The Annual Register

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    AGAIN this volume gives a survey of the year's history. In spite of a troubled year, crowded with events of great significance, the volume maintains its usual compass and departs in no respect from the customary allocation of space. Home, Imperial and foreign history again occupy rather more than half the volume, and much skill has evidently been exercised in the narrative of European events. No fault can be found with the factual record; every event of significance is mentioned, and in the main the survey is objective, though here and there a party point of view is manifest. The second part begins with a chronicle of events and is followed by a retrospect of literature, art and science in 1938. The section on science, though short, is a most comprehensive survey of work and publications of the year. Finally, there are the usual resumes of finance, commerce and law and obituaries of eminent persons. The public documents printed in full are of unusual interest since they include the Anglo-Italian Agreement of April 1938 and the famous Munich Agreement of September last.

    The Annual Register




    A Review of Public Events at Home and Abroad for the Year 1938. Edited by. Pp. xii + 498. (London, New York and Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., Ltd., 1939.) 30s. net.

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    The Annual Register. Nature 143, 1003 (1939) doi:10.1038/1431003c0

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