The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 57, July 1953 - April, 1954 Page: 260
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
fessional type on the American scene. During the Civil War
these reporters developed the technique of forming public opinion
and thereby becoming a power to be respected. At least fifty war
correspondents are portraited, and the leading editors of the
northern papers, such as J. G. Bennett, Charles A. Dana, and
Horace Greeley, receive some attention. The author relates with
humor in a journalistic style the trials and errors of the corres-
pondents and northern generals and the friction that arose
between them. Under the protection of "freedom of the press"
the reporters revealed an amazing amount of military intelligence
to the Confederate generals.
CHARLES A. BACARISSE
The University of Texas
An authentic and suspenseful adventure story, The Curse of
the San Andres, draws on author Henry James' personal experi-
ences in his search for a lost gold mine in the San Andres Moun-
tains. The book is both folklore and travelogue, full of remark-
able descriptions and observances in the New Mexico area de-
scribed in the writings of Eugene Manlove Rhodes. It is a publi-
cation of the Pageant Press of New York City ($3.0o) .
H. BAILEY CARROLL
The University of Texas
Specifically Water Requirements Survey: Texas High Plains, by
John R. Stockton and Stanley A. Arbingast, is "a study of re-
source utilization, industrial development potentials, popula-
tion growth and water use" in what is best known as the Pan-
handle-Plains. Or, in plainer English, this book is a guess at how
much the Panhandle is going to grow by the year 2010oo and
how much water it is going to need then. That water is Texas'
most important natural resource has become increasingly appar-
ent in recent years as water shortages have been felt in Texas
cities from the humid Gulf Coast region to the semi-arid Staked
Plains. Water rationing of a sort is now a common occurrence in
most West Texas cities, and in the subhumid Plains region with
which this book is concerned, water, or the lack of it, has always
been an influential factor in the life of the region. This study,
therefore, may be of especial interest to the people of the Pan-
handle. This mimeographed book of about Ioo pages is pub-
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 57, July 1953 - April, 1954, periodical, 1954; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101152/m1/310/: accessed March 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.