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Prof. Albert einstein’s latest book titled “The World As I See It”, will be published by covici, Friede. Originally written in German, its first publication will be by a Holland publisher. In England, a translation will be brought out by Allen & Undwin. American publication is scheduled for late spring or early fall of this year. From the German edition it can be ascertained that the book will be of great general inerest. Besides containing Prof. Einstein’s views on a great variet of subjects there is one section devoted entirely to the Jewish problem and another concerned with the happenings in Germany and Nazi movements.

What does a young novelist who has had one successful novel do when a new publication season comes around and he hasn’t a novel ready? Teh answer is supplied by Albert Halper who last week was presented to the public with a collection of miscellanceous writings, some of which appeared in magazines and others which evidently came out of the bottom of the trunk. His latest venture called “On the Shore” is a strange second book. Most men write their memoirs after they have made their place in teh world of letters but Halper isn’t taking any chances. He is haveing his published first. It might be a good idea at that.

Two briht Jewish fellows, I. Edwin Tanenbaum and Linhart Stearns, who for some years past have been making a better than fair living adising people how to invest their money in common stocks, have written a book entitled “Common Sense On Common Stocks”, which will be published early next month. Although you won’t be able, after reading it, to rush down to Wall Street and make yourself a fortune you will have a pretty good notion of what this business of stocks is about.

Sydney Friede, brother of Donald Friede the publisher, died last week at the age of 42. An army major during the World War and a graduate of Harvard University, Sydney Friede, although himself not one of the literati, was well known and active in literary and theatrial circles. He was a bachelor but left behind him a host of friends, a great many of whom at tended the services at the Riverside Chapel where Rabbi Stephen Wise delivered the funeral oration.

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