National Affairs: More Mirrors

As a prelude to next year's campaign there appeared last week The Mirrors of 1932, another of those volumes reflecting (and reflecting upon) public characters who will march across the presidential stage toward the White House.* Though its author remains safely anonymous, most observers thought they recognized the sharp style, the acid outlook of Clinton Wallace Gilbert, Washington correspondent of the New York Evening Post and author (anonymously) of the Mirrors of Washington (1921), Behind the Mirrors (1922).

President Hoover, on whom the book opens fire first, is portrayed as a weak and...

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