Books: Bouillabaisse

FRENCH PERSONALITIES AND PROBLEMS (241 pp.)—D. W.-Brogan—Knopf ($3).

Denis William Brogan, a Cambridge University don (political science) and BBC adviser on U.S. affairs, is fast becoming the western world's most frequent spokesman on Anglo-American characteristics. By birth (1900) a Scots-Irish Glaswegian, Brogan was educated at Glasgow, Oxford and Harvard, has since published scholarly, lively studies of three nations—The American Character, The English People, The Free State. His newest foray is a collection of 27 essays on French figures and subjects ranging from political and military (including Clemenceau, Jaures, Darlan, De Gaulle) to literary (Dumas, Proust).

Most of Author Brogan's essays feature historical figures,...

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