The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 68, July 1964 - April, 1965 Page: 535

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eighty years. The book traces the history of the College of En-
gineering, tells much about the personal lives of many of its
faculty, and some of its graduates. References to remind ex-stu-
dents of many an anecdote omitted in the book, and, properly,
the active campus politics have been left out. Yet readers cannot
help but think that this many individuals simply did not live
and learn together over eighty years without fun, foolishness,
and frolic as well as burning the midnight oil.
The record of the engineering college is at last written in a
complete form describing the aims and intents of its administra-
tors, and recording faculty names, with as much other data as
could be included in a reasonably-sized volume. Undoubtedly,
this book will interest other colleges of engineering because it
will give them a chance to look over the fence to see what the
competition has done and is doing.
Fathers and mothers of prospective engineering students will
do exceedingly well to read this history. Descriptions of the
various departments and their curricula make interesting read-
ing. Past and future aims are discussed, and a chapter on the
future prospects will certainly interest parents as well as ex-stu-
dents. The results of the eighty years of instruction are clearly
illustrated by the twelve thousand graduates who constitute a
large percentage of the professional engineers in Texas and in oth-
er states. Further, the continual growth of the physical plant used
by the College of Engineering, and the rapid growth in advanced
graduate work, testify to the quality of its technical training.
This book ought to be dedicated to the many faithful faculty
and staff members who have devoted their lives to the advance-
ment of the College of Engineering of the University of Texas.
The authors deserve the thanks of readers for recording so much
of the history of a principal branch of a great university in a
great state. WALTER B. PRESTON
One League to Each Wind, Accounts of Early Surveying in Texas.
Compiled by Historical Committee, Texas Surveyors Asso-
ciation. Edited by Sue Watkins. Austin (Texas Surveyors
Association), 1964. Pp. 376. Illustrations, index. $7.50.
When Don Juan Antonio Perez de Almazan, Captain of the


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