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Here is another hornbook. All the objections which for years have been leveled at this type of book are, of course, applicable to this one. It must be said for the author, however, that he comes as near bending the hornbook pattern to the task of writing an acceptable treatise on the law of torts as it is possible to achieve. His black letters are fair summarizations of the text which follows it, lacking the deceptive simplicity which characterizes many such books. He has reduced dogmatism to the minimum and has formulated his propositions in terms relatively unobjectionable. Indeed, his mastery of this technique is such that it almost persuades one that there is some virtue in the hornbook method.

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Book Review: Handbook of the Law of Torts, 55 Harvard Law Review 312 (1941)

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