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Africa: Adventures in Eyewitness History

reviewed by Marshall H. Segall - 1964

coverTitle: Africa: Adventures in Eyewitness History
Author(s): R. Hoff
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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With due respect to the editor of the Record, it must be noted that the pairing of these two books does little more than underscore the difficulties serious readers now face in discriminating among the spate of books on Africa now pouring from our presses. Partly to compensate for previous inattention, and partly because they "know a good thing when they see it," American publishers have given us many books on Africa in the past five years as in the preceding 25. Not surprisingly, many of them seem designed solely to capture the bookbuyer's dollar. One of the present pair strikes this reviewer as just such a book. The other, in stark contrast, is a most worthy contribution to a much needed understanding of the peoples of Africa, their problems, and prospects. Africa; Adventures in Eyewitness History is not altogether worthless; it contains a few excerpts from the works of competent... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 2, 1964, p. 188-188
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2537, Date Accessed: 5/27/2020 9:24:58 PM

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