Books: Washington's Washington

WASHINGTON SPEAKS FOR HIMSELF —Lucretia Perry Osborn—Scribner's ($3.50). Provoked by the flood of so-called biographies of General Washington, Mr. Osborn has joined together the writings of the man himself to the end that Washington may tell his own story. These writings, which include diaries, letters, addresses, state and war papers, have been arranged chronologically by Author Osborn, and connected by concise, impartial passages to facilitate transition from one document to the next. The whole effect is admirable, and the book has at least one advantage over an autobiography in that the element...

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