On the Serious Side

Tia Gindick's recent article on the illustrious historian, Frank Freidel, was a welcome departure from the usual lighter vein that pervades your section ("Frank Freidel Makes History a Good Read," May 15). It illustrates that we have a serious side to our community, and comes as an enlightenment to readers such as myself, who had never previously heard of Freidel, but now am reading his works. Let's have more penetrating articles about our foremost academicians.


Beverly Hills

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