Books: American Background

AND KEEP YOUR POWDER DRY—Margaret Mead—Morrow ($2.50).

This book is a discussion of the U.S. future written by an anthropologist—Margaret Mead, author of Growing Up in New Guinea, Sex & Temperament. Says Miss Mead: "This is not an attempt to take off Americans' clothes. ... It is an attempt to say: In the last 17 years I have been practicing a certain way of looking at peoples. I bring it ... to you ... at this moment when no American can escape the challenge to use what special or accidental skills he has."


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