BOOKS IN BRIEF

Books In Brief JAN SMUTS, by F. S. Crafford. Doubleday, Doran. $3.50. Crafford, a South African high school master, has written a long, detailed, and eulogistic biography of the South African...

...A good summary of the history of South Africa and Smuts' growth there open the book, followed by his years at Cambridge and return to South Africa, where in the years that followed he became known throughout the world...
...But that's just what it is...
...What largely makes it so from this reviewer's viewpoint is the lack of descriptive detail concerning not celebrated method of treatment of infantile paralysis victims...
...Dodd, Mead and Company...
...The League of Nations, he believes, failed because it had "no central authority," and he envisions a "new, greater" League at the end of this war...
...AND THEY SHALL WALK, The Life Story of Sister Elizabeth Kenny, written in collaboration with Martha Ostenso...
...Although she disclaims in the foreword any attempt to give instruction on symptoms and treatment of the disease, the failure to include more details leaves one confused and somewhat impatient in trying to understand the background of the opposition to her methods from some of the bigots of the medical profession...
...Crafford, a South African high school master, has written a long, detailed, and eulogistic biography of the South African Premier, soldier, imperialist, and scientist...
...If you want to avoid the disappointment we experienced you might first read one of her previous books, in which she describes the medical techniques.óM.M...
...Smuts emerges as an aloof, many-sided man, of rugged and simple tastes, with tremendous drive and vitality...
...It's not easy to say that the biography of a woman whose contribution to the relief of the world's suffering is one of the great achievements of her generation, is dull and disappointing...

Vol. 8 • January 1944 • No. 3


 
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