Books: Source Material

Few of the 1,400 biographies and works of history published each year in the U. S. reach big audiences. But most of them contribute at least one nugget of enlightenment with which a discriminating reader can enrich his knowledge of the past. Last month three new works, too specialized to be very popular, made absorbing reading for amateur historians:

McGillivray of the Creeks, by John Walter Caughey (University of Oklahoma Press, $3), tells of a Creek Indian chief of the post-Revolutionary War period who was known as the Talleyrand of Alabama for his skill...

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