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Book Review.

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Houghton, Mifflin & Co., have recently published a book by Colonel T. W. Higginson '41, entitled "Contemporaries." The volume is a valuable series of sketches, most of which have been previously published in magazines, of famous men and women contemporary with Colonel Higginson. Among the best known names are those of Emerson, Whittier, Grant, Wendell Phillips, Charles Sumner, and Theodore Parker. Colonel Higginson, in his simple and graceful style, has treated his subjects not as historical figures, but as living men and women. The sketches of Ulysses S. Grant, Wendell Phillips, and Theodore Parker are thoughtful and appreciative, and the reminiscences of John Holmes are written in a happy vein. Two articles of exceptional interest are those entitled, "An Evening with Mrs. Hawthorne" and "A Visit to John Brown's Household in 1859."

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