Books: Adam-amd-Eve Alley to Zigzag

NAMES ON THE LAND—George R. Stewart—Random House ($3).

A few centuries after the birth of Christ, an Anglo-Saxon invader named Leaxa settled in the Midlands of ancient Britain. His settlement was named Laxton, or Lexington—"the place of Leaxa's men." More than a thousand years later, men carried this already hoary name to the colony of Massachusetts where, one morning in 1775, it suddenly became historic. The name & fame of Lexington spread like wildfire through the colonies, until at last it even reached a lonely hunting camp far beyond the Cumberland Gap. "Let us...

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