Books: Americans

GEORGE WASHINGTON — Nathaniel Wright Stephenson & Waldo Hilary Dunn—Oxford (2 vols. $10).

JONATHAN EDWARDS—Ola Elizabeth Winslow—Macmillan ($3.50).

MARGARET FULLER—Mason Wade—Viking ($3.50).

GEORGE CALEB BINGHAM OF MISSOURI—Albert Christ-Janer—Dodd, Mead ($5).

Respectful or at least conscientious biographies of U. S. historical figures are less likely to be considered dull nowadays than in the late debunking era. A few recent biographies seem to justify readers in thus hearkening to their better natures.

Monument. Messrs. Stephenson & Dunn's 1,069-page biography of Washington contains little new material—two minor Washington letters. The authors, oldfashioned, admiring, cautious, feel about Washington's...

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