Chronicles Magazine REVIEWS

  • REVIEWS

    Beautiful Terror

    The face is familiar, but not the gray hair. To some few, it may be so from Our Gang shorts from the late 30’s and early 40’s, known by the moniker of Mickey Gubitosi.

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    Themselves Alone

    “Our sympathy,” said Gibbon with his usual acuity, “is cold to the relation of distant misery.” You do not need to know very much about human nature to agree with the great historiographer that it is often very difficult, or even impossible, to...

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    Room to Pass

    Few people read Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) much anymore. Lines from his poems were once on the tips of tongues the world over. Students used to memorize “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,” and lines from “Evan-geline” and “Hiawatha.”

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  • IN THE DARK

    Fly Boy

    From the late 1920’s to the late 1950’s, Howard Hughes seemed to own the world. Backed by the wealth of his father’s patented oil-drill business, he moved from Houston to Los Angeles in 1925 at age 20 to indulge his two passions: aviation and...

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