Books: Al Smith

ALFRED E. SMITH—Henry F. Pringle—Macy-Masius ($3). "Al Smith's face is always reddish. In the heat of a vehement address it becomes crimson. He sweats ... he is all that could be desired of a Governor, even by the most correct of critics. . . . His tailoring is immaculate, there is about him just a trace of his trucking days. ... He is discordant, often awkward, lacking in versatility. . . . Tremendously effective. . . ." It is difficult, in writing the biography of a living statesman, to indicate his character without becoming technically...

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