A Check List Of New Books


The Wilderness World Of John Muir , with an introduction and interpretative comments by Edwin Way Teale. Houghton Mifflin Company. $4.50. A well-arranged anthology of the writings of a true naturalist, illustrated by Henry B. Kane.

Commerce of the Prairies , by Josiah Gregg. Edited by Max L. Moorhead. University of Oklahoma Press. $7.50. First published no years ago, this classic of the Santa Fe Trail and life on the prairies remains fresh and vivid, and has been ably edited by Mr. Moorhead.

The Last War Trail: The Utes and the Settlement of Colorado , by Robert Emmitt. University of Oklahoma Press. $4.50. A scholarly account of how the Utes were broken and western Colorado turned over to the white men.

Susan B. Anthony: Her Personal History , by Katherine Anthony. Doubleday & Company. $6. A new biography of the leader of the woman’s right movement in America during the Nineteenth Century.

Bent’s Fort , by David Lavender. Doubleday & Company. $3.95. A report on the life of the traders and trappers of the Southwest in the Mid-Nineteenth Century.

The Roosevelt Family of Sagamore Hill , by Hermann Hagedorn. The Macmillan Company. $5. The story of Teddy Roosevelt, his wife and six children, and their life in the house they loved so well at Oyster Bay, L.I.

Yankees and God , by Chard Powers Smith. Hermitage House. $6.50. A cultural and religious history of present-day Yankees and their forebears.

The Eagle, the Jaguar and the Serpent , by Miguel Covarrubias. Alfred A. Knopf. $15. A monumental survey of the Indian art of North America, with 12 pages of full color and 200 photographs and drawings.

America’s Music , by Gilbert Chase. McGraw-Hill Book Company. $7.50. A history of American music from the psalms of the Puritans to proponents of the twelve-tone system.

Rebel Rose , by Ishbel Ross. Harper & Brothers. $4. The biography of Rose O’Neal Greenhow, glamorous and dangerous woman spy in the service of the American Confederacy.

The Private World of William Faulkner , by Robert Coughlan. Harper & Brothers. $2.75. An expansion of a series of articles which appeared in Life a year ago on the Nobel Prize winning American author.

Emily Dickinson—a Revelation , by Millicent Todd Bingham. Harper & Brothers. $3. An interpretation of Emily Dickinson’s great love in her later years by the daughter of Miss Dickinson’s first editor, Mabel Loomis Todd.

The Buffalo Hunters , by Mari Sandoz. Hastings House Publishers. $4.50. An account of hunting the American bison on the Great Plains until the 1880’s.