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Here is a job well done. It presents bankruptcy as a statutory device with a common law and equity background. The emphasis in presentation is placed upon the statute. This is accomplished largely in two ways: by setting forth at the beginning of each chapter or subdivision relevant portions of the bankruptcy act in heavy type and by directing attention to the problem of statutory construction by the free use of questions in the footnotes. Cases are filtered in both in text and in footnotes which give some of the legal history out of which the bankruptcy act was evolved. But such material is given secondary importance. That is as it should be.

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