Books: Patriarch Revised

THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA: Fourteenth Edition. A New Survey of Universal Knowledge—The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. ($129.50-$325)

When the directors of Encyclopaedia Britannica Co., Ltd., obtained as their compendium's editor-in-chief able James Louis Garvin, longtime editor of the London Observer and in the late Lord Northcliffe's opinion "the greatest living journalist" (TIME, April 26, 1926), the publishing world knew that something striking might happen to the Patriarch of the Library. Editor Garvin's selection was encouraged by U. S. representatives and the American Advisory Board, with...