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Realist*

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OP LINCOLN STEFFENS—Two Vols.—Harcourt, Brace ($7,50).†

Lincoln Steffens is old and grey but not full of sleep. And what he has to say is nobody's pipe-dream but a meaty, marrowy, seasoned report on an active life which many a reader will envy.

Steffens was born in San Francisco (1866) but he took the whole corrupt U. S. to be his province. He learned about city politics from Manhattan of the 1890's. first as police reporter on the Evening Post, then as city editor of The Commercial Advertiser. His personal popularity with...

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