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This is the first volume of a five volume work undertaken in 1958 by a Yale professor, Baptist in religion, in which he surveys briefly the history of Christianity up to the time of the French Revolution, and then, beginning in Chapter VI, sets out the events from 1815 to 1914 as pertinent to Catholicism,. His account does not show any obvious bias and much of the description lauds some of the Catholic behavior during the period. In fact, he is more favorable to some of the reactionary behavior of, e.g., Popes Gregory XVI and Pius IX than am I. His praise of Leo XIII I appreciated. On page 440 I noted his favorable words as to Franz Hitze, outstanding Catholic leader in Germany from the 1880's till his death in 1921, Father Hitze being my maternal grandfather's first cousin.