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mended for engaging upon this important work and for preserving
so much of the history of Fayette County and of Texas.
The book is based on a thesis written by Mrs. Weyand at The
University of Texas while pursuing graduate work for the Master
of Arts degree. It is to be regretted that an informative treatment
of early education in Fayette County was omitted in the printing.
Houston Wade contributed a number of biographical sketches and
an account of the military campaigns in which Fayette County
men participated during the Republic. These add much to the
value of the book and indicate a considerable amount of research.
Edgar Rummel, to whom the book is dedicated, wrote a brief
section in the form of reminiscences on Reconstruction days.
This reviewer appreciates the reference to him in the foreword,
but, in justice to himself, he feels compelled to say that he read
only the manuscript of Mrs. Weyand's thesis and did not have
the opportunity of reading the revised and enlarged manuscript
of this book.
The publishers could have improved on the book in several ways.
For instance, more careful proofreading should have been done.
The various muster rolls of Fayette County companies should have
been placed in the appendix. Lastly, the two sections on Fayette
County heroes of San Jacinto now in the appendix should have
been incorporated in the story proper.
R. L. BIESELE.
The University of Texas.
International Institutions and World Peace. Edited by S. D.
Myres, Jr., for the Institute of Public Affairs of Southern
Methodist University. (Dallas, Texas: 1937. Pp. xvi, 290.)
In the pages of this book the institutions for world peace and
for inter-American peace are ably discussed by a group of seventeen
well-informed men. With the world facing its most perplexing
situation since 1914, and with grim war actually existing in Spain
and China as eloquent testimony of the failure, of the machinery
for the prevention of war, this study of International Institutions
and World Peace becomes infinitely significant.
The authors of the monographs which comprise the book directed
their efforts and thoughts to the discussion of three basic institu-
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 41, July 1937 - April, 1938. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101103/. Accessed July 28, 2014.