Books: Characters

GENIUS AND CHARACTER—Emil Ludwig—Harcourt, Brace ($3.50). "And what else must we do but trace this man's every thought and act, every motive and impulse, back to the indivisible elements of his personality?" This is a fine and an austere credo for a biographer. Author Ludwig who followed it so completely and so admirably in his Napoleon, now applies it to a condensed explanation of men whose genius has been exposed in their actions. Da Vinci writing down the wild & enormous range of Nature's behavior; Stanley voyaging into Africa to find...

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