Books: Non-Fiction

100 Years Ago

FIGURES OF THE PAST—Josiah Quincy—Little, Brown ($4). These chronicles well bear periodic repub-lication.-Their author was as alert in his late seventies as he had been in his youth when, graduated by Harvard at 19 (class of 1821), he entered the front ranks of military, political and private society in "our somewhat stiff and exclusive city," Boston. He became a mayor of that city, like his father before him and his grandson later, but writing in his age, he found more meat in his youthful journals than in the official acts...

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