Books: Political Sermon

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS—Herbert Agar—Houghfon Mifflin ($3).

Five years ago Herbert Sebastian Agar won the Pulitzer Prize for history with The People's Choice. Critical beefing about Pulitzer Prize selections has gone on ever since there has been a Pulitzer Prize, but that time reached a crescendo. Historians called The People's Choice inaccurate. Leftists said it was fascist and critics said its selection on literary grounds was preposterous. Some of the outcry arose because half-a-dozen better works of history were published in 1933 but most of it came from opposition to Mr. Agar's thesis—that...

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