ChrofudesnCt^urenVolume 5. Number 5 September/October 1981nBooks and the Youthful Mindn’ “^^^ ‘^nChronicles of Culture (ISSN 0163-1187) is published by The Rockford Institute, 934 North Main Street, Rockford,nIllinois. 61103. Editorial and business offices: (815) 964-5054. President: John Howard; Editor: LeopoldnTyrmand; Associate Editor: James J. Thompson, Jr.; Publishing Manager: Richard A. Vaughan; Assistant to thenEditor: Becki Klute; Research Associate: Lindy Ellingwood. Printed by Wilson-Hall Co. Technical Services: WoUschlagernComposition. Cover: “La Lettura” by Jean Honore Fragonard (1732-1806) from the MacLeish Collection,nThe Rare Print Cabinet, Rockford College Librarv. Title Page: “Student Del XV’ Secolo” bv Tommaso (Masaccio)nGuidi(1401-c.l428).nnn;inSeptember/October 1981n