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The Groundswell. By Alfred B. Stanford. (Appleton. 7s. 6d.) The

author was born in New Jersey, and has passed a fair part of his life at sea, and his style shows a competence of the usual American commercial technique. A sea-story, of its kind neither good nor bad. It is impressed on one that " This is an Appleton Book."