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Richard, George (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 59, Number 2 (Oct. 1957)

Badger bookshelf,   pp. 41-42


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       rE B OOKS14ML
UW Press Output
Sets a Record
AN ALL-TIME high for book pro-
   uction was reached by the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin Press last year. In
the twelve months preceding June 30,
1957, some 20 works were produced by
this scholarly enterprise.
  John J. Solon, associate director for
the press, has reported that this output
represents an increase of one-third over
the previous high, reached in 1951-52.
It's three times as much as the press pro-
duced a decade ago.
  Many of the 1956-57 titles have been
mentioned in these pages already. Here
is a round-up of some of the more re-
cent publications.
  THE DARK MISSOURI, by Prof.
Henry C. Hart, political science. This is
an exhaustive examination of the "Big
Muddy" and its economic influence on
a giant-10-state drainage basin. It is also
a book containing timely suggestions,
based on a careful analysis of the needs
of the area, for meeting the problems
this big river brings. Political scientist
Hart has been gathering material for the
book since 1947, and at one stage lived
with a family which had endured the
Dust Bowl period of the 1930s. ($6.00)
  CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OF
CHINA, 1912-1928, by Franklin W.
Houn. A comprehensive analysis of the
various forms of governmental structure
in China during this period, during
which the Chinese people unsuccessfully
tried to establish a Western-styled de-
mocracy. ($4.50)
  SPRING FLORA OF WISCON-
SIN, by Norman C. Fassett. The late
Prof. Fassett published this book first in
1931 and since it has been in steady de-
Wisconsin Alumnus, October, 1957
mand by botanists, amateur and profes-
sional. It's a work of interpretation, not
written for specialists as such. ($2.50)
  A MULTIPLE EXCHANGE RATE
SYSTEM, by Shu-Chin Yang. This is
an appraisal of Thailand's unique mone-
tary experience from 1946 to 1955.
($3.00)
  LAW AND THE CONDITIONS
OF FREEDOM IN THE NINE-
TEENTH-CENTURY UNITED
STATES, by Prof. James Willard
Hurst, law. This is a rather lengthy title,
but, considering Prof. Hurst's profes-
sion, is acceptable as description of a
group of essays in which are made an
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