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Edward N. Saveth

Edward N. Saveth

There is a tendency in books about the Vietnam war—notably David Halberstam’s The Best and the Brightest (1969) and now Patrick Lloyd Hatcher’s The Suicide...

The second volume of Ernest Samuels’ leisurely biography of Henry Adams (Henry Adams: The Middle Years, Harvard University Press, $6.50) is a book to delight...

There is a revival of interest in the Adams family—to put it mildly. Not only have they become, individually and en famille, a staple in...

Father Fixation So Fell the Angels By Thomas G. Belden and Marva R. Belden Little, Brown. 401 pp. $5.00.   Suddenly, and for no reason that makes any real...

Kinds of Conservatism Conservatism in America. by Clinton Rossiter. Knopf. 327 pp. $4.00.   Toward the close of FDR’s administration, many liberals, reflecting the atmosphere of “a season of inaction...

T.R. and Patrician Rule The Republican Roosevelt. by John M. Blum. Harvard University Press. 161 pp. $3.50.   There was more to Theodore Roosevelt than the grimace, toothy grin, and...

Aspects of Lincoln Abraham Lincoln: A Biography. by Benjamin P. Thomas. Knopf. 548 PP. #5.75. Impressions of Lincoln and the Civil War: A Foreigner”s Account. by Marquis Adolphe De Chambrun. Random...

Old-Time Religion Religion in the Development of American Culture 1765-1840. by William Warren Sweet. Scribner’s. 338 pp. $3-50.   Religion is a neglected area of American historiography. The point of...

When parents pore over their children’s textbooks, there is cause for wonder. When parents and others begin to read with a censor’s eye—watch out! It...

From Coxey to Wallace Midwestern Progressive Politics. by Russell B. Nye. Michigan State College Press. 422 pp. $5.00.   Just a few months ago Jacob Coxey died at the ripe...

The system of “quotas” maintained in the vast majority of our colleges and professional schools, flying in the face of the basic American principle of...

Edward N. Saveth here examines the treatment of American ethnic groups in history and social science textbooks—many in common use in American elementary and high...