Books: Semantics

THE TYRANNY OF WORDS—Stuart Chase —Harcourt, Brace ($2.50).

In 1914 a 26-year-old Boston accountant named Stuart Chase took his bride on a strange honeymoon. They poked through slums, pretended to be pitiful specimens of the unemployed, checking up on working conditions in sweatshops. The natural result was not a baby but a book. Stuart Chase, who thus unconventionally introduced his bride to facts he considered fundamental, has spent his life introducing himself and his growing public to facts of deeper & deeper import. Primarily a popularizer of other men's ideas, Author Chase expresses...

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