Books: Beard's Last

THE BEARDS' BASIC HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES— he New Home Library (69¢).

"With this book," write Charles and Mary Beard, "we bring to a close our many years of cooperative efforts in seeking to interpret the long course of American history." The collaboration it ends is among the most influential in U.S. history.

The Question. Both Indiana-born, both graduates of what was then sleepy little DePauw University, Charles Austin Beard and Mary Ritter Beard got their first taste of industrialism together in Chicago, New York and London around the turn of the century....

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