Books: History Without Dates

THE ROAD WE HAVE COVERED—John Andersen Udmark — Modern Age ($3.50).

Many a U. S. community knows the type: a great reader, self-taught and apt to be considered mildly bughouse; a man whose passionate hobby is universal history. Usually he has a special key to history; sometimes he gets it out of the Bible. If he writes his masterpiece, it tends to look like a combination of numerology, fancy cattle brands and bad dreams.

Last fortnight that tradition produced a remarkable exception. John Andersen Udmark at 50 published his first book, The Road We Have...

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