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various aspects of the present war and Six illustrations by Elizabeth Withingthe causes which led up to it. Most ton interpret it agreeably. “The of the essays were written since the Sandman: His Songs and Rhymes," war began, but the first five were by Jenny Wallis, supplements pleasanticipatory and in a sense prophetic, antly the Sandman Stories of William the first, written in 1881, being a J. Hopkins and Harry W. Frees with a “Foreboding," and presenting a vision collection of verses of varying mood of the future which is now, unhappily, and by many authors, which are well in process of fulfilment. Brandes calculated to beguile and entertain is not a partisan of any of the Powers, children when sleepy-time comes. The or of either group of them; he is a compiler herself contributes a dozen keen and caustic critic of all of them or more pieces to the volume, and both by turns, and of the short-sighted her own verse and the range of her diplomacy and crass ambitions which selections show an understanding of led up to the great world struggle. childhood and an affectionate solicitude There will be few readers who will to minister to its needs. There are follow Brandes in all of his conclu- seventeen illustrations,—the frontissions, but even those who disagree piece in full colors. with him will find his views suggestive and illuminating. This is especially An earnest straightforward book, full true of the essays on The Fundamental of arresting facts skilfully arranged, is Causes of the World War and Dif- that written by Grace Abbott and ferent Points of View on the War- named “The Immigrant and the Comboth of them written in 1914. The munity.” The community is primarily Macmillan Co.

Chicago and, in the larger outlook,

America. The author, as a resident of Three books for young readers come Hull House and director of The Immitogether from the press of The Page grants' Protective League, is well qualCo. The Barbarians" by Brewer ified to urge upon the people of the Corcoran, author of “The Road to United States the claims of the foreigner Le Reve,” is a lively story of school- who seeks a home on our shores. Her boy life, which introduces its charac- chapters deal with—the journey; the ters without any preludes on the first first job; the problems of the immipage, as if the were all old friends, grant girl; protection against exploitation; and follows their sports and adven- the immigrant and the courts, the pubtures-baseball, football, snowballing lic health, poverty, industrial democracy, and all the rest—with keen zest, education. The style of the book is through three hundred pages. A lucid, the thinking sane and profound, half dozen illustrations

the cases cited illuminating. The tributed by Walter S. Rogers. “The reader feels that justice is being given House on the Hill" by Margaret R. to victim and victimizer, that the case Piper, is a story for girls, full of in- of the foreigner needs far more careful cident, with diverting things happen- attention for the very sake of the naing in every chapter, and a slender tive-born American. Miss Abbott exthread of romance running through pects an influx of unmarried women it-a romance which reaches a pleas- from all over Europe when the war shall ant consummation in the last chapter. cease. The Century Co.

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EIGHTH SERIES

Vol. VII

No. 3817 September 1, 1917

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FROM BEGINNING
VOL. COXCI V

CONTENTS

I. No Annexations and No Indemnities? By
Politicus

FORTNIGHTLY REVIEW 515
II. The Bankruptcy of Party. By Arthur A.
Baumann

CONTEMPORARY REVIEW 525
III. Christina's Son. Book II. Chapters VIII

and IX. By W. M. Letts. (To be con-
tinued).

530
IV. An Airman's Outings: The Daily Round.
By Contact

Blackwood's MAGAZINE 536
V. The God of Mr. H. G. Wells. By Frank
Ballard

LONDON QUARTERLY REVIEW 543
VI. “The Bride's Gift from Her Father
Was ... By Lady Poore

CORNHILL MAGAZINE 551
VII. America Preparing

NEW STATESMAN 560 VIII. The Vote. By R. C. Lehmann .

Punch 563 IX. Impressions of Germany: People Tired of the War.

TIMES 564 X. The Cockney in Hospital. By Ward Muir

SPECTATOR 567 XI. The Control of Expenditure

ECONOMIST 572 XII. Wet Ships

BLACKWOOD's MAGAZINE 574

A PAGE OF VERSE.
XIII. Loves Me? Loves Me Not? By Dora
Sigerson Shorter

WESTMINSTER GAZETTE 514
XIV. There Used to Be

Punch 514 XV. Hearken! By M. K. T.

NEW WITNESS 514 BOOKS AND AUTHORS

575

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