Books: Historical Family

A HISTORY OF THE BUSINESS MAN— Miriam Beard—Macmillan ($5).

Charles Austin Beard is a tall, lean, deaf, white-haired, Indiana-born Yankee with a piercing eye, a commanding presence and a gruff voice. For 25 of his 63 years he has been a powerful influence among U. S. historians by virtue of works like Economic Interpretation of the Constitution. His wife Mary, who collaborated with him on The Rise of American Civilization, is a historian in her own right (A Short History of the American Labor Movement), a lecturer, a champion of women's rights. His son William...