Books: U. S. Giants

HERE'S AUDACITY ! — Frank Shay—Macaulay ($3).*

Is the U. S. myth-conscious? Not by a long shot, not by many generations. But national-myth-lovers feel a lack, wish to hurry a natural process and supply some U. S. legends readymade. Here is Frank Shay's gallant attempt. He has gathered (and perhaps embroidered) yarns about ten mythical U. S. heroes. Says he: "Their achievements are exaggerations. Their sagas are tales of the impossible. They are as American as our national weakness for boasting. They are, after all, ourselves as we might wish to be." Among Shay's...

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