Books: Short Notices: May 26, 1967

THE DIARY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION compiled by Frank Moore. 605 pages. Washington Square Press. $7.95.

For those who find the press coverage of Viet Nam—whether from Hanoi or Washington, Moscow or Saigon—to be biased, polemical, inaccurate or incendiary, this volume will prove a purgative historical point. Compiled in 1860 from the pages of Tory, Whig and British newspapers and out of print for nearly 100 years, it is a clip-book of reportage and editorials written during America's own, distinctly pre-Maoist "war for national liberation."

In the Revolutionary press, Tories and Redcoats were inevitably...

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