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CORNELIUS SHIELDS of Larchmont, New York, is an outstanding yachtsman. The following observations are part of his book CORNELIUS SHIELDS ON SAILING, which Prentice-Hall will publish this summer.
“Fifty years ago, 700,000 American coal miners were able to mine less coal than 140,000 dig today,” says HARRY M. CAUDILL.What has happened to the men who have been replaced by mechanization in eastern Kentucky is but a part of the misery that afflicts many great cities. Harry M. Caudill, an attorney in Whitesburg, Kentucky, is author of NIGHT COMES TO THE CUMBERLAND.
There is a widespread curiosity about the manuscripts known to include prose and poetry about the Second World War which Ernest Hemingway did not release for publication before his death. The first of the posthumous volumes, A MOVEABLE FEAST,the Book-of-the-Month Club selection for May, is the subject of this lively evaluation by ALFRED KAZIN, and it is hoped that there will be others to come. All of the Hemingway papers and manuscripts will eventually be placed in the care of the Kennedy Memorial Library.
In the eyes of many Americans, says GERALD W. JOHNSON, ”the reign of Edward VII was,at most, a pale afterglow of the departed Victorian splendor.”But in Sir Philip Magnus’ carefully documented biography KING EDWARD THE SEVENTH, published last month by Dutton,the reader finds a monarch whose nine-year reign profoundly influenced the course of history.
A move from Detroit, where he had been director of the Detroit Institute of Arts, to Delaware made E. P. RICHARDSON and his painter-wife neighbors of Andrew Wyeth at Chadds Ford. He gathered the illuminating detail of this appraisal from conversations during the past winter. Mr. Richardson is now director of the H. F. du Pont Winterthur Museum.
Since World War II, many changes have taken place in the structure of our economy. How effectively have businessmen responded to these changes? JOHN R. BUNTING,vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, has lectured widely and is the author of the forthcoming book THE HIDDEN FACE OF FREE ENTERPRISE,to be published this month by McGraw-Hill.
JESSE HILL FORD is a Southern writer who received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University and his M.A. from the Universily of Florida, where he studied under Andrew Lytle. Mr. Ford, whose first story appeared in these pages five years ago, is now at work on his second novel.
Born in 1912 in Oakland, California, SIDNEY PETERSON has had an unorthodox career. Among other things, he has been a draftsman for a naval architect, founder of a film company in Seattle, a television director, and a writer of cartoon scenarios for United Productions of America.
What kind of lawyers now defend indigents who are accused of crime, and how good a job do they do? For a constructive analysis of the situation in our criminal courts, we turn to J. EDWARD LUMBARD, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit.
“I was born in New York,” writes DAN BROWNE, “left it to become a pilot during World War II, spent a number of years in Paris where I pretended to write, travelled around the Adriatic islands under the same delusion, and finally returned to New York where I have written some television plays.” One of Mr. Browne’s plays, THE RAMP,is to be shown in summer theaters this season.
At the age of thirteen, PETER THROCKMORTONcould read and write Sumerian cuneiform, and since then he has been involved in adventures in every part of the globe. As much as any other single person, he is responsible for helping to bring scientific precision to the raising of sunken ships. The adventure which follows has been drawn from Mr. Throckmorton’s forthcoming book, THE LOST SHIPS, to be published soon under the AtlanticLittle, Brown imprint.