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KIRKUS REVIEW

An interesting collection of essays on important works by some of our outstanding social and literary arbiters. The books which have been most influential in changing the trends of thought are the basis of the choice -- works which have appeared within 50 years, books that have been political, social or scientific landmarks. A liberal and forceful group of critics, including George Soule (on Freud), Louis Kronenberger (on Henry Adams), Charles Beard (on Turner), John Chamberlain (on Sumner), Max Lerner (on Charles Beard and on Lenin), Lewis Mumford (on Spengler), Bernard Smith (on Vernon Parrington), and others. The essays are challenging, many dealing with works unfamiliar to the man in the street, but stimulating for students.

Pub Date: Nov. 17th, 1939
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran