Review of "Programming Languages: History and Fundamentals, by (Miss) Jean E. Sammet." Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1969)

  title={Review of "Programming Languages: History and Fundamentals, by (Miss) Jean E. Sammet." Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1969)},
  author={Charles H. Kriebel},
  journal={Data Base},
The introduction of DATA BASE as a new quarterly journa l of SIGBDP to replace the former Newsletter provided a n opportunity to reconsider the style, format, and functio n of a "Book Reviews" column . In the February 1968 issu e of the Newsletter, I noted that one of the goals of thi s column is to provide an informal forum for acknowledgin g new publications on business data processing . The emphasi s was to be on books, although "significant" journal articles would also be reviewed when… 
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