The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 34, July 1930 - April, 1931 Page: 267

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different," when the cowboys become unusually "mute and taciturn,
exchanging only the most commonplace remarks," and even the
saddle horses seem "to be influenced by the general gloom."
When almost fifty years of age Mr. Krueger turned his atten-
tion to San Antonio's industrial field, directing the development
of an extensive machine and supply company with which his later
years were associated. In Germany he studied the Krupp system,
and pioneered for better conditions for the employees of the steel
industry in America.
With characteristic German vigor he wrote his recollections of
two hundred and twenty-five pages upon a voyage to and from
Europe in 1925, when seventy-five years of age. And though his
narrative wanders with his early life, it never loses its touch with
the land. It is an important record, not for factual content so
much as for the appreciations of a man who ranged widely and
accomplished much. The book, done in excellent taste, is a suit-
able and dignified memorial printed by his children. Unfortu-
nately for those who prize good format as well as for those who
enjoy appreciations of the soil, the book is not for sale.
Dictionary of American Biography. Under the auspices of the
American Council of Learned Societies. Edited by Allen
Johnson and Dumas Malone. (Volume V, pp. ix, 616.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1930.)
Volumes I-IV of the Dictionary of American Biography were
reviewed in this QUARTERLY, October, 1930. Articles in this vol-
ume run from Charlotte Saunders Cushman to John Eberle,
contributed by two hundred and sixty-one authors. It happens
to be a volume of lesser luminaries. No President of the United
States falls alphabetically within its scope, no first-rank military
Major characters in the field of politics and statesmanship
included in the volume are represented by Jefferson Davis, writ-
ten by Professor Nathaniel W. Stephenson, and Stephen A. Doug-
las, written by Dr. Allen Johnson. Both sketches are the work
of masters, critical but sympathetic, and leave little to be de-
sired within their scope. The field of war is represented by


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