The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 52, July 1948 - April, 1949

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Over a period of about a year the Quarterly has received the
books listed below. Some of them are textbooks for use by col-
lege classes; others are books of interest to a restricted group of
readers.
Just a few months ago D. C. Heath s& Company published
American Municipal Government and Administration by Stuart
A. MacCorkle who, as professor of government, is Director of
the Bureau of Municipal Research at The University of Texas.
Professor MacCorkle gives liberally of his wide knowledge of
municipal government and administration and speaks authori-
tatively on a subject in which he has been interested a good
number of years. This book will rank very high in the list of
textbooks on the subject and will have a very useful place in
the field.
The Louisiana State University .Press in 1945 published M.
Frederick Nelson's study, Korea and the Old Orders in Eastern
Asia. This study shows the conflict between the diplomatic sys-
tem of the Western powers and the system of a separate Asiatic
family of nations to which Korea belonged. It was accepted by
Duke University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for
the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Part I treats of the international
society of Confucian monarchies; Part II traces Korea in the
conflicting societies of nations; and Part III discusses Korea in
the Western state system. Three appendices, a select bibliography,
and an index follow the three hundred pages of discussion of
this timely study.
Another book published in 1945 by the Louisiana State Uni-
versity Press is Rudolf Heberle's From Democracy to Nazism.
The dust jacket says: "This book is intended to throw light on
the 'causes' of Germany's tragic political course, and also to aid
in understanding and appraising the political forces in Germany
on which we may be able to rely for the establishment of a last-
ing peace." The author undertakes to help the reader to under-
stand "to what extent the Nazi regime can be considered an out-
growth of permanent dispositions and characteristics of the Ger-
man people. ... " Four chapters constitute the discussion proper

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