Books: A Man & His Country

HENRY CABOT LODGE by William J. Miller. 450 pages. He/neman. $8.50.

Few men have been so to the man ner of public service born as Henry Cabot Lodge. Here is an authorized biography—an admiring one—of Lodge's distinguished career, including 13 years as a liberal Republican Senator and eleven as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. and Viet Nam. The virtue and the defect of the book is that Lodge is largely seen through contemporary journalistic accounts of his activities, plus his own speeches and writings. The feel of history is well caught, but Lodge the private man is elusive, and critical assessments are...

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