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THE NATIONS OF TODAY—Edited by John Buchan—Six Volumes Published: British America, Baltic and Caucasian Republics, France, Italy, Japan, Jugo-slavia—Houghton Mifflin ($5.00 a volume).

Since Homer wrote of the heroic feats of unhappy Achilles and of the exploits of the ingenious Odysseus, history has drawn its heroes from the great. The mere nod of a mighty king was of more account to historians than all the people of his kingdom. The era of democracy in history has just begun, and evidently John...

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