In one volume, twenty four selections from biographies famous, not for their subjects alone, but for their manner, the quality of their style, the contribution they make to enthing man's knowledge of man. The emphasis is on biographies of a generation past, with Lincoln ens the most modern of the lot. An interesting experiment in editing, as the tious are designed to include the significant mom, the heart of each biography, with editorial connecting links to make it read . Intratory notes on author and subject place each selection for the reader. The range from Thomas Wolsey and Sir Thomas More to Henry Adams, Edmond and Lincoln fena. If the result is that resistance to the biographical form of writing is broken down, much in accomplished. If this should serve not as an appt but as a whole meal, the reader would be the loser.