Books: March of Time

THE HUNDRED YEARS—Philip Guedalla —Doubleday, Dor an ($3).

Newspapers measure history in daily doses. Weeklies can take it in more concentrated form. Historians often swallow a century at a gulp. In The Hundred Years, Philip Guedalla, historian with a fine journalistic palate, combines these time-tasting methods. In 400 pages he has arranged the savoriest moments of the last 100 years in a bill-of-fare to suit the taste of journalistic historians, history-minded journalists and plain readers. Of the 14 years he dishes up, only six are pre-1900. Some of them:

1837. Sixteen million U. S....

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