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Title: The Book Review Digest, Volume 13, 1917 - Thirteenth Annual Cumulation Reviews of 1917 Books
Author: Reely, Mary Katharine, Jackson, Margaret
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                                  THE
                           BOOK REVIEW DIGEST

                               THIRTEENTH
                           ANNUAL CUMULATION

                         REVIEWS OF 1917 BOOKS


                               EDITED BY
                            MARGARET JACKSON
                                  AND
                          MARY KATHARINE REELY


                        THE H. W. WILSON COMPANY
                                NEW YORK
                                  1918

------------------------------------------------------------------------



                         THE BOOK REVIEW DIGEST

 Vol. XIII                   February, 1918                       No. 12


                          PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY

                        THE H. W. WILSON COMPANY

                       958-964 University Avenue
                             New York City

    Entered as second class matter, November 13, 1917 at the Post Office
    at New York, under the act of Congress of March 3, 1879.


                           TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION

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            Single numbers                              1.00
            Semi-annual cumulation (August)             2.00
            Annual cumulated number, bound (February)   5.00


                            TERMS OF ADVERTISING

    Combined rate for Book Review Digest, Cumulative Book Index and
    Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature—$35 per page per month; two
    of these publications $30; one of these publications $25 per page
    per month. Smaller space and contract rates furnished upon request.

                  *       *       *       *       *

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.

                  *       *       *       *       *

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.



                          OTHER ABBREVIATIONS:

=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



                                   A


=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



                                   B


=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

         =A L A Bkl= 13:401 Je ‘17

         =Boston Transcript= p8 F 21 ‘17 500w

  “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

       + =N Y Times= 22:59 F 18 ‘17 650w


=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.

         =Ath= p406 Ag ‘17 50w

  “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

       + =Hibbert J= 16:172 O ‘17 1700w

  “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.”

       + =N Y Times= 22:281 Jl 29 ‘17 1150w

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

       + =Spec= 118:612 Je 2 ‘17 1150w

  “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.”

     – + =Outlook= 117:64 S 12 ‘17 40w

  “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.”

     + — =Springf’d Republican= p8 O 11 ‘17 180w


=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.

         =Am Econ R= 7:840 D ‘17 30w

         =A L A Bkl= 14:52 N ‘17

         =Am Pol Sci R= 11:794 N ‘17 40w

       + =Boston Transcript= p6 Ag 15 ‘17 450w

         =Cath World= 106:392 D ‘17 200w

         =Cleveland= p123 N ‘17 40w

  “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.”

     – + =Dial= 63:400 O 25 ‘17 450w

  “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

       — =N Y Call= p15 S 30 ‘17 480w

  “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.”

 *       =N Y Times= 22:305 Ag 19 ‘17 1350w

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

       + =Pittsburgh= 22:759 N ‘17 60w

  “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

       + =Survey= 38:551 S 22 ‘17 410w


=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.

     + — =Boston Transcript= p6 S 19 ‘17 470w

  “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

     – + =Educ R= 54:523 D ‘17 400w

         =N Y Br Lib News= 4:117 Ag ‘17


=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.”

     + — =The Times [London] Lit Sup= p411 Ag 30 ‘17 850w


=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.”

       + =A L A Bkl= 13:401 Je ‘17

  “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.

     + — =Boston Transcript= p8 Ap 14 ‘17 440w

  “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.”

     – + =Dial= 62:528 Je 14 ‘17 100w

         =Nation= 105:16 Jl 5 ‘17 130w

       + =N Y Times= 22:214 Je 3 ‘17 280w

  “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.”

     – + =Outlook= 115:710 Ap 18 ‘17 80w

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

     – + =Springf’d Republican= p17 My 6 ‘17 280w


=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.

         =A L A Bkl= 14:25 O ‘17

  “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.”

     – + =Dial= 64:78 Ja 17 ‘18 60w

       + =Ind= 91:188 Ag 4 ‘17 70w

  “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.”

     + — =N Y Times= 22:222 Je 10 ‘17 430w

  “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.

         =A L A Bkl= 14:38 N ‘17

  “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.”

       + =N Y Times= 22:347 S 16 ‘17 400w

         =St Louis= 15:386 N ‘17 20w

  “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)

       + =A L A Bkl= 14:148 F ‘18

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

       + =Boston Transcript= p7 Ag 15 ‘17 480w

  “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.”

       — =Dial= 64:74 Ja 17 ‘18 850w

         =Ind= 91:293 Ag 25 ‘17 90w

  “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.”

       + =A L A Bkl= 13:389 Je ‘17

       + =Ath= p478 O ‘16 30w

       + =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

       + =Outlook= 115:116 Ja 17 ‘17 180w


=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

       + =Am Hist R= 22:879 Jl ‘17 650w

         =A L A Bkl= 13:304 Ap ‘17

       + =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

       + =Dial= 62:301 Ap 5 ‘17 1800w

         =Eng Hist R= 32:460 Jl ‘17 70w

       + =Lit D= 54:2000 Je 30 ‘17 430w

  “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

         =Pittsburgh= 22:209 Mr ‘17

         =St Louis= 15:119 Ap ‘17 50w

       + =Spec= 118:417 Ap 7 ‘17 130w

  “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.”

       + =A L A Bkl= 13:389 Je ‘17

         =Cleveland= p122 N ‘17 50w

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

       + =Ind= 91:234 Ag 11 ‘17 30w

         =St Louis= 15:183 Je ‘17 10w

  “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

     + — =School R= 25:608 O ‘17 100w

         =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.

       + =Outlook= 117:574 D 5 ‘17 60w

       + =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

         =Outlook= 118:31 Ja 2 ‘18 70w


=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.

         =A L A Bkl= 14:17 O ‘17

         =Cleveland= p116 S ‘17 40w

  “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.”

       + =Ind= 91:108 Jl 21 ‘17 300w

         =N Y Br Lib News= 4:102 Jl ‘17

         =Pittsburgh= 22:684 O ‘17 40w

         =Pratt= p45 O ‘17 40w

  “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.’”

       + =Springf’d Republican= p15 Ag 26 ‘17 130w


=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



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=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.”

     – + =N Y Times= 22:434 O 28 ‘17 600w

         =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.”

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  “There are three chapters on Wheaton seminary (now college) at Norton,
  Mass.”

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=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.”

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         =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

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=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

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  “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.”

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         =Pittsburgh= 22:517 Je ‘17

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=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

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=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
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=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
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  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
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  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.”

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=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
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  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 names of flowers mentioned in the
  text, List of flowers arranged according to the blossoming period,
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  thrive in damp places, Flowers for the old-fashioned garden, and a
  List of evergreen shrubs and trees. The last thirty pages are
  concerned with “A plea for the birds.”

  “The indexing of the helpful information is scholarly and invaluable.”