinct careers, devoting more space than is usual to Grant’s presidency.

“Mr Coolidge has used the best books relating to the subject, and particularly everything personally relating to Grant, except the material in the Civil war records. He has not, however, familiarized himself with recent monographic literature, or with the economic and social movements of the time, which emphatically influenced Grant’s career, although they left his personality untouched. ... He seems also not to possess a sufficient background of military knowledge to give force to his military criticism. Grant, however, both man and boy, by quotation and incident, stands out more clearly than in any previous account. ... The study of Grant in some respects is apt to prove final.” C. R. Fish

+ =Am Hist R= 22:885 Jl ‘17 1150w

“General King and Mr Edmonds devote but a small portion of their books to Grant’s life after the close of the Civil war. While not an absolutely necessary biography, would be of use as viewing Grant from this angle.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:351 My ‘17

“The more important and distinctive part of Mr Coolidge’s work lies in the last third of it. ... Scant justice is done to the character of Carl Schurz in this review of Grant’s life. ... Mr Coolidge’s book fails to achieve its evident purpose to set Grant among the few great presidents; it was not needed to place him among the country’s greatest soldiers.” H. S. K.

=Boston Transcript= p8 F 7 ‘17 900w

“Mr Coolidge presents an informing and, on the whole, judicial account of Grant’s presidency. The student of our history knows that this is no easy task. One of the best features of this excellent biography is the liberal quotation from Grant’s letters and state papers, written in that simple and forceful style which proceeded from his integrity and strength of character.”

+ =Dial= 64:76 Ja 17 ‘18 630w

+ =Ind= 91:34 Jl 7 ‘17 60w

“If it cannot be said that Mr Coolidge’s biography altogether explains the man Grant and his career, ... he has nevertheless narrated the events of a difficult historical period with a skill which gives to the present generation a rapid and comprehensive account of much with which it should be acquainted, while older persons familiar with the story can read it once more with renewed interest.”

* + =Nation= 104:759 Je 28 ‘17 1350w

“The biography, while it embodies in quotation or paraphrase all that is most significant in Grant’s narrative, has abundant freshness and vitality of its own: it is written with more than a touch of eloquence. Not merely because of its fullness and accuracy, but also through its literary qualities—its virility and incisiveness—it is not unworthy to stand beside the ‘Memoirs’ as a companion piece.”

+ =No Am= 205:803 My ‘17 1150w

“It comes just short of 600 pages, as long as a one volume biography can afford to be, and a study of its proportions reveals good judgment on the part of the author. ... The value of the volume is enhanced by the portraits, seven of Grant alone, one in a group of officers: all but one of these are from the collection of Frederick Hill Meserve of New York and some of them have not hitherto been published. Five of them are of the soldier, one of the president, two of the veteran.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 Jl 20 ‘17 430w

=COOMARASWAMY, ANANDA KENTISH.= Buddha and the gospel of Buddhism. il *$3.75 (3½c) Putnam 294 A16-1519

For descriptive note see Annual for 1916.

=A L A Bkl= 13:240 Mr ‘17

“There is nothing scholarly about this book; as a contribution to scientific knowledge, it is nil. Its accounts of the legendary life of Gautama and his teaching, the discussions of the contemporary religious systems of India and of the later developments of Buddhism, as well as the concluding chapters on Buddhist art, are all a hotch-potch of quotations from modern scholars. ... If one wishes to get a general view of Buddhism, he will do better to turn to any popular manual, say the one by Mrs Rhys Davids in the Home university library, which is far better than the present work, and only costs one-seventh as much. ... The book is confessedly a work of propaganda. As an argument for Buddhism, it is not particularly convincing.”

— =Dial= 62:405 My 3 ‘17 750w

“We have many expositions of Buddhism, but few possess either the charm or the forcefulness of this.”

+ =Lit D= 54:913 Mr 31 ‘17 320w

“This book, dealing, as it does, very largely with metaphysical speculations, is, of course, not very easy reading. But the author’s style is admirably clear. It is illustrated with a number of fine plates, some in color, others in black and white.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:357 S 23 ‘17 500w

=St Louis= 15:47 F ‘17

“The author’s previous work and his peculiar fitness to write authoritatively on this subject should go far to recommend this book for serious consideration by all students of the Buddhist religion.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 Mr 12 ‘17 300w

=COOPER, CLAYTON SEDGWICK.= Brazilians and their country. il *$3.50 (3c) Stokes 918.1 17-29767

The writer contends that in a period when territorial barriers are being so rapidly dissolved and when national and social conditions are being so deeply stirred by the greatest human conflict of all ages, isolation and localism are no longer possible for any thoughtful person. He offers this contention as an apologia for a North American’s presumption in writing about a South American people. Contents: Mental hospitality; Brazilian traits; Portugal and Brazil; The Brazilian empire; The orientalism of Brazil; Republican government; A leviathan country; Education; Brazilian home life; The triumph of the engineer; Seeing Rio de Janeiro by tramway; Electric energy transforming Brazil; The racial melting pot; In the land of the Paulistas; The awakening of southern Brazil; Trade and transportation; Outdoor sports and lotteries; Rio de Janeiro, city of enchantment; Bahia, old and bizarre; Paranagua; Pernambuco and Central Brazil; Para and the rubber workers of the Amazon; The Brazilian Indian; Languages, libraries and literature; Brazil’s army and navy; The Latin American view of North Americans; The newspaper as an international medium; Brazil’s tomorrow.

“We have as a result a history with science, observation and experience combined in a really valuable volume.” T: Walsh

+ =Bookm= 46:606 Ja ‘18 110w

“The frequent comparisons between North American and South American ways of looking at life and of carrying on the business of living are always interesting and ought to prove useful to all business men, especially young men, who hope to enter into trade relations with South America.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:579 D 30 ‘17 360w

“Exceptional among serious descriptive works in being readable as well as full of useful information. A business man with South American trade in the back of his mind might well invest in this book. It gives a striking picture of our great southern neighbor and ally.”

+ =Outlook= 117:519 N 28 ‘17 50w

+ =R of Rs= 57:219 F ‘18 60w

=COOPER, ELIZABETH (MRS CLAYTON SEDGWICK COOPER).= Heart of O Sono San. il *$1.75 (3½c) Stokes 17-28073

The heart of O Sono San is not only the heart of every Japanese girl, but the heart of woman the world over. The customs, the ceremonies, the superstitions and traditions that dominate the environment in which O Sono San is reared are those which now stifle, now strangely quicken the development of Japanese women. From babyhood to motherhood we follow her. In her maturity when she gives her boy to her country, while she lives thru the uncertainties and terrors of the struggle for Japan’s life, when her boy falls serving his country, she rallies from the staggering blow with the heroism that is no more Japanese than French, English, German or American. It is the old Spartan heroism of universal womanhood. The illustrations are excellent reproductions in duo tone from photographs.

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:130 Ja ‘18

“The author’s ‘The lady of the Chinese court yard’ was an interesting piece of work. It was brilliant, but not so fine as ‘The heart of O Sono San,’ because the latter book possesses rare ethical and spiritual beauty.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:578 D 30 ‘17 770w

“If the illustrations do not always illustrate the accompanying text, they are in themselves exquisite. The book is worth owning.”

+ =Outlook= 117:510 N 28 ‘17 50w

=COOPER, JAMES A.= Cap’n Abe, storekeeper; a story of Cape Cod. il *$1.25 (1½c) Sully & Kleinteich 17-14190

Louise Grayling decides suddenly to spend the summer on Cape Cod with an uncle she has never seen, Cap’n Abram Silt. She finds Cap’n Abe to be a mild and peaceful old gentleman who for many years has entertained his neighbors with tales of the wild adventures of his seafaring brother, Cap’n Amazon. Louise has never heard of this brother and is amazed to learn that she has another uncle. There are others, too, who have begun to express polite doubt as to his existence. So to silence these doubters, Cap’n Abram arranges for the appearance of Cap’n Amazon. His own disappearance is coincident with the arrival of the swarthy-skinned, black-haired, red-turbaned seaman who can be no other than the legendary captain. The village accepts the stranger at his face value but is sorely puzzled to know what has become of the gentle Cap’n Abe. The reader will anticipate Louise in guessing the secret, but the curious villagers are kept in doubt for some time.

+ =A L A Bkl= 11:26 O ‘17

“Mr Cooper is to be credited with some ingenuity of plot and with holding concealed until almost the closing chapter a climax which can fairly claim originality. ... There is a conventional love romance in the book.”

=Boston Transcript= p6 Jl 11 ‘17 250w

“If your last trip to the Cape has lost any of that delicious odor of clams and seaweed that clung even to your shoelaces, you can get a new whiff of it here, with a great deal of pleasure.”

+ =Dial= 63:354 O 11 ‘17 100w

“The sea and the seafolk give the breezy atmosphere which makes it pleasant reading for a summer’s day.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:258 Jl 8 ‘17 130w

+ =Springf’d Republican= p13 Je 17 ‘17 220w

=COOPER, LANE=, ed. Concordance to the works of Horace. pa $7 Carnegie inst. 874 16-20920

“With this monumental volume a great labor of love on the part of the professor of the English language and literature in Cornell university has been finished, and a new and advanced position in the progress of classical scholarship has been gained. ... The text on which the ‘Concordance’ is based is that of Vollmer’s ‘Editio maior’ of 1912. Contrary to the usual practice, Mr Cooper has maintained a purely alphabetical sequence in the arrangement of Horatian forms, as, for instance, ‘sum, eram, esse, fui,’ etc., rather than listing all these under the basis of ‘sum’ or ‘esse.’ The advantage of this plan is that the student can at once detect the presence or absence of any given form in Horace. The work is a concordance and not a mere index. Each word is quoted in connection with a whole line (or more if necessary) of its context, which makes it possible, not only instantly to identify the passage, but also to study the word or phrase in question without turning it up in the original text. ... Mr Cooper has issued with the ‘Concordance,’ for the benefit of those engaged in a similar task, a list of instructions for preparing the slips used in the compilation of this great work.”—Class J

“We, who up to date have had no index to Horace except those of the Zangemeister-Bentley type, works ill printed and out of print at that, will have constant cause for gratitude to Mr Lane and to his ‘Maecenas,’ the Carnegie institute of Washington, for his scholarly, handsome, and entirely usable volume. It is a royal octavo, on heavy durable paper, printed with type unusually large and clear for such a work.” F. J. Miller

+ =Class J= 63:609 Je ‘17 530w

“To review a concordance exhaustively one must have thumbed it in long service. I have tested this one only by rapid reading of a hundred pages selected at random. I have observed no misprints and no instances of unintelligent or misleading delimitation of the excerpts. They are always so made as to indicate sufficiently the metrical, the grammatical, and the substantive context. ... An interesting page of the preface describes the method by which the forty-five thousand slips were prepared by eighteen collaborators.” Paul Shorey

+ =Class Philol= 12:311 Jl ‘17 450w

=COOPER, LANE=, ed. Greek genius and its influence. *$3.50 (2½c) Yale univ. press 913.38 17-29847

Select essays and extracts that interpret the life and genius of classic Greece. The work aims to supply “a part of the necessary background for the study of Greek and Latin masterpieces, ... and to stimulate and rectify the comparison of ancient with modern literature.” The characterizations of the Greek race which are assembled here have special interest for students of literature, and the writer hopes, for the geographer and anthropologist. A penetrating study of the traits of the Greek race, at its best, furnishes an introduction to the volume. He finds the Greek the most versatile and evenly developed of any race nature has brought forth; they were religious and intellectual; remarkable was their scientific interest in human conduct. The writer, who is professor of the English language and literature in Cornell university, offers the volume as a stimulus to the study of standard English translations of the classics.

“Certainly the reading is good reading, for the whole two hundred odd pages. Only—and one must ask it—why isn’t it edited?” H. B. Alexander

+ — =Dial= 64:63 Ja 17 ‘18 1250w

“While this book lacks the unity that a single authorship would compel, it is none the less abundant in interest and in wisdom.”

+ =Educ R= 55:78 Ja ‘18 80w

=COOPER, LENNA FRANCES.= How to cut food costs. il 75c Good health pub. 641 17-19175

“In this little book, the director of the Battle Creek sanitarium school of home economics gives a popular explanation of a balanced diet and provides a guide to the selection of low cost foods. It contains a large number of recipes and a list of economical menus for ten days. The seasonal factor in food economy is brought out, and the part played in cost by transportation and selling charges illustrated by telling examples. The emphasis is laid on wise buying rather than waste in the kitchen which, so far as working class households are concerned, is apt to be exaggerated by the critics.”—Survey

=Cleveland= p131 D ‘17 40w

+ =Ind= 91:353 S 1 ‘17 70w

“The book closes with a complete bibliography on kindred subjects.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 O 28 ‘17 140w

“Though this book cannot take the place of verbal instruction and practical demonstration in the education of the less educated housewives, it may be recommended as a trustworthy manual for those already interested in the subject.” B. L.

+ =Survey= 39:73 O 20 ‘17 130w

=COPPING, ARTHUR E.= Souls in khaki; with a foreword by General Bramwell Booth. *$1 (2c) Doran 940.91 17-17990

“Mr Copping’s book presents a series of pictures of his personal investigations into spiritual experiences and sources of heroism in the English army. [With the assistance of the War office and the Salvation army] he visited the training camps in England, went to France, tarried in the hospitals, went through the trenches, was under fire, talked with numberless soldiers, whole and wounded, spent much time in the Salvation army huts, and everywhere made it his chief purpose to find out what quality it is in the British soldier that enables him to face calmly and smilingly the horrors and the perils of battle. It is his conclusion that at the front ‘the spirit is supreme and the flesh subordinate,’ and he bears witness to what so many other observers have noted, the reality of religious faith among the soldiers.”—N Y Times

=Ath= p420 Ag ‘17 100w

“In spite of the incessant and aggravating recurrence of adjectives—‘piteous’ seems to appear upon every other page—the writer has achieved a very readable war book and one that ought to find a place in the libraries of our Sunday schools.”

+ — =Bib World= 50:375 D ‘17 380w

“Chatty and interesting but marred by occasional sentimentality.”

+ — =Cleveland= p118 N ‘17 40w

“It is a chatty and very readable little book and shows in a graphic way how spirit can rise above material conditions and make them contribute to its own good, no matter how abhorrent they may be. And that is something that ought, just now, when our own men are soon to be in the trenches, to be a consoling message to Americans.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:261 Jl 15 ‘17 330w

“The book is full of stirring anecdotes of heroism and exalted Christian service. It is well put together and is free from any suspicion of special pleading. Mr Copping has done his best to get at the facts. His material is fresh and, in the main, convincing.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p8 Ag 1 ‘17 280w

=CORBETT, JULIAN STAFFORD.= England in the Mediterranean [1603-1713]. 2d ed 2v *$5 Longmans 942.06

“‘Once to grasp the Mediterranean point of view is to be dominated by its fascination,’ wrote Julian S. Corbett a dozen years ago in the preface to his admirable work on ‘England in the Mediterranean, 1603-1713.’ He went on to give the first satisfactory account of that important bit of English naval and political history by which England first established her sea-power within the Pillars of Hercules, occupied for a while Tangier, and finally fixed her unshakable hold on the Rock of Gibraltar.”—Nation

“Today the Mediterranean is more than ever the ‘Keyboard of Europe,’ and the history of the seventeenth century strategists who secured it for England must always be of deep historic interest. Some of the episodes discussed in the book are ‘Sir Walter Raleigh,’ ‘England and the Venice conspiracy,’ ‘The navy under James I,’ ‘The Spanish succession,’ ‘Marlborough and the navy,’ and ‘The congress of Utrecht.’”

+ =Cath World= 105:539 Jl ‘17 320w

+ =Ind= 91:187 Ag 4 ‘17 40w

“With unusual success he has kept the complicated politics of the period in close relation to the naval history. With their readable style and their sense of the romance of the sea in its embodiment in English sea-fighters, Mr Corbett’s volumes are again welcome.”

+ =Lit D= 54:1428 My 12 ‘17 280w

“The great war, which has again centered men’s minds on England’s sea-power and her position in the Mediterranean, has called forth a second edition of Professor Corbett’s authoritative story of those small beginnings in the seventeenth century. It is reprinted in smaller format, but otherwise there is no change from the first edition.”

+ =Nation= 104:553 My 3 ‘17 140w

=CORBETT-SMITH, ARTHUR.= Retreat from Mons. il *3s 6d Cassell & co., London 940.91 (Eng ed 16-22253)

“The book deals with Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien’s corps more than with Sir Douglas Haig’s, and even on its own ground does not attempt a connected narrative. It gives us specimen episodes in the fighting; but these are so well chosen that they do in effect convey to us an accurate idea of what the whole strategical issue was.” (Spec) “Much of the book is anecdote: stories of heroism; stories of the irrepressible humor of the British soldier; stories of the capture and summary execution of German spies.” (The Times [London] Lit Sup) On p. xi-xvi the roll of honour of the First expeditionary force is given.

“He is particularly skilful in describing individual feats and incidents.”

+ =Ath= p486 O ‘16 40w

“If we were asked how to get the best idea of the early fighting by our small but immortal Expeditionary force, we would say: Read Lord Ernest Hamilton’s book, ‘The first seven divisions,’ for the facts, and Major Corbett-Smith’s book, ‘The retreat from Mons,’ for the spirit.”

+ =Spec= 117:585 N 11 ‘16 1800w

“He gives us one of the most graphic accounts which we have read of the German mass attacks at Mons.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p471 O 5 ‘16 900w

=CORBIN, THOMAS W.= Marvels of scientific invention. (Marvels ser.) il *$1.25 Lippincott 608 17-4604

“Some of the ‘Marvels of scientific invention’ are collected in this interesting account by Thomas W. Corbin. The subjects include guns, torpedoes, the use of high explosives on farms, submarines, protection in mines, smelting, freezing, color photography, and electrical testing. These inventions and their uses are told in a pleasant fashion and their scientific aspects are described accurately in non-technical language.”—Nation

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:336 My ‘17

=Nation= 104:346 Mr 22 ‘17 60w

=N Y Br Lib News= 3:189 D ‘16

=St Louis= 15:363 O ‘17 30w

“Mr Corbin’s book is briefer than Mr Talbot’s, and covers a smaller range. On the other hand, it has an index, and it goes more fully into the chemistry and science of the subject.”

=Sat R= 122:sup10 D 9 ‘16 150w

“On the whole Mr Thomas W. Corbin achieves considerable success. But he is not entirely free from mistakes in fact.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p612 D 14 ‘16 120w

=Wis Lib Bul= 13:154 My ‘17 30w

=CORCORAN, TIMOTHY=, comp. State policy in Irish education, A. D. 1536 to 1816; exemplified in documents collected from lectures to postgraduate classes. *$2 Longmans (Eng ed E17-153)

“The professor of education in the National university has printed a series of documents illustrating the chequered history of Irish education, hampered for centuries by racial, linguistic, and religious differences. The first of them is Henry VIII’s admonition to Galway ‘that every inhabitaunt within the saide towne indevor theym selfe to speke Englyshe,’ and it is characteristic. ... Dr Corcoran’s historical introduction, written from the Roman Catholic standpoint, is instructive, but the documents tell their own tale.”—Spec

+ =Educ R= 54:95 Je ‘17 70w

“It has been necessary to point out that Dr Corcoran mutilates or omits important documents—a practice which might be further illustrated from this book. But, notwithstanding this, all students of Irish history will be grateful for what he has given them. To much of it, no doubt, the criticism which has been made does not apply.” E.

* + – =Eng Hist R= 32:309 Ap ‘17 650w

=Spec= 117:sup533 N 4 ‘16 140w

=CORIAT, ISADOR HENRY.= What is psychoanalysis? *75c (5½c) Moffat 131 17-10883

This little book consists of questions and answers on psychoanalysis. Such general questions as, What is psychoanalysis? Where and under what conditions did it originate? Can psychoanalysis be harmful? What is the cause of certain failures in psychoanalysis? are answered together with many more specific questions relating to definite neurotic ills. The author is first assistant visiting physician for diseases of the nervous system, Boston city hospital, and he has written other books on “Abnormal psychology,” “The meaning of dreams,” etc.

“A straightforward clear exposition of the general procedure of psychoanalysis and of the technical terms that have arisen in connection with it.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 My 12 ‘17 470w

+ =Ind= 91:512 S 29 ‘17 40w

“Dr Coriat answers questions that have been in the minds of many persons. All this information is presented in simple terms quite within the understanding of persons of ordinary intelligence.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:432 O 21 ‘17 60w

=CORKERY, DANIEL.= Munster twilight. *$1 (2c) Stokes

A collection of Irish tales possessing all of the qualities we have now come to associate with things Irish, mysticism, pathos, poetry and humor of the sort that is more grim than jovial. Six of the stories are grouped together under the title The cobbler’s den. They are the stories drawn from the reminiscences of a group of cronies who come together nightly in the cobbler’s shop.

=N Y Times= 22:202 My 20 ‘17 270w

“Whether he has been influenced by the study of Gorky and others of this violently depressing school of realists we cannot say. It may be merely an unconscious convergence, but the resemblance is sufficiently striking. ... Mr Corkery has put nearly all his gloom in the van, a method to be deprecated on prudential grounds, for while it may impress the critic who admires strong meat, it is apt to choke off the plain and gentle reader, especially at the present time. But we recommend the reader to persevere, for he will be rewarded.”

+ — =Spec= 118:109 Ja 27 ‘17 1200w

“Not all of these stories are violent or harshly humorous. Some are warm and tender, with a deep, queer insight into the hearts of old and gentle and afflicted people.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p19 Ja 11 ‘17 500w

=CORNELL, ERA.= Above Cayuga’s waters; comp. by the editors of the Class of 1917. il $1 Cornell era, Ithaca, N. Y. 378 16-19647

A selection of articles and poems that have appeared in the Cornell Era since its founding in 1868 to the present day. It has been the policy of the magazine to obtain for publication articles by prominent men on all phases of college life. “As a result,” says the preface, “the bound copies of the Era, covering nearly fifty years, are a storehouse of articles valuable for all who may be interested in that wonderful phenomenon, the American university.” With few exceptions the authors of the selections are either Cornell graduates or members of the Cornell faculty. Among those represented are Andrew D. White, Goldwin Smith, David Starr Jordan, Hugh Black, Arthur Brisbane, Norman Hapgood, Dana Burnet, Liberty Hyde Bailey, and Jacob Gould Schurman.

“This little book will have interest not only for all Cornellians, graduate as well as undergraduate, but also for many others who busy their minds much or occasionally with the problems of student life and the relations between that life and the world life.”

+ =N Y Times= 21:576 D 31 ‘16 550w

“The book has little general appeal, but is valuable to students because of its treatment of their problems, and to Cornell men because of the memories it preserves.”

=Springf’d Republican= p19 My 20 ‘17 200w

=COSMOS, pseud.= Basis of durable peace. *50c (1c) Scribner 940.91 17-3465

A series of articles written for the New York Times in November and December, 1916. As a starting point the author examines statements at that time recently made by the German chancellor and the British prime minister. Finding the two statements strikingly similar in outward appearance, he discusses the meaning of such expressions as “rights of small nations,” “freedom of the seas,” etc., from both the German and the British points of view. He discusses further the principles of the new international order that may be established after the war and the place of the United States in it. Victory for the Allies is the first essential for a durable peace. The second is the stamping out of the military ideal, not in Prussia alone, but in all the countries of the world. “The spirit and the point of view which manifest themselves in militarism, in the subordination of civil to military authority and policy, and in the setting of right below might, must be driven out of the hearts and minds of men. ... The basis of sound international policy will be found in sound domestic policy, and in sympathy with equally sound domestic policies in other lands.”

“The writer who offers his work under the title of Cosmos, and who is undoubtedly ex-President William H. Taft, has given us probably the sanest discussion of the terms of peace that the nations must agree upon at the close of the war. The articles show sound judgment and as far as the settlement of the war is concerned, great practicability.”

+ =Cath World= 106:111 O ‘17 250w

“Much information clearly and briefly given.”

+ =Ind= 89:362 F 26 ‘17 40w

+ =N Y Times= 22:29 Ja 28 ‘17 800w

=Pratt= p36 Jl ‘17 40w

“One of the ablest expositions of the subject that has appeared in small compass. Much less technical than Lafontaine’s ‘The great solution.’” L. A. Mead

+ =Survey= 38:553 S 22 ‘17 290w

=COULT, MARGARET=, ed. Letters from many pens. (Macmillan’s pocket American and English classics) *25c Macmillan 826 17-7948

“Miss Coult has followed a plan of her own in selecting the letters, and her collection is variously lively, informing and inspiring. It is an admirable book for use in schools. ... There is a group devoted to chat about home matters, another group of letters from young people to their elders and another of letters from grown people to children (including some of Phillips Brooks’s and Lewis Carroll’s), a group of letters addressed to strangers, a long collection of sketches from many lands, a section about tastes and a group of letters expressing emotions. A capital group is that of ‘Other times, other manners,’ which runs from classical times through the 18th century.”—Springf’d Republican

“While the educational use of the work is perhaps most important, many persons will find it profitable and delightful for casual reading.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p10 My 18 ‘17 190w

=COUPERUS, LOUIS MARIE ANNE.= Twilight of the souls; tr. by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos. *$1.50 (2½c) Dodd 17-25859

This is the third of a series of four novels, “The book of the small souls.” It carries on the story of the various branches of the Van Lowe family. Ernst becomes temporarily deranged, Gerrit, the “healthy brute” of a soldier, who figures largely in this volume, has a severe illness; suffering and death come also to other of the Van Lowes, and the “family group” that “Mamma” van Lowe has tried so hard to hold together, seems to be breaking up. Constance, who, in the two preceding volumes, has been passing through a period of spiritual evolution, and has reached “the happiness of accepting one’s own smallness ... and of not being angry and bitter because of all the mistakes ... and of being grateful for what is beautiful and clear and true,” has a bitter disappointment when her son, Adriaan, tells her that he cannot carry out his parents’ long cherished plan and enter the diplomatic service, because he has become absolutely convinced that he should be a doctor. But the mother understands, forces down her disappointment and encourages her boy to follow his deepest conviction.

“It is a depressing chapter in the family history, yet not without its glimmer of happier light. Constance sees it as that atom, that ‘grain of absolute truth and reality’ which even small souls may possess, and may impart to others.” H. W. Boynton

+ =Bookm= 46:488 D ‘17 600w

“The general tone is pessimistic but it is remarkable in its human sympathy and has touches of fine idealism.”

+ =Cleveland= p2 Ja ‘18 150w

“In ‘The twilight of the souls’ Mr De Mattos translates with his accustomed skill the third of those linked ‘Books of the small souls’ in which the Dutch realist Couperus has embodied so searching and sympathetic an interpretation of human nature and of modern life.”

+ =Nation= 105:514 N 8 ‘17 350w

“Among the three volumes of the series which have now appeared, this, the third, ranks second in merit, above ‘The later life’ and below the ‘Small souls.’ This because, while very much better in every way than the former, it has less variety than ‘Small souls’ and less of inevitability.”

+ — =N Y Times= 22:446 N 4 ‘17 1050w

=COURVILLE, E. H.=, comp. Autograph prices current. *25s E. H. Courville, 25 Rumsey Road, Brixton, London, S. W. 017

“The records in the volume are stated to have been extracted from the catalogues of about sixty-five days’ sales, and to represent a sum of more than £35,000. Among the entries we notice autograph letters of Rossetti, Swinburne, Sir Walter Scott, Samuel Johnson, R. L. Stevenson, Louis XIV, Napoleon, Washington, and others. ... Numerous quotations from letters are embodied in the text.” (Ath) The compilation is to be published annually and is “a complete alphabetical and chronological record of all autograph letters, documents, and manuscripts, sold by auction in London, with the date and place of sale, name of purchaser, and price of each lot: together with a comprehensive reference index.” (Sub-title). Sales from August, 1914 to July, 1916, inclusive, are comprised in this first issue.

+ =Ath= p425 S ‘16 140w

“His scholarly catalogue will be welcomed by the student, the collector, and the dealer alike.”

+ =Spec= 117:419 O 7 ‘16 190w

“On every page of this carefully edited volume there is something to arrest the attention, and we can only express the hope that it may become as hardy and as vigorous an annual as ‘Book prices current.’”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p428 S 7 ‘16 950w

=COUSINS, FRANK, and RILEY, PHIL M.= Wood-carver of Salem; Samuel McIntire, his life and work. il *$7.50 Little 724.9 16-23955

“‘The wood-carver of Salem’ is a well-deserved tribute to Samuel McIntire, of Salem, whose distinction as an architect and designer, as well as a craftsman, is preserved in many of the stately houses of the third colonial period that still adorn the ancient streets of Salem. ... McIntire passed his whole life and did all his work in Salem, never having had an opportunity to see the productions of Wren and other contemporary English architects. Yet he attained high rank as a designer and, in the opinion of the authors of this book, he was our foremost colonial architect of domestic buildings.”—R of Rs

“To anyone that loves New England and is familiar with its widespread excellence of old architecture such a book as ‘The wood-carver of Salem’ affords pleasant entertainment. ... It is a book to read beside a fireplace such as those fireplaces that it pictures and describes.” W. A. M.

+ =Boston Transcript= p8 D 27 ‘16 400w

+ =Cleveland= p80 Je ‘17 30w

“A plentiful index and 127 plates give added importance to a work that is replete with vital interest.”

+ =Int Studio= 60:95 Ja ‘17 200w

“It appears as a limited edition, carefully and elaborately prepared.”

+ =Lit D= 54:567 Mr 3 ‘17 200w

=R of Rs= 55:105 Ja ‘17 150w

=COX, KENYON.= Concerning painting; considerations theoretical and historical. il *$1.75 (4c) Scribner 750 17-24869

“This book is the result of such thinking as I have been able to do on my own art of painting. It divides itself into three parts: the first is an inquiry into what painting essentially is and into the nature of its appeal to humanity; the second is an attempted account of what painting was in the golden age, from the beginning of the sixteenth century to nearly the end of the seventeenth; the third deals with some aspects of the painting of the more immediate past. Part first was originally given in the form of lectures at Union college. Parts second and third were delivered at Yale, in the Trowbridge course on the history of art, and at the Metropolitan museum and other institutions. The three chapters on ‘The golden age of painting’ have appeared in Scribner’s Magazine, and the other five in the Art World.” (Preface) There are thirty-two reproductions of typical works from the older and from contemporary artists.

“The suggestions are clear and not too technical in form so that they will interest the intelligent layman as well as the student.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:83 D ‘17

“I find the first division of the book, devoted to a general consideration of what painting is according to Cox, the most arresting part of the discussion: probably because it is most Cox, whereas the historical survey puts him in a vast field where the competitors are numerous.” R: Burton

+ =Bookm= 46:478 D ‘17 550w

“Dr Cox elsewhere has not kept to himself his opinions regarding the vagaries of futurism, cubism and the other extreme manifestations of erratic individualism but he refrains from even recognizing in this book the existence of such a school or even mentioning the name of its votaries. He waxes quite enthusiastic over John La Farge, having evidently fallen under the sway of the personality of that brilliant genius.” N. H D.

+ — =Boston Transcript= p8 O 27 ‘17 750w

+ =Cleveland= p136 D ‘17 10w

“The eight essays are of unequal interest. Mr Cox has done nothing better than the two studies ‘Painting as an art of imitation’ and ‘Painting as an art of relation.’ ... There is a cleanness and trenchancy about this work which is beyond the range of any other American critic of art. Where Mr Cox’s admiration is fully aroused there is also a great sensitiveness. This quality Mr Cox keeps for his favorites. The rest get a rather schoolmasterly report.”

+ — =Nation= 105:545 N 15 ‘17 290w

“If he wrote only of the technical side of his art he would be an absorbingly interesting author; but he is too much of an artist to stop with this. Not only the form but the meaning interests him, and he connects his comments on the detail of the workshop with observations on persons and schools and countries as catholic and sound and sincere as they are learned. ... His arguments have lost the bitterness that once diminished the force of their effect on his readers.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:417 O 21 ‘17 530w

+ =Outlook= 117:514 N 28 ‘17 50w

“In his chapters on the Italian renaissance and the Venetian school, Mr Cox is at his best. His brief, crisp summing up of the four great masters, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Correggio, is luminous with clear, incisive judgments. ... It is in the third division of this work, devoted to certain aspects of 19th century painting, that we find Mr Cox somewhat disappointing. He has tried to crowd too much into inadequate space. ... Perhaps the most disappointing of all the essays is that relating to the mural painters.” F: T. Cooper

+ — =Pub W= 92:817 S 15 ‘17 1000w

“The book is valuable to teachers and students for several excellent reasons: It is accurately informative, intelligently analytical, and stimulating to the cultivation of æsthetic conceptions that are in harmony with our ideals concerning the newer civilization that we hope to see emerge out of the present chaos of thought.”

+ =School Arts Magazine= 17:226 Ja ‘18 300w

=COXON, MURIEL (HINE) (MRS SIDNEY COXON).= Autumn. *$1.40 (lc) Lane 17-9809

After ten years of an unhappy marriage, Deirdre Caradoc thought that the best of life was over for her. She was midway in her thirties, she had no child, and her love for her husband was dead. She decides to separate from him, and takes a house in the country where she hopes for uninterrupted quiet. Here she makes two friends, a father and his young daughter, who become of momentous importance in her life. Between the man and herself a deep and sincere love comes to life, but the course of their future is influenced by the daughter, who, in falling in love with a married man older than herself, seems to be giving them a replica of their own situation.

“This work carries the evidence of some originality. But the action does not progress with the desired celerity.”

=Boston Transcript= p8 Ap 14 ‘17 220w

“It has to do with several charming people who seem unable, either by sin or by virtue, to solve their problems practically, ethically or sentimentally. Puppets of circumstance are they, whose perfervid loves play havoc with them. One wishes that they were all set to earning their living.”

— =Ind= 90:594 Je 30 ‘17 60w

“If the closing chapters of ‘Autumn’ do not quite fulfill the promise of its earlier portion, the novel is, nevertheless, one of unusual merit. ... It has that nameless distinction which, for want of a better word, we term quality.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:136 Ap 15 ‘17 600w

=Spec= 119:93 Jl 28 ‘17 20w

“What one complains of chiefly is, first, that the main events of the story do not happen inevitably, but only because the author makes them happen, and that they are, therefore, unconvincing. One’s second ground of complaint is the author’s constant evasion.”

— =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p281 Je 14 ‘17 820w

=COXWELL, CHARLES FILLINGHAM.= Through Russia in war-time. il *$3.50 Scribner 914.7 (Eng ed 17-18477)

“It was on May 22, 1915 that the author, an Englishman, sailed from New York for North Cape and Archangel.” (N Y Times) “He describes with full appreciation for the wonders of Russia his journey and the various cities and sections he visited. He entered at Archangel, and travelled from north to south and from east to west of Russia. Much space is given to Petrograd and Moscow. He describes Holy Kiev, Odessa with its busy life, the beauty of the Crimea, the antiquities of Kertch, the Cossack country, the wonderful Georgian military road over the Caucasus, as well as the less-known parts of Russia. At the end he passes through Finland and through the country of the Lapps.”—Boston Transcript

=A L A Bkl= 14:66 N ‘17

“In spite of his limited Russian vocabulary and in spite of war-time restrictions, he nearly always manages to get into actual touch with the natives, and ultimately to persuade them to pose for him. The result is a collection of unconventional photographs which help to impress on the mind a vivid picture of all those who came within Mr Coxwell’s view.”

+ =Ath= p342 Jl ‘17 700w

“An amusing account is given of the author’s difficulties at the outset with the Russian language.”

+ =Ath= p364 Jl ‘17 80w

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Ag 22 ‘17 250w

“Political Russia is of more vital interest than physical Russia; but at the moment when the fate of that nation seems to center in one city, it is not amiss to remember that Petrograd is one of the least representative cities of the new republic and that behind all its changes and its transitory emotions there lies the great mass of the Russian people, sturdy, industrious, and immovable. To consider them steadies one’s sense of proportion. Mr Coxwell’s book enables one so to consider them.”

+ =Dial= 63:276 S 27 ‘17 230w

“The main impression it conveys is that the war in 1915 had hardly ruffled daily existence in the smaller Russian towns, and was little regarded in such important centres as Petrograd and Moscow.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:294 Ag 12 ‘17 480w

“Mr Coxwell is almost a Pickwickian tourist—so simple-minded, so easily pleased, so little subjective in his observations, that he might seem to have just set out from Goswell street. But there the resemblance ends. Adventures crowded on Mr Pickwick at every turn, but not one befell Mr Coxwell. Mr Coxwell is happier, however, with his camera than with his pen.”

– + =Sat R= 124:250 S 29 ‘17 350w

“In the main, of course, the narrative is personal, but personal narratives may be of absorbing interest when the writer is an experienced traveler. Added value is given in the liberal space devoted to details of Russian life and customs and to historic incidents.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p6 S 6 ‘17 230w

“No doubt students of Russian life will find nothing interesting in these pages and the book is not for those who wish to estimate political, economic, or military forces, or for those who look to Russia for spiritual guidance or inspiration. But it is for the not-too-serious tourist and those who are like the author in spirit. ... There is a slight misconception, perhaps, in the title of the book. It has little or nothing to do with the war, and does not describe special war conditions.”

+ =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p268 Je 7 ‘17 1050w

=CRABB, GEORGE.= English synonymes. rev and enl ed *$1.25 Harper 424 17-10873

The first edition of Crabb’s “English synonymes explained” was published one hundred years ago. The preface to this centennial edition says, “It is an exceptional tribute to Crabb’s scholarship that during an entire century his masterful work has continued to hold the regard of the English-speaking world, and that to-day it is consulted with probably more appreciation than ever before.” Of the changes and additions made for the new edition the preface says further, “Nothing has been eliminated from the master’s explanations of his chosen words, and his style of presentation has been followed as closely as intervening conditions would permit. The entire body of the original words and explanations has been supplemented by a large number of words with their applications that have grown into the language within recent years, besides many that came to have a deeper significance than before because of the great European war.” Another important feature of the new edition is a complete system of cross references. The work has an introduction by John H. Finley.

“Revised and brought up to date by unnamed editors whose work, one cannot help feeling, is considerably inferior to that of the original author in natural feeling for words, in comprehension of philological niceties, and in insight into derived meanings.”

=Springf’d Republican= p8 My 31 ‘17 430w

=CRAGIN, LAURA ELLA.= Sunday story hour. il *$1.25 (3c) Doran 372.6 17-13402

The author has written these stories for Sunday telling, either at home or in the Sunday school. They are planned for the younger children and are grouped under the headings: Our Heavenly Father’s care; Our Heavenly Father’s protection; The loving care of Jesus; Prayer; The sabbath; Helpfulness; Kindness; Obedience; Easter; Thanksgiving; Christmas. Many of the stories were written for the Beginner’s leaflets issued by the Presbyterian Boards. Other books by the author are “Kindergarten stories for the Sunday school” and “Kindergarten Bible stories.”

“The way in which the child is led to see how God is in his world makes the book especially fitting for Sunday reading, as it is designed to be.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p15 Ag 26 ‘17 100w

=CRAIG, AUSTIN=, ed. Former Philippines thru foreign eyes. *$3 (3c) Appleton 919.14 A17-1007

This volume, edited by Professor Craig of the University of the Philippines, consists of a series of reprints of original documents and other out-of-print material bearing on the early history of the Philippines. Contents: Feodor Jagor’s travels in the Philippines; The state of the Philippines in 1810, by Thomas de Comyn; Manila and Sulu in 1842, by Charles Wilkes, U.S.N.; Manila in 1819, by John White, U.S.N.; The peopling of the Philippines, by Rudolf Virchow; People and prospects of the Philippines, by an English merchant, 1778, and a consul, 1878; Filipino merchants of the early 1890s, by F. Karuth. The volume was first published by the Philippine education company of Manila.

“Taken together, these descriptions form an exceedingly valuable lot of material regarding the Philippines. Of them all, the first is the most valuable, because of the intimate touch it gives of conditions and its excellent descriptions. The translation, which was made especially for this work by a young German, one of the victims of the Japanese onslaught on Tsing Tau, is immensely improved over the defective English translation published in London in 1875. By choosing descriptions on the whole favorable to the Filipinos, Professor Craig has presented but one side of his thesis, although it must be confessed material on the other side is easily available to whoever wishes to study the question from other points of view.” J. A. Robertson

+ =Am Hist R= 23:197 O ‘17 900w

“Only where there is special interest.”

=A L A Bkl= 13:442 Jl ‘17

“A republication of valuable and rare documents which is intended to correct the wrong impressions in the minds of students, concerning the Filipino and his islands.” M. C. T.

+ =St Louis= 15:185 Je ‘17 20w

=CRAIG, AUSTIN, and BENITEZ, CONRADO.= Philippine progress prior to 1898. $1.25 Philippine education co., Manila 991.4 17-31047

The purpose of this source book of Philippine history, prepared by two members of the faculty of the University of the Philippines, is “to supply a fairer view of Filipino participation and supplement the defective Spanish accounts.” The book consists of two parts. Part 1, The old Philippines’ industrial development, by Conrado Benitez, has chapters on: Agriculture and land-holding at the time of the discovery and conquest; Industries at the time of discovery and conquest; Trade and commerce at the time of discovery and conquest; Trade and commerce: the period of restriction; The 19th century and economic development. Part 2, The Filipinos’ part in the Philippines’ past, consists of documents and reprints, edited with introduction and notes by Austin Craig.

=CRAM, MILDRED.= Old seaport towns of the South. il *$2.50 (3½c) Dodd 917.5 17-28900

The rain that falls in the first few chapters of this leisurely narrative dampens not at all the ardor of writer, illustrator and reader as they fare forth together on a journey southward from New York to Baltimore, Norfolk, Wilmington, Charleston, Savannah, St Augustine and Galveston. The writer is visiting the South of her parents for the first time—the South that had come to mean “the place of sun, chivalry, romance and Uncle Remus.” With freshness of outlook, therefore, the prominent points of interest are viewed. There is a good deal of history thrown in, some illuminating generalizations about social problems, the whole being interspersed with crisp dialog, clear description and entertaining comment. Good illustrations, the work of the author’s brother, accompany the text.

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:91 D ‘17

“She catches the spirit of the cities, Baltimore, Charleston, Norfolk, and others, with remarkable accuracy. ... ‘Old seaport towns of the South’ is a thoroughly delightful book. The publishers have issued it in most attractive form, making a feature of the unusual and striking illustrations.” A. M. Chase

+ =Bookm= 46:335 N ‘17 190w

+ =Boston Transcript= p8 N 3 ‘17 600w

“America is being discovered by its own people. The experiences and discoveries of one pair of explorers—brother and sister—are here related in sprightly detail, and the account is dressed by the publishers in the best product of the printing press. The historical facts woven into the narrative are at times somewhat mixed.”

+ — =Dial= 63:592 D 6 ‘17 280w

+ =Lit D= 55:39 D 8 ‘17 120w

“She has brought together a great variety of bits of history, tradition, reminiscence, and description which make of each place that she visits a very interesting, attractive, and colorful picture.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:482 N 18 ‘17 100w

=CRAM, RALPH ADAMS.= Substance of Gothic. il *$1.50 (4½c) Jones, Marshall 723.5 17-25630

“I have called these lectures, given during the winter of 1916-17 in the Lowell institute course in Boston, ‘The substance of Gothic,’ because in them an effort is made, though briefly and superficially, to deal with the development of Christian architecture from Charlemagne to Henry VIII, rather in relation to its substance than its accidents; to consider it as a definite and growing organism and as the exact and unescapable exponent of a system of life and thought antipodal to that of the modernism that began its final dissolution at the beginning of August A.D. 1914, rather than in the light of its accidents of form and ornament and details of structural design.” (Preface) The author devotes five pages of his preface to listing and characterizing non-technical, easily available books, written in English, for those who wish to follow the subject further.

=A L A Bkl= 14:83 D ‘17

“It is a truly eloquent book, and regarded as a piece of writing will give pleasure to the layman as a literary performance, quite aside from his interest in the theme or his agreement with the view presented.” R: Burton

+ =Bookm= 46:477 D ‘17 640w

“In Mr Cram’s presentation of structural details we are given at last to realize how incomplete, how downright misleading has been the method which presented the material progress, and left altogether out of account the spiritual forces which made that progress possible. ... The importance of such critical method in this day and age is tremendous. ... He is pointing the way to a new understanding of the middle ages upon much more solid foundations. Beneath him is the support of such exhaustively scholarly works as Henry Osborn Taylor’s ‘The mediaeval mind,’ and of such penetrating analysis as has been made by Mr Henry Adams. ... Mr Cram is, on the other hand much inclined to treat the faults and the blemishes of the modern age as though they were the only things visible in all the recent centuries. In this view is much error.” J. E. K.

+ + — =Boston Transcript= p6 S 26 ‘17 1350w

“The volume, though evidently the work of an accomplished and enthusiastic student of architecture, is by no means a dry text-book abounding in technicalities. Its chief appeal may be to the specialist, nevertheless it will be perused with profit and pleasure by every intelligent reader.”

+ =Cath World= 106:389 D ‘17 230w

“Mr Cram writes not alone from the point of view of an ardent Gothicist, but from that of an ardent churchman as well, and this contributes both to the strength and to the weakness of his book—to its strength because he has so keen and constant a realization of the nobility and vitality of the essential spirit of Catholicism; to its weakness because all those who fail or have failed of that realization are to him either heretics, heathen, or pagans, bent on establishing the kingdom of Satan on earth.” Claude Bragdon

+ — =Dial= 63:517 N 22 ‘17 900w

=R of Rs= 57:216 F ‘18 170w

=CRAM, RALPH ADAMS, and others.= Six lectures on architecture. il *$2 (6c) Univ. of Chicago press 720.4 17-4209

This volume contains the Scammon lectures for 1915, the lectures delivered at the Art institute of Chicago as the eleventh series under the Scammon foundation. Contents: The beginnings of Gothic art, and The culmination of Gothic architecture, by Ralph Adams Cram; Principles of architectural composition and Modern architecture, by Thomas Hastings; Organic architecture and The language of form, by Claude Bragdon. There are forty-five illustrations.

=A L A Bkl= 13:387 Je ‘17

“Mr Bragdon’s first lecture, entitled ‘Organic architecture,’ is an unusually clear statement of the condition of modern architecture. ... His second lecture, on ‘The language of form,’ is a valuable and suggestive exposition of his views as to possible sources of new forms in art and ornament.” P. B. Wight

+ =Architectural Record= 41:370 Ap ‘17 1400w

“Mr Cram’s two lectures, which it is rather hard to judge fairly, as he covers an immense field in a few pages, are admirably written. Mr Hastings’s two have some carelessnesses in style. ... There is a good deal of practical advice and of suggestive information in all six. The volume would have been improved had an index been added.” N. H. D.

+ =Boston Transcript= p8 Mr 14 ‘17 1050w

“Stimulating discussion of conflicting ideals in American architecture.”

+ =Cleveland= p114 S ‘17 70w

“Mr Cram summarizes the evolution of the characteristic features of Gothic construction in paragraphs bristling with names, dates, and technical terms. The effect is sufficiently cryptic even on the printed page. Yet the treatment, on the whole, is stimulating and suggestive. No one in the world to-day—certainly not in this country—is, perhaps, better qualified than Mr Cram to interpret the Gothic spirit. It can hardly be said that Mr Hastings presents a very strong brief for his cause.” W: A. Bradley

+ — =Dial= 63:110 Ag 16 ‘17 1050w

“Well worth reading as examples of three wholly different attitudes and methods of approach to the subject. ... The minds of auditors who heard all six lectures must have been left at the end in a somewhat bewildered state, for the book is full of contentious and provocative suggestions. It is hardly milk for babes in architecture, but it is good reading for those who are already somewhat instructed in the subject, and may well set the mature architect to thinking.”

+ =Nation= 104:437 Ap 12 ‘17 420w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:75 My ‘17 30w

“The doctors disagree, but it is the disagreement of living thought, and from the series of lectures the public receives a lively thrust toward the act of original thinking which is the desired result in all educational work.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:415 O 21 ‘17 400w

=Pittsburgh= 22:316 Ap ‘17

=Pratt= p29 O ‘17 50w

+ =Spec= 118:732 Je 30 ‘17 140w

=Springf’d Republican= p6 N 9 ‘17 290w

=CRANCH, CHRISTOPHER PEARSE.= Life and letters, [ed.] by his daughter, Leonora Cranch Scott. il *$3.50 (3c) Houghton 17-8755

Altho Christopher Pearse Cranch was born in Virginia, he was closely associated with the literary life of New England. As a young man he entered the Unitarian ministry, but left it after a time to follow an artist’s career. He devoted himself to landscape painting and wrote poetry for the Atlantic Monthly, the Dial and other papers of the time. He was the friend of Emerson, James Freeman Clarke, George William Curtis and other distinguished Americans and in his travels abroad he formed friendships with men of letters in Europe, among them Thackeray, and the Brownings. In this book his daughter presents a selection from his letters, joined together by extracts from an unpublished autobiography.

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:399 Je ‘17

“Christopher Pearse Cranch finds a place in many anthologies, and his books are on the shelves of numerous libraries, public and private, that preserve the relics of bygone literary accomplishment. ... It is regrettable that his daughter, despite the abundant material in her possession and her liberal use of it in this volume of ‘Life and letters,’ has thrown it together so carelessly, and has made no attempt, either in her own words or in the words of others, to tell a well-ordered and coherent story of his life. ... As a miscellany of incidents in the inconspicuous life of an American man of letters and leisure, Mrs Scott’s record of her father is valuable despite its incompleteness. ... As material for a biography, Mrs Scott’s volume will serve. It is also an excellent memorial tribute to a worthy life.” E. F. E.

+ — =Boston Transcript= p8 Mr 24 ‘17 1450w

“By far the most valuable part of the book is made up of the letters he received from others. Besides early notes from James Freeman Clarke and Emerson, there are several letters in Lowell’s happiest manner, several from the Brownings ... and many from W. W. Story and George William Curtis. A few, like those of Curtis from Berlin, are valuable for themselves; but most are of the sort that reveal the recipient as well as the author.”

+ =Dial= 63:69 Jl 19 ‘17 430w

“His personality was well worth studying, but the greatest charm of the book lies in the intimate view we get of such friends as Curtis, James Russell Lowell, Mr and Mrs Browning, Ralph Waldo Emerson, W. W. Story, Margaret Fuller, and others famous in art, music, and literature. ... It is a very readable biography.”

+ =Lit D= 54:2007 Je 30 ‘17 180w

“The reader who wishes to find a picture of the pale, reflected, undisturbed, and comfortable condition of American arts and letters of the period will do no better than to turn lightly the pages of this volume. But if he is looking for the impact upon a man of varied culture of the forces that were to shake artists, composers, and writers out of their traditional ease, he will turn away as from a sago pudding.”

+ — =Nation= 105:697 D 20 ‘17 440w

“Mr Cranch was one of the most interesting Americans of the last generation.”

=Outlook= 115:668 Ap 11 ‘17 30w

=Pittsburgh= 22:525 Je ‘17 90w

=Pratt= p47 O ‘17 30w

“His relations with New England transcendentalism and with Emerson form an entertaining chapter of the book.”

+ =R of Rs= 55:667 Je ‘17 50w

“If the material gathered in this volume had been thoroughly sifted and digested into a book of half the size, two objects would have been probably attained: We should have had a sufficiently detailed life of the poet, and his life would be likely to interest more readers. As it is, the volume is formidable because of its size and because of the method of presentation of its subject matter.”

+ — =Springf’d Republican= p8 Je 15 ‘17 1600w

=CRANDALL, LEE SAUNDERS.= Pets; their history and care. il *$2 (2½c) Holt 636 17-13515

This book on pets and their care is divided into four sections: Mammals; Birds; Reptiles and batrachians; The aquarium. As this division will indicate, the term pet has been given a rather wide interpretation. The author says, “To give, in a single volume, full and efficient directions for the treatment of so many diverse creatures, means that the space devoted to each must be no greater than necessary. For this reason rare or particularly delicate members of the various groups have been excluded. ... On the other hand, many of the birds, such as the pheasants, cranes and waterfowl, cannot be considered as pets in the sense that they may be fondled, but they are widely kept for ornamental purposes, and their proper treatment is a matter often not well known.” (Preface) Theories of breeding are discussed in an appendix. There are many illustrations from photographs, a bibliography and index.

“It covers about the same number of animals as Comstock and is, therefore, fuller in treatment than Verrill. Has fifteen more illustrations than Comstock and a general bibliography at the end of the book instead of the references for each animal discussed in Comstock.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:44 N ‘17

=Cleveland= p111 S ‘17 30w

=N Y Times= 22:461 N 11 ‘17 70w

“As an introduction to the practical knowledge of pets, Mr Crandall’s book will well serve. As assistant curator of birds in the New York zoological park he speaks with the weight of an authority behind him. ... There are nearly 100 excellent illustrations.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p19 My 27 ‘17 230w

=CRANE, FRANK.=[2] Christmas and the year round. *$1 (2c) Lane 170.4 17-29490

“Christmas means the supreme fact about life, namely: that it is joyful,” writes Dr Frank Crane in the first of these essays. Others in an equally optimistic vein follow. The art of quietness, Life an adventure, The man who keeps his word, Democracy, The postponement of life, The delusion of safety, are some of the titles.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Ja 9 ‘18 100w

“Dr Crane puts a great deal of common sense philosophy into his essays in a spirited, readable form and this newest product is packed with optimistic humanism and wisdom.”

+ =Ind= 92:604 D 29 ‘17 130w

“He is always brisk, and the ideal of life to which he calls his readers is always democratic, independent, contented, and sturdy.”

+ =N Y Times= 22:564 D 16 ‘17 370w

=CRANE, FRANK.= Looking glass. *$1 (2c) Lane 170.4 17-13215

A book of short essays on such subjects as: The secrecy of goodness; The art of being cheerful; The higher probabilities; Keeping young; Amusements; The fear of deciding; The new teacher; The theatre and morals; The immorality of fear; A consumer’s views on salesmanship; Democracy and organization, etc.

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:423 Jl ‘17

“Dr Crane’s devoted admirers will receive with joy a new contribution to his list of books. Like his other offerings, this volume is crammed with spicy essays in tabloid form.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p7 Je 2 ‘17 190w

“Brisk, wholesome, direct, this spicily served advice is all the better for not taking itself too seriously.”

+ =Ind= 90:517 Je 16 ‘17 40w

“His short essays express, in terse phrase, the brisk American optimism. It is not mawkish or spineless; on the contrary, it is vigorously upstanding. But it is determined to see ‘good in everything.’ But we cannot all agree in finding cause for happiness in the ‘number of things’ of which the world is full today. And there is something more than irritation—there is something ghastly—in Dr Crane’s exuberant cry of all-inclusive gladness: ‘Thank God for now!’”

+ — =N Y Times= 22:278 Jl 29 ‘17 360w

=CRANE, UTLEY EDWIN.= Business law for business men. *$3.50 Winston 347 17-1500

A work on business law, “covering all the states and territories in the Union, with abstracts of commercial law in every state and territory and legal forms for many transactions.” (Title-page) The author, a judge of the municipal court of Philadelphia, says, “Recognizing that the average business man has neither the opportunity nor inclination to pursue a systematic study of business law, this work has been specially prepared to meet the requirements of the busy man of affairs. Omission of any citation of authority and all legal technicalities has been for the purpose of rendering the work interesting as well as instructive.” Contents: Contracts; Partnerships; Corporations; Negotiable instruments; Real estate and conveyancing; Bankruptcy; Insurance; Common carriers; Patents; Trade-marks; Copyrights; Sales; Business crimes; Domestic relations; Building and loan associations; Architects and builders; Money; Executors and administrators; Constitutional law; Banks and banking.

“It is a practical book for practical business. It will also be of ‘handy reference’ value to lawyers. It is easy to read and well arranged, so that the layman will have no difficulty in finding the information which he desires.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p7 Ag 18 ‘17 380w

“One of the commendable features of the work is its national application. ... As an exposition of the legal principles involved in ordinary mercantile transactions, the work can be commended as sufficiently simple and untechnical to meet the requirements of the busy man of affairs.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p17 Ap 29 ‘17 130w

=CRANMER-BYNG, LAUNCELOT ALFRED=, tr. Feast of lanterns; rendered with an introd. *80c Dutton 895 (Eng ed 17-6225)

“In ‘The wisdom of the East series,’ edited by L. Cranmer-Byng, and Dr S. A. Kapadia, there is now published a treasure for students of poetry, ‘A feast of lanterns,’ translations from the work of twenty Chinese poets. The introduction explains the tenets of Chinese poetic art, their reverence and love for flowers, symbolism in poetry, and the lore of the dragon, one of the four spiritually endowed creatures of China. There are also interesting comments on the epochs of Chinese poetry, and on the great storehouse of verse that remains untranslated into western tongues.”—R of Rs

=A L A Bkl= 14:14 O ‘17

+ =Ind= 91:78 Jl 14 ‘17 60w

“The reader of these graceful relics of the thought of an alien race in by-gone centuries echoes the sentiment of Sir John Davis, quoted on the title-page of this volume, ‘As our gardens have already been indebted to China for a few choice flowers, who knows but our poetry may some day be under a similar obligation?’”

+ =Lit D= 54:1862 Je 16 ‘17 500w

+ =N Y Times= 22:290 Ag 5 ‘17 430w

+ =R of Rs= 56:105 Jl ‘17 90w

=CRAVATH, PAUL DRENNAN.= Great Britain’s part. *$1 (8c) Appleton 940.91 17-7951

These “observations of an American visitor to the British army in France at the beginning of the third year of the war,” were written first for the New York Times. They are republished in the hope that they may “aid a few Americans to a better appreciation of the greatness of England’s achievements in the European war.” The author says, “The British people and press have so liberally exercised the Englishman’s inalienable right to abuse the government that we in America often hear more of England’s mistakes than of her achievements. As a result, there is, I find, real misapprehension among Americans as to England’s part in the war.”

+ =Cleveland= p82 Je ‘17 50w

+ =Dial= 63:212 S 13 ‘17 170w

“Hardly more than a magazine article, Paul D. Cravath’s little book makes clear methods of organization and the way work is done behind the British lines.”

+ =Ind= 90:297 My 12 ‘17 30w

“A thin book of not two hours’ reading, which is far too sketchy and meagre to justify a defiance of the high cost of paper by adding another pebble to the mountain of war-books. But one conviction strongly and instinctively held by Mr Cravath catches our interest. The conviction is that England will win, that nothing can stop the new army. Since we have ourselves entered the war, we have been glad of any reassurance, however uncritical or dogmatic. Mr Cravath’s conviction is both, yet he has the power to convey his conviction to his readers.”

=New Repub= 10:330 Ap 14 ‘17 230w

=Pittsburgh= 22:528 Je ‘17 40w

“His account of the businesslike methods by which a modern battle is fought makes good reading.”

+ =R of Rs= 55:445 Ap ‘17 100w

“Largely a reiteration of what we already know. But it makes an interesting reiteration because it is the result of personal, inexpert observation.”

+ =Springf’d Republican= p10 Ap 27 ‘17 170w

=CREAGER, WILLIAM PITCHER.= Engineering for masonry dams. il $2.50 Wiley 627 17-17759

“A concise handbook treating first of dams in general, choice of location, preliminary and final investigations, choice of type, and forces acting on dams with tables and equations for computing them; second, of particular types with examples of each and the calculations for their construction. The three final chapters are concerned with the preparation and protection of the foundation, flood flows, details and accessories.”—N Y P L New Tech Bks

“The 229 pages of the volume are full of valuable information, made easy of access by the methodical arrangement of the material. The assumptions and recommendations are consistent with good conservative practice. ... If the reader feels any regret it is because he does not find treated one of the difficult problems of engineering of masonry dams—outlet control.” F. Teichman

+ — =Engin News-Rec= 79:562 S 20 ‘17 580w

=N Y P L New Tech Bks= p6 Jl ‘17 60w

=CREELMAN, HARLAN.= Introduction to the Old Testament; with a foreword by Frank K. Sanders. *$2.75 Macmillan 221 17-12733

“After about thirty pages of discussion of questions of general introduction the outline of biblical material is given chronologically, and divided into ten periods. The materials of four of these periods are found in the Hexateuch; and they are the primitive, the patriarchal, the exodus and the conquest of western Palestine periods. Then follow successively the periods of the judges, of the united kingdom, of the divided kingdom, of the exile, of Persian rule and of Grecian rule. All of this mass of material is analyzed, dated and described. Each section, paragraph, verse and part of a verse is carefully marked, so that the student of the English Bible may test for himself the data upon which the modern view of the Old Testament rests.”—Boston Transcript

“Its general point of view, of course, is that of the historical school, and the author’s conclusions, in so far as they are indicated, are of the cautious type represented by such scholars as Driver and the contributors to Hastings’ ‘Dictionary of the Bible.’ But the critical literature so abundantly cited, if used by the inquiring reader, will bring him into touch with every shade of opinion.” J. M. P. Smith

+ =Am J Theol= 21:608 O ‘17 430w

“There are three indexes which will prove very helpful to the student. For those who wish to study the Old Testament as an original source this is the best volume that has been published in English.”

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Je 16 ‘17 470w

=CREEVEY, CAROLINE ALATHEA (STICKNEY) (MRS JOHN KENNEDY CREEVEY).= Daughter of the Puritans. il *$1.50 (2c) Putnam 17-6643

The author of “Recreations in botany,” “Harper’s guide to wild flowers,” and other books, writes here of her girlhood. The years covered are those from her childhood up to her marriage in 1866 at the age of twenty-three. Of particular interest is her account of the religious training of New England children in her day and of its effect on the child mind. She herself, she says, lived two lives “one natural and childlike, the other terrified and unnatural.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 13:351 My ‘17

“The childish attitude towards religion and God as it existed more than a half century ago could not be better epitomized.” E. F. E.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Ja 20 ‘17 1600w

“Mrs Creevey is not only a botanist and a writer on botany, with several handy and useful books to her credit on our native flora and the pleasures of its study, but also an agreeable chronicler of events in the animate world of human beings. ... Her account of her education and her school-teaching is good reading—truthful and richly human, with a spice of humor.”

+ =Dial= 62:316 Ap 5 ‘17 230w

+ =Ind= 90:473 Je 9 ‘17 40w

“All except the very young will find in this autobiography their own experiences mirrored.”

+ =Lit D= 54:1088 Ap 14 ‘17 180w

“There are three chapters on Wheaton seminary (now college) at Norton, Mass.”

=R of Rs= 55:667 Je ‘17 30w

=CREHORE, ALBERT GUSHING.= Mystery of matter and energy. il *$1 (6c) Van Nostrand 530.1 17-28773

In the first chapter of this little book the author says, “One of the purposes of the following lines will be fully accomplished if we succeed in presenting to those who have given little thought to this subject some conception of what is implied by the words ‘the problem of the structure of matter.’ Among scientists this problem has gradually increased in importance to such an extent that it may now be said to be the problem of problems.” Discoveries of recent years have advanced the problem to a point where its solution becomes a possibility. “The improbability of its solution in the eyes of a former generation has, it may be said, been changed into a probability in the eyes of the present generation.” The problem is stated, recent steps in its development traced, and the field for future effort outlined.

“A fascinating little volume. ... The book is written without algebra, but it contains some beautiful geometrical drawings and atomic-model pictures. The volume is to be recommended to all educated persons possessing some general knowledge of physics who are interested in the most recent investigations within the microcosmic world.”

+ =Elec World= 71:50 Ja 5 ‘18 340w

=CREIGHTON, LOUISE (VON GLEHN) (MRS MANDELL CREIGHTON).=[2] Life and letters of Thomas Hodgkin. il *$4.50 Longmans

Thomas Hodgkin, an English banker, historian and antiquary who died in 1913, is allowed to tell his life story largely in his own words, Mrs Creighton having drawn on his extensive correspondence and his private journals and diaries. She says, “My object has been to give a portrait of a man, not an account of the various causes in which he was interested, nor even, in the first place, of the work which he actually achieved.” Thomas Hodgkin was a Quaker and the record of his association with the Society of Friends is given in the words of fellow members of that faith. A bibliography, giving a list of all Dr Hodgkin’s writings is included in the appendix. Mrs Creighton is also author of the “Life and letters of Mandell Creighton.”

“The record of a life such as Dr Hodgkin’s belongs among the notable biographies of men of thought and action.” E. F. E.

+ =Boston Transcript= p6 Ja 9 ‘18 1350w

“The portrait she presents is serene but a trifle monotonous. There are too many birthday letters, written in a tone of affectionate retrospect, and a superabundance of religious discussions with Sir Edward Fry and other intimates.”

+ — =Sat R= 124:485 D 15 ‘17 350w

+ =Spec= 119:679 D 8 ‘17 1800w

=The Times [London] Lit Sup= p557 N 15 ‘17 50w

“It is natural that to Mrs Creighton, who so admirably revealed the many-sided powers of the bishop [Bishop Creighton] who ‘tried to write true history,’ should be given the opportunity of preserving for posterity the lovable character of his friend. In this she has succeeded. ... There is no criticism, no endeavour to analyse his purpose, or assign him rank among the great historians.”

+ — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p565 N 22 ‘17 1400w

Crime, The, by a German: tr. by Alexander Gray.[2] 2v v 1 *$2.50 (1½c) Doran 940.91 17-26980

A book called forth by the criticisms of the author’s earlier book “J’accuse,” with answers to the objections of German critics, among them Dr Karl Helfferich, Dr Theodor Schiemann, Paul Rohrbach, and Houston Stewart Chamberlain. The author’s chief aim has been to bring new evidence to bear on the thesis of the first book.

“A far better appreciation of the present work is possible to those who have studied ‘J’accuse’ than to readers imperfectly acquainted with its subject-matter. ‘The crime’ will be widely read, and will deepen the impression made by the author’s previous book.”

+ =Ath= p684 D ‘17 210w

“Had his first chapter been written without epithets, declamation, and self-laudation, the whole work would have gained in dignity and force. It is unnecessary explicitly to damn opponents whom your sober arguments render so ridiculous as this author renders the Teutonic apologists. Apart from this blemish the book is unanswerable.”

+ — =Lit D= 56:32 Ja 26 ‘18 580w

“The author lays no claim to be in possession of any material which is not universally accessible, but in very patient and thoroughly German fashion he has made the most of what is available. It must be admitted that his method becomes at times wearisome. Those chapters which are freshest and will be most read deal with the relations between Lord Grey of Fallodon and Count Lichnowsky, the German ambassador in London, before the actual outbreak of war, and discuss the German claim that Russia, by being in so great a hurry to mobilize, was really the European ‘incendiary.’”

+ — =Spec= 119:sup550 N 17 ‘17 220w

=CROFT, TERRELL WILLIAMS.=[2] Electrical machinery; principles, operation and management. il *$2 McGraw 621.31 17-19176

“Avoiding the use of difficult mathematics, this well known author aims to explain to the ‘average’ man the theoretical principles and the essential operating facts relating to alternating-current and direct-current generators as well as to motors and similar machinery, with consideration of control apparatus. Design is not discussed. There are chapters on troubles, testing, and the determination of motor drive requirements. [There are] clear cut illustrations and practical examples with solutions.”—N Y P L New Tech Bks

=A L A Bkl= 14:45 N ‘17

=N Y P L New Tech Bks= p7 Jl ‘17 70w

=Pittsburgh= 22:658 O ‘17 10w

+ =Power= 46:238 Ag 14 ‘17 500w

+ =Quar List New Tech Bks= O ‘17 70w

=CROFT, TERRELL WILLIAMS.= Wiring for light and power. il *$2 McGraw 621.31 17-11353

“The ‘National electric code’ which this book explains and illustrates is a set of rules prepared by the National board of fire underwriters for the purpose of insuring safe electrical installation. The aim of the author of the present book is to make plain just how the work should be performed to meet the requirements of the ‘Code.’ The ‘Code’ itself may be had gratis from the National board of fire underwriters, 76 William st., New York city.”—Quar List New Tech Bks

“Valuable reference manual. Covers outside and theater lighting which Cook does not, is better illustrated and a little less technical.”

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:115 Ja ‘18

“Exceptionally well illustrated and indexed.”

+ =Bul N Y Public Library= 21:482 Jl ‘17 120w

“Valuable reference manual.”

+ =Cleveland= p109 S ‘17 10w

=N Y Br Lib News= 4:105 Jl ‘17

“Mr Croft, who has several other excellent handbooks to his credit, has in this practical and clearly written work supplied the desirable explanations and elaborations.”

+ =N Y P L New Tech Bks= p8 Ap ‘17 120w

=Pittsburgh= 22:517 Je ‘17

=Pratt= p21 O ‘17 30w

+ =Quar List New Tech Bks= Jl ‘17 90w

=CRONAU, RUDOLF.= German achievements in America. il $1 R. Cronau, 340 E. 198th st., N.Y. 325.7 16-16931

“Written as an answer to what the author terms ‘unwarranted insinuations questioning the loyalty of the German-Americans toward the land of their adoption,’ this book brings together brief records of German achievements in America, from the days of the Palatines to the present, and covers achievements in pioneer life, war, politics, industry and commerce, science and engineering, literature and the press, music and drama, philanthropy and women’s work, including also a chapter on the National German-American alliance and its purposes, and The future mission of the German element in America.”—Cleveland

=Cleveland= p159 D ‘16 90w

=Pittsburgh= 22:213 Mr ‘17

=St Louis= 14:386 N ‘16

=CROSS, HÉLÈNE (FODOR) (MRS C: E: CROSS).= Soldiers’ spoken French. *60c Dutton 448 17-22899

This book is a “short-cut to the amount of French which it is necessary that our men who go to France should be able to speak.” It has been “compiled from a real course of spoken lessons as given to New Zealand’s soldiers.” The author states: “The approximate pronunciation of each word will be found, as the sound would be spelt in English, in brackets beside it.” The binding is said to be waterproof and the book will fit the pocket of a uniform.

+ =A L A Bkl= 14:9 O ‘17

“It was an oversight, however, on the part of the American publishers not to give the equivalent of the French money in American, as well as in English currency.”

+ — =Cath World= 105:847 S ‘17 120w

+ =N Y Call= p15 Ag 19 ‘17 60w

=R of Rs= 56:325 S ‘17 30w

=St Louis= 15:361 O ‘17 20w

=The Times [London] Lit Sup= p347 Jl 19 ‘17 30w

=CROSWELL, JAMES GREENLEAF.= Letters and writings. il *$2 (3c) Houghton 17-13972

James Greenleaf Croswell became in 1887 head-master of the Brearley school for girls in New York city. His letters fill a little more than half of the present volume. “Many are written to relatives; some to literary and other friends; the majority, perhaps, to present and former pupils.” (Nation) These are followed by about one hundred pages of the author’s writings in prose and verse. Then come some seventy pages of “Recollections and appreciations” of Mr Croswell. The book is illustrated with three portraits of the author, a picture of his summer home and a facsimile of a letter to a child.

“Evidently we have to do rather with a somewhat miscellaneous collection than with a book. Yet it contains enough interesting matter to give the reader no little insight into Mr Croswell’s character. Most interesting, naturally, to teachers are the letters exhibiting Croswell’s views on his own profession, as shown by allusions here and there in them—rarely by more elaborate or formal statement.” E. D. Perry

+ =Educ R= 54:419 N ‘17 1450w

“Even to one who had never before heard of Mr Croswell or of the Brearley school, the book would be sure to be interesting, because there is a man in it. ... The more formal ‘Writings’—a couple of addresses, a fable or two, and a few translations and poems—add little to the picture, but do nothing to injure it. In the letters especially, which fill rather more than half the volume, one meets a personality of genuine and most winning humility, of entire unselfishness and a kind of appealing wistfulness, yet not without subtlety; and this conjoined with a mind of extraordinary keenness, flexibility, and refinement. ... It would be impossible to imagine better letters to young girls than many of these.”

+ =Nation= 105:228 Ag 30 ‘17 550w

=Pittsburgh= 22:743 N ‘17 70w

=CROW, MRS MARTHA (FOOTE)=, comp. Christ in the poetry of today: an anthology from American poets. $1 Woman’s press 811.08 17-21868

The compiler of this volume, aroused by Dr Josiah Strong’s allusion to “the return to Christ that is now taking place,” decided to try out the truth of his statement in modern poetry. In fifty volumes of poetry of about 1890, she found few or no poems about Jesus; in 1895, a few; in 1900, many more; while in 1910, times had distinctly changed. In her introduction the compiler says: “Selecting, then, from the super-abundant wealth of poetical material on this theme, written by the poets of the United States of America, since about 1900, and arranging them in the order of the events of his life, we have here a sort of new biography of Jesus, each chapter of which consists of a poem written by a different author, and the whole forming the poetic reaction of our time to the thought of Jesus. ... Jew and Gentile, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Neo-Pagan, Socialist, Emersonian—all sorts and conditions of lovers and admirers of Jesus are represented in this collection.”

“A most useful book for all having to do with programs for church, schools and societies.”

+ =Ind= 91:477 S 22 ‘17 70w

=CROWELL, BERTHA.= Wings of the cardinal. *$1.35 (1½c) Doran 17-25289

Ferol Rankin, a beautiful red-haired, seventeen year old Texas country girl, to get money for her mother, became the mistress of Berry Ward, a rich New Yorker, with tuberculosis, who was seeking a divorce from a cheap actress whom he had married when he was drunk. Ward promised to marry Ferol when he got his divorce, and kept his word. After spending some time in Kansas City, in California and in New York, the Wards settled in San Vincente, New Mexico. Here Ward had an affair with Julia Brace, a married woman, though he was still in love with his wife. Meanwhile James Sanger, a sculptor, fell in love with Ferol and tried to make her go away with him, but although she loved Sanger, she decided that she couldn’t “be a quitter” and elected to stay with her husband. Ward, however, divined the state of the case, told Sanger that he would “play to lose” and that Ferol would be free in six months. He stayed alone in a hunting camp and died of hemorrhage. The “Texas Cardinal” then cabled Sanger, who was in Algiers, that he might return in a few months.

“The novel reads very like a first book, but though it is deficient in artistry and in interest, it has some clever bits, usually descriptions of places and environments. Especially good is the sketch of San Vincente and its health colony, outwardly so light-hearted and careless, really engaged in a plucky fight against the one real enemy, tuberculosis.”

=N Y Times= 22:326 S 2 ‘17 300w

=CROY, MAE SAVELL.= 1000 hints on flowers and birds. *$1.50 Putnam 716 17-17297

Uniform with “1000 hints on vegetable gardening.” Treats of The art of growing flowers, Essentials in gardening, Special features of the garden, The lawn, Shrubbery and trees, Insects and sprays, Color scheme, List of common and botanical n