Johnson, Gerald W.
August 1952
New Republic;8/4/52, Vol. 127 Issue 5, p21
This article focuses on the book "Avenues of History," by L.B. Namier. The book comprises of discursive essays cast in the form of book reviews. Certainly not regarded as constituting a major work by the Professor of Modern History at Manchester University; but as an introduction to an eminent British historian they serve admirably. The book wanders as widely and as erratically as the historiography that it follows-from the Walter family and Bell, of the Times, to the Elizabethan Pathament, to Palmerston, to Mazzini, to the Princess Lieven, to the general elections of 1945 and 1950, to the West Indies sugar plantations. The book concerned with the political unification, as is every modern work of the kind.


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