Books: Bad Boy

MEMOIRS OF THE NOTORIOUS STEPHEN BURROUGHS—Dial Press ($4.00). The serviceable custodian of New England's fame, Poet Robert Frost, has called attention to Stephen Burroughs, contemporary of Aaron Burr, whose transgressions, if not in the grand manner of a national betrayal, were much more profuse and persistent than those with which Burr is credited.

Just too young to sublimate his youthful ardors in the melee for Liberty, Stephen Burroughs, hulking son of a Hanover, N. H., clergyman, boiled up beneath his Presbyterian upbringing and over into melon-snitching, horse-borrowing, neighbor-baiting pestiferation that...

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