April 1960

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  • Suez in Retrospect: Anthony Eden's Memoirs

    As foreign affairs reporter for the Washington Post, Chalmers M. Roberts has covered many of the conferences at critical periods in our recent history and has been in a position to study closely the fluctuations in Anglo-American relationships. We have therefore turned to him for on appraisal of Sir Anthony Eden's new book, Full Circle, recently published by Houghton Mifflin.

  • They Shall Have Music

    I regret to say that an erroneous statement appears in my reference to the conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Josef Krips, in They Shall Have Music, on page 105 of the March ATLANTIC. Mr. Krips was not “fired" by the Buffalo management. He has been continuously the conductor of the orchestra since 1954 and will remain in this position. — J.M.C.

  • The Peripatetic Reviewer

  • Reader's Choice

    Miss Adams has assumed the duties of literary editor while Mr. Charles Rolo is on leave of absence.

  • Singapore

  • Peru

  • English and American Education: Depth Versus Breadth

    SIR GEOFFREY CROWTHER was editor of the ECONOMIST from 1938 to 1950. As chairman of the Central Advisory Council for Education, he has devoted himself during the past three years to a comprehensive survey of English education, and on his occasional trips to this country he began drawing the comparisons which are so illuminating in this article. His findings were first presented to the Conference of High School Principals and Supervisors in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Detroit's Welfare Empire

    The wholesale migration of labor from the Southern stales to the North has frequently been accompanied by a sharp rise in welfare cases in the cities where new residence is established. For a look at the critical situation in Detroit we have turned to RAY MOSELEY, a 27-year-old native of Texas, a graduate of North Texas State College, and a reporter for the Detroit FREE PRESS.

  • Compulsive Suburbia

    Housing and living habits of the rising American generation have long interested JOHN KEATS, who now considers the social consequences of the warrenlike settlements outside some of our metropolitan centers. Mr. Keals is the author of THE CRACK IN THE PICTURE WINDOW, an account of the construction industry, and THE INSOLENT CHARIOTS, a scrutiny of American automobiles.

  • Surgical Ward: Men

  • How the Mountains Are

    An ATLANTIC discovery whose story, “The Surest Thing in Show Business,”won first prize among the Atlantic “Firstspublished last year,JESSE HILL FORDis a graduate of Vanderbilt University, studied under Andrew Lytle at the University of Florida, and is now in the process of establishing himself in Tennessee. He was awarded an Atlantic Grant of $2500 in 1959 to assist him in the completion of his novel.

  • The Insatiable Traveler: Bernard Berenson's Quest

    An American by birth who with her husband, the Marchese Antonio Origo, took a daring part in the Italian underground during the war, IRIS ORIGO was an admirer and dear friend of Bernard Berenson. A biographer by choice, her books include a life of Leopardi, a short study of Byrons daughter, andTHE LAST ATTACHMENT,an account of Byron’s love affair with Countess Guiccioli.

  • The Atlantic Report on the World Today: Washington

  • A-Wishing Well

  • Memo to the Next President

    This is the third and final article in a series which has dealt with the fatal gap between the presidency and the Congress. Professor of political science at Williams College who served as combat historian in the Pacific during the war. JAMES MACGREGOR BURNShas been active in Massachusetts and national politics since his college days. He is the author ofROOSEVELT : THE LION AND THE FOX ; his new book,JOHN KENNEDY : A POLITICAL PROFILE,was published in January by Harcourt, Brace.

  • The Library's New Role

    A Nebraska librarian, KATHRYN J. GESTERFIELD received her professional training at the University of Denver and worked for three years in the Denver Public Library before entering the WAG in 1942. For the past thirteen years she has been attached to the Scotfsbhiff Public Library, where she has had an opportunity to observe the changes in the reading needs of the community she serves. We find her experiences particularly appropriate for the celebralion of National Library Week, April 3 to 9.

  • The Season of the Hats

    An Ohio housewife now in her early thirties, IRENE JERISON was born in Lodz, Poland, spent four years in the ghetto and six months in a German concentration camp before being liberated by the Russians in the spring of 1945. She finally left Roland with a group of refugee children and young people, came to the United States in 1947, attended the University of South Dakota, and received her M.A. from the University of Chicago.

  • Holifield of California

    WARREN UNNA has recently traveled for more than a year on a grant from the Institute of Current World Affairs, studying neutralism in countries that are not allied with either the Soviet Union or the West. Previously, Mr. Unna had for three years covered the Atomic Energy Commission for the Washington POSTand during that period had come to know Chet Holifield, the vigorous and popular congressman from California.

  • Accent on Living

  • I Think My Sires Were Noble

  • Tune, Anyone?

    VICTOR HILL was formerly in newspaper and advertising Work and is now employed in Providence by the Rhode Island Department of Health.

  • A Star Is Born

    GERALD WEALES is on the staff of the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of many articles and a children’s book, MISS GRIMSBEE IS A WITCH.

  • The One-Room Suite

    ALEX FAULKNER is the New York correspondent of the London DAILY TELEGRAPH.

  • Islands of the Mediterranean

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