National Affairs: In the News

Two biographies* have again made news of George Washington (TIME, Oct. 25).

Professor Albert Bushnell Hart, historian at Harvard, does not ap- prove of either of them. Last week, during a speech in Boston, he picked up a copy of Mr. Hughes' book, said:

"Well, it is a book, and there is a lot of it, but it is very plain that the author doesn't know what he is talking about. It is full of slurs and snarls based on the internal consciousness of Rupert Hughes, and expressions of the way Hughes would have acted. "I found 297...

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