Books: Potamography

THE NILE : THE LIFE STORY OF A RIVER —Emil Ludwig—Viking ($5).

Emil Ludwig has written 13 biographies. Each of them, winding somehow safe to the last page, made him think of a river. And once a river made him think of the life of man. Then (1924) and there (the great dam at Aswan on the Nile) he decided to write a potamography —the life story of a river. The big job took him a long time, for the Nile covers a lot of ground, has been flowing a long time, has affected many races...

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