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Richard, George (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 56, Number 10 (Feb. 15, 1955)

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PHYSICISTS AND ENGINEERS
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     effort of utmost importance.
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    VAN NUYS 0 CALIFORNIA
BAVOER. BOOKSI4ELI
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  THE PRESS AND AMERICA. By Henry Ladd
  Smith, '46, former University of Wiscon-
  sin Professor of Journalism and Edwin
  Emery, Professor of the Minnesota Uni-
  versity School of Journalism. Prentice-
  Hall, Inc., New York. (Price $6.75).
  Comprehensive in its scope, this bock
examines the opinion function of the
press; history of news gathering organ-
izations; significant personalities; con-
centration of   newspaper   ownership;
growth of radio-TV    chains and mass
circulation magazines; mechanical and
advertising developments; and the cur-
rent relationship of Government and the
press.
  BRITAIN-UNEASY ALLY. By Leon Ep-
  stein, '40, University of Wisconsin Pro-
  fessor of Political Science. University of
  Chicago Press. (Price $4.00).
  This book covers the period 1945 t.)
1952 when the United States was assum-
ing leadership of the west and "give; a
complex picture of British opinion, vary-
ing from month to month and from
party to party and defying the simple
stereotypes of pro-American and anti-
American."
   LAUNCELOT, MY BROTHER. By Dorothy
   James Roberts, '35. Appleton-Century-
   Crofts. (Price $3.95).
   This historical novel follows "The En-
chanted Cup", also by Miss Roberts
which was a Book of the Month Club
selection last year. Here is the "inside
story" on the scandal at Camelot that
broke up the famous Round Table.
   WILLIAM  FREEMAN  VILAS. By Horace
   Samuel Merrill, '33. State Historical So-
   ciety of Wisconsin. (Price $4.50).
   William Freeman Vilas, born in Ver-
 mont in 1840 and raised in the middle
 west, became a national figure in the
 Democrat party. He was a member of
 President Cleveland's cabinet, a United
 States Senator, Democrat leader in Wis-
 consin and the mid-west, millionaire
 lawyer, businessman and benefactor of
 the University of Wisconsin. He became
 a key figure in the Bourbon clique that
 ruled the Democrat party during the
 "Gilded Age." Vilas was finally pushed
 aside by William Jennings Bryan at the
national  convention  in  1896   which
brought his national career to a close.
  JAMES DUANE DOTY-FRONTIER PRO-
  MOTER. By Alice E. Smith, '33. State
  Historical Society of Wisconsin. (Price
  $5.00).
  This book, written by a member of
the Historical Society staff, describes the
life of the man who founded Fond du
Lac and Madison, became governor of
Wisconsin, a congressman, and one of
the state's most famous historical figures.
   Miss Smith's painstaking research in
the correspondence of Doty's contem-
poraries, in the books and newspapers of
his time, and in county, territorial, state
and   national archives, has made this
volume   possible. This life  portrayed
against the   colorful background of
frontier life combines authentic history
with absorbing narrative.
   FLUID MECHANICS WITH ENGINEERING
   APPLICATIONS. By A. C. Ingersoll, Ph.D.
   '50, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineer-
   ing, California Institute of Technology,
   and R. L. Daugherty, Professor of Me-
   chanical and Hydraulic Engineering, Cali-
   fornia Institute of Technology. McGrawv-
   Hill Book Co. (Price $7.00).
   This is a fifth edition of a well-knoAvn
 work formerly entitled "Hydraul'cs."
   MATHEW HALE CARPENTER: WEBSTER OF
   THE WEST. By E. Bruce Thompson, Ph.D.
   '40. State Hstorical Society of Wisconsin.
   (Price $4.50).
   Brilliant lawyer, spellbinding orator,
 able United States senator from Wiscon-
 sin, Carpenter was also one of the most
 explosive and puzzling personalities ever
 to enter the national political scene. Chief
 Justice Edward T. Fairchild of the Wis-
 consin Supreme Court says, "This is a
 book which will not only claim the inter-
 est of historians, political scientists, and
 members of the legal profession; it will
 give pleasure to the general reader who
 is seeking a fascinating story well told."
   COMMUNIST-SOCIALIST PROPAGANDA
   IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS. By Verne P.
   Kaub. Meador Publishing Co., Boston.
   (Price $2.50).
   A former newspaperman and public
 utility public relations man, Kaub now
 is president of the American Council
 of Christian Laymen. He has written a
 number of pamphlets on threats to edu-
 cation  (The   Yale  Whitewash, Satan
 Goes to School, etc.) ; his first book, in
 1946, was Collectivism. Challenges Chris-
 tianity. According to his latest work's
 jacket, the "book makes amazing, yes,
 appalling disclosures about the National
 Education Association's pattern of teach-
 ing for American youth." Kaub now
 resides in Madison.


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