Books: Anarch Monarch

ROMANCE OF A DICTATOR — George Slocombe—Houghton Mifflin ($2.50).

Out of his twelve-year experience as a star newspaper correspondent, during which he has covered every major assignment in Europe, attended every Peace on Reparations conference, red-bearded Britisher Slocombe has distilled a modern political romance that will intoxicate readers accustomed to drinking Dumas with their mother's milk. The book is a thinly disguised, none too complimentary adumbration of Dictator Mussolini.

Though soon to become Dictator of Thalia, Hannibal, when Journalist Slocombe first encounters him in Switzerland, is an...

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