Books: Fever Chart

THE YEARS OF THE LOCUST (America, 1929-1932) — Gilbert Seldes — Little, Brown ($3).

Gilbert Seldes has gone Mark Sullivan and Frederick Lewis Allen (Our Times, Only Yesterday) one better. With amazing celerity, great industry and a comprehensive focus, Seldes has drawn up an interpretative history of the last three years in the U. S., so that those who are still on the run may read. Calling his book a "fever chart," he plots the curves of recent U. S. public opinion, shows how it followed the swoops of economic graphs. Written with...

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