The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 100, July 1996 - April, 1997 Page: 531
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1997 Book Reviews 531
This is not a reference book for scholars or historians; and it contains no foot-
notes, no bibliography, and no index. The more interesting chapters reveal brief
back-stage glimpses into Dr. Chapman's life and career. Overall, it is a rather
frustrating book: fascinating in some of its detail, illuminating in some of its in-
sight, but making one wish for a more coherent, systematic volume. Despite
these limitations, this eclectic volume demonstrates the power of a life story as a
way of accessing historical milestones. Hearts, Helicopters and Houston can be
mined selectively, depending on the reader's interests and inclinations, for its
ideas and information.
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston DEBORAH CUMMINS
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