Books: Bolithographs

TWELVE AGAINST THE GODS—William Bolitho—Simon & Schuster ($4). "In reality, the whole history of human progress from the flint-jabber to standing room in the subway . . . is the result of two forms of effort, the guard and the search, made by the Home-stayer on the one hand, and by the bold affronter of the new on the other; that is, by the citizen and the adventurer." Upon this somewhat labored proposition Author Bolitho presents, en brochette, the characters of Alexander the Great, Catiline, Mahomet, Columbus, Cagliostro and Seraphina, Casanova, Charles...

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