July 1962

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  • Why People Smoke

    Carl C. Seltzer has been engaged in research in physical anthropology at Harvard since 1937, and a survey which he made of the smoking habits of the class of 1946 led to some of the findings in this present article. At present, Dr. Seltzer is Research Fellow in Physical Anthropology at the Peabody Museum and Research Associate in the Adolescent Division of the Children's Hospital

  • A Marriage on the Rocks

    The daughter of Nunally Johnson, and a novelist and critic in her own right, Nora Johnson is the author of The World of Henry Orient and A Step Beyond Innocence, both published under the Atlantic-Little, Brown imprint.  

  • Château De Madrid

  • Lanzarote: The Odd Island

  • Record Reviews

  • The Peripatetic Reviewer

  • Reader's Choice

  • Potpourri

  • France

  • British Guiana

  • West Germany

  • Smoking and Health

    Only on rare occasions has the Royal College of Physicians, which was founded by Henry VIII, exerted its powerful influence in matters of public health. One famous instance was in 1725, when it brought pressure to bear in the House of Commons to curtailthe disastrous consequences of the rising consumption of cheap gin.” DR. ALFRED BYRNE,who examines for us the official report on smoking and health, is the medical correspondent for the MANCHESTER GUARDIAN.

  • The Atlantic Report on the World Today: Washington

  • Canadian Spring

    SHEILA BURNFORD iS a Canadian doctor’s wife whose tale of three animals, entitled THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY, has become a classic of its kind and has been read and loved by thousands since it was published in March, 1961. Here Mrs. Burnford tells of the wonderful release when spring comes at last to the Canadian northlands.

  • The Girl Friend

    Dublin burn, PETER LENNON worked for the IRISH TIMES before going to Paris in 1955 as a teacher of English in a French school. For fhe past two years he has been Cultural Correspondent in Paris for the MANCHESTER GUARDIAN.

  • Girl in a Green Dress

  • Executives Who Can't Manage

    Management consultant to companies in the United States and abroad, ERNEST DALEhas been associated for the past eight years with the Graduate School of Business and Public Administration at Cornell University. He was for many years economist for the American Management Association and is the author of articles and books on management, the latest being THE GREAT ORGANIZERS.

  • Baltimore: The City Nobody Knows

    Biographer, historian, and journalist, GERALD W. JOHNSON was born in North Carolina and has tired happily in Baltimore ever since the SUNPAPERS called him to their editorial staff in 1926. For the past twenty years Mr. Johnson has been a free-lance writer, and he has more than twenty books to his credit, including biographies of Andrew Jackson, Woodrow Wilson, and F.D.R.

  • Simone De Beauvoir

    CURTIS CATE,who represents the ATLANTIC in Europe, here gives us an appraisal of Simone de Beauvoir, France’s leading femme savante. Miss de Beauvoir’s latest book, THE PRIME OF LIFE, recently published by World, is the second volume of her memoirs. In it she discusses her friendship with Jean-Paul Sartre.

  • Wanting to Live in Harlem

  • American Ghosts in Ghent

    Author and professor of history at the University of California since 1956, HENRY F. MAY has had wide experience in leaching. Three years ago he spent the academic year in Belgium as Fulbright lecturer in American civilization, and while there he engaged in the historical research which follows.

  • A Young Rector in an Old Parish

    HENRY KNOX SHERRILL was consecrated as Bishop of Massachusetts in 1936. In that office and during his eight years as Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, he was the most influential and best-beloved Protestant leader in the United States. It was in Trinity Church, Boston, first as the assistant minister and then as the young rector of a parish made famous by Phillips Brooks, that his qualities were tested. His capacious autobiography, AMONG FRIENDS, will be published this autumn by Atlantic-Little, Brown.

  • Recent Cookbooks

  • Battles Long Ago

  • Invisible Man

  • Identity

  • Niggles

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