Books: Scarecrow Napoleon

NORTHCLIFFE: AN INTIMATE BIOGRA-PHY—Hamilton Fyfe—Macmillan ($4).

Viscount Northcliffe died insane but his Daily Mail was hitting at the 2,000,000 mark, so he was called a great man. He had the kind of brains often prized as first-class because it produces numerically big results. Though one of his technical peers (Lord Salisbury) called his magnum opus "a journal produced by office boys for office boys," Panegyrist Hamilton Fyfe dares repeat the slur, trusting in his faith that the big battalions are on the side of God.

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