Letters, Dec. 18, 1939

Required Reading

Sirs:

YOUR REVIEW OF CARL SANDBURG'S NEW LINCOLN BIOGRAPHY IS GORGEOUS AND SHOULD BE REQUIRED READING IN EVERY SCHOOL IN THE LAND. SANDBURG RICHLY DESERVES THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE FROM THE SWEDISH ACADEMY.

HENRY S. HENSCHEN

Washington, D. C.

Sly Jest

Sirs:

Harvard Law School's Story Professor of Law, T. Reed Powell, doubtless feels honored by your attributing to Mr. Justice Holmes Mr. Powell's sly jest as to Mr. Justice Butler's feelings about the procreation of imbeciles in perpetuity [TIME, Nov. 27]. Romantic legends certainly have gathered round Holmes's name; but even a...

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