Books: Empty Gesture

EMPEROR FRANCIS JOSEPH OF AUSTRIA. A Biography—Joseph Redlich—Macmillan ($5).

Author Redlich, Moravian born, practiced law in Vienna, sat for twelve years in Austria's Parliament, and was appointed in 1918 Minister of Finance for old Austria. At present professor of Comparative Public Law at Harvard Law School, he has written numerous essays and books on law and government. With such qualifications he now writes the first, and definitive, history of Francis Joseph—not a biography in the Strachey-Maurois manner, but a survey of European international problems since 1848,...

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