The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 61, July 1957 - April, 1958

Book Reviews

in the long run most footnotes will cite volume and page number
to facilitate location.
The format and make-up of Part II is identical with its prede-
cessors. Each item is assigned a number; author and title are
given; the item is described in what looks to be 12 point type;
it is discussed and analyzed in io point type; and finally the loca-
tion of the item is given. The items are arranged chronologically
by year and alphabetically by authorship within each year.
Out of idle curiosity this reviewer made a rough analysis of the
items listed in this Bibliography. Only 4 per cent of the items are
books, o20 per cent are four-page folders, 24 per cent are pam-
phlets, and 52 per cent are broadsides. Of the actual books listed
most are familiar to Texas historians. These include, Almonte's
Noticia Estadistica; Filisola's Representacion; Martinez Caro's
Verdadera Idea; Filisola's Analisis del diario; Urrea's Diario;
Bustamante's Manifiesto; Expedicion hecha en Tejas, by Woll;
Santa Anna's Manifiesto; a lengthy Expediente of 1829; the col-
lected laws of Tamaulipas; Guti~rrez de Lara's Breve Apologia;
the Constitution of Coahuila and Texas; and an 1803 eulogy of
Mary, Santisima del Refugio. Of the folders and broadsides, the
majority are laws, decrees, or proclamations.
Volume III of Thomas Streeter's Bibliography of Texas has
contributed much to our body of information about Texas history.
Everyone looks forward now with much anticipation to the pub-
lication of Part III, Imprints in the United States and Europe
Relating to Texas. SEYMOUR V. C
Texas Technological College
Rebel Brass: The Confederate Command System. By Frank E.
Vandiver. Baton Rouge (Louisiana State University Press),
1956. Pp. xvii+ 26. Illustrations, bibliographical note,
index. $3.oo.
In the three interpretive and provocative essays which com-
prise this volume, Professor Frank Vandiver of Rice Institute
questions the adequacy of the Confederate command system and
seeks to determine the extent to which this inadequacy was con-
tributory to the eventual failure of the Southern war effort. In
the author's view, the new dimensions imposed by total war called

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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 61, July 1957 - April, 1958. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101164/. Accessed August 2, 2014.