Books: Portions of Wisdom

REMEMBRANCE ROCK (1,067 pp.)—Carl Sandburg—Harcourt, Brace ($5).

The plan and scope of this book are magnificent. It is a vast epic of common American life, beginning before the landing of the Pilgrims; an attempt to state the meaning of what has come to be known as the American Dream. The first book is the story of Plymouth; the second is laid during the Revolution; the third, and most interesting, begins in 1825 and continues through the Civil War.

Each of these works runs to some 300 pages and each is as long and as closely packed as a novel in itself. Finally, there...

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