1 JANUARY 1898, Page 34

Brave Men and Brave Deeds. By M. B. Synge. (Nelson

and Sons.)—These " Famous Stories from European History" are, doubtless with good reason, taken from the annals of other countries than our own. It is well that our young people should be reminded that there are heroes outside Great Britain. Among the contents of this volume we have "The Death of Gustavus Adolphus," "The Peasant Hero of the Tyrol" (Andreas Hofer), and "An Arctic Hero" (Elisha Kane). For one or two of the pieces something more appropriate might, we are inclined to think, have been substituted. There was nothing particularly "brave" about the Flight to Varennes, though we quite agree with the writer that the incident was as important as it was picturesque.