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Hove, Arthur (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 63, Number 8 (Dec. 1961)

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as that of first; namely, to present an
over-view of pharmacy to beginning stu-
dents so that they may become aware
of pharmacy's proud heritage and of
the opportunities in the profession.
Brief surveys of some of the main facts
and ideals of the profession are in-
cluded in the book. The importance of
new drugs and their subsequent distri-
bution is pointed out. The contents were
planned as a foundation for future
study. They include some requirements
of the profession which may serve as
a guide for the student to determine
whether or not he wishes to continue
in pharmacy as a career.
CHICAGO AND THE LABOR
MOVEMENT (Metropolitan Unionism
in the 1930's) by Barbara Warne New-
ell '54, University of Illinois Press, Ur-
bana, Ill. ($6.00).
   Famous names, violent incidents, and
union defeats and victories punctuate
this detailed history of the labor move-
ment in the Chicago area up to 1940.
The focus is on new unions, changing
unions, and expanding unions-partic-
ularly among the building trades, team-
sters, steel, meat packing, clothing,
newspaper, and retail trades-in Chi-
cago during the 1930's. This was the
period of the Great Depression, dynamic
organizational activity, extreme social
unrest and social experimentation, com-
parative political tolerance, and the
United Front. The author examines the
political, social, and historical influences
which gave Chicago its distinct charac-
ter or "mould," as she terms it, and
traces the Windy City's long record of
industrial violence.
Books from the University of Wisconsin Press
A WISCONSIN BOY IN DIXIE
The Selected Letters of James K. New-
ton edited by Stephen E. Ambrose
($4.50).
  James K. Newton was an eighteen-
year-old school teacher when he marched
to war with Company F of the Four-
teenth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry.
By the time he was mustered out in
October, 1865, Newton had risen from
private to lieutenant and had traveled
over 5,000 miles to fight in most of
the major battles of the Civil War in
the West. In the midst of a war in
which pressure from every side forced
men to conform without thought, New-
ton remained relatively independent.
Although he supported Lincoln, New-
ton scorned Copperheads, but did
not hate them. He wished to see the
South defeated, but not devastated.
Newton wrote of war with verve, imagi-
nation, and insight. His letters addressed
to his parents convey to the modern
reader an intimate view of the excite-
ment, the horror, the humor, and the
tragedy of the American Civil War.
PROLEGOMENA TO A THEORY
OF LANGUAGE by Louis Hjelmslev,
translated by Francis 1. Whitfield ($4).
   A revised English translation of
 Hjelmslev's classic work, which, when
 first issued in a Danish language Fest-
 schrift in 1943, inaugurated a new
 school of linguistics, "Glossematics." A
 kind of symbolic logic with a set of
 postulates and definitions, "Glossemat-
 ics" has been called the only complete
 theory of language proposed in the
 modem world.
 Wisconsin Alumnus, December, 1961
THE ST. LAWRENCE WATER-
WAY A Study in Politics and Diplo-
macy by William R. Willoughby ($6).
  A well documented report of the
political, economic, and diplomatic con-
siderations that have played a decisive
role in the navigational improvement of
the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River sys-
tem. William R. Willoughby focuses on
the exact circumstances which, over a
span of almost three hundred years,
finally led to the opening of the Sea-
way in 1959. Years of exhaustive re-
search by the author have resulted in a
fair and balanced treatment of the con-
flicting interests, viewpoints, and argu-
ments that have marked the stormy his-
tory of the St. Lawrence project.
THE POLITICAL TESTAMENT OF
CARDINAL RICHELIEU translated
by Henry Bertram Hill ($3.75).
   The Political Testament of Cardinal
 Richelieu, builder of French absolutism,
 is a book of observations and maxims
 addressed to Louis XIII concerning the
 future conduct of the realm. Filled with
 practical details in the administrative,
 political, and social spheres, it is also
 an apologia, a report of how Richelieu
 had fulfilled his duties in office, and a
 justification of his criticized political
 policy.
 ELIZABETH BOWEN An Introduc-
 tion to Her Novels by William Heath
 ($4.50).
   William Heath shows Miss Bowen
 to be a complex literary artist whose
skill as a novelist enables her to create
in the reader's mind the same morally
impossible choices that her fictional
characters face in their attempt to recon-
cile external reality with internal con-
sciousness. This is a characteristic theme
of a literary tradition in which Miss
Bowen finds her voice.
THE CANADIAN IDENTITY by
W. L. Morton (Cloth $3.50, Paper
$1.50).
   A clear and vigorous interpretation
of Canada's evolution as a nation with
its own history, customs, and distinctive
identity. W. L. Morton, one of Can-
ada's leading historians, asserts that
Canada's identity is worthy of respect
and preservation, despite the benign in-
fluence and power of the United States.
He reviews and evaluates Canada's re-
lations with the other members of the
Commonwealth, and her steps toward
stronger international alliances in the
world of nuclear power politics.
MAN IN MOTION Faulkner's Tril-
ogy by Warren Beck (Cloth $6, Paper
$1.75).
   A brilliant critique of Faulkner's
 Snopes trilogy, The'Hamlet, The Town,
 and The Mansion. Mr. Beck displays
 a profound knowledge of Faulkner's
 genius apparent in the intricate struc-
 ture of the trilogy with its different
 narrative modes and various intercon-
 nections of plot and character. He dis-
 cusses pity, irony, and the grotesque as
 the artistic modes by which Faulkner
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