Books: Rhodes to Glory

CECIL RHODES-Sarah Gertrude Millin -Harper ($3.75) When a friend asked Cecil John Rhodes how long he expected to be remembered, he replied, "I give myself 4,000 years." Thirty-one of his self-allotted years have gone, and Rhodes is already a colossus-like myth. Authoress Millin's biography restores some of the edges to his human outline; she leaves his image something more than lifesize, but strips the marble pediment and shows clay feet.

Tuberculous son of a wealthy English parson, Cecil Rhodes went to South Africa at 16 in search of health. Three years later he...

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