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HENRY ADAMS—James Truslow Adams—A. & C. Boni ($2.50).

Few U. S. scions have been so heavily helped and hindered by their heredity and environment as the late, famously educated Henry Adams (1838-1918). Presidents of the U. S. were his great-grandfather and his grandfather; his father was Minister to the Court of St. James's; what was there left for him? This brief (246-page) but comprehensive biography by James Truslow Adams (no kin) was originally intended as an introduction to Henry Adams' as-yet-unpublished Works. The Depression brought it out as a single volume, the...

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