Books: Water Boy

PAUL ROBESON, NEGRO—Eslanda Goode Robeson—Harper ($2.50). Many a U. S. citizen, white and colored, has heard Paul Bustill Robeson, in the flesh or on a phonograph record, sing "Ol' Man River," "Water Boy" and many another movingly mournful song of his race. Those who have seen him know he is young (32), tall, powerful, coal-black, has a modest, engaging stage presence. Singer Robeson is married. His wife, much smaller, much less dark than he, sings for an audience too, but only sings her husband's praises. Paul Robeson, Negro is partly biography,...

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