The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 49, July 1945 - April, 1946

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

parts of the University life." These clubs "were to be turned
into quadrangles or quads" in the fashion of the colleges in
English universities in order that the men in the four classes
of college would live together and profit from that contact.
"Quadrangles," the author remarks about the dispute, "turned
into quad wrangles." It was a memorable fight in Woodrow
Wilson's presidency of Princeton.
In connection with this incident, the author makes an evalua-
tion of Woodrow Wilson that was so characteristic of him and
that served him in so many situations in his three executive
positions. Ascribing the words to one of Wilson's biographers,
the author quotes, "He never attacked big issues half-heartedly
nor surrendered easily." Her own opinion is, "He never sur-
rendered at all."
RUDOLPH L. BIESELE
The University of Texas
Hook Notes
Texas is not the only state celebrating the hundredth anni-
versary of statehood this year. Florida was also admitted in
1845. Among the projects sponsored by the Centennial Com-
mission of Florida for celebration of this anniversary is a
booklet entitled Recommended Readings for the Florida Cen-
tennial by A. J. Hanna. This is a guide to literature on Florida
and is a particularly timely method of emphasizing the Cen-
tennial. For those who would like to have a list of books which
are reliable, readable, and available on the history, resources,
life, and character of Florida it is most valuable. Few persons
have the time to search through an extensive bibliography for
the particular volume desired. Here is a list of titles in a
booklet of sixty-three pages covering all phases of state activ-
ities from which one may quickly choose whatever is of interest.
Eight books are listed as indispensable to an introduction
to Florida. The remainder are grouped under topics such as
biography, children's books, conservation, description, educa-
tion, exploration, fiction, industries, nature, regional and local
areas, religion, settlement, sports and recreation, war, and
reconstruction.
Each book is briefly described and evaluated so that the reader

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