Books: Father Tom

GENERAL SKERMAN'S SON (276 pp.)—Joseph T. Durkin, SJ.—Farrar, Sfraus & Cudahy ($4.50).

To the speaker's stand at the great Exposition Hall at Omaha strode a spare, erect man with snapping blue eyes and firm jaw, his quick step springing to the band's blare of Marching Through Georgia. The date was June 1893. The speaker, in the double identity that was the theme of his life, was 1) Thomas Ewing Sherman, eldest surviving son of General William Tecumseh Sherman, who had died but two years befofe; 2) the Rev. Thomas Ewing Sherman, a militant Jesuit, known to the lecture circuit as "Father...

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