A biography of Diamond Jim Brady (Simon & Schuster) by Parker Morell. Most of this ran in Cosmopolitan magazine and although the writing is not especially inspired, the material gathered by the author is so fascinating that you will be enthralled by this tale of America in its glittering age of opulence…. (Oct. 18).
The new or third volume in Jules Romain’s “Men Of Good Will” series (Knopf). It is called “The Proud And The Meek” and if you haven’t read the two previous books you are simply cheating yourself out of an intellectual treat. The new book follows the career of some of the characters who had their birth in the earlier volumes but it is not necessary to have read them to understand the action in the present work. Each volume is an entity in itself. Powerful and moving material fashioned by one of the great novelists of our time. (Oct. 15).
“Suckers All” (Macaulay) by Julien J. Proskauer, based on the diaries of Honest John Kelly, the gambler. The book should be welcome to all card players and gamblers as it contains an expose of the crooked methods used by sharpers in their quest for sucker money. (Oct. 8).
“Not I But The Wind” (Viking) The wife of D. H. Lawrence writes of her life with the famous English author. Very intense stuff and includes letters, photographs and other Lawrence items. Mildly interesting. (Oct. 8).