Books: U. S. Gangster

LITTLE CAESAR—W. R. Burnett—Dial ($2).

The Story. Little Caesar is Rico, gangster, an able, hard-working author's serious attempt to put a contemporary U. S. type into U. S. literature.

No regular Italian, as he boasts, Rico was born in Youngstown, Ohio. He drank only milk. He gave diamonds for wear not to his women but to himself. Small and pale, he was a man bound to rise because he conducted his business with only his own future in constant view. He wanted some day to have wealth...

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