Few & far between are the books on U. S. politics which really sell and make money. Most publishers suppose the public is not deeply interested in its national scene. The House of Putnam considers its Mirrors of Washington by Clinton Wallace Gilbert highly successful because 62,891 copies have been sold in ten years. When in 1926 Samuel Hopkins Adams cast the scandals of the Harding era into fiction, his Revelry found 96,000 buyers. Frank Richardson Kent's tart, authoritative The Great Game of Politics has sold but 8,660 copies in four years....

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