Books: Biography, Memoirs, History

In this field the year's outstanding event was the publishing of the first two volumes of The Letters and Private Papers of William Makepeace Thackeray (TIME, Dec. 3). It contained the bulk of Thackeray's correspondence and private papers which had never before been made public. Other outstanding books:

Enrico Caruso, His Life and Death, Dorothy Caruso; Fighting Liberal, George W. Norris; Tolstoy and His Wife, Tikhon Polner; A. Woollcott, His Life and His World, Samuel Hopkins Adams; The Middle Span: Vol. II, Persons and Places, George Santayana; Mozart—His Charactcr. His Work, Alfred Einstein; Black Boy, Richard Wright; The Young Jefferson, Claude G....

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