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to Moqui, 1780. The diaries by his officers describe the recon-
naissance expeditions undertaken by them.
Forgotten Frontiers reveals an episode i- . zontier history that is
almost entirely unknown to the great mass of American readers.
After reading the book, all except the most biased will agree that
the Spanish-American frontiersman was the equal if not the
superior of the Anglo-American frontiersman.
Remember Goliad. By Clarence R. Wharton. (Houston, Mc-
Curdy-Young Company, 1932. Pp. v, 61. $3.50.)
Though relatively short, Remember Goliad is by far the best
thing Mr. Wharton has given us. This little book, elegantly printed,
with twenty-one full page illustrations, and six short chapters, con-
stitutes a real contribution to the biographical literature of the
survivors of the Goliad massacre.
The first two chapters could have been omitted without much
detriment to the real value and interest of the book, which in
reality begins with the masterly biography of James W. Fannin,
Jr. The story of the massacre itself is told with Spartan sim-
plicity, without undue stress upon the shocking details of the brutal
execution, but with a restraint that is far more effective than the
most lurid description. The chapter on the survivors is of par-
ticular interest. In a simple, direct, and compelling style the
author gives us the little details culled from old books, rare news-
papers, yellowed letters, and unsuspected sources that make the
figures live again, bringing together in an amazingly short space
all the information available about the men who may truthfully be
said to have "risen from the dead."
The last chapter on the baffling personality of Dr. Harrison is of
intense human interest. Mr. Wharton has done an exceptional piece
of research in this instance and practically proved that the
mysterious personage who appeared as unexpectedly as he dis-
appeared after the massacre of Goliad was a son of the ninth
president of the United States.
The illustrations used for this little volume have positive value,
many of them being published for the first time and consisting of
original photographs of some of the survivors or of those who played

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