Books: Thumbprint of the South

TAR HEEL EDITOR—Josephus Daniels—University of North Carolina ($3.50).

Tar Heel Editor is the first of four volumes in which the 77-year-old Ambassador to Mexico proposes to tell the whole of his long life. Taking him through his 30th year, it concerns itself somewhat with his boyhood (his mother's War memories, camp meetings, small-town life, two decades of Reconstruction), chiefly, and in great factual detail, with his young manhood.

A full-fledged editor at 18, Daniels became, during his twenties, one of the most talented and unpurchasable of Southern journalists, fought for virtually every (safely Democratic) advance in sight in the raw, nascent...

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