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Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904, Literary men and women of Somerville. (search)
number of more than forty volumes. His first book was a biography of Rev. Elbridge Gerry Brooks, dedicated to the author's mother,—whose loyal and loving aid made more effective the life-work of my father. Many of the volumes by Mr. Brooks have attained a wide popularity, and so have met his cherished wish, that his works in thehat they had been often and vigorously handled. The kind of writing in which Mr. Brooks excels is a mingling of historic fact with playful imagination. Take, for exding facts in our country's history. Into the so-called fiction written by Mr. Brooks historic fact enters almost unawares, just as in books whose main interest is Christmas, St. Valentine's Day, or Midsummer Eve. Throughout the works of Mr. Brooks there is earnest effort to make the historic parts correct as to fact, and alome of his sketches. It is their truth to history that makes the writings of Mr. Brooks respected by older readers, who, as well as the young, are at the same time a