An important biography of the season is the life of a distinguished public official, George von Lengerke Meyer '79, who was ambassador to Italy and to Russia, Postmaster-General under President Roosevelt, and Secretary of the Navy under President Taft. The volume is from the hand of M. A. DeWolfe Howe '87, and published by Dodd, Mead and Company.
All the legal papers and addresses of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes '61 of the Supreme Court, heretofore only privately and partially printed, are now to be published by Harcourt, Brace and Howe. The collection, which includes all his work since 1880, deserves wide recognition because of their distinguished style.
Henry Osborn Taylor '78 has-written a book called "Thought and Expression in the Sixteenth Century." This work, in two volumes, shows throughout the vital continuity between the Middle Ages, treated by Dr. Taylor in a preceding volume, "The Mediaeval Mind," and the period commonly called the Renaissance. The book will be ready for the public in April, according to the announcement of the publishers, the Macmillan Company.
Another spring Macmillan book of note is the re-issue of "Victor Chapman's Letters from France." Chapman, a '13 man, was the first American aviator to lose his life in the French service. The letters are prefaced with an introduction by John Jay Chapman '84.