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The Story of Fort Bliss is an attractive little brochure of
twenty-six pages by Major D. B. Sanger of El Paso. But un-
like most documents by military men, emphasis falls upon at-
tractive narration of incidents of the times, wines from the old
vineyards, the change that came with Doniphan, and the noted
men who gave the desert life, as well as evolution of a modern
post. Of interest, too, are brief, appended sketches of Alexander
W. Doniphan and W. W. S. Bliss, for whom the post was named.
The author lives in El Paso, and one wishes he might do for
other interesting military outposts of Texas what he has done for
Fort Bliss. J. E. H.
Mississippi Verse, Edited by Alice James, The University of
North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1934, is a creditable collec-
tion of short poems by native and acquired Mississippians, most
of whom are but slightly known to the general public but all of
whom deserve the recognition given them here. The best known
names included are those of Stark Young, William Faulkner,
William Alexander Percy, and Muna Lee. One wonders why
Maxwell Bodenheim was not included in the list of contributors.
Professor A. P. Hudson, a distinguished contributor of Missis-
sippi material to American folk-lore publications and now pro-
fessor of English at the University of North Carolina, has writ-
ten an excellent summarizing Introduction, and the editor has
provided brief biographical notes on the forty-three contributors.
L. W. PAYNE, JR.

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