Books: Mental Pushups

THE GREAT ENTERPRISE (332 pp.)—H. A. Oversfreet—A/or/on ($3.50).

The boy who stood on the burning deck was a moron, Professor Harry Allen Overstreet once told a child-study group. "He did not have the intelligence to adapt himself to a changing situation." In 1939, convinced that modern man is a boy on the burning deck of the aoth century, he quit his philosophy post at Manhattan's City College and turned to writing and lecturing. Author Overstreet soon gathered a new class bigger than any teacher's dream.

Nearly half a million Americans bought The Mature Mind. Its...

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