Books: Aristocracy

THE ADAMS FAMILY—James Truslow Adams—Little, Brown ($4).

Says Author James Truslow Adams of the Adams family, "with which I am in no way connected.": It is the most distinguished in the U. S. It has a unique record of public service. The Adams Family, June choice of the Literary Guild, is an attempt to describe this phenomenon, but not explain it. Something happened to the Adams blood or brain 150 years ago, lifted them from obscure respectability to international fame. Ever since, they have "maintained a pre-eminent position, due neither to great...

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