Education: Biography Department

A bald, white-whiskered popular biographer who looks like a country doctor is Gamaliel Bradford (Bare Souls, Wives, As God Made Them). Last week in the New York Times literary supplement he pondered U. S. education, decided it was "chaos," recommended a "clue which . . . may afford a certain amount of help. I mean the clue of biography." Though Biographer Bradford does not offer his own trade as a solution of all teaching problems (he admits it does not afford intellectual discipline), he says it has "the immense advantage of affording...

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