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After a recent lecture assignment at the University of Karachi, ALEX PAGE returned to the University of Massachusetts, where he is teaching English literature.
A member of the editorial staff of the ATLANTIC and a Connecticut Yankee, PHOEBE LOU ADAMS last spring conducted a one-woman exploration of the Greek mainland and the islands, with findings that will make others wish to go and do likewise. Miss Adams is a graduate of Radcliffe and a student of the classics.
Edgar Snow has perhaps gone further to penetrate the partitions of ignorance which separate Red China and the United States than any other living American. For an appraisal of his new book, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER, we turn to JOHN K. FAIRBANK, historian, teacher, and director of the East Asian Research Center. Harvard University. During the war Mr. Fairbank served as special assistant to the American ambassador at Chungking. China, from 1942 to 1943, and as director of the United States Information Service in China from 1945 to 1946.
Southern-born and a graduate of Radcliffe, class of 1958, SALLIE BINGHAMstarted the writing of fiction while she was in college. One of her short stories won the Dana Reed Prize for 1957 and was reprinted in THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 1959. Her first novel, AFTER SUCH KNOWLEDGE, was published by Houghton Mifflin in 1960.
In the eight and a half years that have elapsed since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision banning segregation in the public schools, a civil rights revolution has taken place. For a closer scrutiny of the changing attitude of some liberals toward desegregation, we turn to MURRAY FRIEDMAN, who holds a doctorate in American political and social history from Georgetown University and who has been an intergroup-relations official for eight years.
GERARD BRUCKER is a graduate of Stanford University and a former newspaperman who more than a year ago decided to devote full time to writing. The father of a teen-aged son and daughter, Mr. Brucker has lived continuously in California since 1930 with the exception of his service in the Army Air Force during World War II.
The present tax statutes, riddled with special advantages, follow a crazy-quilt pattern, and the Kennedy Administration has promised tax reform along with a tax cut in 1963. The background and possible results of this bill are here analyzed. The author, writing under a pseudonym, is a tax lawyer with a New York firm.
In this article, CLARENCE RANDALL, formerly the president of Inland Steel, confronts one of the most sensitive situations in business, the necessity of discharging an employee who has been too long on the payroll. When does a company move too fast in such crises, when too slowly?
For the first time in his extensive writings C. G. JUNG tells of his personal experience of God. Despite his sometimes unorthodox views, especially in his answer to the problem of evil and his conception of a God who is not entirely good or kind, Jung’s deepest convictions are firmly rooted in his allegiance to Christianity. MEMORIES, DREAMS, REFLECTIONS will be published this spring by Pantheon Books.
An English historian, CECIL WOODHAM-SMITH made her first and deep impression on American readers with her biography of Florence Nightingale. She went on to examine the calamitous leadership of the British generals in the Crimea, and in her blazing narrative THE REASON WHY she told how the Light Brigade was sent to its death. One of the British generals responsible for that decision was the proprietor of vast estates in Ireland, and in tracing his history, Mrs, Woodham-Smith came inevitably to that pitiable disaster, the potato famine. The pages which follow have been drawn from her splendid, compassionate book THE GREAT HUNGER, which will be published on February 13 by Harper & Row.
ROBERT FONTAINE is the author of books, a play, and many light articles for the ATLANTIC and other magazines.
B. F. SYLVESTER lives in Omaha,where he was for many years the city editor of the WORLD HERALD. He has written on a variety of subjects for the ATLANTIC.