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tlement of the Columbia River basin by the white man. He is concerned, rather, with presenting a picture of the Columbia River country and how it has molded the thought and activities of its indwellers from earliest mythical eras down to the present day when the river figures as the great inland waterway-to-be of an empire. The work throughout has unity and exceeding charm.

As evidence that historians of note are among our newcomers we have The Settlement of Illinois (Chicago Historical Society), by Professor Arthur Clinton Boggess, of Pacific University, and. Beginnings of Texas (University of Texas), by Professor Robert Carlton Clark, of the University of Oregon. These are both works of exhaustive research in their respective fields.